Big Data and the ‘Moneyball’ Approach to Hiring (The Atlantic)

Big data

 

Since Michael Lewis published Moneyball in 2003, which recounted the story of Billy Beane’s transformation of the Oakland A’s using mathematical models instead of traditional scouts, the idea of using big data as a way to assess employees has become much more popular among companies. However while the application of predictive analytics to people’s careers is a very new and very challenging process, many predict it will bring about a sort of revolution to the working world.

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