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Employing Metrics in HR Management

Human resources are considered vital to organisational strategy and a leading determinant of business success. However, finding organisations that measure and directly link their human resource investments to strategic goals is challenging. To overcome this challenge, talent management executives must speak the same language as other executives: numbers. In this brief article, Anna Kay Seaton …

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Data Limitations – What to Do When the Data You Need Isn’t There

At Antilles Economics we often encounter data limitations both when doing work for clients as well as when conducting our own independent analysis. Not all of these limitations are within our power to fix. But some are. Here’s a selection of common limitations and how we’ve fixed them.   There are times when a particular variable is …

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Nowcasting with Google, by Mahalia Jackman

Nowcasting has become widely popular in economics. In its most basic form, nowcasting can be summarised as ‘predicting the present and sometimes recent past’. At first this may seem a bit strange. Why would economists want to forecast the present, or even the past? Can you even forecast the past?  Economists ‘nowcast’ because of the …

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