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Here at the HR Tech World in London, I had a long discussion with a London-based top headhunter who specialises in CHROs for large companies listed on the stock exchange. She claimed she’s finding it increasingly difficult to meet the expectations of CEOs. One of the things that crop up …

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This is a guest post by Luk Smeyers, CEO and Co-Founder of iNostix  The spring HR Tech World congress in London will be here soon, so we’ll see how radically the world of HR analytics has moved on again. One of the hottest issues in the HR analytical space at …

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One of the things what struck me most in the past months was that I must have heard “HR data” about 1,000 times. Everyone’s talking about it. HR data as the new black? Not the goal but the means Of course I love data, because it’s what I do and …

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Luk Smeyers, CEO & Co-Founder of iNostix interviews Josh Bersin, Principal & Founder of Bersin by Deloitte – at HR Tech World Congress 2015 in Paris. According to Josh Bersin, People Analytics has now become even more important than ever before. It is a tool enabling us to predict & solve people-related business …

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I often have discussions about necessary budgets for doing predictive HRA. Unfortunately HR focuses mainly on the costs and not so much on the investment aspect. I’ve noticed that HR leaders do not succeed enough in positioning predictive analytics as a necessary investment in the sustainable competitiveness of their organisation. …

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This is a Guest post by Luk Smeyers, CEO and Co-Founder of iNostix. Many people at the HR Tech World Congress here in Paris are saying HR should start collaborating with Finance more closely to get better analyses. Here’s my experience: Finance definitely out-analyses HR and a good collaboration with them is …

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This is a Guest post by Luk Smeyers, CEO and Co-Founder of iNostix.   As I’m enjoying all these fantastic technological evolutions here at HR Tech World in Paris, I still feel left in the lurch a little, because I’ve hardly heard anything from all these (with all due respect!) clever software …

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This is a Guest post by Luk Smeyers, CEO and Co-Founder of iNostix. Though there’s a flurry of all kinds of new phenomenal HR technologies around me here at the HR Tech World Congress in Paris, there are still a few aspects to the HR profession I will probably never understand. One …

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With the upcoming HR Tech World Congress in Paris, we will once again see an entire series of ‘HR Big Data’ articles. But have these authors ever done any research about what big data really is? You wind up very soon at the Amazons, Googles and Booking.coms of this world. …

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The upcoming HR Tech World Congress in Paris prompted me to take a look back at the last congress in Amsterdam in the autumn of 2014. And, as I like dissenting a little, I’d like to start with a few statements from that congress. Why? Because they would violently rouse …

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I wrote a column for a Dutch magazine a few months ago titled “The CIO is your new friend.” Back then I quoted an inspiring HR professional from a major organisation at a congress in London: “Our CIO is helping HR to figure out what data matters most is driving …

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Last year I had the tremendous honour to announce the appointment of professor Bart Baesens from the renowned University of Leuven as our company’s academic adviser. It was like a dream come true. After all, Baesens is an absolute authority on data mining and predictive analysis. Having spent the past …

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