The Workday HR vs Finance Conundrum

I remain fascinated by the cloud-based, integrated financial management system, Workday. At a spectator level, we at Media 1 excitedly cheer the rapid rise of Workday and its premise — and promise — of enabling financial and people data to finally live and work together harmoniously in the same enterprise system. Rationalizing people data and…

HR Analytics: Find the Why

Recently I’ve come across two studies that have been rather critical of the current state of HR Analytics. A recent study by LFR Inc. Human Resources Research Report (http://bit.ly/1il3S63) reports only 13% cited Big Data and Talent Analytics as important. While a Bersin By Deliotte study (http://talentmgt.com/articles/view/study-hr-lagging-on-building-analytics-skills/) found: “86 percent of companies say they have…

Return On People eBook

When you download The Return on People eBook, you’ll quickly see that the cautionary tales, the best practices, and practical steps to start piloting now are all aimed at the C-Suite. Effective Return On People (ROP) strategy must be a leadership mandate. It requires looking at your organization holistically. It requires challenging the structure and role…

58 Quotes, Facts, Benchmarks, and Best Practices on People and Analytics

For the last 18 months, the consulting team at Media 1 has read tens of thousands of pages of research, presentations, and white papers on analytics as it relates to people and performance. When we came across especially interesting content, we added it to a master list of resources. The following 58 Quotes, Facts, Benchmarks,…

12 Things Your People Won’t Tell You They Need to Succeed

Whether you call it process improvement, transformation,  or integration … pretty much any successful enterprise performance initiative requires an artful blend of People, Process, and Technology. When it comes to Rollout Process and implementation, Project Managers focus on the Project Plan and IT is all over the Technology side of the equation. But how do…

The Five Stages of Human Capital Maturity

Based on existing theory about Human Capital Analytics and levels of organizational maturity, and thousands of hours of our own primary research, these are the levels of maturity that we believe every business leader will need to move his or her organization through in the process of transforming the Human Resources organization into an empowered driver of business strategy.