By definition, it is more bits and bites, mega- and giga-, than we can get our heads around. The idea is that technology these days – with few professions excepted and for sure not HR – can make pattern sense where we cannot by working through the enormous volume of information that modern life accidentally collects.
The big data consequence is the challenge to us to make good sense of how to use it. I have struggled with the volume of material, the glossy showcasing, the new buzzwords. So, I have struggled to find relevance for the real-life people in my network of colleagues, clients and associate partners.
Daunting for all no doubt and many don’t dare start.
I very much like the People Science concepts, as emphasised for example by Sage People [i], global HR and people system. Look out for this. Find a close correlation between this and equally impressive academic research work for HR on Evidence-based HR Management (EBHR) [ii].
Here I’d like to consolidate and digest into some manageable tips. They may not be big but they may be where you’re at:
Read on for 10 clear and practical points to help you make big data bite-sized [iii].
These tips are a concise, condensed consolidation of where a small and local professional world might be at with big data.
If you’d like more explanation behind my points then do ask for or look out for a meatier read. Or get in touch with practical insights you’ve drawn in your analytical start.
 Visit www.sagepeople.com for more information about the Sage People product as well as further content about People Science
[ii] Rob Briner, Professor of Organisational Psychology, Queen Mary University of London, is great to read on this topic
[iii] We like bite-sized at Phase 3 Consulting. For us it means all that manages volume with a modest pragmatism and with expertise, to get results
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