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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…

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Added by Mike Kennedy on February 16, 2016 at 4:00am — No Comments

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

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,…

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Added by Mike Kennedy on February 2, 2016 at 2:00am — No Comments

The Case Against a Quick Win Approach to Predictive Analytics Projects

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…

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Added by Mike Kennedy on January 25, 2016 at 4:30am — 2 Comments

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.…

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Added by Mike Kennedy on December 11, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

The Authoritative Guide to Predictive Workforce Analytics

Greta Roberts, CEO

Talent Analytics, Corp.



Human Resources Feels Pressure to Begin Using Predictive Analytics

Today’s business executives are increasingly applying pressure to their Human Resources departments to “use predictive analytics”.  This pressure isn’t unique to Human Resources as these same business leaders are similarly pressuring Sales, Customer Service,…

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Added by Mike Kennedy on October 29, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

Applying Data Science to Determine Impact of Employee Development Programs on Performance Over Time

By Greta Roberts, CEO

Talent Analytics, Corp.

Our predictive workforce assignments yield staggering results; saving / making businesses millions of real, measurable dollars. Often this yield is in a single project. Business ROI with these predictive projects is so significant, I wanted to share some of our findings as they may challenge some concepts we hold so closely.

Large organizations spend…

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Added by Mike Kennedy on October 9, 2015 at 7:21am — 2 Comments

Leveraging Predictive Analytics to Avoid a Major Point of Hiring Failure

By Greta Roberts, CEO, Talent Analytics, Corp. @GretaRoberts

Program Chair, Predictive Analytics World for Workforce

What is an employer’s most business-critical corporate process? At or near the top of this list has…

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Added by Mike Kennedy on August 11, 2014 at 4:28am — 4 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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