10 reflections from the Wharton People Analytics Conference

10 reflections from the Wharton People Analytics Conference

David provides his reflections on the recent Wharton People Analytics Conference in Philadelphia, which featured the likes of Richard Thaler, Allyson Felix, Marcus Buckingham and Deloitte's CEO Cathy Engelbert along with the Wharton team of Adam Grant, Cade Massey and Laura Zarrow. The topics covered in Philadelphia were diverse with three themes coming to the fore: Diversity and Inclusion, Organisational Network Analysis and Nudges.

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The best HR and People Analytics articles of March 2019

The best HR and People Analytics articles of March 2019

In his collection of articles for March, David brings together a host of examples of how people analytics and data has become a core foundation of the reimagination of HR. There are the latest reports from IBM (on the impact of AI on D&I), McKinsey/MIT (on the revolution in performance management) and myHRfuture (on the HR Skills for the Future). The article of the month comes from Dave Ulrich, and there are other articles from the likes of Stacia Garr, Josh Bersin, Jordan Pettman, Dawn Klinghoffer, Katarina Berg and a must-watch video from Andy Spence on the role of Blockchain in HR.

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The best HR & People Analytics articles of January 2019

The best HR & People Analytics articles of January 2019

David presents his first monthly collection of 2019 in what proves to be a bumper issue, which reflects the growth and depth in the people analytics field. Selections include landmark research by Accenture on the link between gaining trust and realising the opportunity afforded by new workplace technologies and people analytics. Also featured is the latest research by Josh Bersin as well as articles covering: strategic workforce planning, diversity, employee engagement and ONA plus several articles penned by people analytics leaders. Dive in and enjoy…

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The best HR & People Analytics articles of August 2018

The best HR & People Analytics articles of August 2018

Given that half of the world was on holiday, August was a surprisingly prolific month for high-quality people analytics and future of work articles. My 12 favourite ones are presented here…

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The best HR & People Analytics articles of May 2018

The best HR & People Analytics articles of May 2018

Last month I highlighted that people analytics had emerged as the joint top trend in the Deloitte 2018 Global Human Capital Trends report. This signal that people analytics has now properly ‘arrived’ continued to grow in May, first as data featured prominently as part of the superb UNLEASH show in Las Vegas (see my key takeaways article). Further reinforcement also came with the publication of the HR Open Source (#HROS) Future of Work Report

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The role of Organisational Network Analysis in People Analytics

The role of Organisational Network Analysis in People Analytics

One of the most exciting trends in people analytics is the rapid growth of Organisational Network Analysis (ONA), which whilst not new is witnessing a resurgence thanks to developments in technology, new ways of working and changing business requirements.

When I meet with people analytics leaders, ONA regularly crops up in the conversation as one of the techniques that they have either already begun to use or plan to deploy within their organisations.

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People Analytics in APAC: Why is it different?

People Analytics in APAC: Why is it different?

The recent 2018 Global Human Capital Trends report from Deloitte highlighted the rising importance of people data and analytics to organisations in Asia Pacific. Figure 1 highlights the top 10 trends in the APAC region, with People Data ranking as the fourth most important trend (it ranked second globally). The study shows that 89% of respondents (the global figure was 85%) believe that people data is important or very important, but that only 38% (42% globally) believe that their organisations are ready or very ready in this category.

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The best HR & People Analytics articles of February 2018

The best HR & People Analytics articles of February 2018

February began in the sun of San Francisco and ended in the snow of the South of England. It’s been a month of contrasts!

As interest in and adoption of people analytics continues to rise and as the discipline continues to broaden and deepen, the range of subjects written on people analytics continues to diversify.

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