eQuest’s New White Paper Underscores Immediate Need for Big Data in Talent Acquisition

Insights gleaned from Big Data drive proactive, competitive hiring process.

San Ramon, CA —  May 29, 2013 — The promise of Big Data for talent acquisition is real, but time is of the essence. eQuest’s Big Data division has just released a white paper that offers practical information on how HR can both make faster, evidence-based decisions and take quicker actions in its talent acquisition practices. Approaching talent acquisition in this strategic way creates competitive advantage for the organizations that start immediately.

“The Talent Acquisition Imperative – How Big Data Helps and How To Start Now” discusses the importance of proactive and strategic talent acquisition, the real benefits of Big Data for HR, and a four-step plan to begin a Big Data strategy now.

Business experts agree that, for a company to achieve its strategic objectives and growth goals, it must continuously have the right talent in the right place at the right time. The timely recruitment of skilled talent is necessary to avoid missing marketing opportunities, delaying business results and otherwise falling behind the competition.

As Dr. Jac Fitz-enz, the “father of HR metrics and analysis,” recently said, “Without talent analytics, talent management won’t be part of any significant business discussions.” By capitalizing on Big Data analysis, HR can become a true business partner with the foresight to make better, faster, evidence-based Talent Acquisition-related decisions.

“Workforce planning is about understanding your business needs, assessing your current talent in light of those needs, and then formulating the plan on how to bring in new skills to close any skill gaps,” said David Bernstein, vice president of eQuest’s Big Data for HR division. “Acquiring new talent is always a part of that plan. Leveraging Big Data is the key enabler for driving Talent Acquisition in the most strategic and timely manner.”

The white paper is available for complimentary download at ow.ly/ltCC1.

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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