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Benefits of Data-driven Hiring

In today's data-driven world, data has become an essential aspect of every industry, including recruitment. Gone are the days when feelings and instincts used to highly influence the screening and selection of candidates. Nowadays, hiring managers to employ a different strategy called data-driven recruitment, which enables HR departments and recruiters to use data to understand how their hiring process is operating and where they can make improvements. Understanding this method of hiring can help you shorten the hiring process, reduce the number of interviews, and lower hiring costs.

In this blog, we will discuss the importance of data-driven hiring.

Improves Quality-of-hire

Using data and recruiting analytics to make better educated and unbiased hiring decisions making it easier to select the right candidate for the job. This entails examining beyond how fast and inexpensively someone was hired. Data-driven recruiters look closely at metrics like

  • Qualified applications for every open requisition(which indicates whether your sourcing practices are delivering those effective employees)
  • Resignations and forced departures after less than three months of employment
  • Performance of recent hires by lead source
  • Top talent traits (you can easily run customized algorithms to help discover them utilizing powerful "in-memory" workforce intelligence tools; alternatively, you may manually compute using some elbow grease)

Reduces Hiring Bias

Hiring bias is a major concern in the recruitment process. It can impact the selection of candidates based on factors such as race, gender, or age. Data-driven hiring can help organizations reduce unconscious bias in the hiring process by eliminating subjective judgments. By using data-driven recruitment tools, such as AI-powered chatbots or pre-employment assessments, organizations can assess candidates solely based on their qualifications and skills, leading to fair and unbiased hiring decisions.

Improves Candidate Experience

Data-driven recruiting is beyond using the latest HR technology and focuses more on the method utilized to simplify and speed up the application procedure for candidates. Analyzing different ways to improve the recruitment process quality benefits the overall imparting of a positive candidate experience.

By identifying and analyzing data points such as where the candidates are repeatedly dropping off, how long is the candidate application unattended, etc. you can avoid the obstacles that might prevent the best talent to submit their applications. Hence, you start to develop and improve your candidate experience so that it meets the needs of your target applicants.

Reduce Hiring Costs

While streamlining your entire hiring process helps foster a good candidate experience and attract the best talent, it’s important to review the current recruitment tech stack to see if it is actually adding value to your TA efforts.

For instance, you might not need to invest heavily on investing in job boards as you find out that candidates are more actively looking for jobs on social media. This insight helps to curb your resources on job boards and direct them toward an effective recruitment process.

Platforms like CBREX provide you with in-depth analytics of your recruitment process and help you reduce hiring costs by more than 50%.

Increases Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity and inclusion have become essential aspects of the modern workplace. Employers are under increasing pressure to create a diverse and inclusive workforce. Data-driven hiring can help to promote diversity and inclusion by using data analytics to identify areas of the recruitment process that may be creating barriers for certain groups of candidates. Employers can use this information to create more inclusive recruitment strategies that attract a more diverse range of candidates. This approach can help to create a more diverse and inclusive workplace that is better equipped to meet the needs of a diverse customer base.


In conclusion, data-driven hiring is becoming increasingly important in today's data-driven world. It can help organizations make informed and unbiased hiring decisions, reduce hiring costs and time, improve employee retention rates, and increase diversity and inclusion in the workplace. By incorporating data-driven recruitment tools into the hiring process, organizations can streamline their recruitment processes and improve the overall quality of their hires.

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