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12 Ways To Cultivate A Data-Savvy Workforce

Organizations aspiring to become data-driven need to take a close look at their HR practices. If your company's hiring and retention standards aren't keeping up with the times, you may be losing valuable job candidates and employees. To minimize the pitfalls of building a data-savvy workforce, consider these tips.
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Practice Data-Savvy HR 
HR analytics is gaining momentum as organizations attempt to accurately manage their workforces. Using HR analytics, HR departments are gaining fine-grain insight into the subtle dynamics affecting recruitment and workforce effectiveness. In addition to understanding the role of data as it relates specifically to the HR function, HR departments need to understand how becoming data savvy affects other departments and the organization at large.   
'In order to find the best-qualified candidates, HR departments and hiring managers should be data-savvy and be able to clearly articulate the new data-related roles and responsibilities. They should also be able to specify how these roles add value to the organization, and what these resources will be doing once they're hired,' said Jay Zaidi, managing partner at management consulting firm AlyData 
and author of the forthcoming book, Data-Driven Leaders Always Win, in an interview.
(Image: FirmBee via Pixabay)

Practice Data-Savvy HR

HR analytics is gaining momentum as organizations attempt to accurately manage their workforces. Using HR analytics, HR departments are gaining fine-grain insight into the subtle dynamics affecting recruitment and workforce effectiveness. In addition to understanding the role of data as it relates specifically to the HR function, HR departments need to understand how becoming data savvy affects other departments and the organization at large.

"In order to find the best-qualified candidates, HR departments and hiring managers should be data-savvy and be able to clearly articulate the new data-related roles and responsibilities. They should also be able to specify how these roles add value to the organization, and what these resources will be doing once they're hired," said Jay Zaidi, managing partner at management consulting firm AlyData and author of the forthcoming book, Data-Driven Leaders Always Win, in an interview.

(Image: FirmBee via Pixabay)

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7/11/2016 | 1:18:38 PM
Re: If you are data-savvy, bail from dinosaurs while you can!
Love it.  
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7/11/2016 | 12:59:15 PM
If you are data-savvy, bail from dinosaurs while you can!
The suggestions strike me as great ideas that most companies will ignore, because their ossified management structures will resist change. If you are data-savvy and work for one of these companies, read the situation and decide if the company has any realistic chance of changing course. If you decide it doesn't, finding a better situation is your best alternative.

In most cases, HR is the last bastion of the old guard. That makes the chosen audience doubly ironic!
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