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Mathieu Landry liked Mike Kennedy's blog post Avoid the "Fishing Expedition" Approach to Analytics Projects
Nov 20, 2016
Georges Bressange liked Mike Kennedy's blog post Leveraging Predictive Analytics to Avoid a Major Point of Hiring Failure
Jun 20, 2016
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Predictive Analytics World for Workforce at Marriott Marquis, San Francisco, CA

April 3, 2016 to April 6, 2016
Speaking Opportunity: Predictive Analytics World – for WorkforceGreta Roberts (CEO of Talent Analytics, Corp.) is Program Chair for Predictive Analytics World / for Workforce.To be considered to speak at this conference, please click here to learn more about the conference and submit your proposal…See More
Mar 22, 2016
Mike Kennedy's blog post was featured

Employee Flight Risk is a Curve, not a Single Score - Why This Matters

By Greta Roberts.It’s exciting to watch advances in predictive and prescriptive employee solutions. A public HR technology company recently announced the release of an application enabling employers to “identify which employee is likely to quit, and what options need to be considered to retain that person”. This firm is not the first to announce Flight Risk Scores of current employees.…See More
Feb 19, 2016
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Feb 12, 2016
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Avoid the "Fishing Expedition" Approach to Analytics Projects

By  Pasha Roberts, Chief Scientist & Co-founder, Talent Analytics, Corp.Over the years, our firm has had many discussions with employers on the eve of a new talent analytics project. Often, it is the firm’s first deep-dive look at employee data. Sometimes we act as a strategic sounding board, and sometimes we can help them move directly forward into predictive analytics. It is always interesting.This article will discuss two analytics approaches that we have seen. We will describe the value…See More
Feb 11, 2016
Miguel Batista liked Mike Kennedy's blog post Stop Hiring Data Scientists Until You're Ready for Data Science
Feb 4, 2016
Mike Kennedy's blog post was featured

Stop Hiring Data Scientists Until You're Ready for Data Science

Blog post by Great Roberts. This is a great article to print and/or forward to HR and specifically the data scientist hiring manager in your organization.I had yet another call today with a brilliant data scientist working inside of a Human Resources Department of a major business. This HR data scientist has both a strong analytics and predictive analytics background. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Statistics and a Master’s Degree in Predictive Analytics. She excels in R, math, predictive…See More
Feb 2, 2016
Mike Kennedy posted a blog post

Stop Hiring Data Scientists Until You're Ready for Data Science

Blog post by Great Roberts. This is a great article to print and/or forward to HR and specifically the data scientist hiring manager in your organization.I had yet another call today with a brilliant data scientist working inside of a Human Resources Department of a major business. This HR data scientist has both a strong analytics and predictive analytics background. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Statistics and a Master’s Degree in Predictive Analytics. She excels in R, math, predictive…See More
Feb 2, 2016
Mitchell A. Sanders commented on Mike Kennedy's blog post The Case Against a Quick Win Approach to Predictive Analytics Projects
"Good to see someone discussing the very real bastardized cliche of the "Quick-Win". I would consider that the real problem may be the meme itself. Of course we want fast, eye-popping, money-making insights (another questionable meme) of…"
Jan 29, 2016
Richard Ordowich commented on Mike Kennedy's blog post The Case Against a Quick Win Approach to Predictive Analytics Projects
"A predictive analytic has a life span. Changing work flow processes based on a predictive analytic is usually a significant investment in resources. Verifying the benefits and value of a predictive analytic a year or two after it is adopted is…"
Jan 28, 2016
Mike Kennedy's blog post was featured

The Case Against a Quick Win Approach to Predictive Analytics Projects

By Greta RobertsWhen beginning a new predictive analytics project, the client often mentions the importance of a “quick win”.  It makes sense to think about delivering fast results, in a limited area, that excites important stakeholders and gains support and funding for more predictive projects.  A great goal.It’s the implementation of the quick win in a predictive project that can be…See More
Jan 26, 2016
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Jan 25, 2016
Abhishek liked Mike Kennedy's blog post Why predicting borrower risk is just like predicting hiring risk
Dec 18, 2015
Mike Kennedy's blog post was featured

Why predicting borrower risk is just like predicting hiring risk

By Greta Roberts, CEO, Talent Analytics, Corp. Imagine that Chris wants to buy a house and needs a mortgage. He applies online and is sent an email by an intern asking to schedule time to discuss his interest. The intern conducts the initial screening conversation, they schedule him for an in person interview during which time he is interviewed by quite a few folks who ask many questions.Chris is curious because nobody asks about his current job or how he expects to pay the mortgage. Nobody…See More
Dec 13, 2015
Mike Kennedy posted a blog post

Why predicting borrower risk is just like predicting hiring risk

By Greta Roberts, CEO, Talent Analytics, Corp. Imagine that Chris wants to buy a house and needs a mortgage. He applies online and is sent an email by an intern asking to schedule time to discuss his interest. The intern conducts the initial screening conversation, they schedule him for an in person interview during which time he is interviewed by quite a few folks who ask many questions.Chris is curious because nobody asks about his current job or how he expects to pay the mortgage. Nobody…See More
Dec 13, 2015

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I am interested in hearing how innovative organizations are using people analytics to enhance their predictive models in order to make better decisions across the enterprise.
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Mike Kennedy's Blog

Employee Flight Risk is a Curve, not a Single Score - Why This Matters

Posted on February 16, 2016 at 4:00am 0 Comments

By Greta Roberts.

It’s exciting to watch advances in predictive and prescriptive employee solutions. A public HR technology company recently announced the release of an application enabling employers to “identify which employee is likely to quit, and what options need to be considered to retain that…

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Avoid the "Fishing Expedition" Approach to Analytics Projects

Posted on February 9, 2016 at 4:30am 0 Comments

By  Pasha Roberts, Chief Scientist & Co-founder, Talent Analytics, Corp.

Over the years, our firm has had many discussions with employers on the eve of a new talent analytics project. Often, it is the firm’s first deep-dive look at employee data. Sometimes we act as a strategic sounding board, and sometimes we can help them move directly forward into predictive analytics. It is always interesting.

This article will discuss two analytics approaches that we have…

Continue

Stop Hiring Data Scientists Until You're Ready for Data Science

Posted on February 2, 2016 at 2:00am 0 Comments

Blog post by Great Roberts. This is a great article to print and/or forward to HR and specifically the data scientist hiring manager in your organization.

I had yet another call today with a brilliant data scientist working inside of a Human Resources Department of a major business. This HR data scientist has both a strong analytics and predictive analytics background. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Statistics and a Master’s Degree in Predictive Analytics. She excels in R,…

Continue

The Case Against a Quick Win Approach to Predictive Analytics Projects

Posted on January 25, 2016 at 4:30am 2 Comments

By Greta Roberts

When beginning a new predictive analytics project, the client often mentions the importance of a “quick win”.  It makes sense to think about delivering fast results, in a limited area, that excites important stakeholders and gains support and funding for more predictive projects.  A great…

Continue

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