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Matching in the applicant tracking

3 October 2014 by

Who needs matching today?

Whenever you hear the notion „matching“ today, the first thought is probably about online dating platforms that are currently being advertised through all media and web channels. But not only academics are looking for sophisticated singles, many employers are desperately looking for the right talents, implying candidates with the best set of qualifications.

The skills shortage is reality already. Especially firms requiring a high number of personnel like engineering companies, which not only need to staff jobs with the best fitting employees, but also wish to lose as few as possible of them due to potential projects’ miscasts. Intelligent recruitment software bet on smart matching functions to support their users with that. But what does that really mean?

How does matching work?

Matching tools have become complex applications that master many different functions and commands. In the best of all cases they display particularly one thing: easy and intuitively to handle for the users. Unatrix has created its matching exactly with this intention, which nowadays is said to be one of the best in its industry.

The core of the system is a structured competence catalog that can also understand synonyms and tree structures with subcategories. Included in this catalogue comes also a whole range of qualifications and competencies to facilitate the matching between needs (internal or at a customer) and profiles (applicants, employees, freelancers). The single competencies are automatically transformed in tags within the auto-matching. This indexation works also for existing profiles, i.e. the system „learns“ the language and the requirements of the user over time.

One function – three components

Unatrix offers a two-ways-matching, which means there can be searched profiles for certain needs and there can also be found various jobs for candidates. Altogether it offers three basic functionalities that mesh into each other continuously. Their initials CoMaSc abbreviate them:

Matching – During the matching process, the demanded qualifications are compared with the competencies of the existing profiles depending on the indexed tags. So if one applicant has eight of the desired ten competencies, the system will calculate a matching score of 80% for him.

Scoring – The scoring uses the different levels of the qualifications from the matching. This function assigns the profiles to the needs according to the matching scores. By consequence the profiles with the highest scores are shown first in the list as best matches, the others in descending order.

Covering – Within the covering process, the matching, i.e. the check if a candidate fits well for a need, is inverted. A relevant function for recruitment and engineering agencies, which want to see all the jobs that can be offered to a specific candidate.

Job search according to geographic mobility

The job mobility is an essential aspect for staffing nowadays. Engineering services often staff national and international jobs; so it is important to consider the applicants’ wishes as well. In Unatrix, it is very easy to configure individual but also different countries, regions and cities as mobility options for the candidate with the help of the geographical database.

Which e-recruitment system is the right match for you?

Unatrix demonstrates its added value to its clients on a daily basis. Thanks to them and their precious feedbacks, we are able to permanently improve our system. If you want to test Unatrix and our matching contact us at info@unatrix.com.

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