Tag Archives: human capital

Paradigms and People

Economics gets a bum rap as the dismal science or the undergraduate major of last resort. The truth is that the subject gains relevance only after you’ve had some real world work experience and are in a management role that … 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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“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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Book Review: HR Analytics Handbook

The field of human resources analytics (aka human capital analytics) has taken the HR world by storm.  The unsung analytical heroics of rare HR quants, hitherto hidden from sight, have moved to center stage.  HR professionals worldwide have embraced the use of data, … Continue reading

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Value Proposition for an Early Investment in Human Capital Analytics Capability

A few weeks ago I was visiting with an HR executive at a small but growing technology company who asked me about the value proposition for investing in a human capital analytics capability. The company uses analytics in its core … Continue reading

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What Financial Analysts Think of Human Capital

A perspectives article with this title from the December issue of Talent Management Magazine prompted the following response from me via the Workforce Intelligence Consortium Linked In discussion group. My response received some positive feedback, so I thought I would … Continue reading

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A Capital Idea?

The HR function has been called many things, some of them not very kind. It’s name has changed over time from personnel to human resources. Some companies are now using the term human capital management.  What is “human capital” and … Continue reading

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