Chapter 15

The Age of Big Data and Talent Analytics

Kevin Oakes and Cliff Stevenson


The age of big data has arrived, propelled by an unprecedented proliferation of computing and storage capabilities. With the resulting massive influx of data comes the urgent need—indeed, the opportunity—to make sense of it, to derive insights to make better decisions and improve performance. This applies at all levels of the organization, but it’s the talent management function that may have the most open road ahead primarily because it’s the corporate function that is probably the furthest behind.

Research such as the Institute for Corporate Productivity’s ...

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