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How to Choose the Right Employee Survey Frequency

How to Choose the Right Employee Survey Frequency


You might find it difficult to believe, but the annual employee survey is almost a hundred years old! In the 1920s, big industrial companies began the practice of asking employees, once a year, about their job satisfaction to search for ways to improve productivity. One time a year was how frequent employee surveys were sent. The so-called “attitude survey” was…

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Human Analytics and the Future of Work


[This post was originally published in the Straits Times on 27 Jul 2016. It has been edited for use on this blog.] The rise of big data and predictive analytics in human capital management has opened the floodgates to tools and processes to add scientific rigour to people management, transforming human resource practice Download our eBook on The Age of…

Why it’s time to embrace People Analytics


Factory workers at the Western Electric Company, based just outside 1920s Chicago, were found to be more motivated and productive because of social factors than monetary incentives and good working conditions. These factors included choosing their own co-workers, working as a group, being treated as ‘special’, and having a sympathetic supervisor. Fast forward almost 100 years after the Hawthorne Studies,…