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Mike Kennedy's Blog Posts Tagged 'data' (5)

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…

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Added by Mike Kennedy on February 9, 2016 at 4:30am — No Comments

Research Brief: Four Functional Clusters of Analytics Professionals

Authored by:

Pasha Roberts, Chief Scientist

Greta Roberts, CEO

July 2013

Key Findings

Digging into a cross-industry study of analytics professionals, we identify four distinct patterns of how these workers spend their week: (1)…

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Added by Mike Kennedy on May 20, 2014 at 10:00am — 6 Comments

What's The Difference between Data Scientists and Rocket Scientists?

This post was written by Greta Roberts, CEO, Talent Analytics, Corp. on 18 July 2012. Please comment below!



After attending several analytics conferences over the last month, I’m beginning to understand an important nuance about the community we call “analytics” worked by “analytics professionals” or “data scientists.”  It seems as if the defining boundary of our discipline is almost always that we data scientists apply ourselves…

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Added by Mike Kennedy on July 18, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Understanding Analytics Professionals: Participate in the IIA/Talent Analytics Study

Big Analytics Conference Boston 2012 Several members of the Talent Analytics team had the opportunity to attend Teradata's Big Analytics Conference in Boston on May 22. With a great speaker lineup, the educational and networking event offered both a technical and digital marketing track that covered the latest advancements across the big analytics ecosystem and highlighted how data-driven products and…

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Added by Mike Kennedy on May 28, 2012 at 4:30am — No Comments

Data Scientists: Do You Want to Deliver More Than Business as Usual Workforce Insights?

Your firm is awash in workforce data and your team of data scientists have been charged with making sense of it and extracting meaningful insights the business can use. How do you do this? There are many different approaches to analyzing workforce data to choose from but the amount of relevant insight yielded really depends on the goals of the analysis.

If the goal is to take more of a traditional approach to workforce analytics, where the same datasets are massaged to try to squeeze…

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Added by Mike Kennedy on March 29, 2012 at 9:18am — No Comments

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