His company blog, Knowledge infuser, is a must read. (Well, for anyone interested in HR and technology.) It is a very good example of corporate blogging.
Prediction is a dangerous job.
(I took this picture in the Mercedes Benz museum)
But I agree violently with the prediction in a recent Knowledge Infuser post on Microsoft
HR metrics and analytics space or as we call it; TALENT INTELLIGENCE will explode over the next five years.
This brings me back to an old chestnut.
More than any other discipline, HR has ignored the power of analytics. Statistics is rarely taught in HR programmes, and many HR executives are blissfully unaware of the power that lurks in their ERP systems.
Many companies have been successfully running core administrative processes globally. They have solid core processes at last. One of the sweet by-products of well run administrative processes is decent data, but only if you do something with it.
It is high time that we HR types exploit that rich vein, or someone else will.
If I was an HR director on the board of a major company, I’d hire a maths and business graduate as my executive assistant. I’d have him or her build me some serious models. Supply chainers, financiers and even marketeers do. Oh, and at the same time I’d kick off a bit of scenario planning. Heck, I’d even run a few customer led design workshops to figure out exactly what I ought to be analysing. I’d also get some CPM types on board, and look at integrating HR and Finance analytics. Out damn silos.