Recruiting Software is Evil! Or is it?
The idea of having recruiting software is to help candidates find a better job faster and to help recruiters find better candidates faster. Like database system, they only work if the data is structured well and entered carefully.
Recruiters need to be able to customize the variables and trust the matching algorithms. And they probably don’t have a lot of time to do that. The way team+ approaches this is that candidates can be filtered by skills and expertise that can be determined by the recruiter and/or imported according to the type of industry. If the filter returns too many candidate, the matching algorithm ranks candidates.
From the candidate perspective, because of the high number of systems out there, candidates now have more work than before and need to enter their data again. First, even if they have a great resume, they need to enter it again in the system. Second, even if several companies they are applying for use the same system, they have to re-enter all the information once more. At team+, the first issue is partly solved with the linkedin plugin but we do not have resume parsing. The second part is solved as candidates can copy their profile to different companies who use team+. But, in any case, no matter the recruitment software, the more details candidates enter, the higher their chance of getting noticed.