Tags: Big data

Southard Jones: Reading the data tea leaves – can HR help predict future business success?

Last year, Towers Watson found that one in three organisations planned to increase spend on their HR function by more than 20 percent, and HR data and analytics tools rated as one of the top areas for investment. However, just looking at HR data in isolation does not represent the best opportunity to make an impact.

Big data integral to CEO succession planning, says study

Big data should be utilised in the planning of CEO succession, says executive search and selection firm Veredus. The comment comes from the results of the [email protected] study from the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of Carolina, which revealed that current practices are insufficient in determining the best candidate for a CEO…

Over half of HR Directors & Managers do not even understand the term ‘Big Data’

A survey of senior HR Directors and Managers from private sector organisations in the UK including the financial services, retail, transport, telecommunications and food and beverage sectors has revealed a lack of understanding about what the term ‘Big Data’ refers to and how to harness this for corporate advantage. Over half (56%) of respondents advised…

Diversity in business is hampered by a data gap, finds new research from Brunel University, commissioned by ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). Towards better diversity management – which summarises the full research and draws on previous work on the subject – reveals that organisations globally…

Executives making big decisions on ‘gut instinct’ rather than on data

The great majority of executives around the world – 94% – say management of their company is prepared to make significant decisions about the strategic direction of their business, but barely one-third relied primarily on data and analytics when they made their last big decision. Executives’ intuition or experience and the advice and experience of…

HR needs to convince workers that access to personal data and increased monitoring will bring benefits

The type of data profiling used by retailers and advertisers could soon become commonplace in the workplace, according to the second in PwC’s Future of Work series. The report: ‘The future of work: A journey to 2022’ reveals that nearly a third of people would be happy for their employer to have access to their…