French: The Most Productive People In The World. Le recrutement et la productivité à l’heure des Big Data. Big Data, Trying to Build Better Workers. In telephone call centers, for example, where hourly workers handle a steady stream of calls under demanding conditions, the communication skills and personal warmth of an employee’s supervisor are often crucial in determining the employee’s tenure and performance.
In fact, recent research shows that the quality of the supervisor may be more important than the experience and individual attributes of the workers themselves. New research calls into question other beliefs. Employers often avoid hiring candidates with a history of job-hopping or those who have been unemployed for a while. Scientific Management Redux: The Difference Is in the Data. John-Patrick Thomas I wrote a Sunday column about the rise of what is being called “work force science.”
Lots of companies are embracing the trend, but anyone familiar with business history might reasonably ask, What’s really new here? Certainly, the current enthusiasm for worker measurement and trait testing has its echoes in the past. Frederick Winslow Taylor’s time-and-motion studies of physical labor, like bricklaying and shoveling coal, became the “scientific management” of a century ago. And for decades, major American corporations employed industrial psychologists and routinely gave job candidates personality and intelligence tests.
Mitchell Hoffman » Research. Publications Mitchell HoffmanDoes Higher Income Make You More Altruistic?
Evidence from the Holocaust, Review of Economics and Statistics, August 2011, Vol. 93, pp. 876-887. Working papers Mitchell Hoffman and Stephen BurksTraining Contracts, Worker Overconfidence, and the Provision of Firm-Sponsored General Training (Web Appendix) Stephen Burks, Bo Cowgill, Mitchell Hoffman, Michael Housman The Value of Hiring through Referrals.
Yale School of Management. Erik Brynjolfsson, Bio. Digital Business at MIT. Peter Cappelli - Management Department. AbstractClose The notion of regular, full-time employment as one of the defining features of the U.S. economy has been called into question in recent years by the apparent growth of alternative or “nonstandard” arrangements – part-time work, temporary help, independent contracting, and other arrangements.
Identifying the extent of these arrangements, whether they are increasing, and where they occur is the first step for understanding their implications for the economy and the society. But this has been difficult to do because of the lack of appropriate data. We present estimates of the extent of these practices based on a national probability sample of U.S. establishments, evidence on changes in their use over time, and analyses that help us begin to understand why they are used. Wharton Center for Human Resources. To us, business is personal. Referrals.pdf.
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Neil Clark Warren had come to believe that there was a better way to find love than leaving it up to chance. He knew from his experience in clinical work that although some American marriages were ending in divorce, many others were deeply satisfying unions of two fulfilled individuals. eHarmony to Help Employers Find That Special Someone.
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Online dating company eHarmony, which claims that it has helped to create over half a million marriages, says it is ready to venture into new territory: the job market. The company plans to launch a new product that will match jobseekers and employers, allowing them to create lasting, meaningful (working) relationships with each other. "We know that it's between 50 and 75 percent of all people say they're not really happy with the jobs they currently have," says Neil Clark Warren, the founder and CEO of eHarmony. "We're trying to bring to bear some of the algorithms that we've already understood from all of the work we've done on matching people for marriage. " Transcom. Marc Rotenberg. "Privacy is the most comprehensive of all rights and the one most cherished by a free people.
" - Justice Louis Brandeis Marc Rotenberg is Executive Director of the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) in Washington, DC. He teaches information privacy law at Georgetown University Law Center and has testified before Congress on many issues, including access to information, encryption policy, consumer protection, computer security, and communications privacy. He testified before the 9-11 Commission on "Security and Liberty: Protecting Privacy, Preventing Terrorism. " He has served on several national and international advisory panels, including the expert panels on Cryptography Policy and Computer Security for the OECD, the Legal Experts on Cyberspace Law for UNESCO, and the Countering Spam program of the ITU. He currently chairs the ABA Committee on Privacy and Information Protection. EPIC - Electronic Privacy Information Center.