Data Drop: Four for Friday

Data Drop: Four for Friday

Data Driven Recruiter


Every Friday, The DDR shines a light on the best data-centric articles and resources from across the interwebs.

Welcome to the first in our weekly series rounding up some of the best and most enlightening articles, research and resources about HR and recruiting data and analytics from the week. The mission of the Data Driven Recruiter is to act as a central resource to share pertinent information about data-driven recruitment practices, wherever that information may come from. The goal is to educate, stoke conversation and help move the industry forward in this shared journey toward better recruitment through data.

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Have a great weekend everyone.

6 Strategies to Improve Hiring Using Data (TalentCulture)
This piece from Erin Wood (@ECrask) provides guidance on how to get started on the path toward data-driven recruiting, exactly the kind of thing we like here at The DDR. Also, be sure to check out TalentCulture’s Meghan Biro on Forbes looking at HR’s split personality and the evolving need to marry the art of the craft with the emerging science of data and analytics.

How Data Analytics Is Transforming the Hiring Process (Virgin)
Over on the Virgin content hub, Tom Marsden (@marsdenTA) drills down on how to take some of the guesswork and gut out of pre-hire testing by bringing in data and analytics.

Artificial Intelligence Recruiting (LinkedIn; Peter Gold)
Peter Gold (@petergold99) takes a look at the potential future of recruiting and the impact the dawning age of artificial intelligence could have on the recruitment industry and recruiters themselves. While a bit frightening, it’s a good reminder of the importance of managing this data revolution in such a way that mitigates the risk of the machines replacing us all.

The Geeks Arrive In HR: People Analytics Is Here (Forbes)
Bersin by Deloitte has thankfully been tracking the maturation of analytics and data in HR for several years now. In this article, Josh Bersin (@Josh_Bersin) provides the latest and gives some background on how we got where we are today, which is still early days but moving fast. Be sure to check out Bersin’s latest research on the subject, Facilitating Data-Driven Decision-Making through Talent Analytics Technologiesavailable on a complimentary basis for a limited time.

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