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OptForce: The Future of Your Talent
We don’t just predict your headcount needs. We use highly accurate simulation modeling, optimization algorithms and data-mining techniques to help you conduct true workforce planning and optimization. We correlate your strategic business drivers to specific roles, skills and competencies. In this episode Dr. Jim Kelly, Dr. Marco Better, and Kelly Wenzel will share how OptForce is making workforce planning both easier and more effective.
We are replaying one of our shows with Debbie Landers, General Manager, Kenexa & Smarter Workforce at IBM, @debbie_landers where she talks about How to make a real impact to work and much more about HR Analytics.
DriveThruHR was designed to be a captivating and easy-to-digest lunch discourse that covers topics relevant to HR professionals. Each 30-minute episode features a guest speaker who shares her or his knowledge and experience in human resources. Our hosts and special guest cover a wealth of topics, including HR Technology, Recruiting, Talent Management, Leadership, Organizational Culture and Strategic HR, every day at 12:00 pm Central Time. The radio program is hosted by @williamtincup, @Thehrbuddy @TheOneCrystal & @MikeVanDervort.. The #1 HR show, with amazing HR conversations and follow us on the twitters at @drivethruhr and #dthr.
One of the lessons learned by many organizations over the past few years is that there are few candidates for data science roles that offer the deep technical skills that an analytics team requires as well as rich business and industry experience. A growing number of companies look for a combination of those diverse skills not in a single team member but in two or more candidates. The experienced business person may serve as the client-facing presence for the team, while sharing their knowledge and helping to shape the technologist's portfolio of business skills. However, that business leader also has to acquire a working knowledge of analytics technology if they are to be a valuable team member.
Booz Allen Hamilton's Steven Mills and Ezmeralda Khalil present their second session in the All Analytics Academy: Build a Successful Analytics Team program, as they look at how experienced business professionals can round out the analytics team's skillset. .
In this session you will learn:
How to identify the business skills that your analytics team needs
Best practices for recruiting experienced business people who have an affinity for analytics
About the options for training business-minded people in the core elements of analytics and data management technologies
What roles those business people can fill in the team environment
The series All Analytics Academy: Build a Successful Analytics Team continues through November.
The buzz around the data scientist job title has job candidates looking for a goldmine and has left executives wondering if a shortage of analytics professionals will hamstring corporate data initiatives. Somewhere in the between those extremes sits a manager charged with building the analytics team.
The All Analytics Radio Show is focused on helping that hiring manager with their task at hand, finding and hiring great candidates to fill data science and analytics positions. Robert Half Technology’s senior executive director John Reed joins A2 Radio to share advice that can help managers recruit the talent that they need for their teams. You're not a hiring manager? Maybe you can learn about what to expect if you toss your hat into the ring for a new analytics position.
In this episode of A2 Radio, you will learn:
Whether managers are finding the analytics/data science talent needed to fill out their analytics team
About the key skillsets (technical and soft skills) that hiring managers are looking for
In which technical/industry/geographic areas hiring managers have to pay a premium to land the right candidate
What types of analytics jobs are in greatest demand
About some creative strategies hiring managers/recruiters are employing to bring in analytics talent
When the analytics skills gap drew global attention two years ago, eyes turned to what colleges and universities are doing to prepare the next generation of analytics and data science professionals. While many institutions implemented graduate and undergraduate programs to help replenish the talent pool a few years down the road, other schools focused on helping experienced business and technology professionals make the transition into data science roles with mid-career education programs.
In reality, the talent pool requires both types of workers; those who bring talent to the table immediately, and those who will require nurturing at entry level positions.
Some forward-thinking organizations are establishing close relationships with higher education, offering financial aid to students, endowing chairs, hiring interns, and helping to shape the curriculums for analytics programs.
Sue Talley, dean of technology for Capella University's School of Business and Technology, discusses best practices in establishing mutually beneficial partnerships between college analytics programs and the business world.
In this session you will learn:
*How colleges and universities are ramping up their efforts to prepare students -- young and not so young, for careers in analytics
How organizations are partnering with colleges to ensure that the enterprises and the businesses down the street have a data science talent pool to draw upon
What goes into a data science curriculum in terms of technical training and business-skill development
What your organization can do to work with local educational institutions to develop a workforce rich in analytics skills and STEM talents
The All Analytics Academy program Build a Successful Analytics Team is presenting educational sessions throughout November.
It is said that what is measured, is what is capable of change. But everything can be measured and everything can be changed overnight. However, 65% of change efforts fail and yes, some of that is attributed to the change management process, but come on let's not put all of the accountability on the change management folks. What about the data analysis and findings that gave life to the change? Yes, data does lie. And that's because numbers can tell you what you want them to tell you. There are a lot of qualitative data that are overlooked everyday in organizations because they are easier to put into an excel sheet and present for buy-in decisions, not because they are the whole truth. During this episoce, we will discuss one area that Data is highly used, yet not necessarily in the most effective way.
