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People analytics, explained

Taking a data-driven approach to talent-related decisions helps companies pivot quickly – in a crisis or simply as an agile business strategy.

May 12, 2020
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What sports analytics can teach business managers

Teams, leagues, and athletes are leading the way when it comes to using data analytics. Here’s what businesses can learn from sports analytics.

May 4, 2020
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MIT Sloan research about the coronavirus pandemic

The latest working papers from MIT Sloan faculty about the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.

Apr 23, 2020
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5 trends in venture capital (beyond the pandemic)

Change is afoot in venture capital, from machine learning to the impacts of COVID-19. Here’s a quick primer on what’s happening now.

Apr 22, 2020
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For successful self-isolation, internet speed matters

Research finds people with access to high-speed internet can better self-isolate, particularly reinforcing the wealthy’s ability to social distance.

Apr 17, 2020
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Study: Consumers value reviews over occupational licenses

Occupational licensing raises costs, new research finds, but consumers hiring a painter or contractor care more about price and online reviews.

Apr 15, 2020
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How to restart the economy with a ‘safe’ workforce

When the time comes, restarting the economy needs to be as quick and safe as possible. Safe workers, “immunity certificates,” and digital tracking could help.

Apr 14, 2020
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Research proves it: Naps save you money

New research suggests that taking a 30-minute nap during work can increase productivity and prompt more deposits into your savings account.

Apr 13, 2020
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The coronavirus could spark a health care platform revolution

Compatibility issues still hinder implementations, but need is driving platforms forward.

Mar 30, 2020
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An ‘accuracy nudge’ could curtail COVID-19 misinformation

People are less likely to share falsehoods about the new coronavirus and COVID-19 when prompted to consider accuracy.

Mar 23, 2020
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