5 Steps to Improve Talent Acquisition Through Better Data Analysis

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The Blueprint

5 Steps to Improve Talent Acquisition Through Better Data Analysis


Blueprints are a time-tested way to communicate how to build a structurally sound building. From the foundation and framing to the electrical and plumbing works, all players in the building process work directly from one set of documents. These blueprints are developed as a process allowing rapid and accurate production of all the building elements creating an architectural plan. Everyone works from the same set of blueprints to avoid miscommunication and errors in the building process.

Many organizations’ process of hiring and talent acquisition is a layered approach. As the team manager, there is a struggle through a legacy of inflexibility and disparate hiring and related systems. However, with a simple 5-step approach utilizing data-driven analysis applications, a blueprint or plan for improved talent acquisition is attainable.

To understand this process better, we can look at modern-day success stories in athletics, where teams like the Houston Astros baseball club is utilizing analytics to gain an advantage in numerous areas, and the Collingwood Football Club of the Australian Football League ‘has turned to analytics to help coaching staff make better decisions on and off the field, using data to gain a competitive advantage.

However, the numbers, alone, don’t write the story. It is how you use the stats to make the impact you need.

Data-driven applications and statistics are not the home run kings of the baseball diamond or the winning goal of the Aussie footy field, but they create the blueprint to build the quality team you need successfully. Even without a sophisticated understanding of the game, every coach or manager knows that you need a quality blueprint to ensure that every step of the talent acquisition process is working to build the ideal team.

The 5 steps you need for a successful blueprint in talent acquisition 

Identify Stakeholders: Starting lineup

Set the roster and know the lineup. Once the key players have a stake in the outcome, your talent acquisition goals can be achieved. As the general manager, you not only establish the lineup, but you can build on the success and learn how to develop talent within the organization. Accountability in the process will bring about success in the overall goals. 

Establish Goals and Objectives: Game Time

Time to step up to the plate – or the goal — and evaluate. Every time you play, you are faced with a new set of challenges. In talent acquisition, you must look at all the data and evaluate what the best course of action will be. Look to quantitative and qualitative measures.

Program Reality Check: The In-game Adjustment

This is the moment where you need to adjust and adapt to what is happening both on and off the field. What elements are working? Which need adjustment?

Bridge the Gap: Mid- and Post-season Corrections

Look at the four pieces of your talent acquisition game plan. You need to evaluate the people you currently are working with and who is in development. Review the hiring process and see if there is a quality plan in action. Can you utilize technology to work for you and analyze systems to their maximum potential? Look where gaps are occurring and see where you can fill these gaps successfully.  

Provide Success with Data: The Grand Slam and Goal

Provide proven success with a grand slam hit out of the park or a goal scored with reporting, data analysis, and predictive analytics. This data keeps you in the know with valuable insight, so you can win not only now, but in the future.

Are you ready to improve your talent acquisition process through better data analysis? Contact us today to find out how you can gather the data you need to make the right choices for your organization. 

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