Remote hiring is here to stay. New research has identified four strategies that organizations can use to improve their approach to recruit the best and brightest talent remotely: taking the time to prepare, demonstrating attention to detail, sparking authentic conversation, and addressing candidates’ uncertainties head-on.
An annual survey of data and technology executives in large companies finds continued concerns about the executive roles — most frequently the chief data officer — charged with making their companies’ data environments better. Just under half of the respondents feel the role is still “nascent and evolving,” and 18% see it as “struggling with turnover.”
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The third-quarter phenomenon is characterized by mood shifts among those nearly finished with a long period of isolation. Anecdotal evidence suggests it often strikes about 75% of the way through an isolating event. As we near the end of pandemic-driven social distancing, those still self-isolating may face further psychological hurdles.
Few companies are able to consistently gain business value from their investments in big data, artificial intelligence, and machine learning. A study identified five obstacles to successful data science projects, but these suggested remedies can help companies obtain more benefit from their data science investments.
What Else We’re Reading This Week
- Digitally savvy executive teams deliver huge premiums in growth and valuation (Source: MIT SMR)
- How the videoconferencing boom is transforming sign language (Source: Scientific American)
- Six guiding principles for how companies can harness internal competition as a force for good (Source: MIT SMR)
- How pandemic stress and multitasking affect memory (Source: The New York Times)
Quote of the Week:
“Feeling like part of a team is a state of mind, not a state of place. Engagement and resilience are about who you work with, not where you’re working.”
— Marcus Buckingham, head of ADP Research Institute People + Performance, in “The Top 10 Findings on Resilience and Engagement”