eQuest Announces New Global Big Data for HR Consortium

San Ramon, CA — July 9, 2013 — In a recent article published by The Wall Street Journal, it was reported that 85% of Fortune 1000 executives have projects planned or underway for getting more business value out of data their companies generate and collect. A recent Gartner report projects that Big Data will account for $34 billion of IT spending globally this year alone.

The Big Data for HR Consortium will support and elevate the vital inclusion of analytic capabilities within the Human Resource community through conversations about best practices, trends and common issues. Members meet monthly to explore the current and future challenges and opportunities of helping HR become an evidence-based, data-driven function.

“Both HR suppliers and analysts need a meeting place to discuss the many unique challenges of Big Data for HR,” said David Bernstein, vice president of eQuest’s Big Data for HR division.  “In the midst of conflicting definitions and confusion in the HR marketplace, the consortium’s goal will be to first develop a common definition and to then clearly articulate predictive analytics real value to the HR community.”

Membership is free and those interested in learning more or signing up can visit www.bigdataforhr.com.

About eQuest

eQuest is the world’s dominant and most-utilized job posting distribution company. Its primary customer base consists of the majority of the Global Fortune 500. It also provides job deliveries on behalf of the world’s largest Applicant Tracking Systems, ERPs, and job boards — managing thousands of companies through these channels. Present job posting deliveries average 250 million annually. Its Big Data for HR division consults companies wanting to take advantage of its corporate intelligence and predictive analysis services. Other products include consulting, OFCCP compliance and audit protection, technology services, data analytics, Interactive media representation, and various predictive tools. eQuest was established in 1994. eQuest can be reached at www.equest.com

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