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June 08, 2015

How BIG Data Can Inform and Innovate HR in K-12 Education

In today's data-rich, technology-driven world, being a "data nerd" is cool. Even Harvard Business Review noted "data scientist" as one of the sexist jobs. While BIG data is making headlines globally, if used in appropriate ways, HR data can teach us a great deal about an individual's drivers and behavior, performance, needs, and their potential.

February 09, 2014

Research-Savvy Talent Management

Guest blogger Naima Khandaker writes about three strategies Talent Managers should utilize when selecting research to inform decisions and programs in their organizations.

September 21, 2013

Learning to Love Math: How One Teacher is Using MOOCs to Transform Instruction, Inspire Passion in Students

Let's take a moment to imagine a world in which people not only "get" math... but love math. Where would we be as educators? As individuals? As a workforce? As an economy? As a country? My seventh grade math teacher, Louanne Dorne, was a wonderful woman. She had been diagnosed with breast cancer, b...

July 24, 2013

New Report Examines Direction of K-12 Leadership

Today, the nonprofit Education Pioneers released The Invisible Lever: A Profile of Leadership and Management Talent in Education, an analysis of the current state of leadership in K-12 public education. The report offers three major findings developed using survey responses from more than 1,300 alum...

May 21, 2013

A Quick Look At Our Nation's Education Data

If you're like me and love sharing data with others, infographics are a handy communications tool that breaks information into digestible chunks. Among the latest to join the infographic trend is the U.S. Census Bureau, as part of its "How Do We Know" campaign related to veterans, America's changing...

September 07, 2012

Using Customer Feedback for Continuous Improvement

The Chippewa County Department of Human Services (CCDHS) in Wisconsin works like most other government human services groups, providing child protection services, foster and respite care, elder abuse care, and more. However, they recently launched an innovative plan to gather customer feedback and u...

August 31, 2012

Making Decisions: Gut Feel or Workforce Analytics?

A few weeks back, a tweet from @BigThink caught my eye. In 140 characters, they summed up how organizations are utilizing big data to create a stronger workforce. The post linked to a video of Haig Nalbantian, a Senior Partner at Mercer and well-known authority on Human Capital Measurement and Manag...

August 14, 2012

Leading and Lagging: Balancing Education Measures

I recently met with superintendents, treasurers, principals, and teacher leaders from across Ohio to discuss the use of measures, process improvement, and performance management in education. The group is working to create a list of metrics for scorecards around human resources, finance, IT, operati...

June 13, 2012

Shared Accountability Critical to Achieving Bottom Line in Education

Teresa Daulong, Battelle for Kids' Strategic Measures Specialist, contributed to this post. Teresa works daily with large urban school districts across the country to help every employee understand their impact on student success. With 16 years of experience working with organizations to improve p...

May 25, 2012

Low Attrition: Positive or Negative For An Organization?

Last week, I had the privilege of traveling to Singapore to visit schools and learn about the country's education system. I took away some interesting insights from local education leaders around K-12 talent management and human capital. For example, I had a brief conversation with a Singaporean pri...

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