Metrics shed light on how effective and efficient recruiting is. They indicate whether hiring teams are fast or slow, whether you’re making good hires, or whether your candidates respect your hiring process. Metrics are your allies when you want to pinpoint challenges or build tangible reports for upper management. This Workable guide offers a comprehensive view of the most common important recruiting metrics with tips on how to optimize them to build a high-quality hiring process.
in this guide:
A list of important recruiting metrics
How to calculate cost per hire and time to hire
Advice to track candidate experience
The elements of quality of hire and source of hire
Ways to optimize the numbers
Limitations to consider when tracking metrics
About the author
Senior Content Writer
Nikoletta Bika is a senior writer at Workable. She writes about all things HR and recruiting, with particular interest in bias, data, technology and the future of work. She hates meaningless jargon and dreams about space travel. She tweets @Nikoletta_Bika.
About the editors
Content Strategy Manager
Keith MacKenzie is the Content Strategy Manager at Workable. He has been a writer and editor in content marketing and the mainstream media for nearly two decades. He's been to Chernobyl – twice – and often wonders if that explains his multilateral approach to the world.
Christina is a writer at Workable, previously a recruiter. She writes about diversity in the workplace and reports on the shape of things to come. She tweets @ChristinaPaulou.
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