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Matchdragon: a quick overview


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Non-technical introduction to Matchdragon: the intelligent job-matcher by Eggsist Ltd - China

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Matchdragon: a quick overview

  1. 1. the intelligent job matcher a quick overview november 2008
  2. 2. Index <ul><li>A Matchdragon in 10 slides </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A.1 What is Matchdragon? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A.2 Why is it interesting? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A.3 Who is it for? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A.4 How does it work? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A.5 The competitive asset: auto-match </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A.6 Technology: an overview </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A.7 Technology: eggMatch © </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A.8 Features </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A.9 Editions and case history </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A.10 Deployment </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. A.1 What is Matchdragon? <ul><li>Matchdragon is an innovative online job-matching platform ( web 2.0 ), based on a powerful engine which analyzes resumes and job offers, in order to match them according to their complementarity/affinity.. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Matching” means that users don’t have to perform any searching : the system will find the “ideal matches” for each of them, based on a deep analysis of their profile. </li></ul><ul><li>Matchdragon’s engine is not simply based on database queries – on the contrary, it integrates a wide range of technologies to spot the “ideal match” in an intelligent way : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Text analysis (artificial intelligence algorithms to extract “meaning patterns” from the free text of resumes/job offers) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>User behavior analysis (based on what users do on the system) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Indexing based on the concepts of “similarity” and “proximity” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Database queries on structured attributes </li></ul></ul>Matchdragon in 10 slides
  4. 4. A.2 Why is it interesting? Because it answers the 2 main needs of employers/head hunters better than traditional HR platforms do: <ul><li>Speed </li></ul><ul><ul><li>It’s not necessary to fill-in a complex search form each time: the system continuously spots the best matches for each user... and presents them immediately after user log-in. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It’s not necessary to screen hundreds/thousands of irrilevant results: Matchdragon selects a small number of etremely relevant “matches” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Quality </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The system spots “matches” by analyzing the whole user profile , rather than responding to a narrow set of explicit search parameters </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Matchdragon includes an analysis of the competences demanded/possessed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>By analyzing free text, Matchdragon considers implicit elements of both resumes and job offers: not always users can immediately condensate their whole requirements in a search form! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Matchdragon learns by experience : it sharpens its “intelligence” over time, as the available information and performed elaborations grow </li></ul></ul>Matchdragon in 10 slides
  5. 5. A.3 Who is it for? <ul><li>Employers – they can: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>place job ads </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>view all candidate profiles (resumes) recommended by the engine (except contact information) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>perform active searches (by following the traditional “searching” approach) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>contact the most interesting candidates, by spending rechargeable “credits” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>view statistic reports on their job offer effectiveness and on competitors’ behavior </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Head hunters – they can: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>do all that employers do, but managing several company profiles simultaneously </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>automatically synchronize their Matchdragon account with external corporate databases/tools </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Job seekers – they can: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>upload their resume </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>record a “video introduction” directly on the site (no need to install any application) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>view all job offers recommended by the engine (except contact information) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>perform active searches </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>contact employers via Matchdragon Messaging for free </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>receive a completely customized newsletter with the most recent available matches </li></ul></ul>Matchdragon in 10 slides
  6. 6. A.4 How does it work? <ul><li> time, the user shall simply log-in and visit her/his “ auto-match ” report ! </li></ul>Matchdragon in 10 slides Online form filling and submission 1. Registration <ul><li>If jobseeker, Resume upload </li></ul><ul><li>If employer, Job offer upload </li></ul>2. Upload View “ auto-match ” report , listing the most relevant matches selected by Matchdragon 3. Auto-match always up-to-date and continuously tuned as the system learns by experience !
  7. 7. A.5 The competitive asset: auto-match <ul><li>Matchdragon suggests the “ideal matches” by keeping into serious consideration several elements: </li></ul><ul><li>The general complementarity of the meaningful elements of job descriptions and resumes (keyword, keyphrases, sentence structure, syntax, position of each item in the text, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>The compatibility between skills requested and possessed </li></ul><ul><li>The possess of specific requirements (age, gender, education, type of contract demanded/offered, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Newness : up-to-date resumes/job offers are more “valuable” (as they offer higher validity guarantees) </li></ul><ul><li>Preferences expressed by other users in similar cases (explicit matching declarations by similar job seekers, towards similar job offers… and vice versa) </li></ul>Matchdragon in 10 slides
