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 someday? Although I certainly want to see her grow professionally in an industry in which she can leverage her talent, the current state of women inclusion in tech - and its consequences on organizati... 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 DMWay, ... 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 most ... 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 and ... 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 a 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 People Analytics Resolved: 5 Perspectives of Definition

I’ve witnessed a lot of interest in the domain of People 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 People analytics is, from the traditional Organizational Research that I’ve conducted for more than ... More

Effectiveness of employee evaluation process

Many organizations conduct periodical employee evaluation. Traditionally, the evaluation process is performed by managers or supervisors, but some organizations expand the process to include other participants, i.e., professional managers, colleagues, and employees themselves. The employee evaluation consists of a variety of subjects, ... More

I’m an HR Data Strategist. What do I do for Companies?

People analytics is gaining speed in 2016. HR departments are becoming an important source of data in organizations, in which more people data are used to improve the business. While implementing more predictive analytics and sophisticated analytics, HR is becoming data-driven domain. Hence, new positions, requirements, job descriptions, ... More