In the coming months, we will publish a series of blogposts on the USP’s (Unique Selling Propositions) of Actonomy’s job and candidate searching and matching technology xMP. First in the row: flexibility. At the heart of the recruitment technology is one simple belief:

Technology has to follow the client’s demands, not the other way around.

When developing AI recruitment software that helps employers and candidates find each other in a perfect match, there are a few crucial decisions to be taken. Do you deploy a ‘one model fits all’ strategy? What platform will you be focusing on? Which parameters can be defined by the user? What kind of input data will you be propagating?

Interface flexibility: Searching must be flexible and user friendly

As Actonomy started developing its recruitment technology xMP over 15 years ago, it took the crucial decision not to stick to one solution. Rather, Actonomy is guided by a straightforward principle: our smart technology will follow the client’s demands, not the other way around.

As nice as this may sound at first, what does that mean in practice? First and foremost, Actonomy believes searching must be flexible, taking into account all kind of elements that can vary depending on the kind of queries the technology is to perform.

To give a simple example: when looking for a welder, you need to take a different approach than when searching a software engineer. For the engineer, the amount of experience is more relevant than his diploma. For the welder, the welding certificate might be essential, much more so than the amount of experience. Senior profiles need different searches than freshly graduated job seekers.

To give yet another example: for the latter, commuting distance typically will be more important than for senior management profiles. Unlike technology from competitors, this business-oriented approach is fundamentally different. Whereas competing recruitment software typically uses pre-defined parameters in its searching and matching approach, Actonomy’s xMP showcases ultimately interface flexibility, because different queries need different approaches.

Platform flexibility: Independence

But there is more when it comes to flexibility than just being customer-friendly. Flexibility also deals with platform independence. Actonomy’s technology can easily be installed on all kinds of platforms: Linux, Windows, small, large, …? Actonomy can deal with all of them.

Also from a technology standpoint, Actonomy’s recruitment technology is not bound by one particular format of data input. Whereas competing software typically requires candidate data to be CV’s structured in an XML-format, Actonomy’s xMP can handle all kinds of input data. xMP is dealing with different types of input, be they structured data, full texts, or even free data fields. Actonomy’s software can analyse and give a meaning to all of them.

Finally, one fundamental remark: it is surprising to see that this flexibility is not just an evidence in recruiting technology. Most competing systems are much more rigid when it comes to user interface, platform or data input. When chosing for Actonomy’s xMP, flexibility gains its full potential. All this with just one simple reasoning behind: Actonomy’s technology is following the client’s demands, not the other way around.

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