The Path to Transformation and Organisational Effectiveness? (aka Strategic Workforce Planning)

A great article from Alicia Roach where she asks why so many organisations struggle with Strategic Workforce Planning. The thing about SWP is that yes, it is about the workforce – but that doesn’t mean it is another item in the “best-practice toolkit” or laundry list for HR. SWP defines that list in the first place! And not just for HR, but for the whole business, who are relying on the capabilities and skill of the workforce to deliver its transformation, digitisation or growth agendas. The workforce is the key execution vehicle for most organisations (and as we already know, their biggest asset, largest cost) and SWP is the way to optimise the workforce – so why so misunderstood?

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How Does Spotify use People Analytics?

In this video clip and transcript from this week’s Digital HR Leaders podcast, Katarina Berg (CHRO at Spotify) outlines some of the examples of how Spotify is using people analytics to really influence business decisions in the company around manager/employee interactions and support making informed decisions around office locations. If you’re interested in learning more about how people analytics has been used at Spotify, then I urge you to watch this video with Katarina.

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The best HR and People Analytics articles of June 2019

In his monthly round-up of data-driven HR articles for June, David features case studies from Microsoft, Spotify and HSBC as well as insightful articles on how people analytics is helping shape initiatives around culture, employee experience, transformation and innovation. There’s also a special on the growth of AI in HR and featured authors include Laszlo Bock, Dave Ulrich, Dawn Klinghoffer, Katarina Berg, Lexy Martin and Thomas Rasmussen.

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Six Factors for the Adoption of People Analytics

Creating a data-driven culture is one of the Nine Dimensions for Excellence in People Analytics Model developed by Jonathan Ferrar and David Green. In this article, David presents six factors influencing the adoption of people analytics, as well as providing access to a short survey. The survey is a central element of research we are undertaking this summer to understand the relationship between the six factors identified in the article. The aim of the study is to provide guidance for HR leaders on how to create a data-driven culture and build adoption of analytics amongst HR professionals.

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How can HR support Business Disruption?

In this video clip and transcript from this week’s Digital HR Leaders podcast, David Green speaks with Nick Holley, Director of Learning at the CRF. Nick has extensive experience, not only in researching key trends in HR, he also works with major global businesses and has a background in senior HR roles as a partner at Arthur Andersen and a Director of Global People Development at Vodafone.

In this extract from our discussion, Nick and I discuss how HR can support the Business when it comes to organisational development and disruption in the business itself. If you’re interested in learning more about how HR can become more business relevant, then I urge you to watch this video with Nick.

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How to Use Advanced Techniques in People Analytics Projects

In this video clip and transcript from this week’s Digital HR Leaders podcast, David Green talks to Eden Britt (Group Head of People Analytics and Chief Data Officer for HR at HSBC) about some of the work that he has been doing at HSBC in Organisational Network Analysis (ONA), in using Glassdoor data to understand internal and external trends in employee engagement, and how he is using Natural Language Processing (NLP) at the bank. Eden outlines some great practical examples of how HSBC is experimenting with advanced techniques and using Python in their People Analytics projects.

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The best HR and People Analytics articles of May 2019

In his round-up of the best data-driven HR and people analytics articles for May, David features a slew of articles on how data can help understand, shape and improve employee experience. Articles are also featured on how people data can support initiatives around leadership, organisational development, learning and performance. There’s also a special on the increased use of AI in HR and the ramifications, and guidance on how to build and scale a people analytics function.

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What is Blockchain and How will it Impact HR?

What is blockchain, how can it be used in HR and how might blockchain be used to create an “Internet of Careers”. Learn the answers to all of those questions in this video and transcript from a conversation between David Green and the guest on this week’s Digital HR Leaders podcast episode: Yvette Cameron, Founder and Principal Analyst at Next-Gen Insights. Yvette is a true expert in the HR technology space having previously been Global Head of Strategy at SAP SuccessFactors and Research Director of Human Capital Management technology at Gartner. Yvette is working closely with a number of HR technology companies to think about how blockchain could be used to revolutionise the situation around data ownership.

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What Makes a Good Talent Assessment?

Despite plenty of scientific evidence that shows that psychometric assessments are a better predictor of performance than most other talent assessment methods, there is still a lot of confusion, myths and misconceptions around the use of talent assessments to effectively identify and select talent. In our online training course How to Use Assessments for Talent Identification, globally renowned psychologist, author, and entrepreneur, Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic helps us break down some of these myths and misconceptions. In our bite-sized learning video below, Tomas gives an overview of how we might determine what makes for a good assessment.

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