In the last five years, the term “match” has dominated digital platforms and steered the start-up boom. When we see the terms “artificial intelligence” and “advanced algorithms”, the term “match” often follows shortly after. Every on-demand platform, marketplace, or service-based portal has a component of matching it. In the $8 billion job marketing board world, the new hype is “job matching”. But what is job matching? We explore the topic in this blog and explain how a job-matching platform works.


What is job matching?

Job matching uses data points defined by employers to match them with the ideal job applicants, based on their job resumes. It is not a one-size-fits-all process. Every company has a different method, approach, and data management system to make that job match happen.

Using a job-matching platform enables companies to hire smarter. Job matching is a modern recruitment method designed to shorten and optimize the hiring process. In the future of work, knowing where (and how) to find a good job match is the key to success. And companies and individuals who don’t get on board stand to lose out.


Using artificial intelligence for better job matching

Artificial intelligence uses machine learning to produce automated results, based on data, insights, and learnings. The truth behind the curtain is that most companies do not have the required data, processes, or capacity to deliver AI effectively when it comes to job matching. This is especially true when it comes to job boards. Why? Job boards are marketing platforms that are known for being a “data dump” of job information, which leads to false positives and messy keyword associations. While you may get a match through a job board, the chances of this match being a good one are slim.


What is an advanced job-matching algorithm, and how does it help?

Advanced algorithms are a series of demands that generate a series of expected results when put through the right thing. This is the basis of how matching works for most job hiring platforms and or recruiting tools. These advanced algorithms often match job roles to candidates in one of the following ways:

  • Word matching – this algorithm analyzes words that are used in job descriptions and then matches them with similar words in resumes
  • Skills matching – this takes listed skill entries on resumes and matches them with required skills in job descriptions
  • A combination of human and technical data points – this is how pepelwerk’s job matching works.


Think of job-matching platforms like pepelwerk as dating apps. Bumble compared to eHarmony. Bumble has different data points to create viewer options than what eHarmony uses. The results presented are different but the outcomes are the same, i.e. a user found a date. Much like dating apps, pepelwerk takes a set of data and presents you with the job match we think is the best fit for you. But our criteria for creating that job match is different from other recruitment apps. Our system is profile-based and contextual, and not purely based on keywords or skills.


Choosing the right job-matching platform

As an Employer, how do you know which tools to use in your hiring process? Well, that depends on the outcomes you’d like to achieve. pepelwerk is a marketplace, which means we provide services and solutions beyond just hiring. The results we produce and the reports around our results are part of the job-matching platform experience we’re trying to create.

We don’t let users “game the system” by providing public jobs. Our job posting environment and Talent pool are private. By keeping a clean data set, we increase the quality of the outcomes from our advanced algorithms to produce quality job matches.


The right job-matching platform lets you build an effective talent profile.

What is a talent pipeline?

A talent pipeline is a pool of candidates who are ready to fill a position. The right job-matching platform allows you to create a talent pipeline of people who are the right match of both skills and attribute.


How do you build your talent pipeline?

  1. Establish your company's goals and needs.
  2. Develop an effective candidate sourcing strategy with tools such as pepelwerk.
  3. Create and organize your talent database.
  4. Build diversity in your pipeline strategy.
  5. Recruit candidates with the right skills and attributes rather than specific work histories.


Bringing job matches to the real world

We’re committed to matching the right people to the right job, which sometimes means getting everyone in the same room! We run “Job Match Events” which are designed to introduce Talent to Employers and vice-versa. pepelwerk’s Job Match Events are a great way to meet and engage with the Talent of the future, and they enable suitable candidates to understand your company culture.

pepelwerk is the matchmaker of the working world. Find out more about pepelwerk and how our skills-based job matching platform works. You can create an WorkHub account in minutes and see for yourself how to hire smarter. And you can even get a free demo before you get started!

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