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The Big Data Talent Gap


Tue Apr 16 2013


(From UNC Kenan-Flagler)—Big data—the massive amounts of information companies routinely collect through web crawlers, social media feeds, server logs, customer service databases, and other sources (CIO editors, 2012)—is quickly becoming big business in today’s competitive marketplace. If HR and talent management professionals haven’t added big data to their strategic agenda yet, they will be compelled to in the near future. Few organizations possess technical leaders with the expertise needed to collect, organize, and analyze the data and provide meaningful insights. Even fewer have business leaders with the knowledge and experience needed to create value from big data.

This whitepaper:

  • Analyzes the big data revolution and the potential it offers organizations.

  • Explores the critical talent needs and emerging talent gaps related to big data.

  • Offers examples of organizations that are meeting this challenge head on.

  • Recommends four steps HR and talent management professionals can take to bridge the talent gap.

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