The Biggest Lie Ever Told about Hiring

Throughout history, there have been many false or misleading claims about hiring. The biggest lie? It’s one that many of us tell ourselves.   Let’s talk through the logic Skills aren’t as important as they were traditionally thought to be. We know this from decades of research across many different organizations and industries.   Skills generally account for about 20% […]

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5 Ways Accurate Hiring Algorithms Increase Diversity

Can a machine make better hiring decisions than a person? A recent large-scale analysis comparing expert judgments to computerized algorithms found that hiring algorithms beat the experts by a wide margin. Overall, algorithms improved accuracy in predicting job performance by more than 50%.   Perhaps even more important is the issue of fairness. Hiring algorithms are not only more accurate, […]

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The Next Generation of Talent Analytics is Here

The current generation of talent analytics introduced us to some great features The capability to seamlessly collect and analyze data, to streamline talent assessment and talent management processes, and to track key business outcomes over time.   But these systems were somewhat limited Often, the best recommendations they could make were based on best practices, preconceived theories, or stockpiles of “Big Data” […]

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3 Ways to Beat the Talent Shortage in Sales

Talented salespeople are hard to find, and even harder to hire. Sales positions consistently rank among the top 3 most difficult job openings to fill. The most obvious drawback to a shortage of sales talent is opportunity cost (lost revenue from all the sales that employees in vacant positions might have made). However, employers often report far greater problems. Talent shortages […]

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