Moneyball Recruiting: The Simple Science Behind Great Hiring

2016 SHRM Talent Management Conference & Exposition
Workplace Application: This session will show you the strategies behind how to make the most effective hiring decisions for your organization.

The concept of “Moneyball” came from Major League Baseball's Oakland Athletics and how the team used analytics to hire the best players for the best price. This session will show you how you can use the “Moneyball” philosophy and science to hire the best people for your organization. Over the next decade, hiring will only increase in difficulty, and those organizations willing to do things differently will have the advantage in attracting the best talent. It's not complicated, and every size recruiting department can use these concepts to hire better. “Moneyball” recruiting isn't about hiring the best, it's about hiring the best for you and your circumstances. Come learn how your organization can reach higher levels through smarter hiring.

This session will help you:

·         Learn the concepts and strategies behind analytical hiring.  

·         Gain an understanding about which employees and hires bring the most value to your organization. 

·         Learn how to develop a strategic talent acquisition philosophy that fits your specific organization.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Monday, April 18, 2016 - 3:00pm to 4:15pm

Tim Sackett, SHRM-SCP

Sackett, SHRM-SCP

Tim Sackett, SCP, is the CEO of, a leading technical recruiting firm. Tim has over 20 years of combined executive HR and talent acquisition experience working for Fortune 500 companies. Tim is a highly sought-after international speaker on leadership, HR &TA Tech, talent acquisition, and HR execution. Tim is currently a Senior Faculty member with the Josh Bersin Academy. He is also an Angel investor and advisor and sits on multiple HR Technology corporate boards.

Tim is the author of the newly released book The Talent Fix, Vol. 2. He also writes daily on his blog, the Tim Sackett Project. Tim is married to a hall-of-fame wife, has three sons, and his dog Tucker. In 2023, he was named a Top Global HR & Recruitment Influencer by HR Executive. He has more Twitter (X) followers than his 3 Gen Z sons and is sponsored on stage by diet Mt. Dew.

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Amount of Credit: 
Credit Type: 
HR Credit
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
HR Expertise
Critical Evaluation
Business Acumen
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