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How to Use Analytics in Recruiting and Talent Management

Author: David B. Weisenfeld, XpertHR Legal Editor

Analytics is the art of trying to make better decisions based on data. According to talent management expert Josh Bersin, of Bersin by Deloitte, HR departments that use analytics correctly can significantly improve their employer's business performance.

This is especially true in the recruiting and talent management realm. "Most hiring managers will hire somebody like them," explains Bersin. "But if you analyze by data, you may find those who went to the best colleges and have the best GPAs are not the best candidates." The following are steps an employer can take to not only use analytics, but ensure it is using the data effectively.