Separating the Real People Analytics From the Phonies

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Indi Samarajiva

Somewhere in the market, vendors are providing products that can track a company’s headcount, breaking the workforce down into groups or genders or by ethnicity. These applications are fine for what they can do: give the user data about differences such as those between the marketing and finance groups, including salary differentials. 

But is this talent analytics? Heck, no. This is essentially a dressed-up list. But some vendors might claim such a product is, indeed, talent analytics.

Elsewhere in the market, vendors are providing human capital management, talent management, applicant tracking and performance…

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