Matching profiles


With Harver’s Matching Profiles, you are able to quickly assess how well candidates fit into your organization and the position they are applying for. A matching profile is a set of competencies that the candidate’s results will be based on. For example: customer service, technical support, sales, etc. 

Harver’s people science team works together with your organization to find just the right set of competencies that are relevant to each job and the ideal candidate. Each matching profile that is created is associated with a specific vacancy, allowing you to easily assess each candidate and quickly know how they fit within that role or your organization as a whole. 

Within this article we will go through: 

  1. The basics of matching profiles
  2. Matching profile Labels
  3. Matching profile configuration

The basics of matching profiles

A Matching Profile represents custom configuration which allows evaluation of candidates across several indicators or competencies such as agility or leadership. This is done through configuration of Matching Indicators. Each vacancy within the company has different requirements for what makes a candidate good fit for the job. Matching Profiles are a combination of specific matching indicators which measure candidates attributes, specific to that vacancy. 

Matching Indicators consists of a name and description, as well as combination of components which are relevant for it. The score of a Matching Indicator represents a weighted average which indicates how well a candidate will perform in that aspect of the job.

A Matching Profile consists of a name and description, as well as a combination of Matching Indicators which when combined show the full picture of which attributes a candidate has to be successful in to be a good fit for the vacancy.  The score of Matching Profile represents the weighted average of all Matching Indicators that contribute to it.

Matching profile labels 

Labels are used to group/rank candidates based on their matching indicator scores, such as computer proficiency, language etc. Label settings define how the candidate scores will be displayed in the candidate detail page, pdf report, fact sheet and insights. 

By default, matching profiles and matching indicators have ‘No labels’, in this default state candidates score will only display a numeric value. Based on your organization’s work flow and internal language, you can easily customize these labels to indicate when a candidate is a ‘great fit, good fit’, etc. 

If you would like to only assess candidates that score within the benchmark, it is possible to enable a cutoff. With this feature, candidates who score below the benchmark will be automatically rejected, allowing you and your team to focus on the candidates that better fit the job and organization. 

Matching profile configuration

Discuss with your CSM if matching profiles are right for your recruitment process. They will assist in the setup and configuration.

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