Hiring managers have traditionally been known as the people with “gut” feelings about who will work out and who won’t. As we head full steam ahead into this new century, that is not enough for many companies, they want guarantees. Failing that, they will take a statistical probability of success over job experience, education and other traditional markers that have been used to make hiring decisions.
How do they do this? Technology. That’s right, many workers next unsuccessful interview may end with “The computer made me do it”. Studies in statistical workplace data, such as how long employees stay in a job, how far they live from work, whether they have stolen from employers or not are blended with what is known of those employees personalities to generate survey questions that in some cases, can lower things like disability claims by percentages that are hard to ignore. One company claimed a 68% reduction in disability claims after implementing such a program.