Even in our 21st century, data driven world, too many talent management strategies are governed by gut feelings and standard operating procedures that have been around since the middle of last century. Nine of ten respondents to a recent Salesforce Market Report indicated a belief that data will revolutionize industry practices in much the same way the internet did. So, why are we hesitant to embrace it?
In a recent article, I shared my own experience with a back problem that finally landed me at the chiropractor. I needed data. There were problems in my own personal process of diet, exercise and posture that needed adjustment to get my system back to optimum operation. Once I could establish what the likely causes were, with some objective help, I could set goals and measure the results to see what needed to be done.