The Moneyball Approach to Recruitment: Big Data = Big Changes
by Glen Cathey, VP of Recruiting at Randstad Sourceright US on Nov 04, 2012
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This is the keynote presentation I delivered at the 2012 ATC in Sydney, Australia on the topic of the Moneyball opportunity that exists for companies when they are sourcing, identifying, assessing, ...
This is the keynote presentation I delivered at the 2012 ATC in Sydney, Australia on the topic of the Moneyball opportunity that exists for companies when they are sourcing, identifying, assessing, and recruiting talent. Big Data and predictive analytics are just beginning to be leveraged in talent acquisition, and I am convinced it is the future. I think you will find the examples of how companies are leveraging analytics in their recruitment as well as in the analysis of their current workforce to be quite interesting. You may be shocked to find that data supports the fact that taller and more attractive men and women make more money than their shorter and less attractive peers - which gives us a glimpse into how people make hiring and promotion decisions based on unconscious prejudice, similar to how unconscious prejudice, wisdom, and "gut" instincts are used in athletic recruiting. As demonstrated in Moneyball, the best teams can be sometimes built with data-based decision making, throwing conventional wisdom to the wind.
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