Tag: big data

Required Reading for HR: Internet Trends 2015

Really. I’m not kidding. You may think from the title that Internet Trends 2015 is a report that has nothing to do with Human Resources. You couldn’t be more wrong. It’s ALL about HR. And how nearly everything about business, work and the employer/employee relationship is changing because of what the internet enables.

Jibe CEO “Hate’s Big Data”

You might be surprised to hear that Jibe CEO Joe Essenfeld recently revealed a distaste for the term Big Data. But “Big Data” is a buzzword, often used incorrectly, and isn’t really what recruiters today need. The talent acquisition professionals we know want a clear picture of their recruiting efforts. They want to know what’s working and what’s not, where their candidates are coming…

In Hiring, Algorithms Beat Instinct

A study suggests that algorithms can beat human judgment when it comes to selecting new hires, with data-driven evaluations delivering 25% better results than instinct-driven hiring decisions. Still, not everyone’s convinced that HR teams’ computers should replace leaders’ own judgment about a candidate’s potential. “Some of the great contributors of my career wouldn’t have made it past HR without a hall pass from me,…

Hiring and Big Data: Those Who Could Be Left Behind

Recruiters, HR managers, and investors have always sought better ways of identifying who fits and has potential, and how to allocate opportunities to them. Big data holds the promise of not only vastly improved efficiencies but also bringing greater objectivity to our very unconsciously biased human decision-making. And without a doubt, predictive “people analytics” are starting to transform how employers hire, fire, and promote….

Big Data Accessible to All: the Power of Facebook Graph Search

Graph Search provides the job hunter the opportunity to find people connected to their target position or organization and engage with them in a way that’s a bit less formal and rigid than LinkedIn. While adding someone as a friend out of the blue might be perceived as uncouth, a cordial Facebook message is typically seen as an acceptable outreach method.

The hidden mysteries of data

Data tells a story. A story of what is really happening with your recruiting, but often it is buried deep, and spread about in different places, scattered across the internet.The challenge now for recruiting teams is to find ways to mine this data, and translate it in to something useful. From a technology point of view, everything should be measured.