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Blog Post: Whisper courses: on-the-job microlearning with email

Learning doesn’t always happen in a classroom. Research on learning shows that even within an hour, people can forget about 50% of the information. So when our team of learning and development spec...
Learning & Development

Blog Post: Hiring, honeybees, and human decision making

Dozens of studies have shown that the choices we make over what we eat, how we save, and even how we vote can be affected by how those choices are presented: their choice architecture. Research has...
Hiring People Analytics

Blog Post: Data from the lunchroom could inform the boardroom

We spend the majority of our waking hours at work. If you’re lucky, those hours are in a workplace that energizes and empowers you. But for many, it’s in a constraining environment, and work is a s...
People Analytics

Blog Post: Stories and experiments from the UK Nudge Unit

Reinhard, an advisor at the UK Behavioural Insights Team, aka “the Nudge Unit," talked at the re:Work 2014 event about how organizations can better deliver services through thoughtful choice archi...
People Analytics

Blog Post: People Analytics - where HR meets science at Google

At the re:Work 2014 event, Setty spoke about how his team uses data and analytics to inform its people decisions, from benefits to promotions to hiring. Setty explained Google’s approach starts wi...
People Analytics

Blog Post: Achieve your resolutions using the science of temptation bundling

Dr. Katherine Milkman, Assistant Professor of Operations and Information Management at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, has been studying how “temptation bundling” can be used...
Goal Setting

Blog Post: How the US Army uses data to improve the lives of soldiers

Lester’s team has built an enormous database for securely and anonymously analyzing and experimenting with that data. They have run analyses on over 16,000 soldiers entering basic training to dete...
People Analytics

Blog Post: Nudge employees to save more for retirement

Imagine someone asked you how many stories tall the Leaning Tower of Pisa is. Before you’re able to give your response, they mention that Eiffel Tower is 81 stories tall. Without looking up the ans...
People Analytics

Blog Post: Nudge people to encourage ethical behavior

An expert in organizational behavior, Desai spoke at the re:Work 2016 event about three simple nudges: infusing accountability, displaying moral symbols, and using reminders of childhood. These ca...

Blog Post: Avoiding loss to make big gains in employee wellness

As nice and neat as traditional economic theory is, real life is anything but precise. Behavioral economics recognizes that being human means we can be short-sighted, emotional, and even make decis...
People Analytics

Blog Post: Bringing behavioral science to the White House

Dr. Maya Shankar founded the White House Social and Behavioral Sciences Team (SBST) which has successfully used behavioral science to design more effective and efficient policies and programs acro...
People Analytics