Four for Friday: Lessons Learned in Candidate Experience Optimization

Four for Friday: Lessons Learned in Candidate Experience Optimization

Mike Roberts

recruiting with big 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.

You could have the most enticing job requisitions in the whole world, but if your candidate experience is stuck in the last decade, you’re probably going to have trouble filling them with the right talent. The ideas of candidate experience optimization and improving hiring funnel flow performance are ones today’s most innovative recruiting organizations are putting at the center of their talent acquisition strategies.

In this week’s Four for Friday, we dig into these topics and more. And if you didn’t get a chance to check out the newest post this week on the Data-Driven Recruiter blog from Matt Charney, see what he had to say about big data and social recruiting here.

7 Data-Driven Ways to Improve the User Experience (Huffington Post)

If you take a deep look at most of today’s top tech companies, you’ll see how important the role of data is. Informed, data-backed decisions are the way of the future, and some companies—like KAYAK—have built a competitive advantage on their ability to optimize user experience and flow. In this article, Extreme Networks’ CMO, Vala Afshar, highlighted seven key takeaways from an interview with KAYAK’s CTO, Giorgos Zacharia.

Are You Keeping Up With the Speed of Technology (HR Bartender)

Sharlyn Lauby’s new article on HR Bartender discusses the popular topic of today’s digital transformation and what’s needed to bridge the skills gap. She talks about how technological change tends to breed “technology unemployment.” The question is, which side of the change do you want to be on? Lauby goes into the importance of staying agile and savvy with your technology decisions, but not to overdo it based on hype alone.

5 Ways to Use HR Data to Drive Business Decisions (CareerBuilder)

Although many recruiting and human resources organizations are still in the early stages of using analytics and data to drive better decisions, others are well-along their journey. Chris Powell, CEO of BlackbookHR, said “The key is to consider that data alongside your business strategy and use it to help you move closer to your goals. HR leaders should always be reflecting back on their desired business outcomes and asking whether their current practices, policies and programs are helping them get there.”

How the LinkedIn Recruiting Team is Using Data (Talent Blog)

LinkedIn’s VP of Global Talent Acquisition, Brendan Browne, wrote about the shift from traditional recruiting methods toward next-generation ones, and how his team is using data to identify the best talent. Of course, talent acquisition professionals at LinkedIn have an incomparable set of candidate data at their hands, but the lessons learned are applicable to just about everyone in the field. He gives actionable examples of using data to identify the who, what, where, when, and why when it comes to filling requisitions with talent.

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