Party City banks on ‘science’ to hire most qualified candidates

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Party City banks on ‘science’ to hire most qualified candidates

By Deena M. Amato-McCoy - 01/17/2018
Party City isn’t leaving anything to chance when it comes to hiring new employees.

Through its partnership with Infor, the party supplies retailer is adding an analytics-based platform to improve hiring practices. Infor’s Talent Science solution uses analytics and behavioral science to streamline hiring process and select the most qualified candidates.

Called pre-employment assessment software, the cloud-based platform’s predictive models assist hiring managers to better select, retain, and develop the right talent across the entire employee life cycle. The technology allows users to compare and contrast the characteristics of a candidate against the attributes of their strongest performers. This information is stored as a “Performance Profile,” or benchmark for defining success in a given role.

Organizations can also use the gathered data for insight throughout the employee lifecycle. Hiring managers can access behavioral data to uncover employee strengths, deliver high impact coaching, establish short-term and long-term goals, and develop a strategy for career path planning, according to Party City.

"We decided to partner with Infor to identify the key success traits of our top employees, so we could make our workforce more productive," said Jim Viola, VP, Party City, which operates more than 900 specialty stores in the United States and Canada, operating under the names Party City and Halloween City banners, and e-commerce website. "By bringing modern technology into our hiring practices, we're able to gain greater insight and develop best practices so our teams can provide a superior customer experience."