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Ravi Subramanian

Ravi Subramanian is a leading subject matter expert in the areas of talent acquisition, talent management and HR operations, focusing on attraction, engagement, retention, and development of talent, outsourcing, and metrics. Subramanian is currently employed with CHC Helicopters, prior to which he has provided recruiting, talent management, HR operations, and outsourced solutions to Kerry Group PLC., Sara Lee Corporation, GE Healthcare, Freddie Mac, Allscripts and eLoyalty, to name a few. He is also the founder and moderator of the Chicago Recruiting Forum and a speaker and frequent contributor at ERE, SHRM, HCI, HRMAC and HRIQ-IQPC. He can be reached at or via phone at 630-605-3466.

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Some Quick Thoughts on Big Data and Metrics

by Oct 17, 2014, 12:08 am ET

common metricsA lot of companies have been talking about big data lately, but what does mean for us in HR and talent acquisition?

Simply put, it is using data to spot trends and make decisions that impact the business. This is no different from what companies have been doing for a while in other functional areas such as finance, corporate strategy, supply chain, and more recently HR. It is just that how this is captured, analyzed, and presented has changed.

Geoffrey Dubiski of Sumner Grace and I once gave a talk on “Recruiting and Your Bottom Line” at an IQPC event.

I think the points we made are still valid. Here’s an outline of some of our thoughts: keep reading…

6 Easy Steps to Building a Recruiting Strategy and Successfully Measuring the Outcome

by Feb 11, 2011, 5:21 am ET

We have been hearing about how the shortage of talent in the market has been impacting business and its growth for a quite a few years. Given the current economic climate, it now seems that the opposite is actually true, where a lot of qualified candidates are available in the marketplace and the companies are finding it difficult to source and recruit the right ones.

The key is to come up with a water-tight recruiting strategy and measure its success using the right metrics. This outline will help companies do just that. keep reading…