People analytics for SMEs

In most of our articles, we assume that our readers are working at large enterprises. However, we’re getting the question more and more whether people analytics also applies to small and medium enterprises. In this article, we will answer this question. Is People Analytics relevant for SMEs? To answer this question we should first take…

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9 Trends in Employee Mood Measurement

Not too long ago the main instrument to gather data about the mood of the employees in various parts of the organization was the annual employee engagement survey. Once a year, or once every two years, a long questionnaire was distributed to the employees. Usually, 50-70% of employees responded. The answers were analyzed and often…

How Automation Technology Creates Genuine Talent Pipelines at Scale (for the first time)

My definition of a genuine talent pipeline is that it only exists if you understand which candidates are cold, warm and ‘hire-ready’ in real time. If you don’t know this, you don’t have a talent pipeline. Candidates’ behavior has totally changed When I started in recruitment in 1999, candidates had very limited information at their…

People Analytics: Ethical Considerations

As digitization steadily transforms the landscape of business, new opportunities continue to unfold. The depth, breadth, and sheer volume of information that organizations and employees have at their disposal today is unprecedented. Employers now have the ability to examine their workforce in remarkable detail and have strong incentives to do so. Employee data tells a…