Four for Friday: Merging Recruiting with Big Data in 2016

Four for Friday: Merging Recruiting with Big Data in 2016

Michael Altiero

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

At the end of every year, teams from every function of a business try to figure out ways to improve their processes to get better results. This is no easy task, but it’s one that is critical to the success of the business as a whole.

Talent acquisition is no exception, except that change is not something that is generally favored in this area. However, if recruiters want to improve their numbers and hire great, successful candidates, what can they do? The answer, according to many, is to become more data-driven. How big data can help improve recruiting (in 2016 and beyond) is the subject of this week’s Four For Friday.

Big Data Brings Big Changes To Recruiting (Wired)

“What’s certain is that big data is the future of job recruiting and development, and understanding how to make sense of it will be critical to a company’s success,” says Michael A. Morell of Riviera Partners. He goes on to say that the key to effective data use in recruiting isn’t just collecting it, but being able to interpret and understand the importance of each piece of data you collect. Learn why Michael believes today’s recruiters need to understand big data in his post on Wired.

The Ultimate Recruiter’s Guide to the People Analytics Debate [And How You Should Use Them] (Bounty Jobs)

According to VoloMetrix, “People Analytics is the use of people-related data to optimize business outcomes (and solve business problems) at the individual, team or organizational levels. This is a pretty expansive definition, but we think People Analytics is a real ‘category,’ with applications across all parts of the modern enterprise.” Megan Morreale, Blog and Social Media Coordinator at Bounty Jobs, interviews several experts from across the recruiting and HR Tech industry about people analytics and the impacts that have been seen, especially in recruiting. Learn more in Megan’s post on the Bounty Jobs blog.

How To Use Big Data For Agency Recruiting (Recruiting Daily)

Ken Lazarus, CEO of Scout Exchange, takes a different look at big data in the recruiting world in his blog post on Recruiting Daily. He looks at the analytics and data involved with agency recruiting. “That 4 out of 5 employers last year admit to using an outside agency or contingency firm, willing to pay an inordinately high fee for candidates as a matter of last resort that most resort to way too much speaks to the fact that we’re not the most number savvy of functions.” He goes on to explain the importance of having a great internal recruiting team and the benefits that come from them. Check out Ken’s article to learn more.

10 Predictions for HR in 2016 (David Green)

David Green, a regular in our Four For Friday, provides his top 10 HR predictions for 2016 on the HR Tech World blog:

  1. People Analytics (finally) goes into orbit
  2. HR embraces an Open Source approach
  3. HR starts to destroy bureaucracy rather than cultivating it
  4. Organization Charts begin to disappear
  5. The eradication of the Annual Performance Review continues
  6. The Annual Employee Engagement survey continues to be marginalized
  7. Anyone mentioning the ‘War for Talent’ is replaced by a robot
  8. Someone (anyone) gives LinkedIn a run for its money
  9. I’ll write a blog that doesn’t reference Josh Bersin
  10. HR as agent of change

Read David’s article to learn more about each of his predictions.

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