San Ramon, CA — January 6, 2021 — The year was 1994. There were no smartphones, no iPads, no flat-screen TVs. No Google, no Netflix, no Dropbox. Instead of Wi-Fi, most people used paid, dial-up online services like AOL. And you paid for every minute you used it. Nevertheless, 1994 was a momentous year. It was … Continue reading “eQuest Turns 27”
eQuest profiled as one of the Silicon 70 firms featured in The Silicon Review, 2018.
There are very few Internet companies that can claim they’ve been in business for 24 years. Between the dot.com bust and the continuous onslaught of new technologies being released each day, it’s almost inconceivable to consider a company that started on the “World Wide Web” in 1994 could still be around — and still relevant–after … Continue reading “eQuest profiled as one of the Silicon 70 firms featured in The Silicon Review, 2018.”
eQuest Wins Marcom Award in Best B2B Website Category for 2016
DALLAS, TX – SAN RAMON, CA – CAPITOLA, CA – January 10, 2017 — MarCom Awards announced winners in the 2016 creative competition for marketing and communication professionals. There were 6,500 entries from throughout the United States, Canada and 17 other countries. eQuest, along with top website creative company Scott Design of Capitola, CA, took … Continue reading “eQuest Wins Marcom Award in Best B2B Website Category for 2016”
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Big Data Dashboard Dizziness — A Trendy Tool with Little Utilization
Over the past 12 months, I have had the luxury of speaking with a vast assortment of HR Directors who are kind enough to impart their wisdom, opinions, and frustrations when it comes to utilizing Big Data in the HR workplace. One common thread seems to be centered on the method of how vendors are … Continue reading “Big Data Dashboard Dizziness — A Trendy Tool with Little Utilization”
Take the Big Data Plunge – The Time is Now!
Take the Dive or Risk Becoming Irrelevant Editor’s note – This is the 1st of a two-part post. Lately, I’ve been a participant in a tremendous number of “debates” where the topic is “to what degree, if at all, does data, metrics, and analytics, play a role in the ongoing success of the HR … Continue reading “Take the Big Data Plunge – The Time is Now!”
eQuest’s New White Paper Underscores Immediate Need for Big Data in Talent Acquisition
Insights gleaned from Big Data drive proactive, competitive hiring process. San Ramon, CA — May 29, 2013 — The promise of Big Data for talent acquisition is real, but time is of the essence. eQuest’s Big Data division has just released a white paper that offers practical information on how HR can both make faster, … Continue reading “eQuest’s New White Paper Underscores Immediate Need for Big Data in Talent Acquisition”
When it Comes to Big Data, Don’t Forget — the Basic Rules Still Apply
The 3 most important concepts to keep in mind Readers of my blogs and articles know that my focus has often been on explaining Big Data. This Big Data phenomenon is quickly spreading throughout the business world. Those that understand it well will be able to garner new insights that will give them a competitive … Continue reading “When it Comes to Big Data, Don’t Forget — the Basic Rules Still Apply”
Big Data Gains Traction in the HR Space
Big Data isn’t just for the Star Trek-loving geeks of the world anymore. Samuel Greengard at Baseline Magazine says it well: “…the topic has jumped outside the boundaries of IT and spread into the general enterprise. A growing number of business publications and portals, such as Forbes and Harvard Business Review, are devoting ink and … Continue reading “Big Data Gains Traction in the HR Space”
Six Baby Steps to Implement Big Data for HR
There’s a lot of BIG talk about Big Data. Now for the SMALL talk. While some companies are leaping into Big Data with a vengeance, others are shying away from Big Data altogether. The term “BIG DATA” alone scares off the weak-hearted HR executive who already has enough on their plate. I often hear the … Continue reading “Six Baby Steps to Implement Big Data for HR”
You Can Do Big Data, Today!
I spend a good amount of time reading about Big Data (after all, this is a Big Data blog), but even those who have a casual interest in it probably have noticed that for all the buzz, most of it is focused on what we will be able to do with Big Data — someday. … Continue reading “You Can Do Big Data, Today!”
Big Data for HR: What’s Ahead in 2013?
Looking back on 2012, it is clear that Big Data was quite a buzz phrase in the business world. As I dust off my crystal ball and look to the future, I thought I’d weigh in on what Big Data for HR holds in store for 2013. There was a lot of talk about Big … Continue reading “Big Data for HR: What’s Ahead in 2013?”
Big Data for HR — Can it Really Make a Big Difference?
Industry insight and analysis suggests that, when it comes to Big Data, HR is at a crossroads, where leaders realize informed decision-making is critical to increasing their strategic value, but they struggle with getting started. I couldn’t agree more — and have even suggested the same in a previous post on HR organizations feeling overwhelmed by … Continue reading “Big Data for HR — Can it Really Make a Big Difference?”
Spooky Parallels — Leveraging Predictive Analytics For Success
I can’t pass up the timely opportunity to point out some spooky parallels between Marketing and Human Resources (HR), as related to data and analytics. It stems from an event invitation I recently received titled “Analytics with a Purpose: The Human Edge of Big Data” (marketingpower.com). If the topic sounds familiar, it should, as I’ve … Continue reading “Spooky Parallels — Leveraging Predictive Analytics For Success”
Big Data for HR Doesn’t Have to be Rocket Science
Last week I wrote about growing HR into something big, and how Big Data can play a key role in helping you become a more valuable partner to your organization by engaging in data-driven decision making. Over the past few weeks, I’ve been talking with both customers and industry analysts. Two themes have emerged from … Continue reading “Big Data for HR Doesn’t Have to be Rocket Science”
Grow HR into Something Big
I’ve enjoyed watching the evolution of HR throughout my career. Gone are the days when HR’s primary role was to handle the Administration and Compliance requirements of the employee population. It wasn’t that long ago that being responsible for the Talent Management for those employees was HR’s primary mission. Now, the push is to become … Continue reading “Grow HR into Something Big”
Big Data: A Fool With A Tool, Is Still A Fool
Just as having a saw doesn’t make you an expert carpenter, having Big Data doesn’t make you an expert analyst. A recent article in Harvard Business Review, titled “Big Data’s Human Component,” has reinforced what I’ve been thinking for some time. While the industry is getting excited about Big Data being the “next great tool,” … Continue reading “Big Data: A Fool With A Tool, Is Still A Fool”
1.1 Billion Records — Now That’s “Big Data”
It seems that “Big Data” is all the buzz in technology circles these days — and for good reason. Big data has all the hallmarks of being the next “Big” thing. Big, because of the potential for “Big” rewards that can be reaped. Companies must carefully review how they allocate their resources. Business leaders should … Continue reading “1.1 Billion Records — Now That’s “Big Data””
Floating Point — The Journey Begins
What do a mathematical computation method, a Chinese philosophy, and a baseball coach all have in common? While the answer is not so obvious, the truth is that the powerful combination of these three form the core of the foundation of eQuest’s “Big Data for HR” division. Let’s start with understanding the meaning of the … Continue reading “Floating Point — The Journey Begins”