Why Candidate Pre-screening is One of HR’s Best Predictive Analytics Projects


Corporate recruiters have a very important and difficult job. They predict who will be a top performer in certain roles and protect against non-performers getting inside the business ecosystem. We rely on their ability to make constant snap judgments to move a candidate into the interview process or not. A single decision in either direction can cost or make a company millions of dollars.

Dr. John Sullivan, an internationally known HR expert, estimates that recruiters in larger organizations might carry an open requisition load of 15 to 60 open requisitions at a time. According to CareerBuilder and Inc. Magazine every open position receives between 75 and 250 applications respectively.

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