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A Guide to Solving Social Problems with Machine Learning. It’s Sunday night.

A Guide to Solving Social Problems with Machine Learning

You’re the deputy mayor of a big city. You sit down to watch a movie and ask Netflix for help. Explosion in data ushers in new high-tech era. Delegates at an event hosted by Accenture last month in the Conrad Hotel in lower Manhattan were welcomed and registered by a smiling Amelia.

Explosion in data ushers in new high-tech era

But Amelia does not work only in events. She is a hologram — a cognitive agent who can take on a wide variety of service desk roles, emulating human intelligence and capable of natural interaction with people. Sample the FT’s top stories for a week You select the topic, we deliver the news. Crafting a talent analytics function and building strategic partnersh…

HR meets science at Google with Prasad Setty. Hr-analytics laat werkgevers in de toekomst kijken. The Geeks Arrive In HR: People Analytics Is Here. The old fashioned fuddy-duddy HR department is changing.

The Geeks Arrive In HR: People Analytics Is Here

The Geeks have arrived. Today, for the first time in the fifteen years I've been an analyst, human resources departments are getting serious about analytics. And I mean serious. I was in a meeting several weeks ago in San Francisco and we had eight PhD statisticians, engineers, and computer scientists together, all working on people analytics for their companies. These are serious mathematicians and data scientists trying to apply data science to the people side of their businesses. Anostix: Predict Your Employees’ Business Impact with HR Analytics‌

Ahead of the curve: The future of performance management. What happens after companies jettison traditional year-end evaluations?

Ahead of the curve: The future of performance management

The worst-kept secret in companies has long been the fact that the yearly ritual of evaluating (and sometimes rating and ranking) the performance of employees epitomizes the absurdities of corporate life. Managers and staff alike too often view performance management as time consuming, excessively subjective, demotivating, and ultimately unhelpful. In these cases, it does little to improve the performance of employees. Big Data in Human Resources: Talent Analytics (People Analytics) Comes of Age. Gartner expects the market for BigData and analytics to generate $3.7 Trillion in products and services and generate 4.4 million new jobs by 2015.

Big Data in Human Resources: Talent Analytics (People Analytics) Comes of Age

While most of the talk is about applying BigData to marketing and consumer businesses, there is an even bigger opportunity to apply BigData to Human Resources. (We call it Talent Analytics - now renamed to People Analytics) What is BigData in HR? There are around 160 million workers in the US alone, and most companys' largest expense is payroll. Forbes Welcome.