5 HR & Recruiting Metrics You Aren't Tracking (But Should!)

Metrics can be a powerful tool, delivering the hard truth about company results, discovering important trends, and revealing unknown pain points. Historically speaking, trying to tie metrics around people management practices can present big challenges for many traditional HR departments. Measuring the “fuzzier” components of a business is something most organizations are still spinning their…

5 HR & Recruiting Metrics You Aren’t Tracking (But Should!)

Metrics can be a powerful tool, delivering the hard truth about company results, discovering important trends, and revealing unknown pain points. Historically speaking, trying to tie metrics around people management practices can present big challenges for many traditional HR departments. Measuring the “fuzzier” components of a business is something most organizations are still spinning their…

Are You Getting the Most Out of Talent Analytics?

In an age of big data, more and more companies are ramping their analytics teams. Their goal? Make better decisions based on metrics and intelligence collected from all areas of the organization (sales, recruiting, advertising, website, apps) and the audiences they serve or attract (employees, customers, job candidates). But where do you start? The Case…

The Best Way to Measure Your Recruiting Efforts: Source of Influence

The candidate journey is no longer a linear experience that consists of a candidate deciding to look for a job, screening ads, submitting resumes, interviewing, and getting hired. In today’s job search process, a candidate’s online and offline environments intersect at multiple points including website, career sites, news sites, blogs, social media, events, reviews, and…

5 Metrics Every Recruiter Should Care About

As I sat down to begin this post, I decided to start out with some good old-fashioned Internet research. Googling the term “recruiting metrics,” I was pleasantly surprised to see how many (potentially) relevant hits were returned, obviously a measure of the topic’s popularity. Hurray for recruiting! However, this happiness quickly subsided as I clicked…

In-House Recruiting vs Agency: How to Make the Transition

There are fundamental differences in strategy between agency-style recruiting and in-house recruiting. The purpose of this post isn’t to promote one recruiting style over the other, but rather to give perspective on the best fit for you and how to transition if you choose to. Finding the right fit Recruiting is a funky cross between sales…

What's Wrong With Your Recruiting Metrics

One of the beautiful aspects of the recruiting profession is that most of the activities can be measured in finite detail. Everything from when the applicant hit the website, what keywords are in their resume, to when the manager actually approved the offer. All of this recruiting data is a very, very beautiful thing -…

8 HR Metrics and Formulas

The human resources department is not income generating.  We measure our value and effectiveness not in sales numbers, but the people we hire, train, develop and lead.  How the value of the HR department is measured at your organization is dependent upon a number of different factors.  It depends on your senior leaders and what…