The UK’s latest job search website, the Dalmatian, promises that candidates looking for employment via its platform will get “spotted” by the right company and land a job.
What makes Dalmatian so confident of this claim?
Dalmatian examines attributes such as skills and qualifications, compares them to the needs of employers, using a sophisticated algorithm to produce a percentage match figure.
The rules engine is the heart of a comprehensive end-to-end overall recruitment system, consisting of a sophisticated applicant tracking tool for employers which, crucially, is completely integrated with an app-based career management tool for candidates.
People are encouraged to load their CV on a once-only basis on Dalmatian and then keep their skills and other information regularly updated. This is free to use.
Employers can then enter details of vacancies into the system and, based on factors such as skills and qualifications processed by the rules engine, are shown a range of “blind” candidate details along with the matching figure. A charge is made to access the name and contact specifics of the employer’s preferred candidates.
The Dalmatian system then provides a range of tools for arranging interviews and providing feedback for both candidate and employer.
Richard Sangster, CEO, said: “We genuinely don’t believe there has been anything like Dalmatian available before. Previous products have tended to look at the requirements of employers or candidates. Our breakthrough is to meet the needs of both.”
Richard and several other members of the Dalmatian team have a strong track record in online solutions, including the creation of the 1link platform, that is now used by employers to manage the maintenance and disposal of three million company vehicles worldwide.
He said: “Our approach here has been very much the same as in our previous online projects. We look at what is currently happening in the market and how best to apply technology to make processes better for people and cheaper to operate.