We may already be in week two of 2013, but it’s never too late to commit to important resolutions. And I have a whopper for talent acquisition professionals everywhere: make 2013 the year you truly embrace data-driven recruiting.
There was plenty of buzz about the rise of analytics in the HR and recruiting industry last year. The Wall Street Journal did a feature on MoneyBall and the HR Department, for instance; Glen Cathey’s been on the case for a while; and last month Nathan Parcells argued why your next HR hire should be a data scientist. But don’t let the coverage fool you. Most people simply aren’t there.