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Six must-have competencies in a world-class analytics team

Succeeding with workforce analytics is difficult. It requires a mix of skills not found in one person only, and you should not assume, that you can …

The Gender Wage Gap's Other (Un)Lucky Number

A new report pinpoints when the wage gap widens most.<p>It turns out the magic number when it comes to the gender wage gap isn’t 79 (cents, that is) but …

I solemnly swear … an HR data and analytics manifesto

In the spirit of the election season, I would like to propose a type of nonpartisan party platform for candidates for analytical leader or officer …

Navigating New Overtime Rules and Changes with HR Analytics

Update: The New Overtime Rule Has Been Temporarily Blocked<p>On November 22, a federal injunction was issued against the Department of Labor regarding …

Defining Product Design: A Dispatch from Airbnb's Design Chief

<i>This article is by Alex Schleifer</i><i>, VP of Design at Airbnb. Prior to his current role, he was the SVP of Design and Creative Director of Say Media</i><i>. He</i> …

How Amazon Adapted Its Business Model to India

When Amazon decided to enter the Indian e-commerce market, it was clear from the outset that something would have to give. That something was the very business model that had made Amazon an internet powerhouse in the U.S.<p>Amazon.com debuted as an online bookstore in 1994. Founder Jeff Bezos’s …

"Hello, Azim seth!"

“Hello, Azim seth… namaskar seth-ji,” says 80-year old Jijabrao Gulabrao Deshmukh looking into the camera.<p>“Azim seth-ji baat kar rahen hain?” “Hello, …

A founder’s guide to making your first recruiting hire

Recently, a number of founder friends have asked me about how to approach their first recruiting hire, and I’ve found myself repeating the same stuff …

Employment

Before the change: When austerity, simplicity ruled everyday middle class life

When the story of liberalisation is written, its chroniclers will tell us that it wasn’t an event but a process. Disregard them. This is the sort of …

Girls Who Code: From the Crowded Streets of Dhaka to Seattle’s Tech Boom

Few eyebrows furrow faster than Rizwana Rizia’s when you ask her if she’s ever felt disadvantaged from being a woman in the male-dominated field of …

Debugging Recruiting

Recruiting great people is a priority for any company at any stage of their growth. In the early stages, finding and hiring your initial team is core …

Analyzing the subtle bias in tech companies’ recruiting emails

A close study of word choice in job descriptions and recruiting emails reveals how tech companies inadvertently hindering diversity.<p><i>By Sean Captain</i><p><b>A</b> …

The Goldilocks Effect and How to Harness Social Influence

About the time <b>Jonah Berger</b> was wrapping up graduate school, his father asked about his latest research. Berger said that he was studying social …

How A/B Testing at LinkedIn, Wealthfront and eBay Made Me a Better Manager

Over his career, <b>Instacart</b> VP of Product <b>Elliot Shmukler</b> has seen the interplay of people and products unfold across many industries. For instance, the …

Build Your User Base with These Human Behavior Hacks

As Director of User Experience at Yammer (and therefore Microsoft), Cindy Alvarez spends her time thinking deeply about why people do what they do. …

Brexit: 9 questions you were too embarrassed to ask

On Thursday, British voters voted in favor of "Brexit" — British exit from the European Union. That means that the EU is on the verge of losing one of its largest and wealthiest members.<p>The consequences will be huge for the British people. Britain's economy and legal system have become deeply …

Detroit in ruins

Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre's extraordinary photographs documenting the dramatic decline of a major American city. For an interactive tour of January's best photo exhibitions and books, see The New Review's month in photography

The Forrest Gump of the Internet

Ev Williams became a billionaire by helping to create the free and open web. Now, he’s betting against it.<p>To a certain kind of nerd, Ev Williams is the Forrest Gump of internet media. Williams helped write the software that made us call blogs <i>blogs</i>. He founded a podcast company years before most …

Peter Thiel

15 Short Stories About LinkedIn's Early Days

14 Jun 2016<p>I was lucky enough to be one of LinkedIn's earliest employees in 2003. I joined the company when it was just over a dozen people and was …

The Curious Downside of an Owner’s Mindset

One of the great innovations in business, which has held sway since 1976, is the idea that professional managers should have an owner’s mindset—that is, they should treat their company’s money as if it were their own. The idea, outlined by Jensen and Meckling in the <i>Theory of the Firm</i>, worked like …

7 Ways Microsoft Can Make LinkedIn Worth $26 Billion

Microsoft just bought LinkedIn for $26 billion dollars, or $196 per LinkedIn share, a 50% premium to the Friday market closing price of $131. Microsoft is known for overpaying for its acquisitions, including Skype, Nokia’s handset business, aQuantive, and the attempted deal for Yahoo. So how can it …

The Three Frameworks You Need to Kick-start Sales

There can be a mystery to sales at the earliest stages of a startup. Wise counsel on building a strong sales deck or designing sales onboarding …

I Asked HBR Readers How They Negotiate — Here’s What I Found

Vincent Tsui FOR HBR<p>What’s your go-to negotiation style, and what are the consequences of your tactical choices? That’s what more than 14,000 HBR readers from around the world, at various stages in their careers, set out to learn about themselves when they completed this self-assessment, which I …

The Curious Downside of an Owner’s Mindset

One of the great innovations in business, which has held sway since 1976, is the idea that professional managers should have an owner’s mindset—that is, they should treat their company’s money as if it were their own. The idea, outlined by Jensen and Meckling in the <i>Theory of the Firm</i>, worked like …

On Reading Issues of Wired from 1993 to 1995

One thing I’ve noticed since moving to San Francisco is that my cohort in the tech world doesn’t talk that much about the industry’s past. This is understandable: it’s easy to forget that tech has a history. Just as old hardware is regularly tossed and replaced, the Web washes itself clean. But a …

Stop Doing Low-Value Work

In the past, time management experts would recommend that you divide up your work into A tasks, B tasks, and C tasks. The concept was to do the A tasks first, then the B tasks, then the C tasks, when you can get to them. If priorities changed, you just changed the order of your As, Bs, and Cs. …

This Is What Happened When My Mom Ran My Tinder for a Month

I’m 26, single, and four years removed from anything resembling a serious relationship. So I did what any solo twenty-something guy would do: I installed Tinder on my mom’s phone and asked her to find me a date. As me.<p>It's a warm late-summer night in New York's West Village, and I'm on my way to …

Obama’s Way

To understand how air-force navigator Tyler Stark ended up in a thornbush in the Libyan desert in March 2011, one must understand what it’s like to be president of the United States—and this president in particular. Hanging around Barack Obama for six months, in the White House, aboard Air Force …

When Unequal Pay Is Actually Fair

When it comes to pay, fair doesn’t necessarily mean equal. And recent research from PayScale shows that companies that use performance-focused compensation practices may see better returns than those who cling to equal pay at every turn.<p>According to a survey of 7,600 employers about their attitudes …

Outsmart Your Own Biases

Suppose you’re evaluating a job candidate to lead a new office in a different country. On paper this is by far the most qualified person you’ve seen. Her responses to your interview questions are flawless. She has impeccable social skills. Still, something doesn’t feel right. You can’t put your …