An analytics initiative focused originally on a single task can spawn an enterprisewide, cyclical approach to data-driven decisions based on advanced analytics. Consider what is being done in healthcare today, and how organizations are moving from base -- or descriptive -- analytics toward more advanced modeling, such as linear regression, neural networks, and predictive modeling.
Suppose your analytics initiative starts with a focus on combatting healthcare payment fraud. Now consider how those same tools can apply to so many other applications throughout the organization -- sales, claims processing, even medical affairs. It's a model that can be carried out in any number of companies and sectors.
Doug Cedras retired last year as Director of the Corporate and Financial Investigations department of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. Now, he is an independent consultant for health care fraud, waste and abuse issues. Cedras joins All Analytics Conversations to discuss how advanced analytics can drive efficiency and better decision making throughout a healthcare organization, and what those in other industries can learn from innovations in healthcare analytics.
In this event you will learn:
About the path from base analytics to advanced analytics
How to create an enterprise culture of analytics
How companies like Blue Cross are combatting fraud
How to gain maximum value from a robust data analytics solution and machine learning
Ever get into a situation where you wanted to relearn something the right way? Or recognizing that you have missed an important tip or piece of a puzzle that has been bugging you for a while? Or simply, have you been scratching your head on what something is made up of, like an everything bagel? What the heck is in that thing? Well – check this metaphor out, Google Analytics is like and Everything Bagel. Unless you’re in there regularly, you may not even know what is in there. Well, we have Nate, the marketing director of Site Strategics, to guide you through what is actually on that Everything Bagel.
Also – we’re going to cover 8 Tips that you need to know about effectively outsourcing your content…WELCOME BACK TO THE EDGE.
With potentially millions of dollars on the line every time they take the field professional and major college sports programs are big business, and that means they are turning to analytics more often than ever.
Player statistics and metrics projecting on-field performance draw plenty of public attention, and are validated when a team wins. But the real success may lie in a team's ability to grow revenue and manage costs. Front office personnel are utilizing analytics techniques to market their franchises, solidify their brands, promote their sport, and optimize inventory. Each empty seat in the 10,000 to 100,000 seats in an arena can represent hundreds of dollars in lost ticket, food and beverage, parking, and souvenir shop revenue.
Author, educator, and analytics thought leader Tom Davenport returns to All Analytics Radio on Thursday, March 10, at 2 pm, to discuss how sports analytics are evolving in the sports business. Davenport is professor of information technology and management at Babson College. He co-directs the Working Knowledge Research Center; has taught at Harvard Business School, University of Chicago, Dartmouth's Tuck School of Business, and the University of Texas at Austin; and has written or 12 books, including the first books on business process reengineering, knowledge management, the business use of enterprise systems. His next book, due for release in the spring, focuses on cognitive technologies.
Plus, he is a sports fan.
In this event you will learn:
How analytics are helping sports organizations to market their brands
How teams are optimizing their seating inventories
How teams and stadium operators are using analytics to improve customer service
How analytics can help leagues and sports organizations drive interest in their on-field products
Al Adamsen is the Founder & Executive Director of the Talent Strategy Institute. He's one of the few who's led a workforce planning & analytics function within a Fortune 500 company (Gap Inc.), served as a leader with an analytics vendor (Infohrm, now SuccessFactors/SAP), and has also served as a consultant and advisor with Ernst & Young, Kenexa, and now TSI. Over his career Al has served such organizations as Gap Inc., Starbucks, Disney, T-Mobile, Boeing, Heinz, Mayo Clinic, Stanford University, among many others. Al also co-chairs the Leadership Development Council, Workforce Planning Council, Workforce Analytics Council, Talent Strategy Council, and Culture & Change Council. Al's educational background is in economics and individual, team, and organizational behavior. Finally, Al teaches Mindful Coaching to youth and high school coaches, parents of young athletes, as well as young athletes themselves. He lives in Santa Cruz, CA with his wife and three children.
With the RSA 2016 Conference on the horizon, let's take some time to see how the cybersecurity threats and defenses have changed in the past year or two. You probably know already that it isn't a matter of if someone is going to break into an enterprise network, but a question of when. But how can your team minimize the time that hackers are in your systems and remediate the damage that they create?
The critical cybersecurity tools that are evolving and being used today in protecting enterprise networks are based on advanced analytics that spot abnormal network behavior. Those tools pick up where firewalls and anti-virus software leave off.
Liz Goldberg, Principal Product Marketing Manager for Cybersecurity, at SAS joins the A2 Conversations online radio program on Thursday, February 18, at 2 pm EST, to discuss trends in cybersecurity threats and defenses.
In this broadcast you will learn:
How cybersecurity analytics are advancing
About some of the key concerns on the minds of security professionals and enterprise leaders
What to expect at the RSA conference
About the role that SAS plays in cyberdefense
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