4 Job Skills the HR leaders of the Future will Need

How would you characterize your past employers’ HR departments? Chances are terms like “administrative,” “reactive,” “transactional,” or less-flattering terms come to mind. Human resources originally evolved out of a personnel-based function rooted in administrative and compliance-driven tasks that historically haven’t been perceived as adding value to organizations in the same way that sales, marketing, or…

3 Things We Learned from The Age of People Analytics Report

The role of people analytics in any successful organization should not be underestimated. As the Principal of Research and Customer Value at Visier, I understand the importance of using data to drive business strategy and inform decisions. And now, the latest report from Visier, The Age of People Analytics: Survey on Characteristics, Value Achieved, and Leading Practices…

Network Analysis Enhances Merger Integration

Organizational Network Analysis (ONA) can be a powerful tool to help leaders improve mergers of legacy organizations. ONA data can reveal ways to speed integration, drive change, create retention and staffing strategies, foster acceptance of change and facilitate cultural integration. Although some ONA analyses produce clear and easily actionable results, others require careful investigation to…

In it for impact – what People Analytics told us about McKinsey’s people

One of the biggest challenges and critiques about employee engagement and satisfaction surveys is that the results can be overwhelming in volume but low on insight. In larger organizations in particular, developing a single survey which caters for all of flavors of what people do can lead to a somewhat convoluted and unstructured set of questions. And…

If Your Company Isn’t Good at Analytics, It’s Not Ready for AI

Management teams often assume they can leapfrog best practices for basic data analytics by going directly to adopting artificial intelligence and other advanced technologies. But companies that rush into sophisticated artificial intelligence before reaching a critical mass of automated processes and structured analytics can end up paralyzed. They can become saddled with expensive start-up partnerships,…