Finding a Needle in the Workforce Haystack with Data Science

Solving a problem with Data Science means more than just making a chart. It means identifying a real business problem, wrangling the relevant data, finding the right model, and delivering actionable insights to decision makers.Let’s consider a workforce management example. Increasingly, organizations are using advanced analytics to optimize their workforces; inspecting historical data to drive employee engagement and productivity.For instance, consider an organization trying to prevent timecard fraud. Specifically, they want to catch employees or managers that might be editing timecards to manipulate overtime pay. While some timecard manipulations might be easy to catch, others are the result of subtle changes that can be lost in a sea of hundreds of thousands of legitimate transactions.This example is a classic “needle in the haystack” problem, but we can solve it by…


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