Monday, 25 August 2014

In Recruiting you don't have to swing at everything

The Oracle of Omaha, Warren Buffet, once famously said
"You don't have to swing at everything --you can wait for your pitch. The problem when you're a money manager is that your fans keep yelling, 'Swing, you bum!'"

This situation probably sounds very familar to many talent acquisition specialists and recruiting managers. Your hiring managers may not be yelling the corporate equivalent of 'Swing, you bum!' but you're almost certainly feeling the pressure to bring in lists of top candidates on demand. So in this scenario it's understandable that recruiters try to "Swing at everything" by placing their job advertising on all types of Job Boards, Job Aggregators, Social Media Channels, etc. The problem is that many recruiters taking this approach may not actually know which recruiting advertising channels are actually paying off. Without real data it's very difficult to "wait for your pitch".

One solution is to leverage career site analytics to discover which are the most effective sources of hire and use this data to make informed decisions on when and where is best to focus your recruiting advertising investment i.e. take your "Swing".

That is why we built ApplyMetrics. The team at ApplyMetrics saw the lack of understanding that companies have regarding the use of analytics to obtain a better Return On Investment in their recruiting efforts. Thats the reason why we built the ApplyMetrics platform from the ground up which is now the leading ATS independent recruiting analytics solutions.

We would like to welcome you to the ApplyMetrics website. Take a few minutes to look around and if you would like some help in using data to make informed recruitment investment decisions, contact us on