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FAQ #7 – What is a (cloud) data warehouse and why is it relevant for recruitment teams?

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Our next instalment of Frequently Asked Questions is written by our very own CTO & COO, Dirk Meeuws.

We asked Dirk if he could explain to what a (cloud) data warehouse is and how it is relevant for recruitment teams. Read on for his response…

A data warehouse is a platform/technology that is used to gather all your relevant business data and derive relevant insights from. Types of data which should be present are for example marketing campaigns, website traffic, recruiter activity, placements/hires, BackOffice, etc.

Having all these datasets in one place together with some business logic enables you to really understand what is going on; transcending data sets. Just as in a logistic warehouse, the data is smartly catalogued and ordered such that it is easier to retrieve the insights you need.

You might also hear the term ‘data lake’ pop-up. The difference between the two is as follows: a data lake is a vast pool of raw data, the purpose for which is not yet defined. A data warehouse is a repository for structured, filtered data that already has been processed for a specific purpose.

Below is a visual from our partner, snowflake which is a cloud data platform. Here they show how from a single platform they enable your most critical data workloads:

So why is it relevant for recruitment teams? Storing data from your different systems and having the data structured, helps you make data-driven decisions. Those data-driven decisions help you make decisions and keep track of their result, to improve the performance of your recruitment team.

About the Author:

At OnRecruit Dirk Meeuws is responsible for Product-development and Customer Success.

Dirk helps OnRecruit’s customers with strategic decisions in the area of smart use of recruitment data, and the opportunities this offers to customers. Clients of OnRecruit are both active in the recruitment industry, as well as within direct employers.

Dirk has a background in Aerospace Engineering, and within his role as COO & CTO, he uses his technical and analytical insight for the deployment of innovative products and services that characterize OnRecruit.

 

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