Busting the Big Data Myth in HR

Schedule Tuesday, January 18, 2022 || 10:00 AM PST | 01:00 PM EST
Duration 60 Mins
Level Basic & Intermediate & Advanced
Webinar ID IQW22A0129

  • What is Big Data?
  • Big Data Tools
  • Correlation vs. Causes
  • Ethical Issues of the use of Big Data
  • The TLS Continuum and HR
  • Alternatives to being a statistician

Overview of the webinar

HR is confronted with a two-sided coin. Every time John Smith interviews a candidate, and the organization hires them the candidate does not stay. Management is screaming about what is causing this to happen. Do we blame John Smith? Do we blame the work environment? This is management pushing the when response. This is big data in action.

As HR professionals we are more concerned with why things happen rather than when.

Big Data and HR look at the differences between answering the when question vs. the why question. The webinar also presents an alternative view to Big Data which will provide you with the same metrics as big data but in easier terms to understand the needs of the organization. 

Who should attend?

  • C- Level Executives
  • Management
  • Supervisors
  • Stakeholders
  • Front-Line Employees
  • Finance

Why should you attend?

Look at the professional HRM journals. Look at the professional business journals. Almost every issue has some article that pertains to the role of huge databases and their use in our operations. This is fine if you are trying to predict when something will occur. But what if that is not the answer to your problem?

Human Capital Management needs to know the why’s of the process, but even more important they need to understand Why something occurred, whether it is a failed hire, an uptick in terminations, etc. If the why is your immediate need then Big Data will not work.

Participating in this webinar will provide you with a better understanding of just what the use of Big Data entails along with the challenges to its use on our operations. At the same time it will present you with an alternative model to achieve the same metrics with a different focus – why’s of HRM operations.

Faculty - Mr.Daniel T. Bloom

Daniel T. Bloom is a well-respected author, speaker and HR strategist, who during his career has worked as a contingency executive recruiter, member of the internal HR staff of a Fortune 1000 corporation, and a Corporate Relocation Director for several real estate firms. He is an active participant within the HR social Media scene maintaining blogs on Dbaiconsulting.com, Human Capital League; Recruiting Blogs, Brandergy and Toolbox for HR. He has also written over 40 articles, which have appeared on line and in print; along with four books (Just Get Me There- 2005 and Achieving HR Excellence through Six Sigma -2013, Field Guide to Achieving HR Excellence through Six Sigma - 2016, The Exceptional Educational System: Using Six Sigma to Transform Schools - 2017).

He is a member of the Suncoast HR Management Association; Worldwide ERC; and the American Society for Quality. He is also a member of the Six Sigma Black Belt Review Board at St. Petersburg College. Dan earned a Bachelor of Arts in Education from Parsons College and his Six Sigma Black Belt training from the Engineering and Technology Program at St. Petersburg College. He holds certifications as a Senior Professional in Human Resources, and as a Six Sigma Black Belt.


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