They say data is king. He who gathers and uses the data the best wins, no matter what the goal. So if your goal is to hire the best suited person for the job, are you optimizing your data?
For the last twenty years, the HR solutions for hiring used slow, inefficient processes to choose the right job candidates. Other departments, such as book keeping, sales and customer service evolved from using static, standalone contact systems to more sophisticated automatic systems. These new systems cut down on tedious entry work and added efficiencies and greater performance. They free up labor to perform more personal and human tasks allowing for better customer and prospect engagement and tighter financial performance.
Yet, HR talent acquisition remained limited to software filled with old data that required manual updating and was difficult to use. Time and space were being taken up with paper application or slow digital storing and sorting processes. With these systems, 80 percent of a recruiter’s time was typically spent performing low-level mindless tasks.
However, hiring and development of good talent is getting a boost from more sophisticated data management. Forward thinking companies are now utilizing more sophisticated software systems that use data science and predictive analytics to alleviate the menial work.
This new breed of “smart” hiring software is fueling an emerging category called hiring success management (HSM).
Harrison Assessments conducted research and formulated behavioral factors for more than 650 job types. Each job type has different behavioral requirements depending on the required tasks and experience level. By uniquely calibrating these specific job factors and adding managerial factors, the Harrison system offers more than 6500 “Job Success Formulas” that predict success for the specific jobs. Organizations can also make adjustments based upon their unique key performance factors to customize or benchmark their unique positions.
The Harrison system has an integrated research engine for benchmarking that enables identification of success factors for jobs with as few as 30 employees including high, medium and low performers.. This highly sophisticated technology performs hundreds of thousands of calculations unveiling the exact success factors and derailers related to specific jobs. The resulting formula is highly predictive for recruitment and highly effective for employee development.
Dawson Consulting Group is a Harrison Assessments Solutions Partner for Texas and Arizona.