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The Freakonomics of using data for decision making – Stephen Dubner

Last week at the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) conference in Toronto Canada Stephen Dubner of Freakonomics told some stories about using data for decision making. We’re really good at using data which confirms what we want to be true rather than what is really true. Below are a few takeaways from his talk: Data tells you the what, not […]

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You Can’t Have Collaboration If You Can’t Concentrate

  This generation has really embraced the open floor office space. It’s got a certain buzz and energy to it that closed off offices just can’t provide. It’s been in hopes of providing easier collaboration, accountability, trusting relationships, and even help save on the cost of space and drastic remodeling. With all big changes there are many improvements, but also […]

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The best performance management technology is useless, and other top takeaways from the Excellence Conference

This week the best and brightest HR and business leaders converged on the Excellence Conference, run by the Brandon Hall Group. Over three days the latest performance management research and findings were presented and discussed and speakers gave their predictions for the year ahead. The top 20 highlights from the event are collected below. Unfortunately I did not catch every […]

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Friday Tips: 8 Ways To Keep Your People Happy!

  Who doesn’t love happy employees? It’s a rarity that you have the majority of your company in their happy place—but we want it to be the new norm. Check out these top 8 tips for how to keep your employees satisfied at their 9-5. Find out what motivates them. Your top people are self-motivated. They’ve got the drive, if […]

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