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Big data goes job shopping

As well as apparently inveigling its way into all sorts of (anonymised) aspects of individual employee behaviour, Evolv data undermines certain truisms, among them the idea of the serial job-hopper. “The number of jobs you have previously had,” Simkoff says, “and even whether you’re employed or not at the time of application, has zero statistical correlation with how successful you will be or how long you will stay.” The statistics also show, he suggests, counter-intuitive correlations, including evidence that former prison inmates are among the most reliable employees.

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