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Big Data shows potential for human resources: IBM

Can analytics be applied to human resources? According to IBM A/NZ human resources director, Robert Orth, the technology giant is already experimenting with the possibilities.
Orth spoke of ways IBM has been using Big Data to predict patterns in its workforce during the “A Smarter Workforce is a Social Workforce” event in Sydney
One experiment IBM did with analytics was looking at attrition and why people leave.
“You start off by gathering a massive amount of data, a ‘longtitudal study’ as they call it, to glean information and factors about people, such as pay level,” Orth said.

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