The 2017 HR analytics problem, in one paragraph

HR analytics

Vocabulary needs to change first. Continue Reading


Analytical tools begin with psychology

Analytical tools

“We compete on data,” a CEO meows. Continue Reading


The many issues of HR metrics

HR metrics

Kind of amazing how big a boondoggle this all is. Continue Reading


The recruitment process needs less of a focus on speed

The recruitment process

Malcolm Gladwell gets involved here. Continue Reading

One set of people management skills actually matters

People Management Skills

All you really need to do is walk around and observe stuff. Continue Reading


Business metrics: You’re doing it wrong. Let’s fix it.

Business Metrics

It’s really hard to do business metrics well unless you have a culture of honesty and transparency, and most companies do not. You can still grab, scrub, analyze, and decide off data and business metrics, but there will be a lot of politics, BS, under-cutting, and the like preventing true success. Continue Reading


Human Resources: How do we still call it ‘human?’

Human Resources

Please explain to me how Human Resources operates in a ‘human’ way. I see the process ways, the protocol ways, the compliance ways, and the cover-your-ass ways. Where are the human ways? Continue Reading


People analytics is still far off

People Analytics

It’s 2016. We have data everywhere, and that includes data on new hires and management. Why don’t we use that to structure our business processes better? Um, because secretly it violates every tenet of human psychology… Continue Reading