'Big Data' Predicts Who Makes The Best Workers

Evolv is leading the way in using analytics for hiring.
Evolv is leading the way in using analytics for hiring.

For years, employers and governments have been collecting massive amounts of data about people, but recently they've become focused on using "big data" to make better decisions -- including about hiring. By studying trends, "employers are trying to predict specific outcomes, such as whether a prospective hire will quit too soon, file disability claims or steal," according to The Wall Street Journal.

One of the leaders in this field, Evolv Inc., or Evolv on Demand, has begun selling to employers. Here are four insights that the San Francisco-based workplace performance solutions company has gleaned, busting several myths in the process: