March 26 , 2017

Predictive Analytics

Similarities Between Corporations and Baseball

There Are More Similarities Than Differences Between Corporations And Baseball The popularity of the book “Moneyball” among business executives further illustrates the valuable lessons that we can all learn from the way metrics are used in baseball. It turns out that baseball and business have a lot in common in many areas of talent management including: The competition is intense ... Read More »

Sabermetrics — The Future Of Corporate Talent Metrics … Is Already Here

If your talent management function absolutely requires advanced metrics covering every aspect of how to manage top talent, look no further than Major League Baseball. Now hold on for a minute, just because you don’t understand or even like baseball, don’t turn away. Because the baseball metric approach is world-class; it is worth learning about. Also, most corporate CEOs love sports ... Read More »

I Learned Everything I Know About Great Talent Metrics…From Baseball

Many are shocked when I reveal that after 30 years of developing talent metrics, I have concluded that the best place to benchmark talent metrics isn’t a major corporation like Google or IBM, it is Major League Baseball. Ever since the book Moneyball came out, corporate and talent management leaders have been seeking out every opportunity to work with MLB ... Read More »

Recruit Top Prospects During Their ‘Angry Hours’ — Because Timing Is Everything

An in-depth analysis on how the right timing can dramatically improve recruiting In my experience, the hardest-to-recruit exceptional targets are those who I label as “no, and stop calling me” passive top prospects who simply won’t accept a recruiter’s call. Even though most recruiters will tell you that their lack of interest in changing jobs is unwavering, my research has ... Read More »

Proprietary Metrics — the Next Big Thing in Talent Management

The idea that you can create a template that will work forever doesn’t happen in any business … There’s some really, really bright people in this business. You can’t do the same thing the same way and be successful for a long period of time. — Billy Beane I am a strong advocate of what I call “parallel benchmarking,” which is ... Read More »