What is external data?
External data is any type of data that has been captured, processed, and provided from outside your company. It can come from a broad array of public online sources, including:
- company websites
- social media
- government sources
Savvy HR leaders leverage external data to stay ahead of labor market trends, and for actionable insights on their competitors’ hiring, employee sentiment, recruitment tactics, and more.
People Analytics Datasets: Overview
Innovative HR leaders leverage external data for actionable insights to edge out competitors and stay ahead of labor market trends
Job Listings Data: Leverage our job listings data to get inside your competitors’ heads. Analyze millions of realtime and historical online job openings to learn what roles and locations your competitors are hiring, or track who is expanding and contracting.
Linkedin Data: Track headcount at thousands of companies to learn how quickly your competitors are growing. Filter by location, educational attainment, job positions, and more.
Employee Sentiment Data: Track quantitative and qualitative employee reviews for insights on your competitions’ management strategy. Read each review down to the text, by job position and location, for granular detail.
Analyze Competitors’ Hiring Strategies to Get Ahead
Apple: Hiring Shifts
Analyze the roles and locations your competitors are hiring, and track who is expanding or contracting. View hiring per job category over time to identify shifts in corporate strategy. Dive deeper by filtering for strategic positions, exotic skills, and role responsibilities.
Optimize Job Listing Descriptions to Attract Top Talent
Google: Competitive Job Marketing
View thousands of job descriptions through a word cloud for insight into your competitors’ hiring tactics. Attract top talent through competitive positioning of your job listings.
Know When Competitors Are Planning to Move Next Door
Caterpillar: Strategic Workforce Planning
Leverage our job listings data to get inside your competitors’ heads. With our dashboard view you can track job listings by location in real time, or get customized alerts and reports when selected companies are planning to expand to a specific geography.
Real-Time Insights in the Post- Pandemic World
Amazon: Remote Hiring
Filter job listings for specific keywords and classifications, such as remote positions, to track a company’s hiring strategy and patterns in real time.
Achieve Your Time-to-Hire Goals Against the Benchmark
AMD & NVDA: Forecasting and Fulfilling
By tracking job listings by title and location over time, you can compare the efficiency of your selection process against your peers. Track how quickly AMD and NVIDIA fill their critical tech talent positions in Data Science and Machine Learning. You can view this easily on an individual, position-specific level with our Recruitment Analyzer.
Assess Linguistic Gender Bias to Support Diversity & Inclusion
Gendered wording in corporate job listings is a persistent problem, according to research by experts in the field. Our gender decoder lets you analyze specific job descriptions to check for masculine bias. After analyzing millions of job listings at 40 major companies, for example, we found that technology companies are on average 10% less biased compared to other sectors.
Employee Sentiment Data Big Tech Case Study
Measure & Improve the Value of Your Employer’s Brand
Microsoft vs IBM: Employee Engagement
Research suggests happy workers can be good for profits. Negative employee reviews, meanwhile, are often early indicators of corporate struggles. Our employee sentiment datasets track quantitative and qualitative employee reviews at 450,000 companies, with 11 years of historical data. They allow HR managers to benchmark employee sentiment and understand industry and workforce trends.
Insure Your Brand
Away: Employee Reviews
Track individual employee reviews for insights on your competitions’ management strategy. Read each review down to the text, by job position and location, for granular detail. Or use our word cloud tool to reveal trends and patterns.
Big Tech: Diversity & Inclusion
Analyze employee sentiment on Diversity & Inclusion across nearly 10,000 companies. Track how Oracle has improved its D&I ratings more than the other Big Tech players over the past 3 months. Even dive deeper into specific employee reviews, detailing toxic work culture at Apple, for example.
LinkedIn Employees by Facet Data Food & Beverage Case Study
Track Employee Locations
Coca-Cola: Geographic Hiring Patterns
To proxy for employee headcount, use the aggregated number of LinkedIn profiles that list a company as their employer. Compare competitors’ headcount, or track corporate expansion and layoffs, all in real time. You can also filter by location, educational attainment, and job positions, for deep insights into a company’s workforce.
Know Your Competitors
AVGO vs SWKS Case Study: Desired Skillsets
Compare in-demand skillsets between competitors to pinpoint emerging trends and improve your hiring strategy. Take advantage of easy-to-use visualizations to stay ahead of the competition.
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