EmpiricalHR - data-driven employee decisions

By Andrew Marritt | OrganizationView

EmpiricalHR - the leading weekly People Analytics newsletter. A carefully curated collection of the best writing from around the web for those making data-driven employee decisions.

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#152・

EmpiricalHR - data-driven employee decisions - Issue #152

I had a lot of fun talking about active learning and our data-centric (rather than model-centric) approach to text analysis. The video will hopefully be available in the coming weeks for any who missed the session.I've been thinking a lot about data recently.…

 
#151・

Employee Text Analysis presentation: Today 18:00 CET

A very short email as I haven't had the opportunity to pull together all the good content from the last week. Hopefully the full newsletter will go out tomorrowAt 18:00 CET today I'm presenting about text analytics and the techniques that we use to rapidly cr…

 
#150・

EmpiricalHR - data-driven employee decisions - Issue #150

Many of you will know that OrganizationView specialise in text analysis of employee sourced text. We have always used a human-in-the-loop approach and over time we've come to realise that the biggest performance improvements come from carefully curating train…

 
#149・

EmpiricalHR - data-driven employee decisions - Issue #149

For the first time we had a draw at top place, not two but three articles.

 
#148・

EmpiricalHR - data-driven employee decisions - Issue #148

As the more observant of you might have noticed, there is been a period of quiet for this newsletter. I've been on holiday. We left the torrential rain in the Swiss Alps and drove down to Tuscany and Elba, where it was hot. After the last 18 months I was exha…

 
#147・

EmpiricalHR - data-driven employee decisions - Issue #147

I'm fortunate enough to be able to start my day with an early morning walk through the beautiful Engadin landscape. It's my favourite time of the day and I tend to listen to podcasts which often serve as prompts to my mind to explore one topic or another.One …

 
#146・

EmpiricalHR - data-driven employee decisions - Issue #146

This week I've structured the newsletter into a few key themes. At the beginning are a selection of research-based articles on the labour market challenges as we open our economies. I've been reading Goodhart & Pradhan's 'The Great Demographic Reversal' w…

 
#145・

EmpiricalHR - data-driven employee decisions - Issue #145

The last 12 months have accelerated many of the trends that have been happening already relating to work, from hybrid working through to employee experiences. This week's lead article - brought to my attention by Andy Spence - looks at unintended consequences…

 
#144・

EmpiricalHR - data-driven employee decisions - Issue #144

Anybody who attended either of my recent presentations at People Analytics World will know that I'm increasingly of the opinion that in our area of focus - text analytics - the really important part of the solution is the curation of a comprehensive and most …

 
#143・

EmpiricalHR - data-driven employee decisions - Issue #143

Quite a bit this week about unintended consequences and side effects of data science and data-based decisions.The headline article is something that I've been discussing for some time. It really concerns me not least because I have children who might be enter…

 
#142・

EmpiricalHR - data-driven employee decisions - Issue #142

The last 3 weeks have been hectic here at OrganizationView. We've had the perfect storm of children's school holidays (3 weeks long here in the mountains), massive amounts of fascinating client work, hiring, illness and an office move. I hope you understand w…

 
#141・

EmpiricalHR - data-driven employee decisions - Issue #141

I spent much of last week teaching text analysis at the excellent People Analytics World. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and started some excellent conversations. I am exploring options to share this content, or a slightly adjusted version, in the near f…

 
#140・

EmpiricalHR - data-driven employee decisions - Issue #140

As a reader of this newsletter do let me know if you want me to promote your job to the community.

 
#139・

EmpiricalHR - data-driven employee decisions - Issue #139

I'm at the moment putting the final touches to the workshop that I'm running next week at People Analytics World 2021. The title of the session is "Text Analytics Hacks - a cheat sheet for insightful text analytics" and I'm going to cover topics from how to g…

 
#138・

EmpiricalHR - data-driven employee decisions - Issue #138

Last week I was listening to Pieter Abbeel's excellent new podcast 'Robot Brains' and specifically an interview with Andrej Karpathy, the head of AI at Tesla. What fascinated me was how many similarities (apart from resources) there were between how we set up…

 
#137・

EmpiricalHR - data-driven employee decisions - Issue #137

Between 19th and 22 of April People Analytics World is running online. This is a conference that I have a lot of affection - I was co-chair of the first few editions and even then the agenda was full of some very interesting and thought-provoking speakers.Thi…

 
#136・

EmpiricalHR - data-driven employee decisions - Issue #136

On this Monday a year ago Switzerland went into the first lockdown. I remember strapping my skis onto a backpack and hiking up to the top of the mountain above my home for one well-deserved run back to town. I had no idea how the world would turn-out. I had n…

 
#135・

EmpiricalHR - data-driven employee decisions - Issue #135

The really advanced People Analytics teams that I speak to are using mixed method research, just as (highlighted in the first article) some of the most advanced customer analytics organizations are rapidly building mixed method approaches into their analyses.…

 
#134・

EmpiricalHR - data-driven employee decisions - Issue #134

The People Analytics community seems to be evolving, and in my view in a healthy manner.A couple of years ago the focus was on existing data, sucked in from databases and analysed using quite sophisticated tools (so called 'AI'). Whilst that part of the analy…

 
#133・

EmpiricalHR - data-driven employee decisions - Issue #133

We're rapidly entering a stage where ML-based techniques are becoming better performing at simple, easily defined problems than humans are (the challenge in HR analytics arguably is not the ML, but the fact that few problems are easily defined). We also know …