Monthly Archives: September 2010

Book Review: Logistic Regression – A Self-Learning Text

A book review of Logistic Regression – A Self-Learning Text, by David G. Kleinbaum and Mitchell Klein. Third Edition. Springer, 2010. Continue reading

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“Human resources professionals need to be more strategic”

This is invariably the take-away from most HR conferences where senior HR leaders describe how they transformed HR and got their proverbial seat at the table. How do HR professionals become more strategic? Do you need to get an MBA? … Continue reading

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Employee Effectiveness – Teachers

Measuring teacher effectiveness is difficult. However, certain parameters have emerged from the research. Five of these are described by Professors Staiger and Rockoff in their Journal of Economic Perspectives (Summer 2010) article “Searching for Effective Teachers with Imperfect Information.” The authors suggest ways for school leaders to take advantage of these insights when hiring and retaining teachers. There are parallels for standard employee performance measurement, recruiting and retention. Continue reading

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Will Specialized Analytics “Apps” Emerge?

In his Masters of Business Analytics blog, Tom Davenport has argued that the analytical technology environment will change dramatically over the next several years and that one key change will be a shift from multi-purpose technology environments to focused applications … Continue reading

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