Posts by Cindy Waxer:


WANdisco’s Distributed Data Replication Approach to Hadoop’s Single Point of Failure

by   |   February 6, 2013   |   Leave a comment

WANdisco, a U.K.-based software provider, believes that its data replication technology can address a single point of failure in the Hadoop Distributed File System. The question is whether the company’s tool can convince companies that Hadoop is practical for enterprises. Read More…


An HR Algorithm to Evaluate Job Candidates–With or Without a Resume

by   |   January 28, 2013   |   Leave a comment

Cream.hr hopes to address what its founders see as a gap in existing evaluation tools tools with software that screens candidates earlier than ever—before an HR manager even reads over a resume. Read More…


Advice for Deploying HR Analytics Tools in the Cloud

by   |   January 18, 2013   |   1 Comment

More than simply a trend, cloud computing is helping to transform human resources and the applications it supports. Cloud-based HR products and services are cropping up everywhere, promising to help companies cut costs, increase productivity and alleviate IT headaches. Workforce Read More…


Mercer: ‘Center of Expertise’ Empowers Workforce Management Analytics Programs

by   |   January 15, 2013   |   Leave a comment

HR leaders looking to use workforce management analytics to gain insight into their organization’s business processes and performance should look to create a Center of Expertise including representatives from a range of business functions, to support the effort, experts at consultancy Mercer advise. Read More…


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Study: Leading Organizations Use HR Analytics to Establish Standards, Support Strategy

by   |   January 8, 2013   |   Leave a comment

For all the interest in the potential of HR analytics to bring data-driven decision-making to workforce management, a new report reveals that many HR departments are painfully unprepared to derive real value from the mountains of data they collect. Read More…


Judge’s Order Elevates Status of Predictive Analytics as Electronic Discovery Tool

by   |   January 4, 2013   |   Leave a comment

The U.S. restaurant chain Hooters is embroiled in a multimillion-dollar commercial indemnity lawsuit stemming from the sale of the company. What’s unique about the case is that the Delaware judge presiding, has recommended the use of a controversial data analysis tool, known as predictive coding, to resolve the dispute. Read More…


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How to Get Human Resources Ready to Implement Workforce Analytics

by   |   December 24, 2012   |   Leave a comment

Workforce analytics will help human resources executives reduce turnover, provide the proper incentives to keep top performers delivering great results and empower leaders to make more data-driven decisions. That’s the promise and, many companies have been quick to jump on Read More…


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Dollars Depend on Data Quality with Compensation Analytics

by   |   December 11, 2012   |   Leave a comment

With compensation analytics, data quality is paramount: a single miscalculation or error in data can cost a company hundreds of thousands of dollars. It pays to manage the data collection and analysis process carefully. Read More…


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Inside the Process for Cleaning HR Research Data

by   |   December 11, 2012   |   1 Comment

Every day, HR departments rely on vendors such as Mercer, Aon Hewitt and Towers Watson to conduct in-depth surveys and analyze data to determine everything from compensation pay to employee attrition. So when an HR manager detects an error in Read More…


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4 Tips for Writing an Analytics Job Description

by   |   December 7, 2012   |   Leave a comment

The war for analytics talent is tough enough. But imagine competing against the likes of Facebook, LinkedIn and Microsoft for qualified candidates. They’re only a handful of the companies currently looking to hire data scientists and other analytics professionals. To Read More…