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Midnight in the Data Junkyard

It’s that spooky time of year…  As the light dims and the nights grow longer and darker, we reflect on our greatest survey fears, try to save our surveys (SOS!) from obscurity, and maybe even kick back with a few classic horror flicks to learn from all the cliched mistakes made over and over again (listen to the music, fools!)……

Cambridge Analytica, GDPR, and The Data That Divides Us

Data has become the hottest commodity of the digital world — and also its fiercest source of debate. Data can improve quality of life, bolster capitalism, and help combat natural disasters. On the other hand, many believe it can overwhelm businesses, eliminate personal privacy, and reduce human beings to statistics. So where do we draw the line? How much data…

3 Reasons Your Business Needs Online Survey Software

Creating an effective survey is not as easy as you think. There are a ton of factors that go into creating a survey, like paying attention to the question format, making sure themes are relevant to current issues in the workplace, and ensuring participants can finish the survey in a timely manner. However, it’s not easy to do all this…

HR Forms Simplified (2): Screening Form

If you made it through part one of this series, your application form is up and running! What’s next? Panning for gold with a screening form! The screening process helps recruiters and other HR professionals to quickly review the incoming stream of candidates and identify those who could be a good fit. While it might be too soon to tell…

HR Forms Simplified (1): Application Form

If you’re responsible for hiring, you know at least two things: The right candidate is hard to find. There’s no time to waste. A simple process can help, and simplified data collection is even better. No matter the steps in your process, there’s a good chance you’ll benefit from an HR form. Consider a few options: Application Form Screening Form Candidate…

Scheduled Survey Reports Save Summer

Is it summer yet? With Memorial Day in the rearview mirror, it’s a safe bet we’re easing into the season right about now. Graduation ceremonies, barbeques, and vacations are just around the corner! No matter your style, there’s a good chance that survey administration isn’t at the top of your list this summer. In all the casual conversations and top-ten…

Don’t Disregard Details

Details, details, details. There’s such a thing as drowning in the details — by which point you can’t see the forest for the trees, to throw in another idiom — but the attitude that dismisses mere details as unworthy of attention needs to be reexamined.   Case 1: Higher Hiring While hiring, I’m looking very closely at details. If you’ve…

Tabs: Destroyer of Worlds

Quick focus question: How many tabs do you have open? And on another screen? And in another browser? This isn’t one of those personality tests where I translate your total into a Tab Type that offers you insight and advice on living a richer, more successful life… or is it?    If You Have Too Many Tabs: You’ve got a lot…

3 Easy Engagement Fails

Everyone wants more engagement: more visitors, more participants, more feedback, more customers. Isn’t it amazing how easy it is to achieve the opposite? Three TOOs to avoid:   TOO Creepy When someone I don’t know addresses me by my first name, it creeps me out. When it happens in person, I get a little chill down my spine, and I…