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Right now, someone, somewhere, is talking about Big Data. Evenin human resources, Big Data is playing an ever-larger role in the hiringprocess, but how does it help companies bring in top talent? Through predictiveanalytics and assessments,major players like Google and Xerox are slicing their turnover rates in half while scoring some of the top talent in their respectiveindustries.

Big Data and the Hiring Process

Big Data revelations challenge traditional HR thinking about the hiring process, even downto the likelihood of turnover when hiring a candidate with a history ofjob-hopping. By creating a consistent set of metrics for hiring, the useof Big Data makes it easier for hiring managers to develop a consistentstrategy.

There are also insights provided by Big Data which would otherwisego unnoticed during a traditional hiring process. For example, researchshows that applicants who use non-default browsers such as Google Chrome or Firefoxto fill out an online application are less likely tochange jobs as often, and typically display better job performance thanthose who use default browsers. This is an insight a human resources managermay not have access to, and a potentially valuable way to evaluate a candidate.

BigData as an Applicant Tracking System

Keeping track of every potentialcandidate can be a herculean task for human resources professionals andhiring managers. Taking advantage of Big Data assessments can help to streamlinethe process, making the hiring process both more efficient and effective.Balancing insights gleaned through analytics and data assessments withthe personal touch of a video interview as an additional interviewtool can be a highly effective method of hiring and retaining the top talentin any given field.

Whether a company plans to use Big Data as a screeningtool for applicants before scheduling video job interviews or as a precursorto the face-to-face meeting, putting the right candidates in the rightplace at the right time can make all the difference. By using predictiveanalytics, an employer is able to learn more about applicants than canbe expressed through a single resume and are better positioned to findthe right fit for every position.

Check out HireVue Insights today for more informationon how to use predictive analytics and Big Data to score the top talentin your industry.

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