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Four Practical Ways Data Science Can Help HR

By: Jerry Thurber Thursday October 22, 2015 comments

Most human resource professionals did not spend their school days geeking out with technology and probably get a knot in the stomach when someone starts to talk about using advanced data science techniques like artificial intelligence in HR or big data solutions for HR or predictive analytics in HR. If you are one of those who dives for the smart-phone when the tech guys come in to give an update at the managers meeting here are some basic simple thoughts about how advanced technologies can help human resources: Smarter Skill Matching:... Read More


The Skeptical HR Leader

By: Jerry Thurber Thursday May 14, 2015 comments

I am doing my job quite well; thank you. I work from dawn to dusk. And if I feel I cant get ahead I am good enough, I trust. I am an HR leader. And I do my job quite well. I hear of new technology. But Ive been burned before. I still feel the pain Of the last big project we bore. So whats all this I hear: Big data, artificial intelligence and social HR? Ive heard it all before. Risk will tarnish my star. Too much magic sauce Promised for HR gain. So what if I dont have time Change isnt worth... Read More


6 HR Trends on Their Way Out for 2015:

Wednesday January 7, 2015 comments

6 HR Trends on Their Way Out for 2015: 2015 will be seen as a pivotal year in the death of an old paradigm in human resources and the beginning of the new paradigm: The New Employee Economy . As with most major shifts, this wont happen overnight (and many will think itdidn'thappen at all) but it will. While there are many changes that will happen, here is my list of 6 Things that were (still) in during 2014, but will be on their way out in 2015: Things that are out Things that will be in ... Read More


Use Structured Chaos for Creating Great HR Products

Thursday December 4, 2014 comments

We are heading into our second year of our new business Innotrieve . Our first product, Referral Link , uses advanced matching science to automatically find great candidates in employees networks. Its pretty cool. We dont rest on a single great product though, were working on bringing more great products to market. So how do you approach that? With Structured Chaos, of course. The process of discovery has lots of pundits explaining the best way to innovate. Some say it is a structured process of trial and error, some say it comes from... Read More