Data Management

The Importance of High-Quality Data in Candidate Intelligence

Andrew Buhrmann
March 2, 2023
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In today's staffing industry, candidate intelligence has become an essential tool for recruiters. However, what many recruiters fail to realize is that the effectiveness of candidate intelligence relies heavily on the quality of data being used. In other words, the old saying "garbage in, garbage out" holds true when it comes to candidate intelligence. In this blog post, we'll discuss the importance of high-quality data in candidate intelligence, and how it can make a significant difference in the staffing agency's success.

First and foremost, high-quality data is essential in candidate intelligence because it ensures accuracy. According to a study by IBM, poor-quality data costs the US economy $3.1 trillion per year. Inaccurate data can lead to poor decision-making and wasted time, which can be detrimental to staffing agencies. By ensuring that data is accurate, recruiters can trust the information they're using to make decisions.

Secondly, high-quality data is vital in creating effective candidate matching. Without the right data, it becomes impossible to match candidates with the right job positions. As a result, recruiters may miss out on candidates who would have been a perfect fit for a particular job. The right data can also help recruiters create more diverse candidate pools, ensuring that they can present the best candidates for a job.

Finally, high-quality data is also essential in creating a seamless candidate experience. A survey by CareerArc found that 60% of job seekers have had a poor candidate experience, leading to a negative perception of the company. By using high-quality data in candidate intelligence, staffing agencies can provide a more seamless candidate experience, ensuring that the candidate feels valued and respected throughout the process.

High-quality data is essential in for staffing agencies, and its importance cannot be overstated. By ensuring that data is accurate, staffing agencies can make better decisions, create effective candidate matching, and provide a seamless candidate experience. In a highly competitive staffing industry, high-quality data can be the difference between success and failure.


IBM. "The True Cost of Poor Data Quality."

CareerArc. "The Candidate Experience Study."