Posted on December 31, 2014

Highlights Textkernel 2014

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2014 was a year of growth, innovation and internationalisation. With customers in over 18 countries, Textkernel has further established its international position as leader in semantic recruitment technology. Textkernel looks back with pride at a year filled with product innovation, new international customer projects and fruitful partnerships.

New projects, partners and customers

Textkernel has welcomed many new customers and partners this year. We have entered into new co-operations including, InGoedeBanen.nl (NL), Softsite (DE/CH), HRlinkIT (BE), Unatrix (DE), Frontier Software (AU), Logical Concept (BE) and Pi company (NL). We went live with amongst others Bullhorn (US/UK), SmartRecruiters (US), MRJ Job Explorer (FR) and Nétive (NL) and introduced additional products at several partners such as Carerix (NL) and OTYS (NL).

i-amsterdam_logo_2-300x213Textkernel has also been engaged in interesting projects such as Rabobank (NL), CERN (CH), MIRVOG (FR), Défense Mobilité (FR), Baloise Group (DE/CH), XING / Lebenslauf.com (DE), the public employment services Pôle Emploi (FR), AMS (AT) and UWV (NL), Infojobs (ES), Manpower (CH), Carrefours pour l’Emploi (FR), REngineeringjobs.com (UK), Randstad (FR), BASF (DE), Adecco (FR/NL) and I amsterdam (Amsterdam Economic Board) (NL).

We’d like to thank all of our customers, partners and business relations for the great collaboration and support in 2014 and look forward to a positive continuation in the next years!

Product Development

2014 has been a productive year with lots of new initiatives, amongst others from our second innovation week. We’ve worked on our products improving the candidate experience, supporting active sourcing, providing insights with Big Data and labour market analyses. And last but not least, we’ve accomplished to truly match the supply and demand in the labour market and adapted our products to support the mobile recruiting process with semantic technology.

Truly matching supply and demand
We’ve introduced federated bi-directional matching – matching directly from a vacancy or profile to multiple candidate databases or (with Jobfeed) to and from all jobs in the market. With our matching technology and access to external profiles and jobs, we are able to truly match the supply and demand on the labour market.

Mobile recruiting
Textkernel presents semantic technology for mobile to overcome the challenges in mobile recruitment: capturing profiles and delivering relevant results.

Phone and tablet vector signTextkernel’s “Apply with” widget, integrated into (mobile) career sites, allows applicants to apply for a job with their CV or profile of choice, while employers still retain all information in the structure of their database. Textkernel’s semantic search and matching technology with a mobile interface enables recruiters and job seekers to efficiently match and search through profiles and jobs on any (mobile) device.

Textkernel empowers (mobile) recruiting and ensures that each recruitment process is ready for the future.

3D-plot-Deep-LearningDeep Learning research
This year we’ve started applying Deep Learning to our CV parsing in order to further improve the quality. Deep Learning is a set of algorithms used on large amounts of data to automatically learn how to represent information, such as learning the meaning of new words. It is the next big thing in language technology and is considered to be the future of Artificial Intelligence.

With Deep Learning we’ve improved our French and English models and next year we will release further improvements for amongst others our German CV parser.

Textkernel on the road

The Textkernel team has participated in over 35 shows and conferences across Europe. We’ve attended partner events, spoken at conferences like TruParis, TruAmsterdam, the European Job Board Summit, Sourcing Summit Europe (#sosueu) and exhibited at shows such as SRH Paris and Lyon, Zukunft Personal, iRecruit, HR Tech Europe and many more.

You can also meet us at several events in 2015. Check out our event page for the overview.

Photo: our new trade show stand at Zukunft Personal

A growing Textkernel

With more products, projects and events, Textkernel also needed more manpower. In 2014, the Textkernel team has welcomed 13 new colleagues. We now have over 50 employees from 21 different countries, and still many job openings to fill. Textkernel is growing into a mature, international company, while retaining its flat structure and familiar atmosphere.

2014 has been a year of growth, change and great collaboration with our customers and partners. We can proudly look back on this successful year and look forward to the new year with great enthusiasm and big plans.

The Textkernel team wishes everyone a happy and prosperous 2015!

Movie: (2014) About Textkernel – Semantic Recruitment Technology (EN)