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The Process Of Hiring The Best Candidate Through LinkedIn, Inspired By The Movie 'The Moneyball'

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Employers should really try and make a point of hiring the best candidate through LinkedIn, inspired by the movie 'The Moneyball'. So why on LinkedIn one may ask; well it has over 150 million professionals in all the major fields any employer may be looking for e.g. music, business, art, hospitality, doctors and many more. It's the largest social site with the highest number of professionals from different parts of the world.


One of the reasons why it would be advisable to go about hiring the best candidate through LinkedIn, inspired by the movie 'The Moneyball' would be because of the player recruiting methods employed by Billie Beane, the general manager of Oakland Athletics which happens to be a major league baseball team. Brad Pitt had the honor of acting Billie's role, a role that he very well delivered. The baseball scouts in Oakland's Athletic had previously used the past and current player performance combined with their gut feelings of how they would perform if hired to the team but Billie brought a turn-around in the entire recruiting business by doing away with the traditional gut feeling and bringing in a mathematical model that included corrections and variations between a player's "Total on base percentage" and the number of games they won combined with detailed analysis of their performance on the pitch. This helped him build a winning team with an "anthill" bank account as compared to the "Mt. Everest" finances available to other teams.

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Billie's player recruitment model highly depended on a player's strength and not their pay. This is why any employer should do the same; to mathematically asses their potential employee's performance in relation to their strengths and weaknesses to avoid extravagant recruitment methods that bear no fruits, hence hiring the best candidate through LinkedIn, inspired by the movie 'The Moneyball' is the right way to go.




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