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Digital tools : UK start-up ‘predicts’ employee resignations
Planet Labor, 16 October 2019, n°11424 - www.planetlabor.com

Oxford-based visual data management start-up, Zegami, has just launched a new tool for employers that will enable them to predict which employees are most likely to resign from their jobs. Called Zegami HR, the platform operates using a tailor-made algorithm developed from work carried out at the Oxford University Computational Biology division into the factors that made people happy at work in a company. The algorithm uses relevant data and includes age, salary, career path, academic history, career satisfaction and other benefits to compute ‘forecasts’. Zegami HR ‘predicts’ which employee is considering resigning and when s/he is most likely to resign. Samuel Conway, Zegami co-founder and CEO, notes “Whatever the size of your company, it is easy to miss the signs that an employee is considering leaving.” The start-up currently has about thirty clients globally. According to Mr. Conway this forecasting tool is a landmark departure within the HR sector and comes at a time when UK businesses are undergoing significant staff turnover.