Sounds like the stuff of science fiction? Scenes like these are already playing out at some companies in Singapore, where a technological revolution is underway in the usually sedate field of human resources (HR).
While HR departments typically run on gut instinct rather than hard data, a growing number of companies are trying to apply a data-driven approach to managing staff.
Data analytics can help companies decide who to hire, tailor training programmes to suit staff requirements - even predict which employees are likely to leave. The data can come from a wide variety of sources, including employees' leave applications, key performance indicator reports, email traffic, and social networking activity.