The job market is as competitive as it has ever been. This is exacerbated by long-term low unemployment and a service economy that places a premium on talent and performance. Finding candidates who aren’t simply qualified for open positions but are motivated, can be very challenging. Benefit News brought this interesting information to our attention in their article,”How analytics can help employers better identify, manage talent.”

Human Resources in all organizations are always looking for tools and resources to help them make informed, intelligent decisions when it comes to hiring. One of those tools is analytics. The use of data analytics in hiring is evolving, with the help of big data models and machine learning algorithms.

Technology has moved beyond simple keyword matching to semantic analysis that evaluates needs vs. talent. Smart organizations are leveraging predictive data strategically. On the other side of the interview table, artificial intelligence tools are revamping the interview process and improving the overall candidate experience.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Access Innovations, the world leader in thesaurus, ontology, and taxonomy creation and metadata application.