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I Hate the Term “Big Data”

March 25, 2015 12:30 pm
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I’m hesitant when it comes to using the phrase “big data.” I think it’s overused and confuses people. Which when it comes to HR and data, isn’t hard.

There is no doubt that big data is transforming the way in which we look at the business. I’m just not sure that HR holds enough complex data sets to be truly big.

Join 1,000+ Talent Acquisition Pros Following Us on LinkedIn

March 24, 2015 6:00 pm
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Join 1,000+ Talent Acquisition Pros Following Us on LinkedIn
CareerBuilder for Employers on LinkedIn is your daily destination for the hottest HR and workplace news from around the web. Get your hands on cutting-edge talent acquisition news, trends and data so you can always stay a step ahead of the competition. Click “Follow” to join.

10 metros with a temp workforce 45-150% larger than the US average

March 23, 2015 12:00 pm
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While companies across the U.S. are employing this hiring strategy to allow for staffing flexibility, some metro areas have a greater volume of temporary jobs than others.

How to Build An Effective HR Business Case in 4 Steps

March 23, 2015 11:00 am
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Making a business case

Recently, I delivered a workshop at an event attended by senior human resources and talent acquisition leaders. After the program had ended, one of the attendees approached me and explained that she was having difficulty getting her executive team to agree to move forward with a leadership development program she had recently proposed. She was seeking any tips or tricks that I might be able to offer. 

5 Ways to Use HR Data to Drive Business Decisions

March 20, 2015 3:00 pm
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Chris Powell is the CEO of BlackbookHR, a software company on a mission to create more engaged and connected workplaces and communities. He previously served as executive vice president of human resources for Scripps Networks Interactive (HGTV, DIY, Food Network, Cooking Channel, Travel Channel, et al.), as vice president of human resources for the global financial services company ING, and in various corporate HR roles at Marriott International.

Senior Management More Susceptible to March Madness

March 19, 2015 8:24 pm
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March Madness Businessman Hand Filling In Brackets

As Big Data becomes more prevalent in the business world, and this is the time of year when everyone’s suddenly a data analytics expert. Tax season? No – March Madness. According to a new study from CareerBuilder, 15 percent of U.S. workers said they plan to participate in office pools this year – up from the 11 percent in 2014.

Not as I do

While some employers may worry that March Madness will affect productivity, others are jumping in on the fun.

Webinar Recap: Knocking Down the Barriers to Data Mastery

March 18, 2015 7:42 pm
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New Webinar: How to Make Employee Investment a Reality

HR professionals have access to more data than ever, but what good is all that data if you don’t know how to properly use it? Matthew Stollak — associate professor of business administration at St. Norbert College — hosted a webinar this week to help HR professionals understand why the ability to read and analyze data is becoming an essential skill in their industry, and one that few actually possess.

How Can You Attract More Female Candidates and Boost Company Performance?

March 17, 2015 2:07 pm
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Research suggests that companies with a diverse workforce perform better than companies with less diversity.

Talent Advisors Have Small Data Problems

March 16, 2015 12:00 pm
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Small data big data

Can we be honest with each other for a minute? There are only something like 500 talent acquisition leaders in the entire world who actually get what “big data” is — and you’re not one of them.

It’s okay. I’m not one of them, either.

The reality is 99 percent of talent advisors will never deal with big data because, by definition, it’s is a broad term for data sets so large or complex that they are difficult to process using traditional data processing applications.

46% of Employers Plan to Hire Temporary or Contract Workers in 2015

March 16, 2015 12:00 pm
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46% of employers plan to hire temporary or contract workers this year, according to a new CareerBuilder study. Of these employers, 56% plan to transition temporary and contract workers to full time positions, up from 43% last year.