Monthly Archives: March 2011

Team Incentives and the Free Rider Problem

Team incentives, where an individual’s compensation is based on the team’s performance, are notoriously difficult to implement. Yet more and more work in companies large and small is being done through formal or informal teams. What do we need to … Continue reading

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10 Grains of Salt to go with HR Research

The increasing popularity of human capital analytics has HR professionals contending with more statistics than they bargained for when they entered the field.  Is HR equipped to capitalize on the burgeoning human capital analytical research? My sense, based on questions … Continue reading

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Awash in White Papers

We are inundated with “white papers.”  They appear daily in our e-mail boxes promising expertise. What exactly is a white paper and why are there so many of them all of a sudden? My context for white papers is based … Continue reading

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Getting Started in Human Capital Analytics

Last week I attended the NCHRA (Northern California HR Association) HR Metrics and Analytics conference in Santa Clara, California.  There was a turnout of over 60 Bay Area HR professionals representing a number of diverse organizations. Based on the dialog at … Continue reading

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