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About thenelsontouch

Amit is the founder and managing director of Nelson Touch Consulting, a management consultancy that specializes in maximizing the return on human capital through strategy, incentives and analytics.

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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The Rule of 72

Did you know that you can instantly calculate in your head the number of years that a quantity will double in, given its annual rate of growth? Picture yourself in a conference or discussion where, for example, someone says that … Continue reading

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“Unalytics” Awards – Nominee #1

The growing appetite for human capital analytics is drawing more professionals into the wider “market” for human capital analytics, including some players who ought to have done a little more homework. We hereby announce the Nelson Touch Consulting Awards for … Continue reading

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Leadership vs. Management

Are these two notions distinct, synonymous or complementary? Many views prevail in the literature. I find the views of John Kotter and Peter Northouse particularly compelling, based on my own experience with leaders and managers at all levels of organizations, … Continue reading

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Text Analyze This

What are the different connotations ascribed to the term “human capital” by HR professionals and what is a simple way to illustrate the variety? The opportunity to examine these two questions came up recently as part of some work with … Continue reading

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It’s Probable: You Have a Chance

As HR professionals wrap their heads around predictive human capital analytics, one of the capabilities required will be a firm grasp of probability. Not just relevant probability theory, but a feel for the numbers as well. Why is this important? … Continue reading

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