Using data to strategically improve your recruiting strategy

Data are an invaluable resource for recruiters. Evaluating your data can help you improve your recruiting strategy by answering questions such as whether that new career fair you attended paid off; if your new website design is bringing in more applicants; or if the application process itself is too cumbersome. Looking at recruitment evaluation results from surveys, applicant tracking systems, and demographics can help you plan a strategy that attracts the specific candidates your client wants.

Below are some articles written by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) program managers explaining some of the best ways to use data when recruiting.

Return on Investment Part I: Measurement
So you’ve been asked to show return on investment for your organization’s recruitment efforts. But where do you start? Learn more information about some of the best ways to measure your recruiting performance.

Return on Investment Part II: Tools
Understanding where your candidates are coming from and why they complete or don’t complete an application can help you make better decisions about your future recruiting strategies. Learn more about how to get the most out of all your recruiting tools.

Interpreting Web Analytics
Interpreting applicant tracking system data reports can be cumbersome, but Amanda Hurley, a project manager and recruiter for ORISE, has narrowed the report down to the top ten data points to focus on to learn your website’s strengths and weaknesses.

Rebooting Your Research Participation Program Postings
Are you having trouble getting quality applicants for a specific research participation program posting? Follow these seven easy steps to correct poor performing opportunity postings.