In this podcast, CEO’s Alec Levenson discusses why organizations struggle to derive value from their HR analytics efforts and offers useful suggestions for improvement. He offers ideas that are non-intuitive but have demonstrated results. For example, start with the right questions and the data you have, do not fall into the trap of doing fancy analytics when sometimes simple descriptives are all you need and having analytics-driven insights does not guarantee accurate interpretation. Anyone struggling to get the buy-in for investing in analytics efforts or looking to tighten the link between data-based insights and HR decision making will find value in this podcast.
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Research and Insights from the Center for Effective Organizations
Employee Surveys and Sensing: Challenges and Opportunities (Society Industrial Organizational Psych)
Professional practice in the design and execution of employee survey programs has evolved tremendously over the past decade. Advances in technology and enthusiastic new interest in talent analytics have combined to create an exciting space with a good deal of innovation along methodological lines, matched by renewed interest in the strategic role of surveys and sensing for improving organizational effectiveness.
Click here for the PowerPoint slides (in PDF format). People Analytics has made great strides in the world of HR, rapidly becoming a core capability that most CHROs feel they cannot do without. Yet even as organizations continue to build greater people analytics capability, the field struggles to find the best ways to engage with […]
During the development of the modern HR function over the past half century, four disciplines emerged that define the essential expertise for strategic HR: business strategy, organization design, organizational development (OD) and analytics. As Dave Ulrich has often noted, the traditional HR function was very inward looking. In contrast, each of these disciplines requires an […]
I believe there is increasingly a shared understanding among management scholars that research needs to be both rigorous and relevant. The challenge lies in how to conduct such research. Research that is rigorous, accessible, relevant, and enlightening may be rare, but we must conduct such research.
In this webinar, Alec Levenson will detail the critical elements including the difference between the strategic business model and the operational business model, and the role that organizational capability plays in uniting the two.
Do you present data? Do you write reports that include numbers? Do people interrupt your presentations and ask if your data are “statistically significant?” Or do they interrupt and ask you a lot of “what if” questions, ignoring the points you are trying to make?
John Boudreau shares how telling a story is well-recognized as essential to HR analytics and acknowledges that “insight” is at the top of the data analytics pyramid after data becomes information. HR analytics systems even offer pre-programmed storylines with deeper analysis.
In this webinar Drs Levenson and Fink review the evidence on the roles of technology and control systems in promoting performance, separate from employee engagement. They show how engagement can help enhance performance in some jobs while having little to no impact in other jobs.
Alec Levenson discusses how people analytics in organizations is at a crossroads today. Analytics and data science are the hottest buzzwords in management since re-engineering and core competencies two decades ago.
John Boudreau (CEO) and Wayne F. Cascio (University of Colorado, Denver) explain that while human capital analytics (HC analytics) recently has developed enormous interest, most organizations still find themselves struggling to move from operational reporting to analytics.
Max Blumberg of Tucana People Analytics talks with Alec Levenson, Senior Research Scientist at the Center for Effective Organizations, University of Southern California. Alec discusses the subject of strategic analytics.