We are excited to share with you an overview of Textkernel’s latest and upcoming updates for our CV parsing solution Extract! and our Skills API.

CV parsing in Hebrew – and very soon in Traditional Chinese and Arabic

We’ve just added our 24th CV parsing language: Hebrew! Being written from right to left, it’s surely one of the more challenging languages. Nevertheless, we’ve managed to achieve a very high level of accuracy, similar to our best-performing languages. Customers who are expecting to parse Hebrew CVs can contact their account manager in order to activate it in their account.

And that’s not all: the next two languages are already in the making. In Q3 2022, we’re expecting to add Traditional Chinese and Arabic.

Improvements for Portuguese CV Parsing and other languages

The Portuguese CV parser was upgraded with our Deep Learning Technology. This resulted in major accuracy improvements of 40 to 80%, depending on the field. We have also improved the recognition of locations (addresses and regions) for CVs from Colombia and Brazil. And as always, we’ve made many smaller improvements to the other parsing languages. Of course, users of the Extract API will automatically benefit from all of these improvements.

New languages in our Skills Taxonomy

Not only our CV parsing product keeps expanding. Our Skills Taxonomy is also growing internationally. It also supports Hebrew now, and in Q3 2022 we’re expecting support for Arabic, Traditional Chinese, Portuguese and Japanese. More languages will follow shortly after.

What is the Skills Taxonomy? The Skills Taxonomy helps understanding the skills of your candidates and employees to make them better searchable and analyzable. The taxonomy is one of the core components of the Data Enrichment APIs and also embedded within our CV parser.

Do you want to learn more about our products or schedule a demo with one of our colleagues, please contact us!

For many companies, career portals form the centre of their recruiting efforts. But often the candidate’s journey ends shortly after it begins due to a poor candidate experience fraught with long forms, manual data entry and slow turnaround times.

Companies looking to transform their candidate experience and boost recruiter efficiency should consider AI-powered matching to connect candidates with recruiters quicker and more accurately than ever before.

Candidate Experience – your top priority

Candidates are used to exceptional user experiences in almost every aspect of their lives, and expect career portals to maintain the same high standard. If Google gives them accurate, relevant answers to their questions why should they expect any less from your site?

And, once they’ve found the right job(s), they want to follow a seamless application process with as little data entry as possible. After all, long forms scare off good candidates, and no one appreciates the duplicate work of filling out their personal and employment history details on your career portal when they’re already found on the resume.

Efficient recruiting helps maximize your candidate pipeline

Recruiters can find handling thousands of applications overwhelming, particularly if they work at a company considered a “dream employer” where applications keep coming and the pipeline never dries up. And that doesn’t begin to include the overhead from unsolicited resumes that come through email, LinkedIn messages and other channels.

So, how do recruiters rapidly identify the all-star candidate profiles that perfectly match priority vacancies and get them in touch with hiring managers before the competition?

Automatically match resumes directly on your career portal to connect top candidates with recruiters faster

Resume Matching can be integrated directly into the front end of your career portal with little to no impact on your tech stack and brings a host of benefits. Candidates can upload their resumes to the portal and automatically match their data with open positions. The result: candidates receive a shortlist of the best matching roles in just a few clicks, and can clearly see why the system suggests them as a good fit.

And this automated resume matching tool isn’t based on simple keywords either – it’s powered by the most accurate AI-powered matching solution available – trusted by thousands of Corporates and Staffing/Recruiting agencies across the globe.

Improve the quality of your pipeline and improve time-to-hire

Recruiters also benefit by receiving more relevant applications for their roles. By suggesting roles to candidates and highlighting which of those roles would be a great match for them, you reduced the number of open or unsolicited applications coming through. This boosts pipeline quality and makes it easier to identify talent that should be connected with hiring managers as a priority.

And it doesn’t need to stop there, companies like ARTS use automated resume parsing and matching to reduce manual recruiter work by 50%.

While Colas increased its candidate conversion rate by 440%!

In fact, there is an entire Ecosystem of Human Capital Management that can benefit from accurate and efficient matching of people and jobs:

How AI is changing recruitment

The French newspaper “Le Monde” analyses in an insightful article how AI technology is changing the way companies search for personnel, noting that it will make the decisive difference in the future.

Yves Loiseau, General Manager at Textkernel, and other experts from the AI and Recruitment industry shared their insight on the state of AI today, how it can support companies recruiting in a saturated labor market, and why human recruiters will always be making the final hiring decisions.

Read the full story (in French) here

Want to learn more about what’s the AI in our recruitment technology? Watch the AI Webinar by our AI expert Kasper Kok and Vincent Slot here!