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TO HIRE IS TO PREDICT
The goal of a hiring process is to gather the insights you need to predict certain post-hire behaviors and outcomes from applicants. What you're predicting will vary from job to job, but viewing hiring through this lens will transform your process.

TO HIRE IS TO PREDICT

The first product Journeyfront launched was a tool that helped companies use data to predict candidate performance.

Occasionally, I'd run into a skeptic who'd say-'we can't predict how a candidate will do post-hire.'

I'd ask-'if you believe that, why even have a hiring process? Why not just hire the first person that applies?'

They'd answer - 'because we have to make sure the candidate can do X'.

I'd then explain-'THAT IS WHAT YOU'RE TRYING TO PREDICT.'

If you're involved in hiring, you're in the people prediction business whether you like it or not.

What you're predicting will vary job to job, but half the battle is just recognizing you're there to predict.

Examine your hiring process through this lens. I promise it will transform how you approach things.