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Shopping For AI Talent? Beware Of Unicorns

Michele Goetz 1 day ago
At the dawn of big data, data scientists were the unicorn of the hour. Talk to any one of these rarities, and they would say there were only about 100 of them in the world. When executives woke up to the potential of big data, it was also at the same time we were dealing […]
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Predictions 2019: Employee Experience Moves To Center Stage

Samuel Stern November 5, 2018
Companies and executives are paying attention to employee experience as never before. There are good reasons for this attention. Chief among them is the historically low unemployment rate, which gives employees options that they are taking advantage of. Employees are quitting their jobs at the fastest rate since 2001.[i] What’s more, companies that care about […]
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Improve Your Insights Storytelling With Speedthrough Stories

Cinny Little March 22, 2018
Have you ever met an executive by chance in a hallway and they asked you about some data-to-insights work you’ve presented? And you were caught off guard and didn’t explain it well?   We’ve all been there. When we come up short like that, we’re leaving money – and time – on the table. We just […]
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Four Reasons Retailers Need to Invest In People

Ananda Chakravarty October 30, 2017
Four reasons to invest in store labor Labor was 43% of retail operating expenses based on our last US census data, but retailers haven’t been spending more on employee training [1].  A 2016 training industry report shows only 32% of those surveyed in retail are increasing their training budgets [2].  In addition, retail customers aren’t thrilled […]
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The Battle For Talent

Victor Milligan August 7, 2017
In last week’s episode of Forrester’s What It Means podcast, Marc Cecere and Jeffrey Hammond discuss today’s real and potentially dangerous gaps in talent — and how companies are making fundamental changes to strengthen their position in the market. Podcast Transcript Victor Milligan: Hi, I’m Victor Milligan. Jennifer Isabella: And I’m Jennifer Isabella. Victor Milligan: Your co-hosts for Forrester’s podcast What It […]
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Writing Code In Fly-over Country

Jeffrey Hammond August 3, 2017
As our clients know, I’ve been writing a lot about strategies for recruiting and retaining developers, and building shop cultures where they can thrive. In the U.S. we’re currently in a sellers market when it comes to development talent. According to the BLS, firms will need to find almost half a million developers between 2014 […]
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We Don’t Need Jedis

Chase Cunningham July 7, 2017
Like every other movie buff, geek, or nerd on the planet I am a Star Wars fan.  I think it’s a stellar series (minus the whole Jar Jar Binks thing, anything with that guy in it could be used as an alternative to waterboarding) that has spun a tale for the ages across the better […]
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Business Intelligence Skills

Boris Evelson December 8, 2016
So you have gone through the Discover and Plan of your Business Intelligence (BI) strategy and are ready to staff your BI support organization. What skills, experience, expertise and qualifications should you be looking for? Since the term BI is often used to also include data management processes and technologies, let’s assume that in your case […]
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The Data Digest: Emotional Connections, Engaged Employees, And Better Business Results In Asia Pacific

Anjali Lai May 1, 2014
When Satya Nadella assumed his role as CEO of Microsoft, he shared a profound statement in a companywide email: “I truly believe that each of us must find meaning in our work. The best work happens when you know that it’s not just work, but something that will improve other people’s lives. This is the opportunity that […]
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How To Retain Your Most Creative Employees

Nigel Fenwick June 24, 2013
There have already been plenty of articles written on the importance of creativity in the workforce. Assuming you buy into the importance of attracting creative types to your team, you will have an understanding of what to look for in hiring creative people. And then you will face the challenge of keeping these people on your team. I […]
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Business Intelligence / Analytics / Big Data Leader Job Description

Boris Evelson February 13, 2013
Clients often ask Forrester to help them define a job description for a business intelligence (BI) / analytics / big data leader, executive, or manager. Here’s what we typically provide: Our research on Agile BI organizational structures and Agile Customer Data Management Organizations are a good starting point. Because that report doesn’t include a deep dive […]
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Personal And Company Brands — The Story Not Told Of Empowered Employees

Forrester August 9, 2010
A week ago, my friend Michael Rubin alerted me to a CNNMoney.com/Fortune article that rubbed him the wrong way. I and many others who cover social media had the same reaction to “Building your brand (and keeping your job).” Not only did the article seem unfair to Scott Monty, a marketing leader who has been widely recognized […]
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SuccessFactors Offers Good Human Resources Management, But It’s Not A Complete Solution

Claire Schooley May 18, 2010
Yesterday I attended the first day of SuccessFactors’ California customer conference at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco. Efficiency, speed, and good orchestration were evident throughout the day. The CEO, Lars Dalgaard, is a high-energy person who exudes confidence in the growth of his company. He is a real showman, and rather than giving a […]
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