Talent acquisition metrics are one of the most debated topics for leadership. Is time-to-fill the most important? What about cost per ire? The 'holy grail' that is pushed back and forth is quality of hire. Organizations that integrate the talent view for the entire employee lifecycle - from attraction through to performance - possess a stronger ability to quantify talent acquisition actions, from marketing, to source through to screening and interviewing.
Quality of hire has always been the holy grail of metrics, but it has been difficult to measure because traditionally we thought about it as how a candidate performs during their first year of employment.