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Evaluating A Predictive Model: Good Smells and Bad Smells

Post 1: Sniffing for Bull***t. As a people analytics professional, you are now expected to make decisions about whether to use various predictive models. This is a surprisingly difficult question...

Like Craft Beer? Then you'll LOVE Craft People Analytics.

Software companies today aren't exactly selling the idea of "lovingly crafting you some software that's unique and meaningful to you". There's a lot more talk about best practices, consistency,...

The Case for Doing Things Backwards in 2019

  As the people analytics leader in your organization, you are responsible for transforming people data into a unique competitive advantage. You need to figure out what it is about your workforce...

How to Burn 296,827 Calories Using One Model

  2019 Goals: With it being the dawn of a new year, a lot of us are setting goals for ourselves. This year, I set two goals: To write and publish a blog post To run a marathon As the father of...

AI Academy: What's the difference between forecasting and predictive modeling?

  Ever play with a Magic 8 Ball? Back in the day, you could ask it any question and get an answer in just a few seconds: yes, no, or our favorite lazy opt-out - "Ask again later". Didn't like its...

AI Academy: What's a predictive model and what can HR do with one?

  Wouldn't it be incredible to predict the future? Ask 63-year old Joan Ginther.  She's arguably one of the luckiest women in the world. This Texas woman defied odds to win million dollar lottery...

Time Is On My Side: The Requisition Cholesterol Graph

Last week I was doodling some recruiting graphs in my notebook, with an eye toward building out some new recruiting efficiency dashboards. I was thinking about how requisitions age over time and I...