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Founded in 2002, the Resilience Institute provides high impact, practical and evidence-based resilience training for organisations and individuals. Adopting a multi-disciplinary approach, the Institute combines emotional intelligence, positive psychology, cognitive behaviour therapy and neuroscience into a methodology for building physical, emotional and cognitive resilience. With offices around the world and having trained over 70,000 people in 300 organisations, the Institute is globally recognised as an expert in its field.
For many years the Institute had asked programme attendees to complete a questionnaire before and after their training. In line with its commitment that its techniques are always evidence based, the Institute asked Datamine to evaluate the effectiveness of its programmes by examining the underlying changes and relationships between questionnaire answers over time. Specifically, the Institute hoped to answer the following questions:
Datamine performed a correlation analysis using questionnaire data collected over four years (correlation is a statistical technique that shows whether, and how strongly, pairs of variables are related — to be related means that the two variables move together). Questions were categorised as being either ‘Asset’ or ‘Liability’ questions. For example ‘My purpose in life is clear, meaningful & documented’ is an Asset question, while ‘my self-confidence is low and I feel sad and dejected’ is a Liability. A high score on an Asset question is a sign of optimal resilience and similarly so is a low score on a Liability question.
Overall, the analysis revealed that resilience training does have a positive influence on participants, with post training responses showing increased scores on Asset questions and decreased scores for Liabilities. Datamine’s analysis also revealed that:
Based on the Datamine analysis of its surveys, the Institute now has empirical evidence that resilience can be trained and companies that invest in its courses will see an increase in their staff’s resilience — leaving them better equipped to remain calm and focused in stressful situations
To view the full Global Resilience Diagnostic Report on the Resilience Institute website click here
After working with Datamine to build a Campaign Datamart, Animates wanted to hire an Analyst in order to begin building their internal capabilities. They didn’t have an existing analytics department, so hiring someone new without knowing exactly what they were looking for was a big concern – it was important to them to employ someone who could do the job well, fit in culturally and be a part of the bigger picture in building out their analytics capabilities. They were concerned that a traditional recruitment agency wouldn’t have the day-to-day expertise or context about Animates’ Datamart capability build necessary to make the right hire.
Having been a leader in the analytics sphere for over 20 years, Datamine has hired over 100 internal analysts and is experienced in recruiting for specific skills, qualities and job types. Because we had worked with Animates to build and implement the Datamart, and because we understood their challenges and strategic direction, the team asked us to help them hire and onboard a new Campaign Analyst. Animates’ goal through this project was to save significant time that would be spent recruiting and training, as well as to ensure the new analyst got up to speed with the Datamart quickly and had access to technical training that they wouldn’t be able to provide internally.
After working closely with Datamine on the position description, interviews and selection, Animates hired a qualified and capable Analyst to manage their Datamart. He spent a few days getting trained at the Datamine headquarters before getting stuck in at Animates, where he quickly got up to speed and began adding value to their team. Animates is very happy with the new hire – he’s been a good fit, both culturally and skill-wise, and his mentoring with Datamine has helped him become well-equipped to head up their new analytics department. As a result of this process, Animates and Datamine have formed an even closer relationship, and we’re already looking into more ways to continue building their internal capabilities.