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Future of Big Data in Recruitment

Published: August 22, 2015 In: HR Tech & AI

Future of Big Data in Recruitment


Big data recruiting is a tool like any other without any guarantee of success. Still, there are success stories to be had when it comes to big data recruiting. One example actually involves a position we hired for at Gild. When our company was looking for a developer, we came across Jade Dominguez.

  • Mr. Dominguez might not have popped up if we hadn’t been searching and analyzing public data. After all, he had skipped college and hadn’t previously been employed by a big-name employer. He didn’t meet the markers of success most companies use when recruiting top talent. Yet, he did have something all companies need: exceptional skills and abilities.

  • Thanks to his high score provided by our tech recruitment software, Gild Source, we didn’t miss a diamond in the rough like Jade just because he didn’t fit into our preconceived notions of what a “good” candidate looks like on paper. Because of this, we were able to find a top developer other companies were ignoring.

On the surface, big data recruiting appears complicated and without a clear path to success. But with a little knowledge of how it works, any company can use big data recruiting to its advantage.

There’s a battle for talent out there, and you can’t afford to get left behind. The best and brightest candidates are being scooped up left and right by your competitors. So what’s the solution? Throw more time and money into the traditional hiring process, hoping you’ll get the results you need?

No, the answer is to use the information that’s available to you, so you can be smarter in your recruiting efforts. Don’t fight with your competitors over same shallow candidate pool. Expand your definition of who the ‘right’ candidate is and, use big data recruiting to find the talent you need to keep your company growing and innovating.

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This is part three of a three-part article.

Part One discusses: 

  • Why Use Big Data Recruiting?
  • The Three V’s of Big Data Recruiting

Part two discusses:

  • How Does Big Data Find Candidates?
  • How Does Big Data Bring More Context To Resumes? 
  • How Does Big Data Help You Engage With Candidates?

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Tags: HR Tech & AI, Recruitment Best Practices

Written by: Chaitanya

Chaitanya Pattapu, an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, currently serves as the Chief of Staff and Marketing at Talview. With expertise in GTM partnerships and investor relations, he drives Talview's success through innovative hiring and proctoring solutions. Passionate about AI and LLMs. Chaitanya's interests extend to blogging on HR tech and Proctoring, offering insights into the evolving landscape of talent acquisition and education integrity.

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