Advantages of Bi-directional Mapping in Talent Acquisition

Oct 12, 2016

Ever wondered if a search online could be performed in the opposite direction? Meaning, look for the search term based on the results? Any kind of search that we are familiar with is unidirectional. It happens when a search term (demand) is queried for and results (supply) are generated accordingly.

Contextual technology thinks like human mind, in both the directions

One of the most important feature of a contextual platform in helping recruiters and hiring managers improve their success rates in talent acquisition is bi-directional mapping. Simply put, bi-directional mapping allows information to be verified back and forth, matching search results with queries and vice versa.

Spire's contextual platform performs search bi-directionally! This is based on the recognition of a key fact, that data should be able to converse in both directions. This is because the meaning of words and their relationships are not limited to a rigid 'ask and give' stance. Human minds work both the ways.

Bi-directional mapping is made possible by the intuitive nature of contextual searching and quantification of relationships between sentences instead of just keywords.

Bi-directional Mapping in Recruitment

Your ATS (Application Tracking System) probably already holds thousands of resumes; however, most can only match a resume to a single job opening at one time, and not with other available positions. If the software is non-contextual, all these tools do is automate workflow tasks, but are unable to cross-reference jobs to resumes. An organization needs contextual search and match technology to take the search to the next level i.e., bi-directional mapping of the relevance of the talent to the enterprise, rather than simply running a query.

Bi-directional Mapping for Enhanced Recruiting

The Spire contextual talent platform resolves the hiring dilemmas faced by Talent Acquisition teams and Hiring Managers. The operational time and money invested in searching for candidates reduces drastically freeing up valuable time which could be to focus on core HR functions.

Benefits of using Bi-directional Mapping

1) Saves the enterprise money

Time is money!

Recruiters can increase speed, accuracy and agility involved in processing resumes, streamlining screening, shortlisting candidates, and upgrading the selection and hiring processes with a contextual platform. Anything that saves the recruiter (and company) time while enhancing search results will save money. Only the most relevant candidates are identified leading to full utilization of resume databases.

Recruiters get to shortlist only the most relevant candidates increasing the chances of a higher interview-to-select ratio, of up to 73% (existing 30%).

2) Saves time

When a job vacancy occurs or a new job opening gets created, recruiting teams need to be able to move quickly to define and review the descriptions, a process that often gets slowed down due to necessary approval processes and lack of standardization.

Spire’s contextual Talent Acquisition platform speeds up the review process with contextual search as well as ranks candidates based on the richness of their skills with measurements such as Richness Index. As a result, thousands of resumes get screened in just a few hours. With its extreme record of unmatched 80-95% accuracy levels, bi-directional mapping perfects this process.

Bi-directional mapping is based on Machine Learning which takes Talent Acquisition to the next level in the era of digital and artificial intelligence.

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