Corporate data talks: Inspiration for my People Analytics journey

IBM Cognitive café 2017 in Tel Aviv, was a great opportunity to meet and hear data leaders of some Israeli companies. I listened to them very carefully, knowing that their experience is most valuable for any journey in the field of People Analytics and data-driven HR. Here are my take away from some inspiring presentations, with my personal ... More

Employee in big data era: Will you let robots determine your future at work?

(A version of this article was published in TLNT magazine) Think about data that you share at work, in the most personal sense. You share with your employer, and sometimes with potential employers, so many aspects of your life: details about your professional path, your personal status, health care, social-economics, legal and geographical ... More

People Analytics: Your very first step in a long journey

People analytics is gaining special interest in the Israeli HR community these days. HR leaders in all kinds of organizations start to prepare their plan for 2018, and many of them finally set the major goal: Use people data to support business decisions. However, they share a common barrier, which is embedded in the simplest question: How ... More

What secrets do organizational networks reveal?

Organizational charts are everywhere, and we’ve all seen them. Within any organization, they show the hierarchical chain of command. This common visual representation of the organizational structure depicts departments or positions, illustrates relationships between them, and makes it clear and easy to understand how authority, responsibi... More

Gender diversity in tech: Simple steps forward

Should I counsel my brilliant teenaged daughter to become a software engineer? Should I encourage her aspirations to work in Silicon Valley some day? Although I certainly want to see her growing professionally in an industry in which she can leverage her talent, the current state of women inclusion in tech - and its consequences on organiza... More

Predicting Employee Attrition: R vs DMWay

We are all familiar with the story of David and Goliath, a shepherd who has defeated a mighty warrior, and the allegory of the underdog beating the giant. Is this story applicable to “People Analytics”? In our fictional battle today, the giant would be R, the super-power open-source programming language. The underdog would be ... More

Will “People Analytics” Be “Open-Source”?

  When I’m asked about my job title, sometimes I joke and say “Eternal Student”. Practically, it is quite precise, considering the fact that most of my career consists of learning opportunities, which I happily grab. Aren’t we all? However, reflecting on the years, I’m pretty sure that the times in which I studied the ... More

Employee Engagement Survey: 3 essential processes that follow data collection

Employee engagement is defined as an “emotional attachment” of employees to the company, and the efforts they are willing to offer as a result. Measuring employee engagement in a survey may determine how avid employees are, regarding their jobs and roles, how valued they feel at work, and how they consider in the company’s values ... More

Who are you, my fellow “People Analytics Leader”?

The “People Analytics” domain is gaining a lot of attention worldwide, though most of the people I meet in the Israeli HR arena have not decided yet to formalize such role within HR departments. I believe that times are changing, and new practices will surely shake the state of affairs. Meanwhile, data scientists can keep offering ... More

The Complexity of HR Analytics Resolved: 5 Perspectives of Definition

I’ve witnessed a lot of interest in the domain of HR analytics this year, among HR and other C-level managers that I met in Tel Aviv. At some point of any networking conversation, I’ve always been asked to explain how different HR analytics is, from the traditional Organizational Research that I’ve conducted for more than two decades ... More