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HR is hitting a second wall

<i>Towards continuous analytics and maximizing your employee experience</i><p>Authors: Patrick Coolen and Frank van den Brink<p>People who follow us on Linkedin …

Choosing the Right Machine Learning Algorithm

Machine learning is part art and part science. When you look at machine learning algorithms, there is no one solution or one approach that fits all. …

Machine Learning

What HR Professionals Should Know About Chatbots

​There is a tremendous amount of buzz and excitement about chatbots and their potential application to the HR function. It's exciting to see the …

Human Resources

Steve Jobs Used These 3 Deceptively Simple Questions to Turn Apple into an Innovation Powerhouse

Why don't more bosses ask them?<p>Steve Jobs did many things to make himself successful. He trained his brain using this simple meditation technique. He immersed himself in these highly unusual books. He also listened to ten songs that inspired and motivated him.<p>Steve Jobs also helped thousands of …

Innovation

19 Data Science Tools for people who aren't so good at programming

We use cookies on Analytics Vidhya websites to deliver our services, analyze web traffic, and improve your experience on the site. By using Analytics …

Want to Keep Your Best Workers From Leaving? Please Stop Being This Type of Boss

According to research, 50 percent of employees leave their job to get away from their manager.<p>In Gallup's massive research over the course of three decades, they have identified three types of workers:<p>1. <b>Engaged Employees</b>: They work with passion and feel a profound connection to their company. They …

Employee Engagement

data-driven employee decisions - Issue #8

Lots of papers and research documents this week. The one published by the UNI is important reading for all in HR.

Researchers just proved why it's so scary that digital assistants are always listening

As if we needed more reasons to be freaked out by increasingly powerful digital assistants, there's a new nightmare scenario: The music you listen to …

Duplex shows Google failing at ethical and creative AI design

Google CEO Sundar Pichai milked the woos from a clappy, home-turf developer crowd at its I/O conference in Mountain View this week with a demo of an in-the-works voice assistant feature that will enable the AI to make telephone calls on behalf of its human owner.<p>The so-called ‘Duplex’ feature of …

A Simple Tool to Start Making Decisions with the Help of AI

There is no shortage of hot takes regarding the significant impact that artificial intelligence (AI) is going to have on business in the near future. Much less has been written about how, exactly, companies should get started with it. In our research and in our book, we begin by distilling AI down …

Are Freelancers Your Best Performers? Applying Organizational Network Analysis to the Gig Economy

Whether you call it “gig,” “fluid” “liquid,” “agile,” or something else, an increasing proportion of work is done through engagements other than …

A 40-Year Debate Over Corporate Strategy Gets Revived by Elon Musk and Warren Buffett

When Tesla CEO Elon Musk said that “moats are lame” during the company’s earnings call last week, he was calling out Warren Buffett, the chair of Berkshire Hathaway, who uses “moat” to describe barriers to imitation that stave off competition. “If your only defense against invading armies is a …

This Is the Worst Use of Artificial Intelligence You Will Read About All Day. Thank You So Much, Google

Google Duplex is in development, but it's easily one of the worst examples of A.I. "advancement," causing more problems than it's worth. It could make phone calls even more annoying.<p>I had a reflex reaction to Google Duplex.<p>It was not to give anyone a high-five or lean back in my chair and think …

Artificial Intelligence

Top 10 Machine Learning Algorithms for Beginners

IntroductionThe study of ML algorithms has gained immense traction post the Harvard Business Review article terming a ‘Data Scientist’ as the …

Machine Learning

The best HR & People Analytics articles of April 2018

April was a momentous month both personally for me and also, I believe for the field of people analytics too.<p>From a personal perspective, I left IBM …

When Solving Problems, Think About What You Could Do, Not What You Should Do

On a Saturday night in Modena, a picturesque city in one of the most well-known culinary regions of Italy, a couple and their two young sons dined at the three-Michelin star restaurant Osteria Francescana. The father ordered for the family “Tradition in Evolution,” a tasting menu with 10 of the …

harvardbusinessreview

Jeff Bezos Banned PowerPoint in Meetings. His Replacement Is Brilliant

Narrative memos have replaced PowerPoint presentations at Amazon. Here are 3 reasons why.<p>In his 2018 annual letter, Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos repeated his rule that PowerPoint is banned in executive meetings. What Bezos replaced it with provides even more valuable insight for entrepreneurs …

Public Speaking

How to Lose Your Best Employees

You want to be a great boss. You want your company to be a great place to work. But right now, at this very moment, one of your key employees might be about to walk out the door.<p>She has consistently brought her best game to work and has grown into a huge asset. But her learning has peaked, her …

Employee Engagement

Are you asking the right questions?

Workforce analytics is coming along in leaps and bounds, but if you’re struggling to embrace it you might be asking the wrong questions. Iain Hopkins …

Data Warehousing

Gido @ People Analytics World 2018 - Day 1

Most mornings I don’t wake up excited at 6am. However, yesterday was different. Not only was I bound for my old home town, London, but I was also …

Human bias is a huge problem for AI. Here's how we're going to fix it

Machines don’t actually have bias. AI doesn’t ‘want’ something to be true or false for reasons that can’t be explained through logic. Unfortunately human bias exists in machine learning from the creation of an algorithm to the interpretation of data – and until now hardly anyone has tried to solve …

The best books about science from the last 15 years that everyone should read

From discussions of human-machine hybrids to lost civilizations in the Amazon and octopus brains, scientists and writers have produced some amazing works of nonfiction in the past 15 years.<p>If you're in the mood to learn something new, as well as be entertained by riveting storylines, look no …

Cloud + Streaming Analytics + Data Science = Five Big Data Trends Now

How streaming analytics, the rise of data science and the growth of cloud could change the digital transformation path for enterprise in the coming …

Big Data

How to start a People Analytics project

As one of the earliest People Analytics practices we have extensive experience of working with clients to help build great People Analytics …

Sentiment Analysis Can Do More than Prevent Fraud and Turnover

The same algorithms serious social media marketers use to determine and sway consumer sentiment can easily be turned inward.<p>Stressful projects? Jerk boss? Unresponsive colleagues?<p>“Sentiment analysis” promises not just to identify workplace pain-points, but anticipate them. How employees use tools …

Big Data

One teacher's brilliant idea to stop school shootings has nothing to do with guns

A few weeks ago, I went into my son Chase's class for 
tutoring. I'd e-mailed Chase's teacher one evening and said, "Chase keeps telling me that this stuff you're sending home 
is math—but I'm not sure I believe him. Help, please." She 
e-mailed right back and said, "No problem! I can tutor Chase …

Top 15 Digital HR Trends for 2018 | HR Tech Trends

It’s that time of the year again. And by that I mean the period in which pretty much every self-respecting HR tech related blog, writer or website …

Are You Setting Your Data Scientists Up to Fail?

Getting as much as they can from analytics is critical for companies seeking to monetize their data, become data-driven, and put their data to work. Yet most find this difficult. Indeed, the failure rate of analytics projects remains distressingly high.<p>A key reason for this is that senior managers …

Management

Microsoft boss: World needs more computing power

<b>The world is rapidly "running out of computing capacity", the head of tech giant Microsoft has warned.</b><p>Satya Nadella said at the World Economic Forum in Davos that superfast quantum computers were needed to solve some of the most difficult problems.<p>Mr Nadella cited the quest to create a catalyst …