Candidate Skills Match (Early Adopter)

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 Matching Score" field is provided. The candidate skills match score is calculated by matching a candidate's profile against the requisition's job description.

Additionally, on the updated Skills Matching Summary Flyout, recruiting teams can quickly identify and review which candidates have the highest number of matching skills and relevant work history. This ensures that organizations do not miss out on top talent.

Enable Candidate Skills Match

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.

Candidate Matching Score Column

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 requisition's job description, job qualifications, and Position Title.

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.

Skills Matching Summary Flyout

Recruiters can click on any Candidate 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.
  • Matching Skills and Missing Skills - Items mapped in the customer's Capabilities Library are now visible in these sections. Note: If the skills identified are not mapped in the Capabilities library, then the Skills Graph keys display. See Capabilities Library - Create/Edit Capability.
  • Work Experience - Only visible if work experience parsing is enabled for the application.

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.
  • If the Capabilities Library is not configured, 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 the logged-in user’s language.


  • This functionality is not enabled by default. To enable, go to Admin > Recruit > Feature Activation​ and select Candidate Skills Match.
  • This functionality is available in all environments.
  • In the Matching/Missing skills section, to display only skills mapped in the Capabilities Library and ignore the Skills Graph skills, contact Global Customer Support (GCS).


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