How Analytics are Used for Talent Acquisition: A Call for Best Practices

Brandon Hall

I am a data geek, and a firm believer in the power of analytics. It is amazing the amount of intelligence that can be gleaned from publicly available data. I recently attended the HR Technology Conference & Expo in Las Vegas and learned how some providers are using predictive analytics and aggregated data to hone their talent acquisition solutions. Examples of some of these providers are: SmartRecruiters , Gild , and Smashfly. Okay I admit it.

Conference Twitter Primer: Employer Branding Strategies Conference #EBrandCon


JoshGampel : I am President for @recruitics, a recruitment marketing bid automation and analytics platform. JoshZywien : VP of Marketing @SmashFly. Recruitics : #Recruitics is a data-centric #recruitmentmarketingagency that makes it easy for the world’s leading brands to attract and hire great talent. SmashFly : SmashFly combines CRM, career site, events and analytics to create a smarter, seamless experience for talent – and your team.


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Source of hire: what it is, how to measure it and how to use it


Data from your Applicant Tracking System (ATS) shows that 20 of them were referred (40%), 15 applied through job boards (30%), 12 were contacted through direct sourcing efforts (24%) and three came from career fairs (6%.) Also, decide whether you will only track hires or gather data on candidate sources too. To gather data: Use surveys. For best results, compare candidate data (pre-hire) to new hire data (post-hire) to spot discrepancies. Examine web analytics.

3 Trends Defining Hiring Success In The Digital Economy


Exploring three big areas of potential — online talent platforms, big data analytics, and the Internet of Things — the firm estimates that digitization could add up to $2.2 This post is sponsored by SmashFly and was previously published on For more content like this, follow SmashFly on Twitter , LinkedIn , YouTube and SlideShare.

7 Essential Recruitment Marketing Tools (and How to Use Them)

Linkedin Talent Blog

Data is that overachiever we all hate—never wrong, always telling the truth, wants to contradict popular opinion, and yet always seems to be the most popular one in the room. Has anyone ever told you, “That’s not what the data says”? But, while I want to hate data, the truth is I can’t live without it. In this post, I’ve listed some of the best tools you can use to collect, organize, and analyze data. UTM = Google Analytic tracking parameters. Helloooooo, data.

41% of the Fortune 500 Are Using Recruitment Marketing Platforms


As we collected ATS data we also checked to see if companies were using a recruitment marketing platform to enhance their career site. Smashfly. Career site analytics. Recruitment marketing platforms are attracting and engaging talent more than ever. We recently published The Top Applicant Tracking Systems used by Fortune 500 Companies. It turns out: “41% of Fortune 500 companies use recruitment marketing platforms to enhance their career site.”

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The Nature vs. Nurture of Sourcing


With the deep analytical skills that sourcers possess, we know they are driven to organize and look at each potential lead to find the perfect candidate for their organization. They have to be inherently analytical, extremely organized, self-sufficient and resourceful. So of course, being resourceful and masters of critical thinking, with access to unlimited data, plus more and more job reqs to fill, sourcers are expected to find more of the better candidates, faster.

Conference Twitter Primer #EBrandCon


tparsons : Heading up the Employer Brand & Recruitment Marketing Practice @SmashFly. Check out our Learning Hub: @SmashFly : Master the art & science of attracting & hiring the right people who fit your org. MyAspenAdvisor : Aspen Advisors is a talent analytics company that empowers companies with data-driven insights to improve their HR.

AI in Recruiting – Salvation at Last?

General Information Services

But thanks to ground-breaking apps with whimsical names such as SmashFly and Mya, the heavy lifting part of recruiting the most qualified talent is becoming vastly faster, easier and more accurate than anything we could have imagined even five years ago. SmashFly offers a platform that integrates with CMS and provides a dashboard that graphically depicts current status, analytics and metrics on the recruitment processes. By Lewis Lustman.

