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“The…process is entirely subjective and doesn’t accurately predict employee outcomes. It’s often
counterproductive to workplace success,” says Max Simkoff, co-founder and CEO of Evolv. He further claims
that, “dynamic analytics software reveals the hard facts on what makes employees most successful, allowing
executives to make smart operational decisions.”
The study indicates that analyzing big data can tell you more about employees’ behavior, which takes the
guesswork out of improving employees’ performance and productivity. Here are just some of the behaviors
gleaned from the Evolv study. Keep them in mind as you consider policy changes to improve productivity in
Worker Reliability: Employee attrition is costly; only 50 percent of hourly workers stay on the job for one
year or longer.
Telecommuting Employees: Work-at-home employees stay at on the job 20 percent longer than
employees with the shortest amount of time at a job. However, those work-at-home employees produce 1.6
percent less than their office-bound colleagues. Those who work at home stay on the job longer but
Rule Breakers: Do you prefer to hire employees who toe the line? The data says that employees who
identify as rule-followers actually break the rules 67 percent more often than those who don’t make that
claim. People who say they break the rules actually don’t as much as people who say they don’t
Better Browsers: Workers who use Chrome or Firefox—instead of Internet Explorer—stay at
their jobs longer, miss 15 percent fewer work days, and deliver higher customer satisfaction.
(MORE: Post-Deal Management and Client Retention) Workers using Chrome stay at their job
longer, miss less days and deliver higher customer satisfaction. 1 Excel Notes Jessica Gahtan OMIS2000 Social Employees Do It Better: Job performance is higher among employees who use three to four social
networks compared to those who are less involved with social networks...
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