How job matching works

Jan 14, 2022

Ensuring the most perfect match possible between job offer and demand is now possible thanks to job matching technology. How does it work? We explain.

Is this the future of job searching? It indeed looks like it. Job matching is gaining ground every day, so much so that it is not difficult to imagine a near future where the method will definitively overtake the current techniques used to offer (on the company side) and find (on the candidate side) a job.

What is job matching?

It is a system, based on a set of algorithms, which will ensure the most perfect match possible between the supply and demand for employment. In short, this means that the technology allows us to select the best job for the candidate, and the best candidate for the company. For the former, there is no longer any need to browse through hundreds of job offers, and for the organization, there is no longer any need to filter through hundreds of resumes, a time-consuming task that by definition has no added value, before finding the ideal profile. The system automatically establishes the match, surpassing by far the efficiency of the methods still used today, but which have all reached their limits.

For what are the options for the candidate?

  • Contact a recruiter? It can be a long time between the moment you update your CV and the moment you are actually contacted.
  • Go through a Job Board? That means you have to go through hundreds of ads before applying. The only reward, in the vast majority of cases, is to be one of the 600 other candidates who have done the same thing, which will remain, for almost all of them, without any follow-up.

.And for companies, the current systems are not much more advantageous.

Today, recruiting via LinkedIn, which is the most used tool, is not easy. Either the right candidate is not visible, or the recruiter has to deal with several hundred applications for 1 position, a tedious process if ever there was one. Moreover, the financial challenge remains considerable. Yes, a recruitment is expensive, 7,000 euros on average, that is to say 15 to 30% of the annual salary.

But job matching will gradually make it possible to overcome all these pitfalls.

And not just in theory. Start-ups have already launched their own platforms. Some, like Hired.com or Talent.io, are specialized in the tech sector. Others, like Jobgether.com, are more generalist. All of them, in any case, can be used to illustrate all the advantages of job matching.

With job matching, only relevant profiles are taken into account, not only on the basis of the candidates' hard skills, but also on other criteria such as the values they hold, their personality, or even their soft skills, which are becoming increasingly important and form the basis of the work of a company such as Assesfirst, a forerunner in the field of recruitment via soft skills.

In the end, with job matching, the candidate will no longer have to apply. It is the AI that will take care of it for him, based on his profile and all the elements that make it up.

Under these conditions, it is almost obvious that job matching is the future, since it offers nothing but advantages, both from the point of view of the candidate and that of the company, by combining simplicity of use and operational efficiency. A win-win system that is now conquering the world of recruitment.

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