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How AI, machine learning will impact tech recruiting

Artificial intelligence and machine learning already make a huge impact on the way we watch movies and television, shop, and travel, but how will these new technology advancements affect you as a sourcing or recruiting professional? It all comes down to being able to quickly analyze huge amounts of data and make decisions and predictions based on that, says Summer …

Digital transformation: VR and AR will revolutionise the office

Digital transformation: VR and AR will revolutionise the office

Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR), in particular, are already making an impact on how people work in terms of collaboration, efficiency and generating new, creative approaches for achieving business objectives. While businesses are already seeing the initial benefits that VR and AR are bringing to enterprise, there are a wide range of potential opportunities that these technologies will present to …

4 External Forces Accelerating the Smart City Model

4 External Forces Accelerating the Smart City Model

Smart cities may seem like a novel idea for now, but they’re becoming more of a necessity than people might think. For companies looking to capture the potential of the IoT market, it’s essential to understand the forces driving the need for smart cities as well as the trends that will give rise to new market leaders. Before thinking about …

How Leveraging Data Can Improve Well-being

How Leveraging Data Can Improve Well-being

Data analytics has emerged and grown as a critical tool throughout the healthcare industry, and workplace health and benefits are no different. As workplace well-being programs continue to evolve, data analytics plays a key role in both shaping program development and engaging employees in taking steps toward better health. Data can be used to determine program design, encourage sustained participation, …

Data governance as an accelerator

Data governance as an accelerator, not a roadblock

Mention data governance to a developer and a chill might run up their spine. Historically, data governance, the management of data access within an enterprise, has been seen as a time consuming, complex task with minimal long-term value to an organization. Yet along with the emerging role of the CDO (chief data officer), integrated and unified data governance is becoming …

Is Your Company Using Employee Data Ethically?

Is Your Company Using Employee Data Ethically?

Potter Stewart, justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, once said, “Ethics is knowing the difference between what you have the right to do and what is right to do.” Associate Justice Stewart probably didn’t know how new data technologies would soon begin to blur those boundaries. With the emergence of new information technologies, corporations can now amass and analyze unprecedented volumes …

Are you brave enough to change your data habits

Are you brave enough to change your Data Habits?

Do you often go with gut feeling rather than data and insights? Is your data stored in separate databases, in different formats with different values? We all have bad habits and some are a little hard to kick. However, if there is one you must break, it is surely to make your bad data habits a thing of the past… Breaking bad data …

Keeping transformations on target

Keeping transformations on target

Analysis of high-stakes transformations reveals a few pragmatic lessons that increase the odds of meeting the organization’s objectives. Any transformation worth the name starts with ambitious goals. Setting them is hard enough, especially for organizations long used to the risk-averse pattern of underpromising and overdelivering. But the real work starts once the organization sets out to turn the leaders’ targets into …

Spatial Data Heats Up Business Apps

Spatial Data Heats Up Business Apps

When spatial data and business data meet up in an integrated platform, business apps gain consumer-app functionality, like heat maps, bubble charts, and location-based data that we all know and love. In “The Chronicles of Narnia,” the Pevensie children walk through a wardrobe and find themselves in a magical land where a lion rules and animals speak. Literature is full …

The Triangle of Self Organization

The Triangle of Self Organization

The idea of self-organizing teams is at the core of contemporary approaches to managing complex work. It underpins all agile methods as well as other new approaches to corporate governance like Holacracy. Self-organization is, however, still frequently misunderstood as something anarchic, that will just happen if we let it, needing no attention nor guidance. In reality productive self-organization within a …