Littalics on Wednesday 2
Edition #44
March 31st 2021
The Spring Collection

Happy Wednesday!

I wish you all, my friends, colleagues, clients, students, readers, and everybody on my network, happy spring holidays and joyful times with your families and loved ones. It feels like the right time to share my gratitude for your friendship and support during the challenging past year. I hope to continue our conversations and joint journeys after my short spring break when I'll be back with new ventures, activities, and contents.

Thoughts and Articles

Inspired by a conversation I had lately with colleagues on Brainfood Live, I share some ideas about the Ethics of People Analytics in Covid19 times.

People Analytics or "Bossware"? Part 1

People Analytics or "Bossware"? Ethics guideline in remote work – Part 1
Organizations started to record and leverage new workforce data sources to enhance productivity. New ethical concerns emerged. How Ethics change People Analytics? What happens when People Analytics becomes surveillance?

People Analytics or "Bossware"? Part 2

People Analytics or "Bossware"? Ethics guideline in remote work – Part 2
Covid19 times raised new ethical concerns regarding the use of people's data. What happens when caring about employees becomes an intrusion onto personal lives? What is the future of People Analytics, and what to do about it today?

Tweets and Treats

Contents I liked and shared this week on Twitter
Burnout is soaring during COVID-19: How can employers help?
When @Limeade surveyed #employees just months before the #pandemic began, they found that 42% of workers were burned out. When they asked employees about #burnout again, a few months into COVID-19, that number had shot up to 72%.
Software giant adds mental health day to ease COVID-related stress
Benefits provider Spring Health found that a staggering 76% of #employees were experiencing worker #burnout—which researchers say include such symptoms as exhaustion, feeling negative, cynical or detached from work, and reduced work #performance.


of companies say people analytics will be a major priority over the next 5 years *

* LinkedIn Global Talent Trends 2020
When I started my People Analytics blog back in 2016, I chose one of my crane's photographs for the main page header. Cranes are a great metaphor – always on a worldwide journey, with their large flocks, dynamic roles, and inter-dependencies. They are just like us, people in organizations who are on their journey to a data-driven career.

When I wrote on that header, "data makes you fly," I couldn't imagine what would follow. The story will be published shortly in this book. Its' not only about my career path and insights. It is also about HR leaders who can embrace analytics and become heroes in their organizations. Enjoy a sneak peek, and please, write me some feedback.

Updated Resources

A Lighthouse in the Rough Seas of HR-Tech

A Lighthouse in the Rough Seas of HR-Tech
Sailing the rough seas of HR-Tech solutions? This List may be your lighthouse. Find here links to HR-Tech innovation and solutions, sorted into ten main categories ...

Be careful! These books can change your career

Be careful! These books can change your career: People Analytics and HR-Tech reading list
My People Analytics and HR-Tech reading list on Kindle includes +30 items! Find here inspiration, practical guidance, validation for practices, new ideas, and innovative tools.

Opportunity to Learn

Do your learning opportunities in the domain of People Analytics include experience in real organization data? In my opinion, there is no substitute for such an experience. This is the essence of my mentoring programs for HR leaders and the one-on-one sessions that I offer to students in my introductory course, "The People Analytics Journey."
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Littal Shemer Haim

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