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Analytics at Large: COVID-19 Data vs. HR Data — What’s the Difference?

By: Samantha Rhoads & Michael Cortes[1] The COVID-19 pandemic has put a spotlight on statistical terms often unfamiliar to anyone but such professionals as statisticians and data scientists. Terminology such as infection rates, “flattening the curve,” and related statistical information are now being used as slogans and hashtags. This post offers a brief explanation of...… Continue Reading
April 23, 2020

Class Action Trends Report Winter 2020 – Data Analytics

Check out our Winter 2020 Class Action Trends Report.  Our quarterly report discusses new developments in class action litigation and offers strategic guidance and tactical tips on how to defend such claims.  This issue covers using data analytics.  Read it here.… Continue Reading
March 19, 2020

EEOC Launches Office of Enterprise Data and Analytics

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has established the Office of Enterprise Data and Analytics (OEDA) to “provide [their] customers timely, accurate, and bias-free data and information to prevent and remedy unlawful employment discrimination, and improve organizational performance.” EEOC Director and Chief Data Officer Samuel C. “Chris” Haffer leads the OEDA. This is an exciting...… Continue Reading
December 26, 2018

Were Analytics the Real MVP of the Super Bowl?

As the Eagles readied to celebrate the franchise’s first Vince Lombardi trophy, an unlikely candidate basked in the glow of being declared the game’s Most Valuable Player. Surely it was Nick Foles who, on his way to upsetting one of the NFL’s elite franchises threw and caught a touchdown in the same big game, was...… Continue Reading
February 9, 2018

Charting Your Course on the Data Analytics Highway

Should data analytics be used as a tool to uncover new insights from company data, or should it be used to answer or solve a specific business inquiry or problem? This question is central to any analytics project design. But like most important questions, the answer depends on several factors and is not altogether clear....… Continue Reading
September 14, 2017

Lawyers and Data Analytics?

Recently, we presented a program at a well-known analytics conference and set up an informational booth to meet attendees. Several attendees, most of whom were data scientists, approached our booth with inquisitive looks on their faces and asked, “Why is a law firm at an analytics conference?” Good question. We explained that Jackson Lewis, as...… Continue Reading
August 1, 2017

Workplace Analytics: What Does the Law Say?

Hopefully by now you have recognized the benefits of workplace analytics and are becoming more comfortable understanding any associated risk. Does the law provide any guidance? As we discussed in a prior blog entry, some government agencies have issued reports, weighing in on the use of workplace analytics. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission also held...… Continue Reading
July 25, 2017

Striking a Balance: Managing the Workplace with Data-Driven Solutions

Most of us encounter the use of analytics in our everyday lives and give little thought to its use. Have you ever applied for a credit card or loan and were asked to provide a list of your outstanding financial obligations? Or, perhaps you applied for health insurance and were required to provide a summary...… Continue Reading
July 18, 2017

So What is Data Analytics Anyway?

(And while we’re at it…what are Big Data, Business Intelligence, Artificial Intelligence, Data Science and IoT?) To the newly initiated, introducing one’s self to the field data analytics can be intimidating. Navigating through a dizzying array of terms can be a difficult and tedious task. In this post, we bring to you a brief laymen’s...… Continue Reading
July 13, 2017

So What is Data Analytics Anyway?

(And while we’re at it…what are Big Data, Business Intelligence, Artificial Intelligence, Data Science and IoT?) To the newly initiated, introducing one’s self to the field data analytics can be intimidating. Navigating through a dizzying array of terms can be a difficult and tedious task. In this post, we bring to you a brief laymen’s...… Continue Reading
July 13, 2017

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