Should hiring be based on your ‘gut feeling’ or big data?

Data is now at the heart of all our decisions. Up to 2.5 trillion bytes of data are generated every day. And that isn’t even close to the amount of data that our brain can process in less than a second. So in terms of recruitment, who to entrust our decision-making: data or our intuition?

We sat down with Eva Joosten, Head of Talent at The Talent Institute, to discuss whether ‘gut-feel’ still has a role to play in today’s modern assessment process, and how to track and measure the necessary data to find the right candidates for you.

Key takeaways: 

  • Finding the balance between hiring with your gut-feel versus using data
  • What to do when your manager doesn’t agree with your hiring decision
  • What types of psychometric- and neuro-assessments are most effective


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