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Quantifiably Better: Delivering Human Resource (HR) Analytics from Start to Finish by Steve VanWieren

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CHAPTER 3 Manipulating Your Data: Put Your Stake in the Ground

Many years ago, I was in a situation at work where one of the leaders and I did not see eye to eye on something. He would go and tell his people one thing, and I would go and tell my people something different. He was basing his argument on his gut, and I was basing my argument on information that I had collected from data. I remember specifically the day that he approached me after hearing one of his own employees spout out what I had been saying instead of what he was proposing. Needless to say, he wasn’t happy, and he thought I had been weaseling my way into his team’s heads, which simply wasn’t true.

This leader came right up to me, puffed his chest out at me, and he basically ...

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