IDG News Service reports the acquisition of PeopleAnswers gets Infor into big data analytics for HR, with its online assessment that lets companies 'analyze a job candidate's behavioral traits before deciding whether to make a hire.
'… PeopleAnswers was developed by a team of behavioral science PhDs, who created a series of algorithms that underpin online tests job applicants take through PeopleAnswers' service. The test measures 39 behavioral attributes, such as discipline, ambition, energy and empathy, weighting them according to the particular job role. The test software is available in 16 languages,' reports Chris Kanaracus in the Jan. 8 article.
'Beyond the algorithms and behavioral science know-how, PeopleAnswers has also built up years of historical data, resulting in more reliable analysis of a candidate, said Infor CEO Charles Phillips. '… Infor will make PeopleAnswers part of its HCM (human capital management) software suite. It plans to expand PeopleAnswers' test coverage into additional verticals over time, according to Phillips.'