Right after I write about how there is way more ideas about Big Data in HR than actual results, NPR publishes this story. In it, they talk with several people about new ways of gathering pre-employment test data. However, the most important phrases are:

“The science of these claims isn’t yet clear.”

“And very little independent research exists.”

It occurred to me when reading the article that if any of the purveyors of these new tests have the data which shows that their techniques are better than (or significantly add to) existing types of tests, they would have been shouting from the rooftops by now. Until they do (and have some peer reviewed research studies done), you can keep me in the hopeful, but skeptical, camp.

In the meantime, if you have some good Big Data results (e.g., how using Big Data impacted your decision making), please let us all know in the comments section.

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