Positive Stories About Working in Retail

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13 Retailers made the 2015 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® list

Try Googling “working in retail.” You will not only find the top ranked search results are all negative, but also you will see that many of the remaining results contain words like crazy, worst, tough, hardship, problem, and demeaning. There is a lot of negative press about the experience of retail employees. There are even entire websites dedicated to documenting the daily challenges that retail employees face.

How Analytics Can Empower Your HR Strategy

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Lessons from SAS, One of the World’s Best Workplaces.

5 Things I Learned at Predictive Analytics World for Workforce

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As a trained researcher, I’ve always been fascinated with using quantitative methods to predict human behavior in a number of settings. Although different business functions such as finance, logistics, and marketing are more mature in their use of predictive analytics to guide their business decisions, it is fairly new to HR. However, predictive workforce analytics can help the business figure out a number of challenges such as:

How the Professional Services Industry Makes the Fortune 100 Best Companies List

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In today’s volatile and data-driven economy, employee knowledge is a hot commodity. Organizations need the best and brightest employees to maintain their competitive advantage. Though this trend affects all industries, this is even more significant in professional services, where they offer clients knowledge and consulting services. The professional services industry understands that in order to attract and keep the best talent, they must invest in their people.

Top Workplaces in Healthcare: 4 Elements of a Successful Healthcare Employee Experience

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Confronting stressors: It’s just part of the job description for any healthcare worker in 2015. Each day this year, healthcare workers will be:

Using Predictive Analytics Internally with Talent and Externally with Customers

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This interview is the last in a series on workforce predictive analytics. APQC interviewed Steve VanWieren, Principal Statistician and Data Scientist at Ultimate Software.  In this role, he focuses on building a predictive analytics function, working with executives across all lines of Ultimate Software’s business, developing multiple statistical models, and actively speaking at HR and analytical conferences.

Why Mentoring is More Important For Women in Workplace Than You Think

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Despite accounting for half of the U.S. workforce, women only make up 19 percent of employees in the U.S. oil and gas and petrochemical industries, according to a 2014 study by the American Petroleum Institute (API). This is a problematic trend for oil and gas companies. Research has shown that a diverse workforce increases productivity and revenue.

Predictive Analytics as a Strategic HR Solution

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This interview is the second in a series on workforce predictive analytics. APQC interviewed John Callery, Director of People Analytics at AOL. In this role, he focuses on building a predictive analytics team to ensure talent-related decisions at AOL are driven by data and science. In this article, he provides insights into the field of predictive analytics as it relates to talent and makes recommendations on how HR can leverage analytics.

APQC: Could you tell me about your background and how you got into predictive analytics?

5 Elements of Focus that Leaders Can Bring to Support a Great Workplace

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It’s that time of year again! No, I am not talking about March Madness or spring break.

It’s almost time for the release of the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® list, produced by Great Place to Work® Institute. Each year, I look forward to this publication.