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What Trashy Data Means for HR

By: Jerry Thurber Wednesday August 6, 2014 comments Tags: Big Data Recruiting, hr innovation, hr trends and ideas, recruiting trends

What Trashy Data Means for HR

You want to know how the economy is doing, track trashy facts.  I flipped on the radio to  Marketplace  from American Public Media and heard an archived story about tracking trash. This guy was explaining that when he was a graduate student he was studying anthropology. One thing he learned was that you can find out a lot about societies by studying their trash.  What he didn't know at the time was that he would later in life discover a correlation between the volume of trash and the strength of the economy. When the economy is going strong... Read More


Big Data Should Be a Big Deal For Recruiters

By: Jerry Thurber Thursday March 13, 2014 comments Tags: Big Data Recruiting

Big Data Should Be a Big Deal For Recruiters

After the movie Mo ne yball came out there were lots of blog posts about how Moneyball had lessons for HR. Essentially this was a Big Data argument. The essence of what the Moneyball process was all about was taking vast amounts of information about your people and your potential recruits and applying data analytics to see that information from new angles. The new angles allowed them to see productivity and efficiency differently than conventional wisdom had always said it should be viewed.   Take out the subject "Moneyball" and... Read More