“Across employers, we’ve found that using the right approach to measuring quality of hire, and using data to guide decisions, can have a tremendous impact on hiring outcomes. In the best cases, the entire workforce starts to show the performance characteristics that were previously considered attributes of the very best performers. The economic benefits of this are tremendous. With different employers, we’ve seen productivity increases of 15 percent, average revenue per sales associate increase by 5 percent per hour, employee engagement scores increase by 8 percent and employee attrition drop by 30 percent.”

Does Big Data Matter? By Dan Enthoven

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10 Time-Management Tips That Work – Tip # 8

“Practice not answering the phone just because it’s ringing and e-mails just because they show up. Disconnect instant messaging. Don’t instantly give people your attention unless it’s absolutely crucial in your business to offer an immediate human response. Instead, schedule a time to answer email and return phone calls.”

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