How do you build a digital HR strategy?

HR needs a digital HR agenda that focuses on the few activities that generate the biggest business value in the new world of work. It also needs to change the way the function works, with an emphasis and focus on innovation. If not, HR is doomed to simply translate ‘digital HR’ as ‘a new HRIS’ – which is a high-risk undertaking, missing out on the great digital opportunities already on the table. In this blog post and short video, Volker Jacobs walks through the 9 areas that are critical in building a digital HR strategy.

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Navigating the hype and impact of AI in HR

In this post, Megan Marie Butler examines the key findings from a recent report on the impact of artificial intelligence in HR, where the authors examine the challenges, current innovation process, and some of the vendors that are using AI to disrupt HR practices. The post examines the four areas of AI life-cycle management: operations, data generation, machine-learning and decision-making.

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The best HR & People Analytics articles of November 2018

In November’s collection, David has arranged his selections under the following seven topics: Getting started, building capability, the role of the people analytics leader, ethics and privacy, emerging data sources and techniques, data literacy and for the analyst. There’s also another classic article from the vault as well as the best podcast and video of the month. Enjoy!

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How do you manage data privacy in People Analytics?

We had the opportunity to catch up with Ben Waber from Humanyze at the Tucana People Analytics conference and ask him about his thoughts on managing data privacy when collecting activity data on employees and is the “hype” about artificial intelligence justified? Check out the video of his interview in this blog post, as well as the transcript from our discussion.

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How to run a successful People Analytics project

One of the most common questions that I hear from People Analytics professionals is “how can i make sure my people analytics project is successful?” Take a look at this short clip from the online training course Introduction to People Analytics where I share an eight-step framework on the critical steps in running a successful People Analytics project, making sure that you always start with the Business problem. More information on the eight step model can also be found later in the post.

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Using employee text analytics to drive business outcomes

In the first of a new series of Expert Q&A’s, David Green interviews Andrew Marritt about text analytics and how companies can identify insights in their unstructured employee data to help drive business and people outcomes. The interview covers typical uses of text analysis from a people perspective, case studies and recommendations from Andrew on how companies can use employee text to support their people analytics initiatives.

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6 steps to ethically sound people analytics

No organisation can build a sustainable, successful people analytics function without clear understanding of what it should and shouldn’t do. Data ethics is the compass for all analytics work. An Insight222 survey with 57 companies* shows the extent of the challenge: 81% of companies report that their workforce analytics projects were sometimes or often jeopardised by data ethics/privacy concerns. In this post, Dirk Petersen reviews how organisations can ensure that they have an ethics charter in place for their People Analytics projects.

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