Candidate Skills Match (Open Beta)

Prior to this release when vetting candidates, recruiters manually reviewed resumes to identify potential candidates for a position. This process can be time-consuming and frustrating.

With this release, on the Manage Candidates page, a new "Candidate Score" field is provided. The candidate skills match score is calculated by matching a candidate's profile against the requisition's job description. Additionally, recruiters can also check for missing and matching skills.

To enable this feature, administrators can go to Admin > Recruit > Feature Activation​ and select Candidate Skills Match.

Once enabled, an administrator must configure location Organizational Units (OUs) where matching is required by going to Admin > Recruit > Compliance Enablement and checking the Enable Candidate Skills Match option under the Applicants section.

To access the Manage Candidates page, go to Home > Recruit > Manage Candidates.

If enabled, matching begins when a candidate submits an application with a resume attached in .doc, .docx, or .pdf format. Scoring is based on the candidate's resume /work experience matched against the job description. Scores appear in the Candidate Score column as follows:

  • 76 to 100 – Excellent
  • 51 to 75 – Good
  • 26 to 50 – Fair
  • 0 to 25 - Low

Note: If the resume is not attached to the application, the score is blank. For better scoring, it is recommended that parsing for previous work experiences is enabled. See Application Workflow - Upload Attachments.

Recruiters can click on and score to open Skills Matching Summary flyout. The flyout displays the following additional details:

  • Skills Relevance – Predicts how well the candidate's skill match the position.​
  • Experience Relevance – Predicts whether the candidate's experience matches the position.​
  • Upward Opportunity - Predicts how well the current position matches the candidates career path.
  • Is the matching score relevant? question - Recruiters can submit feedback about whether the scores calculated were appropriate or needed fine tuning. Feedback goes to Beta Community Thread for Feedback and Questions page. Only one feedback can be submitted per application.
  • Matching skills - Displays the candidate's skills that match the position.
  • Missing skills - Displays the candidate's missing skills for the position.

How Does this Enhancement Benefit My Organization?

Recruiters can quickly identify top talent by reviewing the skills matching score.

Starter Guide

Click here to download the Manage Candidates Starter Guide.


  • Matching is done only for locations where candidate skills match is enabled under Admin > Recruit > Compliance Enablement​.
  • With this release skills matching is only supported for External Career Site, Internal Career Site, Add/ Move to Requisition, and Snapshot workflows.
  • On the Skills Matching Summary flyout, information in the Matching Skills and Missing Skills fields will be displayed as keys and might not be translated to logged in user’s language.
  • For Open Beta, if previous experience parsing is not enabled or empty, Upward Opportunity and Experience Relevance will be Negative and Neutral.


  • This functionality is disabled by default. To enable, go to Admin > Recruit > Feature Activation​ and select Candidate Skills Match.
  • This functionality is only available in Stage environments.


The following existing permissions apply to this functionality:

Applicants: Add/Move to Requisition

Grants ability to add or move applicants to requisitions the applicant did not apply for. This permission can be constrained by OU, User's OU, and Grade.

Applicants: Comments - Manage

Grants ability to view and manage comments for applicants.

This permission also defines whether comments posted when an interviewer submits an interview recommendation are posted to the Comments section on the Applicant Profile tab. Note: Interview recommendation comments for interviewers who have this permission display on the Applicant Profile tab. For interviewers who do not have this permission, the comments do not display on the Applicant Profile tab.

Applicants: Comments - View Grants ability to view comments for applicants. Recruiting
Applicants: Status Change Grants ability to change applicant status for any applicant to whom the user already has access. This permission cannot be constrained. Recruiting
Requisition: Manage Grants ability to access and manage all requisitions regardless of ownership (constraints permitting). This permission also grants read-only access to the Applicant Review tab when creating or editing a job requisition. This permission can be constrained by OU, User's OU, and Grade. Recruiting
Requisition: Owner

Enables owner to access requisitions and applicants for requisitions for which they are an owner. This permission also grants read-only access to video interviews that are completed by applicants via HireVue. For portals with Referral Suite enabled, this permission also enables requisition owners to edit the referral source on the Applicant Profile page. This permission cannot be constrained.

Note: This is a dynamically assigned permission that is not available in Security Role Administration. If the user is removed as an owner, the permission is revoked for the associated requisition. This permission cannot be manually assigned. Also, if a user has both the permission necessary to manage requisitions and be a requisition owner, the constraints of the Requisition: Manage permission overrule those of the Requisition: Owner permission. For requisition owners that do not also have permission to manage requisitions, only certain fields are editable when editing a requisition.


The following new permission applies to this functionality:

Applicants - View Candidate Matching Score Grants ability to view a candidate's Matching Score on the Manage Candidates page. This permission is not constrained. Recruiting