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Mastering Analytics-Driven Recruitment: Five Key Insights

11-28-2023

We know it’s not easy to wade through hiring data for the first time. What metrics should you focus on? How does A/B testing work? Are you even getting accurate data?

Here are five tips to help you hire with the right analytics.

1. Concentrate on Specific Metrics (At First)

It's essential to pick your analytics with a clear focus.

Determine the key performance indicators (KPIs) that matter most to your organization. Are you aiming to reduce time-to-hire, improve candidate quality, or increase diversity in your workforce? These KPIs will be your North Star, guiding your analytics efforts.

Examples of Metrics to Track
  • Time-to-fill: This metric measures the average time it takes to fill a health care job vacancy from the initial posting to the candidate's acceptance of the offer. A shorter time-to-fill indicates efficiency in the recruitment process.
  • Time-to-interview: This is a metric that measures the average duration between the initial posting of a job vacancy in health care and the scheduling of an interview with a candidate. This is essential for assessing the speed and efficiency of the early stages of the recruitment process.
  • Cost-per-hire: Determine the cost associated with each hire, considering expenses like advertising, recruiter salaries, and other recruitment-related costs. Reducing cost-per-hire while maintaining quality is a common goal.
  • Candidate sourcing metrics: Monitor the sources of candidate applications, such as job boards, social media, referrals, and direct applications. Identify which sources yield the best candidates in terms of qualifications and fit for the organization.
  • Diversity and inclusion metrics: Track the diversity of candidates in the recruitment pipeline and monitor the organization's success in hiring a diverse workforce, including gender, ethnicity, and background.
  • Offer acceptance rate: Calculate the percentage of candidates who accept job offers after receiving them. A low acceptance rate may signal a need for adjustments in the offer or recruitment process.
2. Be Consistent

To make your data analysis meaningful, standardize how you track data, where data comes from, and the processes your team follows.

For example, make sure your team updates statuses for candidates in your hiring software. If a candidate goes from being a prospective candidate to being offered an interview, that change should be tracked.

Also, standardize where notes are kept. Things can get confusing quickly if one employee keeps their notes on a personal device instead of on a communal note-tracking system.

3. Deploy A/B Testing Techniques

A/B testing is a method of comparing two versions of a webpage, email, app, or digital asset to determine which one performs better.

For example, you might be curious about how salary transparency affects job posts. You could make two posts – one with the salary and one without. By controlling all other variables, you can see if candidates are more drawn to the post with the salary listed. This kind of experimentation can help you make important decisions about how you want to present your jobs and your company.

Try creating two versions of a job post to see what tone candidates respond to, testing whether it makes a difference to start with benefits or your company mission, and comparing responses to shorter and longer versions of the same job ad.

4. Emphasize the Broader Perspective to Your Team

When reporting to your team, prioritize sharing high-level metrics and actionable insights. Your entire team doesn't need to dive into the nitty-gritty of your analytics.

Use clear visuals and concise explanations to ensure everyone grasps the essential takeaways. You don’t want to waste your team’s time or risk them glazing over and filtering out what you’re saying.

It’s also much easier to support your hiring initiative when you have buy-in from your team. If your presentation ends up feeling confusing, your team is less likely to support your efforts. This lack of support can trickle down into laxness when it comes to updating statuses and maintaining clean data.

5. Contact Your Software Partners

Even with an applicant tracking system (ATS) that gives you great reports, deciphering complex data can be daunting. Your software partners and client success team can offer invaluable guidance to help you leverage your tools effectively.

Don't hesitate to seek your client success team’s expertise and ask for analytics-based training. There might even be recruitment metrics that you aren’t aware you have access to.

Better Hiring with Viventium Recruiting Powered by Apploi

We know that health care employers need software that works together. That’s why Viventium offers a recruiting and hiring platform through Apploi to provide a seamless candidate experience. Reach out to schedule your free, personalized demo.

 


This information is for educational purposes only, and not to provide specific legal advice. This may not reflect the most recent developments in the law and may not be applicable to a particular situation or jurisdiction.

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