HR and BIG DATA: Not Yet, First Things First

HR and BIG DATA: Not Yet, First Things First

SO…“Big Data”… All the rage… Lots written… In all kinds of media… general education, scientific journals, periodicals, soon textbooks.

Last week the NY Times devoted an entire subsection of the paper to “Big Data” – called “Sizing up Big Data” ( Thursday June 20, 2013), with case studies from many disciplines including Space, Medicine, Advertising, and yes, (happy to note) Leadership and workforce.

Seems “Big Data” is the newest and hottest buzzword around. No longer are Neuroscientists the rage, now every fresh minted college grad and dreamy entrepreneur wants in as a “Data Scientist” – a most popular job description.

Big Data is very big indeed.