Increasing the ROI of Workforce Analytics by Single Sourcing

Workforce Analytics is a difficult task for any organization.  It’s a deep subject with lots of techniques, tricks, and gotchas.  However, before most organizations can begin to argue over statistic models they struggle with the mundane task of data collection.  In todays digital world organizations are usually generating the necessary data to perform analytics, but what’s missing is

Data Management 101

Mastering the basics have been a hallmark of many successful people.  No one made fundamentals more central to their success than Vince Lombardi.  The start of the 1961 season started with Lombardi focusing on skills like blocking and tackling for a group of professionals that just blown a 4th quarter lead to the Philadelphia Eagles.  Relearning

Cybersecurity Regulation Impact on HR and Payroll

The NY Department of Financial Services has proposed sweeping cybersecurity regulations taking effect March 2017 for all financial services organizations operating in New York State: “It is critical for all regulated institutions that have not yet done so to move swiftly and urgently to adopt a cybersecurity program and for all regulated entities to be

Is Your HR Analytics strategy on the right path?

HR Analytics has now attracted the attention of most organizations as a critical strategic effort. However, is your strategy really a “long view” strategy? OR is it just tactical? If you are like most, the focus has been on quick wins in a niche space of metrics, maybe some predictive work if you are really

HR and Payroll Data Retention & Archiving Compliance

The below table is not an exhaustive list of U.S. retention requirements, but covers the basics from a Federal perspective as well as a few specific requirements for Financial Services (BSA regulation)  and Chemical/ Pharmaceutical (FDA regulated industries). When changing HR or Payroll vendors, data retention requirements often force companies into paying for legacy system costs for

Why Archive Historical Data, Why Now?

Many companies know they should ask the question, “what’s our historical archiving strategy?”.  However, too often it ends there being added to a long list of “to-do’s” which never get done. The move to cloud providers and constant shuffle in HR and Payroll software has resulted in more and more orphaned systems, data and documents.  At the same

High Performer Attrition by Compensation Changes

Peril in HR Predictive Analytics

Having spent the past 15+ years in Human Resources technology,  I am generally excited about the things happening with SaaS, Mobile, and Analytics software and technology helping HR bring long awaited strategic value to organizations globally.  However, it is critical that businesses do not out-innovate themselves operationally.   Technology moves at such a rapid pace

The single biggest challenge to HR strategic reporting is…

Fragmentation. More data in more places than ever before. Step 1 to getting ahead of the curve is consolidating your critical data all in one spot for HR where it can be secured and also managed according to data privacy compliance rules globally. Over the past 10-15 years most organizations matured with enterprise HR leveraging systems like PeopleSoft and

Back to school reading for HR Analytics

There are a few books we have run across that are excellent foundations in transforming HR into a strategic business function using Analytics. The HR Value Proposition by Dave Ulrich and Wayne Brockbank A milestone book for HR professionals that led the way to HR beginning to transform itself into a strategic organizational function.  Start here if

Grassroots HR Analytics Toolkit – Getting Started in HR Analytics

HR analytics still seems to be facing an uphill battle in many organizations globally.  For those of you struggling with no support and little budget, there are still ways to ramp up an effective strategy and quick wins to prove the value. The tools below are highlighted for Guerilla HR Analytics. That is, they require