Top Funding News in the HR, Recruiting and Benefits Space | 2016


The recruitment marketing platform Smashfly started off 2016 raising $22 million. Recruitment Platform SmashFly Raises $22 Million in Second Round of Funding. Entelo Raises $12 Million in Series B Funding to Bring Data-Driven Recruiting to the Enterprise. Employer Health Analytics Startup Springbuk Lands $3.75M Venture Round. Glint bags $27 million for its HR analytics platform. Funding Announcements in the HR, Recruiting and Benefits Space | 2016. January 2016.

HR Tech Conference Highlights through a Talent Acquisition Lens

Brandon Hall

Research galore : Lever has just released their “Little Grey Book of Recruiting Benchmarks” which contains insights based on data across millions of candidates considered by 1,000 Lever customers. Here are just a few of their data points: the median time-to-hire for engineering is 38 days; for customer service it is 27 days. Hireology focuses on the franchise market and helps ustomers with predictive analytics to recruit, interview, assess, and hire the right candidate.

Brandon Hall Group Research Highlights, June 22-July 5, 2020

Brandon Hall

The analyst team provides new data and insights on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on human capital management. From Brandon Hall Group’s ongoing research on the impact of COVID-19 on human capital management, this report features data and insights on how organizations are transitioning from lockdown to limited return-to-work initiatives. Visier continues to be right at the top for analytics due to its naturalistic approach to introducing and presenting data.

The Best Recruiting Software of 2018


These technologies leverage AI and predictive analytics to aggregate and analyze data about candidates’ skills and experience, then match them to job opportunities. Entelo : Combines AI, machine learning, predictive analytics, behavioral listening and social signals to help recruiting organizations identify, qualify and engage with talent. Brilent : Through AI and data analytics, Brilent updates candidate information and ranks candidates against open roles.

Top 100 HR and Recruitment Blogs [by Organic Traffic with Top 3 Articles Each]


HR Analytics. Data-Driven Recruitment. The Beginner’s Guide to Recruitment Analytics. Data and Automation. Tracking and Analytics. SmashFly Blog. Recruiting Analytics. Data, Metrics, Analytics: The Hierarchy of Knowledge.

Conference Twitter Primer #HRtechConf 2018


HRTech #FutureofWork #AI #HCM #Leadership #Recruiting #WomenInTech #HRTechnology #Digitalworkplace #TalentMobility #CHRO #PeopleAnalytics #HRTechExpo #EmployeExperience #WomenInBusiness #Analytics #Chatbot #Blockchain #EmployeeExperience. aoutwater : Sr Director of Marketing for ADP DataCloud Big Data & Analytics (tweets are my own), youth baseball coach, Kayaker/Backpacker, Go Jumbos. “ @HitachiVantara : Formerly @HDSCorp (Hitachi Data Systems).

Your Employee Referral Program Guide: The Benefits, How-tos, Incentives & Tools


It tracks your incentives and provides analytics and insight into how your referral program is performing. That means you can spend less time data mining and more time hiring. Smashfly. Smashfly is all about helping companies “connect with people who fit.” To achieve this, their platform incorporates a mix of data and relationships to give recruiters valuable insight. Your Employee Referral Program Guide: The Benefits, How-tos, Incentives & Tools.

HR Tech Weekly: Episode #242: Stacey Harris and John Sumser

HR Examiner

IHRIM launches Refreshed HRIP Certification, Symphony Talent Acquires SmashFly Technologies, Workday Announces Intent to Acquire Scout RFP for $540M, ServiceNow To Acquire Cognitive Search Capabilities of Attivio, and JPMorgan tests its Amazon-Berkshire health venture on bank employees. Symphony Talent Acquires SmashFly Technologies Link ». Hosts Stacey Harris and John Sumser discuss important news and topics in recruiting and HR technology.

3 Trends Defining Hiring Success In The Digital Economy

SAP Innovation

Exploring three big areas of potential — online talent platforms, big data analytics, and the Internet of Things — the firm estimates that digitization could add up to $2.2 This post is sponsored by SmashFly and was previously published on For more content like this, follow SmashFly on Twitter , LinkedIn , YouTube and SlideShare.