Four For Friday: How Big Data and Analytics are Changing Talent Acquisition

Four For Friday: How Big Data and Analytics are Changing Talent Acquisition

Michael Altiero

HR-Data-AnalyticsEvery Friday, The DDR shines a light on the best data-centric articles and resources from across the internet, social media, and industry influencers.

One of the biggest buzzwords in recruiting so far in 2015 is “big data.” It is a trend that has been taking talent acquisition by storm, even though many companies have yet to get on board. HR leaders are weary of adopting the technology required to properly gather and interpret the vast quantity of data they have at their disposal. But most cannot deny that analytics are becoming a game-changer for recruiting.

Big Data, HR analytics, and the tools that help measure them are talked about at more length in this week’s Four For Friday.

Tech Insights: How HR Analytic Tools Are Making A Great Leap Forward (TLNT)

This article explains that there are two ways of doing HR analytics: The old way (Request and Wait) and the new way (Explore and Wait). David Creelman explains why HR analytics tools are moving to the Explore and Wait method and why this signifies a giant leap forward for talent acquisition.

Big Data Is Changing the Game for Recruiters (Mashable)

“There is a human-resources future out there — one in which online resume databases, social media profiles, records of employment, and even scanned business cards and job applications come together to identify the best prospect in a crowd.” James O’Brien explains why this future will be driven by big data in HR.

Analytics – Of The People, By The People, For The People (LinkedIn Pulse)

Can you imagine an HR world where instead of asking team members, a manager can see all the relevant and important recruiting metrics on a digital dashboard? Sriram Raghuveer, Sr. Consultant-Executive Search at Peepal Consulting, takes a look back at the history of people analytics (which dates back to the 1950s!) and explains how organizations can move into the future of HR data.

What’s New in HR Analytics? (David Green)

David Green, Director at Cielo, believes that analytics will eventually be a staple in HR, but believes it will take time and work by passionate individuals in order for it to get adopted by the masses. In his first ever “What’s New In HR Analytics,” David shares some of his favorite articles about people analytics and HR data.

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