Revolutionizing HR: Natural Language Processing in Recruitment

June 7, 2022
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A company’s HR department holds a unique role that is entirely centered around the employees’ experience. Not only do these functions span over the length of the employee’s tenure, it even covers their involvement from the moment candidates are considered for the job. As companies expand in terms of employed staff and operations, it becomes increasingly difficult to maintain a consistently efficient approach to HR functions. It’s when tasks evolve beyond the capacity of the HR department that companies should look to the various tech solutions and work to optimize as much of these functions as possible. Natural Language Processing is one of the most promising technologies for HR departments in the coming year and it has already cultivated global interest through sheer potential.

Defining NLP

Natural Language processing technology refers to a computer or software’s ability to comprehend language, be it spoken or written. It’s the foundation of human-computer interaction and is widely used in various ways, chief among them the normalized AI products that we use every day.

For example, it’s NLP that allows Siri to understand what you mean when you ask it to tell you a joke or locate some information. It’s NLP that goes into your Alexa interactions, your auto-complete search function, and even spell-checking applications like Grammarly.

NLP & human resources

IT doesn’t seem quite so complex when considered in an auto-correct, auto-complete, or spell-checking capacity, but NLP as a technology shows immense potential for future implementations both in HR and beyond. In fact, the majority of insights regarding HR tech trends for 2020 name NLP as an innovative factor with imminent growth and undeniable effect.  However, for the time being, we’ve only scratched the surface of what it can do. And it allows us to optimize HR functions in different ways. NLP can be utilized to gain better control over the flood of data that HR departments deal with in regards to screening applicants, analyzing resumes, and onboarding new employees.

Manatal & