Talent Acquisition

How To Calculate Cost-Per-Hire

Cost-per-hire is arguably the most important metric for talent analytics. When you know your cost-per-hire, you can better determine where to invest your recruiting dollars. These strategic recruiting decisions can potentially save your company money and attract better candidates.

Because so many factors go into recruiting, it can be difficult to calculate an accurate cost-per-hire across your organization. In our new Glassdoor eBook, Talent Analytics For Dummies, Glassdoor Special Edition, we share this formula for calculating cost-per-hire.

Here’s how to calculate your cost-per-hire:

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Three things you can do once you calculate cost-per-hire:

1. Benchmark your company against the overall average and your industry peers. Download the Bersin by Deloitte Talent Acquisition Factbook 2015 for industry benchmarks.

2. Analyze cost-per-hire data by department and position type. Use this information to determine what factors could lower the cost-per-hire for specific groups.

3. Compare your cost-per-hire against source of hire. This information gives you a better picture of which job advertising outlets work best. For accuracy in tracking source of hire, we recommend using technology-based tracking features, such as those embedded in an ATS.

For more tips and ideas on how to get the most out of talent analytics, download our eBook Talent Analytics For Dummies today!

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