Workplace Analytics Webinar Series

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Workplace Analytics Webinar Series

Join experts in the people analytics space to explore how companies are using data insights to drive transformation. Our first webinar will be with Global Industry Analyst Josh Bersin and…

Every new employee needs an onboarding buddy

Originally published ON HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW

Every new employee needs an onboarding buddy

Candice Young, Dave Haspas, Dawn Klinghoffer

Bringing a new employee onboard is both an exciting and stressful time. And while managers play a critical role in shaping a new employees’ first weeks and months, a broader…

New AI-powered insights help employees find focus time, network, and increase wellbeing
New AI-powered insights help employees find focus time, network, and increase wellbeing

Kamal Janardhan

It’s no secret that work and life are speeding up. It’s not uncommon to spend all day in meetings, writing emails, or on the phone, leaving little time to focus…

Learning culture leads to change: how untapped data from everyday work fuels innovation

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Originally published ON Wall Street Journal

Learning culture leads to change: how untapped data from everyday work fuels innovation

Like many companies aiming to remain competitive and grow, BP, one of the largest energy producers in the world, has in recent years undertaken a digital transformation. And like many…

Optimizing the workday to become a ‘truly human organization’

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Originally published ON Microsoft Workplace Insights

Optimizing the workday to become a ‘truly human organization’

What if we knew, without having to guess, how to optimize work productivity while balancing our creativity and happiness? With that knowledge, what could we be empowered to do? That's…

Why unplugging from work is more work than we think

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Originally published ON Microsoft Insights Blog

Why unplugging from work is more work than we think

Natalie Singer-Velush

Unplugging from work: most of us probably think we do it—maybe we believe we're pretty good at it. During our personal time we tuck our phones away and turn off…

Optimizing sales and connecting with customers in the age of big data and machine learning

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Originally published ON HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW

Optimizing sales and connecting with customers in the age of big data and machine learning

Ryan Fuller, Sanaz Namdar

Companies are beginning to utilize their employees’ behavioral data—generally known as people analytics—to better understand and improve their sales operations, with strong results. Microsoft, where we work, is no exception,…

What sales teams should do to prepare for the next recession

Originally published ON Harvard Business Review

What sales teams should do to prepare for the next recession

Jamie Cleghorn, Mark Kovac

The current economic expansion is long by historical standards, and thus the risk of recession rises with each passing month. Recessions catch many companies by surprise, with predictable results. In…