Merging the Streams of Market Research and Business Analytics

As a trend watcher in the IT space I have noticed a consistent drumbeat over the last few years. CIOs and their interest in analytics and business intelligence has been consistent if not increasing. This makes perfect sense as companies realize they need to leverage both internal and external more

Make Time for Employee Feedback

The cost estimates for replacing an employee vary widely depending upon the nature of the role. Regardless, it is an expensive and time-consuming task to recruit and onboard a new employee. Just as we are concerned with customer acquisition and retention the same thinking can be applied more

5 Types of Employee Surveys (You Might Not Know About)

When you think about employee surveys most times you think about conducting surveys to understand employee satisfaction and engagement. However, there are many other types of employee surveys that you could be conducting to get a better understanding of all aspects of the employee lifecycle. These more

20 Most Popular Posts of 2012

While we highlight the most popular posts from a given month in our newsletter, one of my favorite activities is to look back and see what posts were the most popular overall each year. Keeping with tradition, here's a look back across the 20 most popular posts of 2012!   Customer Loyalty Month: more

Best Practices for 360 Peer Reviews

Performance reviews are no fun. Whether they’re annual reviews with a manager or 360 peer reviews, they’re unwelcome aspects of any job. Although 360 reviews seem like they would be the perfect complements to standard annual reviews, they have the potential to wreak havoc on morale, productivity more

Analytics and BI are top priorities for CIOs in 2012

According to recent research by Gartner, the top priorities for CIOs in 2012 include analytics and business intelligence. This makes perfect sense as companies realize they need to leverage their internal and external data sources to better compete in rapidly changing markets. Analytics, more

Using Surveys for 360 Feedback Performance

As we near the end of the year, you will probably have to be evaluated with 360 feedback and/or you will be asking people to do evaluations for 360 feedback. One the best ways to capture 360 feedback is by using standardized surveys.  Here are a few ideas to creating surveys for 360 more

Festive Friday: Santa Baby Won't You Check Off My Christmas List?

Around this time every year, we start thinking about our "Wish List" for 2012 and getting our budgets in order to fund our new and existing initiatives. Just like when we were children, we have to decide what really belongs on our wish list this year. Do we want the newest American Girl Doll or more

Using Crosstabs to Uncover Hidden Insights

Survey research involves uncovering hidden insights buried deeply within responses to our questionnaires. Looking at one variable at a time can provide interesting top-level insight, but it fails to uncover the relationships between variables. This is where bivariate (two variables) or more

Back to School

The season is indeed beginning its slow change from the heat and growth of summer to a slower more relaxed pace of fall. The harbinger of this change is the ubiquitous ‘Back to School’ mantra being sung by retailers across the land. As much as I like the concept of a strong retail sector, and more
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