Tech & Tools: Jan/Feb 2021

A look at some AI services with recruiters and employers in mind

Turning employees into candidates

Identifying opportunities for redeploying staff should be at the top of the talent management team’s agenda as firms try to recover from the global pandemic as efficiently as possible. SmartRecruiters wants to improve internal mobility which, it claims, represents only around a third of hires. It is launching the Internal Mobility solution, which sits within its cloud-based talent acquisition suite and uses data science to map an internal candidate’s skills and match them to open jobs or projects within the company. Organisations can create a branded portal where jobs can be posted. The dedicated space allows employees to build candidate profiles, as well as apply for internal jobs, while a dashboard helps to surface their profiles to the resourcing team. SmartRecruiters is headquartered in the US with offices around the world, including the UK. It can also help companies when they experience a hiring surge and become a valuable tool for retaining top talent, making internal opportunities more visible.


Integrating with simplified recruitment processes

End-to-end talent acquisition software provider Jobvite wants to further simplify the hiring process by expanding its integration with LinkedIn’s Recruiter System Connect (RSC). The upcoming Unified Search feature enables recruiters to select the most qualified candidates by sourcing top talent from both the LinkedIn network and Jobvite records using a single search. Using Recommended Matches, recruiters can post a new job requisition in Jobvite and source from a pipeline of LinkedIn recommended candidates who best match the job. Another feature, Apply Connect, allows recruiters to automatically post jobs to LinkedIn and receive all applications back to Jobvite.


Better parsing equals better matching

Parsing may be an invisible process to many recruiters, but it is vital in the age of digital recruiting. It can be the difference between the best candidate being matched with a job. Parsing, matching and data specialist RChilli, whose clients include ATS developers, job boards and companies that need the ability to parse large amounts of CVs or jobs, has introduced version 3.1 of its job description parser. It extracts data from a job description and saves it in pre-defined attributes (turning it into structured data) that can ultimately help to find better matches against candidate profiles. The latest version is able to parse job descriptions in multiple languages and offers additional new fields including related skills, ontology and language. It also applies deep learning technology to extract data more accurately and can extract job details from job feeds.


A robotic finger on the pulse

RoboRecruiter, whose solutions are based around robotic process automation (RPA), which, in short, automates business processes, is always looking for ways to improve hiring at scale. With this in mind, it has added a live dashboard to its recruitment solution that provides insight on candidate engagement. RoboPulse offers an interactive and live view on how candidates are interacting with RoboRecruiter campaigns. Responses are updated within seconds of the candidate interaction. The company claims there is no need to manually retrieve reports, so the recruitment team can react quickly to important incoming candidate data and efficiently. It also allows recruiters to view the most qualified candidates first, by location, skills, experience or qualifications, and allows two-way SMS communication to candidates, including sending follow-up campaigns direct from the RoboPulse dashboard.

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