Talent Analytics Articles

  • Screenshot from The Future of Recruiting Report: Metrics that will matter less, include 1) Application-to-hire ration 2) Time to hire 3) Hiring manager satisfaction

    The Hiring Metrics That Will Matter More (and Less) This Year

    January 6, 2020

    It’s January, and your team is probably already thinking about how to optimize your hiring strategy for the New Year. And one way to do that is by adjusting the metrics that you track — ensuring you’re measuring what’s most important to your business.  Traditionally, most recruiting teams have focused on tactical metrics, like time to hire, that track their...

  • Photo of neon sign that says: "Data has a better idea"

    How to Get Started with Building Your People Analytics Function

    December 17, 2019

    People analytics — the practice of gathering and analyzing workforce data to drive better decision making — is a growing trend in talent management, with many organizations planning to build a program soon. And the majority plan to keep things in-house. In a 2019 study of HR teams, one in three respondents (32%) said they plan to upskill existing HR team members...

  • Photo of two women meeting at a table with open laptop and cups of tea

    This New Approach to Performance Management Can Take It From Necessary Evil to Competitive Edge

    December 5, 2019

    The classic performance review — here’s how you did, here are your goals, here’s your pay bump (or your pink slip) — is widely reviled. Employees don’t like getting them. Managers don’t like giving them. They can be an enormous drain on morale, energy, and time. A CEB study found managers spend an average of 210 hours a year compiling and delivering them. The...

  • 3 Factors Strongly Linked to Better Employee Retention,...

    November 20, 2019

    When you sign up for life insurance, they use a fancy calculation called a “survival curve.” That’s the probability of you being alive...

  • 3 Reasons Why People Analytics Should Be a Priority for...

    August 27, 2019

    We’ve run the numbers and the results suggest that it’s time for HR professionals to add data analytics to their tool belts, if they...

  • Here’s How IBM Predicts 95% of Its Turnover Using Data

    June 17, 2019

    Last year, job attrition in the U.S. reached its highest rate on record — and things haven’t really improved since then. With the cost...