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HR Recruiters Turn to Social Media as Data Quality Challenges Persist

by   |   June 26, 2013   |   Leave a comment

With LinkedIn boasting over 135 million active members, it’s not surprising that a growing number of HR professionals are turning to social media sites to locate hard-to-find talent. In fact, recruiting software provider Bullhorn Reach reports that 21 percent of Read More…


Alternative to In-Memory Analytics Relies on Column-Based Data Stores

by   |   June 11, 2013   |   Leave a comment

Magellan Vacations sought a way to bring fast analytics to its business users without hiring a data science team. It turned to SiSense, whose technology relies on column-based data stores for its analytics architecture that can use in-chip cache, RAM or disk technology to crunch data quickly. Read More…


San Francisco Recruiter’s Predictive Analytics Target Tech Talent

by   |   June 6, 2013   |   1 Comment

Riviera Partner’s custom-made workforce analytics tool consists of a huge database of internal and external data on candidates that the firm uses to target, score and identify the best match for its clients. Read More…


Pattern, Open Source Framework, Aims to Accelerate Analytics on Hadoop

by   |   May 23, 2013   |   Leave a comment

Developers at Concurrent have unveiled Pattern, an open source scoring engine designed to ease and expedite Hadoop deployments for analytics projects. By quickly deploying machine-learning applications on Hadoop, Pattern can significantly reduce development time, the company says. Read More…


How HR Managers Can Prevent Data Hoarding and Improve Productivity

by   |   May 16, 2013   |   Leave a comment

The explosive growth of data can help companies better target customers and identify top talent, among other uses, hoarding can degrade the effectiveness of data-driven processes and impede employee productivity. HR leaders can help organizations cope. Read More…


SAP, ScaleOut Software Bring In-Memory Connectors to Hadoop

by   |   May 10, 2013   |   Leave a comment

Hadoop may be built for big data but it’s not known for supporting the slicing and dicing of real-time information. Now a number of companies are working to change that by connecting in-memory technologies to the popular open source distributed Read More…


4 Tips for Evaluating Workforce Analytics Software

by   |   May 7, 2013   |   Leave a comment

On-demand dashboards and robust data handling capabilities are key selling features for any workforce analytics package. But HR professionals are better advised to take a deliberate approach focused on business value when choosing HR software. Related Stories Guide to Human Read More…


A Vendor-Neutral Approach to Hadoop Security

by   |   April 29, 2013   |   Leave a comment

IT research firm Gartner projects that by 2015, 65 percent of all packaged business analytics systems will incorporate Hadoop. However, despite its increasing ubiquity, questions remain around whether Hadoop is really enterprise-ready. “A lot of businesses, particularly financial institutions, are nowhere Read More…


Analyzing Workforce Data for Small Changes to Make a Big Impact

by   |   April 25, 2013   |   Leave a comment

Workforce decisions are often based on the bottom line. For example, IBM announced plans to reduce its labor force last week after the tech titan’s software and mainframe computer sales fell short of expectations. Similarly, as Caterpillar’s first-quarter profit shrank Read More…


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5 Ways for Tech Start-Ups to Attract Analytics Talent

by   |   April 19, 2013   |   Leave a comment

Hiring talented analytics professionals is an uphill battle. At RBC Canada, Paul Tyndall, a client knowledge and insights professional, says he has found it pays to cast a wide net when recruiting people with analytics talent. “The hallmark to being Read More…