July 2016 Issue Highlights
In the Spotlight: Claire Shapiro, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, CCP, Chief Human Resources Officer for Rhodes College
- July 2016 note from the editor
- Profile: Claire Shapiro, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, CCP, CHRO for Rhodes College
- The Talent Reality Workshop in Memphis July 14
- FordHarrison Half-Day Conference in Memphis August 4
- Register for SHRM-Memphis HR Compensation Forum August 12
- Register for PHR | SPHR Online Certification Exam Prep Class Beginning August 18
- 2016 Wellness & Health Benefit Conference in Memphis August 18
- Register for 32nd Annual KYSHRM State Conference in Louisville August 30-September 1
- Register for 2016 TNSHRM Conference in Memphis September 14-16
- Register for 2016 ARSHRM Employment Law and Legislative Conference in Little Rock September 15-16
- Thank You to Our Sponsors and MSSHRM Conference Exhibitors in May 16-18
- In Memory of George E. Mabon, PHR
- 12 Tips to Minimize Workplace Conflict by Sonya Weathers
- Top Educational Programs for HR Professionals
- University of Memphis The Only AACSB-Accredited Academic Training in HR Management in the Memphis Metropolitan Area
- Rhodes College Salutes Claire Shapiro!
- University of Arkansas at Little Rock Weekend MBA
- Union University MBA with a Concentration in Human Resource Management
- Bethel University Business Degrees for Business Professionals
- University of Illinois at Urbana – Champaign School of Labor & Employment Relations
- Webster University – Global. Action Oriented. Academically Excellent.
- Strange Bedfellows: Sexual Harassment in the Connected Office by Robert Rattan
- Is Your Company’s Health Plan Creating Personal Legal Exposure to Your CFO and HR Executives? by Chris Davis
- The Threat of Litigation to Small and Mid-Size Pension Plans by Larry J. Tolbert
- Is Silicon Valley Losing Its Soul? by Clifford Stephan
- Increase to the Exempt Status-Wage Threshold submitted Brad Owens
- The Defend Trade Secrets Act by Kristy L Gunn
- The Uber Case – Everything Old is New Again – Or is It? by Howard B. Jackson
- Transgender Bathroom Access in the Workplace by Abtin Mehdizadegan
- Tennessee Joins Many Other Southern States with Mandatory E-Verify by Bruce E. Buchanan
- Preventing Discrimination Under the ACA by Jennifer S. Kiesewetter
- How Can Employers Defend Discrimination Claims After Vawter v. DuPont by Robert D. Meyers and Meghan K. McMahon
- 7 Reasons that Emotional Intelligence is Quickly Becoming One of the Top Sought After Job Skills by Harvey Deutschendorf
- Book Look: The Art of Communication – Your Competitive Edge by Paula Hayes
- Next Issue – Highlights from the 2016 SHRM Annual Conference in Washington, DC, and Retirment Planning and Compliance – Articles and Ads Due by July 10
SHRM Foundation Releases Report on Increased Use of Workforce Analytics
(WASHINGTON, June 21, 2016) — The use and influence of workforce analytics, also known as “big data” is experiencing a transformative revolution. Its growing impact on the future composition of the workforce, HR and talent management, and overall business strategy will be inevitable during the next five to 10 years. New research from The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), sponsored by the SHRM Foundation and IBM, identifies key trends affecting the global workforce and work culture, along with challenges facing senior business leaders and HR management professionals.
The report, Use of Workforce Analytics for Competitive Advantage, was released yesterday at the SHRM 2016 Annual Conference & Exposition being held in Washington, D.C. Key findings include:
• Investment in workforce analytics is on the rise. Research conducted by the EIU suggests that the overwhelming majority of organizations will either begin using or increase their use of big data in HR over the coming years.
• The HR function is adapting to a more data-driven world, leading to the establishment of specialist teams and the recruitment of data-oriented personnel. HR professionals of the future will need to possess a combination of two skills — a head for analytics and the ability to present findings in a manner convincing to senior executives.
• Companies including 3M, Lowe’s, Google, Sysco and Nordstrom have remained competitive because of their ability to use data and analytics to better understand their workforce, maximize productivity and improve overall business performance.
• The sphere of predictive analytics (using data to identify the likelihood of future outcomes based on historical information) will likely attract increasing attention over the coming years. Two areas in particular where predictive analytics are being leveraged are employee retention and recruitment.
• From identifying workforce skills shortages to ethics and data privacy issues, many challenges still loom around the successful use and implementation of workforce analytics. The move to data-based decision-making might result in leadership obstacles, with some executives seeing the increased use of evidence as a direct contradiction to their personal judgment.
“Workforce analytics is transforming human capital strategy,” said Mark Schmit, executive director of the SHRM Foundation. “This new report can help HR and business leaders prepare for the future and leverage the power of analytics to generate important business insights.” Read more >
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