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Employee Engagement Depends on What Happens Outside of the Office


by: Susan LaMotte Companies spend over $720 million each year on employee engagement, and that’s projected to rise to over $1.5 billion. And yet, employee engagement is at record lows — 13% according to perennial engagement survey leader Gallup. What’s wrong here?  Perhaps human resources leaders are spending their money in the wrong places. Or the modern…

How Crowdsourcing Feeds Hungry Big Data Apps


by: Bart De Lathouwer and Ron Exler Data collection is a bottleneck for many enterprises. To deal with this issue, many firms use crowdsourcing: engaging large groups of people to provide the data. P.T. Barnum said, “Every crowd has a silver lining.” In daily life, crowds often seem undesirable—traffic jams,…