  8. 8. <ul><li>Dynamic user interface, based on visual technologies (advanced devices for improving usability and ensuring a high-level user experience ) and continuously improved </li></ul><ul><li>The engine has been developed according to precise architectural paradigms, which make it extremely… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Well performing : all elaborations resulting in auto-match are performed in real time with no sensible performance consequence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Safe and robust , thanks to the use of cutting-edge technology ensuring the inviolability of user information and the overall system integrity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Always on : the use of distributed architectures allows performing real-time maintenance and reacting to traffic peaks by scaling up the system in a quick and transparent way, therefore ensuring service continuity in any situation </li></ul></ul>A.6 Technology: an overview Matchdragon in 10 slides
  9. 9. <ul><li>eggMatch© is the core of Matchdragon: the exclusive engine developed by Eggsist Ltd which extracts data from multiple sources (databases, texts, documents, network structure, user behavior tracks) and combines them to estimate the “affinity” between two profiles (eg. candidate – job offer). </li></ul>A.7 Technology: eggMatch © <ul><li>How it works: </li></ul><ul><li>Extraction of meaningful elements from free text, refined over time as the system “learns by experience”) </li></ul><ul><li>Language-independent concept recognition </li></ul><ul><li>Combination of structured data analysis (age/gender/study degree/etc.) with unstructured data analysis (free text) </li></ul><ul><li>Result refining based on choice trends implicitly monitored among users </li></ul><ul><li>Result presentation in a few seconds, on intuitive reports </li></ul>Matchdragon in 10 slides
  10. 10. concepts Matchdragon in 10 slides CONCEPTION MATCH User behaviour REPORT Job 1 Candidate 1 90% match Documents (TXT, HTML, DOC, PDF) Connectors (database, logs) Feeds (RSS, mailbox, crawler) Job 1 Candidate 2 80% match Job 1 Candidate 3 70% match
  11. 11. A.8 Features <ul><li>Auto-match Matchdragon’s distinctive feature: automatic recommendation of the “ideal matches” </li></ul><ul><li>Active search Powerful search engine which allows users to follow a “traditional” approach by manually defining search parameters </li></ul><ul><li>Favorites Possibility to mark every resume/job offer with a personal note (positive or negative), to keep track of previous evaluations and to improve frequent use experience </li></ul><ul><li>Messaging Mailing platform which allows sending messages to candidates/employers directly and for free, enabling instant contact and maintaining of historic information </li></ul><ul><li>MRank Intelligent estimation of the absolute value (vs. the relative value of auto-match!) of each resume, to support employers’s choice on which resumes to take into consideration </li></ul><ul><li>Statistic reports for employers Job posting popularity, % of contacts received per job ad, hints about candidates contacted by other employers, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Video introductions Jobseekers can record a short video directly online, to introduce themselves and gain credibility </li></ul>Matchdragon in 10 slides
  12. 12. A.9 Editions and case history <ul><li>Portal </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Corporate edition </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Integration of Matchdragon with an external repository of resumes/job offers (eg., for head hunters willing to leverage Matchdragon’s engine to elaborate their own data) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Case : Hutong Group – managing internship positions and candidates in China </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Partner edition </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Light integration” (co-branded) with a partner website: interface customized with partner’s logo and colors, and possibility to display only those matches (resumes/job offers) coming from the partner site </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Case : Swiss Chamber of Commerce - </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Embedded edition </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Integration of Matchdragon’s engine within a traditional website, to provide intelligent matching functionalities to any type of content (not exclusively HR) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Case : Online community for people matching [undisclosed client] </li></ul></ul>Matchdragon in 10 slides
  13. 13. <ul><li>A complex and sophisticated platform such as Matchdragon requires continuous maintenance. This is why we offer it deployed as SaaS (“software as a service”): </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The engine is centralized on a server </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The partner/enterprise web platform is hosted either on the same central Web farm (with full privacy guarantees), or on the partner/client’s own server </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The inter-communication among system components and with the partner/client’s enterprise software is performed via secure web services and protected channels </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Deriving benefits for partners/clients: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>They immediately benefit of any update or new functionality deployed on the central system </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>They sensibly reduce staff costs related to service operation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>They receive guarantees via service level agreements (SLA) and monitor the key performance indicators (KPI) via web interface, synergically with the effectiveness of recruiting campaigns </li></ul></ul>A.10 Deployment Matchdragon in 10 slides
  14. 14. <ul><li>Thanks! </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>