HR data: Ready to be part of next ‘big’ thing? (Guest Commentary)

Integrated data management the goal — but first, HR data must be managed properly
By Ian Turnbull
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 04/07/2014

The idea of “big data” is to gather input from multiple data sources into a single analytical tool. And the term big really does mean big — we’re talking petabytes, not gigabytes.

That definition automatically excludes all but the largest organizations — which represent the smallest percentage of the business community. Medium-sized and small organizations simply do not have enough data for the term to apply.

But the concept of integrated data is just as important (or perhaps even more important) for smaller-scale organizations.