HRBoss Blog: HR Trends

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Article by Annabella Poon

on 7 Apr 2014

Undeniably, ‘Big Data’ has taken the business world by storm. With the emergence of Cloud Infrastructure and Technologies, end-users of these systems are now able to obtain, generate and visualise data in ways that historically, we weren’t able to achieve.

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Article by Annabella Poon

on 3 Apr 2014

Just 2 weeks after the release of The Asia HR Big Data Survey Whitepaper Report, HRBoss spoke to leading government and HR industry experts to get their take on the Survey results. Read on to find out what they had to say about the state of HR Big Data in Asia.

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Article by Annabella Poon

on 28 Mar 2014

The recently published Asia HR Big Data Survey 2014 reveals that human resource professionals across the region are spending a disproportionate amount of time locked into demanding, yet inefficient, reporting cycles. The study also shows that the ‘Excel Hell’ syndrome currently plaguing HR is only set to deteriorate.

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Article by Annabella Poon

on 26 Mar 2014

If you are reading this blog then you are probably already familiar with the concept of Big Data. Are you also aware of Gartner’s classic definition of Big Data? According to this still widely adhered to definition, Big Data can be characterized by the following ‘3 Vs’:

Volume, Velocity and Variety

In a nutshell, these ‘3 Vs’ refer to the overwhelming amounts and types of data we now have at our disposal and the increasing speed at which this data can be processed.

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Article by Annabella Poon

on 19 Mar 2014

As the spotlight continues to shine on HR Big Data and with no sign that interest is waning, the state of Big Data for human resources in the APAC region is, in reality, still very much in its infancy. This is according to a new study sponsored by HRBoss, which exposes the many challenges the Asia-based HR department faces in adopting a data-driven approach in 2014.

Here is an infographic which summarises the results of the survey:

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Article by HRBoss

on 3 Mar 2014

Move from ‘gut-feeling’ to evidence-based decision making

Attracting and developing talent is one of the key roles HR has in any organization. Before the rise of Big Data, the challenge of accurately identifying future superstars had been too sophisticated for HR  to undertake without an element of guess-work.

Article by Manisha Dhalani

on 7 Feb 2014

The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) Singapore launched fresh findings in the past week with statistics depicting a tight labour market and an increasing number of unfulfilled vacancies. Figures show that vacancies stood at 61,900 in September 2013 – a whopping 9.7 per cent more than a year before.
 

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Article by HRBoss

on 3 Feb 2014

With all the buzz surrounding Big Data, it’s easy to get lost in the hype. Get down to the basics with HRBoss as we help you understand what exactly Big Data is...



Want to learn more about Big Data for HR? HRBoss have published The 2014 Report Big Data for HR. Download your free copy now to learn about
  • The basics of Big Data
  • Big Data and the scheme of HR
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Article by HRBoss

on 27 Jan 2014

In 2013 Big Data went big. Countless news articles, whitepapers and reports on Big Data were published, along with heaps of infographics that continue to circulate. Add to this the sudden demand for Data Scientists- a new breed of talent dubbed the sexiest job of the 21st century (a.k.a.

Article by Manisha Dhalani

on 23 Jan 2014

The latest statistics on labour turnover is out. Amongst other key figures, Singapore’s Ministry of Manpower (MOM) reported that as of Q3 2013, the resignation rate in Singapore fell to 2.0%.
 
The number doesn’t seem very high. And it’s good news – because employers in Singapore must be doing something right.