David Creelman is CEO of Creelman Research. He provides training and consulting on how managers can use analytics (rather than “do” analytics). He is a recognized thought leader in people management and a Fellow of the Centre for Evidence-based Management. He can be reached at dcreelman@creelmanresearch.com or found on LinkedIn.

A Different Kind of Dashboard

What is the secret of a good HR dashboard? The right metrics? Clean data? An ability to drill down? By now we should know that those are not the secret because we’ve been trying them for years with uninspiring results. The true secret of a good dashboard is that it is composed of questions. I…

Why you produce HR dashboards no one will use

There is an uncontested belief that HR should produce dashboards. Often the ability to produce dashboards is one of the justifications for spending a lot of money on HR software. Given this belief, HR had better produce those dashboards. If you’re not doing it, well someone will be wondering what’s wrong. The problem is that…

How to deal with Analysis Paralysis

Analytics is meant to improve decision-making, but it can also do harm. One of the most common harms is “analysis paralysis” where the organization is so busy analyzing the options that it doesn’t make a timely decision. Business leaders need to act to mitigate this risk, especially if they are investing a lot of money…