The term data integration is used to describe the process of evaluating the qualifications of job applicants following a formal interview. Data integration is usually performed by the team of employees that were involved with the interview and applicant screening processes.
The hiring manager, a human resources representative, and a client of the hiring department, may have been involved with conducting the job interviews. These same persons would participate in a data integration meeting, where all of the information known about job candidates is discussed and scored. For example, the quality of the responses to the interview questions might be one component of the data integration score.
Typically, the scoring approach is decided before evaluating job candidates, thereby lowering the likelihood of favoritism or bias. The ultimate objective of the data integration meeting is to add an element of objectivity when choosing a successful job applicant.