Recruiting Metrics: 6 Main Types [INFOGRAPHIC]

Anja Zojceska | 5/10/2018 | Recruiting

There are so many different recruiting metrics created to measure every step of your hiring process. Here are 6 main types of recruiting metrics every HR professional should know summarized in an infographic.

Recruiting Metrics: 6 Main Types [INFOGRAPHIC]

Recruiting Metrics: 6 Main Types [INFOGRAPHIC] 

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6 main types of recruiting metrics

If you want to get a clear picture of your whole recruiting process, you need to track and measure many different HR and recruiting metrics.

Here is the list of 6 main types of recruiting metrics:

  1. Recruitment Marketing metrics
  2. Hiring Velocity metrics
  3. Hiring Expenses metrics
  4. Hiring Quality metrics
  5. Hiring Source metrics
  6. Referral metrics

1. Recruitment Marketing metrics

➡️ Definition

Recruitment Marketing metrics is a group of recruitment metrics that measure the results and effectiveness of your Recruitment Marketing strategy.

➡️ Metrics

This group of metrics includes metrics such as:

2. Hiring Velocity metrics

➡️ Definition

Hiring Velocity metrics is a group of recruitment metrics that measure the speed and duration of your hiring process.

➡️ Metrics

This group of metrics includes metrics such as:

  • Time to find
  • Time to hire
  • Time in stage
  • Time to start

3. Hiring Expenses metrics

➡️ Definition

Hiring Expenses metrics is a group of recruitment metrics that measure the cost of your hiring process.

➡️ Metrics

This group of metrics includes metrics such as:

  • Cost per advertising channel
  • Cost per applicant
  • Cost to hire
  • Onboarding expenses

4. Hiring Quality

➡️ Definition

Hiring Quality metrics is a group of recruitment metrics that measure the quality of the candidates you hire.

➡️ Metrics

This group of metrics includes metrics such as:

  • Employee performance
  • Retention rate
  • Ramp-up time

5. Hiring Source metrics

➡️ Definition

Hiring Source metrics is a group of recruitment metrics that measure where your candidates come from.

➡️ Metrics

This group of metrics includes metrics such as:

  • Number of applicants per source
  • Number of hires per source
  • Source of best applicants

6. Referral metrics

➡️ Definition

Referral metrics is a group of recruitment metrics that measure the results and effectiveness of your employee referral programs.

➡️ Metrics

This group of metrics includes metrics such as:

  • Employee referral rate
  • Most referrals per employee
  • Most qualified referrals per employee

Learn more about recruiting metrics

If you want to learn more about recruiting metrics, check out The extensive list of recruiting metrics you should be tracking


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