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The Definitive Guide to Quality of Hire

Searchlight's guide reflects learnings and insights from 100+ people and talent leaders.

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Tailor your hiring process for speed and quality — no compromises

TRACY from Searchlight is the AI that supports you across your whole hiring funnel and creates a learning loop that continuously raises your talent bar.

Screen hundreds of applicants in seconds

Tap into bias-free AI that filters top applicants by relevant work experience hard skills, and soft skills. Save time choosing the best candidates while increasing your confidence, objectivity, and efficiency.

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“Searchlight makes me feel good that we’re digging into the signals that are most predictive for quality of hire. It’s taken a lot of guesswork out of our hiring.”


Kenny Mendes
Head of People and Operations, Coda

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Assess your candidates with fewer interviews

Use a 10-15 minute delightful survey to assess candidates for the skills and culture that predict high performance. Searchlight's assessments are validated by I/O science, based on predictive talent models by job family, and customizable to your organization's needs.

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“Searchlight’s AI engine allows today's HR Leaders to build a reliable and predictive recruiting engine across roles and teams based on what success uniquely looks like at your company and in your culture.”


Jeff Diana
Chief People Officer, Calendly

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Automate Reference Checks and strike data gold

Turn hours of work into 1 click with Searchlight's reference checks. Get back predictive data on someone's skills, culture, and potential performance to help you hire faster, onboard better, and prevent mishires.

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“We can get candidates through the interview process 40% faster with Searchlight. Searchlight fixes the broken reference process, and our hiring managers call Searchlight their crystal ball for hiring."


Elizabeth Shober SmithVP Talent, Udemy

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Measure and learn from your Quality of Hire

Start using Searchlight today to create executive-level QoH metrics that drive visibility on hiring quality and employee outcomes. Use our validated formula out-of-the-box, or configure it to your unique needs. Then, our software will measure it on autopilot.

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“Searchlight is a comprehensive solution that operationalizes Quality of Hire so we hire the right people, faster. I now report Quality of Hire to the board.”

Ann Watson

Ann Watson
SVP of People and Culture, Verana Health

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Improvement in first-year retention

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More accurate hiring decisions


Faster time-to-fill

Real business impact for real talent teams

Measurably improve hiring effectiveness and efficiency to ensure the right person in every role. Only with TRACY, the AI talent partner for hiring from Searchlight.

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For leaders who know good business means good people

Consistently bring in top talent while building an efficient hiring process with AI.

Shauna Geraghty, SVP of Global People and Talent

Uses Searchlight to implement predictive hiring that brings in talent with the same competencies she uses for onboarding and continual employee development.

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“Searchlight has become the foundation of our talent analytics framework that finally bridges the gap between pre- and post-hire data to improve quality of hire. From a company standpoint, I can finally gain prescriptive hiring insights that improve outcomes for my recruiters, managers, and company’s bottom line.”


Shauna Geraghty
SVP of Global People and Talent

Adrian Russo, VP of Talent Acquisition

Uses Searchlight to optimize his recruiting engine to hire faster and easier, with fewer backfills.

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"Searchlight helps me see blindspots. We use Searchlight not only to streamline our hiring, but also to customize our launch plans to focus on growth areas. When Searchlight flags a focus area, like Communication, we stress that during the onboarding period. Doing this across the board led to low turnover rates and higher Quality of Hire. After sharing Searchlight datadirectly with the CTO, Head of Product, Head of Sales we expanded the usage of Searchlight across the business.”


Adrian RussoVP of Talent Acquisition
Swish Analytics, formerly Caribou

Wade Foster, Founder & CEO

Uses Searchlight to build a strong culture and productive team with the right skills he needs to propel the business towards ambitious goals.

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"Searchlight has transformed the way we evaluate candidates and measure post-hire outcomes. By introducing behavioral data to our hiring processes, we can measure and improve on quality of hire, a metric critical to our retention strategy. I'm proud that we've built a more equitable and inclusive hiring experience using Searchlight."


Wade FosterCEO

Heather Weidekamp, People & Talent Operations

Partners with Searchlight to implement an intuitive, all-in-one solution to Quality of Hire and report on hiring quality to the Board.

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“Searchlight was extremely easy to implement, integrating into our existing systems with a few clicks. It felt seamless to add Searchlight into our existing process to operationalize Quality of Hire.”


Heather WeidekampPeople & Culture Operations
Verana Health

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The Problem

Organizations are in the dark about what predicts high performance on their teams.

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Siloed, unstructured data


Incomplete data

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Inexperienced managers

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Herd mentality

Gut feelings and anecdotes

Gut feelings and anecdotes

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Bias and subjectivity

Our Solution

TRACY predicts the competencies, soft skills, and culture traits you need in every role. Unlock data to improve hiring, onboarding, and retention.

Pre-hire Input Data

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Post-hire Success Metrics

Attract, engage, and hire the right talent

Motivate them to stay longer and refer the best

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Continually grow our best talent

Enable them to do their best work


More High Performers


Fix Backfills

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Stronger Culture


Efficient Hiring


Longer Retention

Our AI, TRACY, personalizes to you

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Get started with pre-trained models, then tailor the AI to your unique business

TRACY is pre-trained on hard & soft skills, I/O science, closed-loop performance data, and continuous bias auditing to create gold-standard talent models for 36 job families. Those talent models can tailored to you with data from your organization.

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TRACY works across your hiring funnel for faster, better decisions

Whether it's at applicant reviews, phone screens, interviews, or hire, TRACY powers different products you can use to save time and find the best talent.

Plug into the learning loop so each hire is better than the last

TRACY gets smarter as you use her. She learns from your analytics, human feedback, and performance outcomes so her recommendations for future hires match the exact qualities that grow your business.

Turn Insights into Action Plans for recruiting and development

Fully Compliant and Integrated

We're SOC II Type 2 Compliant, GDPR Compliant, and integrated with the tools you already love to use. We've got you covered so you can focus on making the best talent decisions.

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Equitable and Fair is in our DNA

Our software is continually audited to have zero adverse impact. Backed by behavioral science, our ethical AI predicts performance and retention better than traditional interview processes. We have a 75+ CSAT score with delightful user experiences to help each candidate tell their talent story.

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