Should Hiring Be Based on Gut – or Data?

How do you decide whether or not to hire someone? Can you predict how successful they would be? How do you know if they’ll stay? How useful is data in human resources as opposed to “trusting your gut”? These are questions a lot of companies would like better answers to, considering the critical importance of people to a business’s success and the high costs associated with recruiting, onboarding, hiring and firing. At a recent Wharton People Analytics Conference, panelists from business and academia talked about some innovative new ways to apply data analytics to predict employee performance.

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