Human Resources starts to use Data Mining

Various groups within a company have adopted new technologies at different rates with Human Resources not know for leading the way. A Business Week article outlines how HR is now starting to leverage data mining to improve it’s

Analyzing employees’ noverbal communication to identify who are the ones good at sharing information and who are the ones that are on their own. Data mining can also be applied to help improve employee retention. By looking at the characteristics of employees who have quit, HR can then look for current employees with similar patterns.

The ultimate goal of all this data mining may be to eventually estimate the contribution that a new hire can make to the company.