Hiring a skilled data analyst or a data scientist from the pool of candidates could be an overwhelming challenge for many talent specialists, hiring managers and even recruiters.
The biggest impact of hiring the wrong candidate is directly reflected in your company’s bottom line. The US Department of Labour has estimated the cost of a bad hire to be 30% of the employee first-year's salary. However, for a data professional it can be as high as 200%!
At Alooba we are all too aware of the problems of hiring good data professionals. This is why we continuously challenge ourselves and what we do.
We believe that CVs are an outdated and inaccurate tool to predict the value of a candidate. CVs are a very subjective way to present information. In fact, It is proven that nearly 85% of candidates lie, to some extent, on their CVs. In addition, manual CV screening is a costly and lengthy process and it is often prone to a wide degree of unconscious biases and discrimination.
So, in order to expose the issues with traditional CV screening, we selected 7 recruiters and had them screen 426 applicants. The results were quite compelling:
These stats show that manual CV screening can be a tedious and random process, often impacted by human biases and errors. Oftentimes recruiters are lacking the technical knowledge to assess the skills of a candidate on paper. These represent some serious challenges to hiring skilled data analysts which frequently leads companies to hire bad candidates or drag on the hiring process for long periods.
Alooba allows you to quickly and fairly assess your candidates in more than 40 skills ranging from data analysis, data wrangling, marketing analytics, visualizations, data literacy, statistics, machine learning, Python, R, SQL, and more.
With Alooba you are able to:
Alooba is helping businesses around the world save money and hire the best candidates to their Data and Analytics team. These days, hiring a good or bad data professional can 'make or break' a business in terms of hiring and training costs. Thanks to Alooba you will be able to strengthen your data and analytics team faster and more effectively than your competitors.
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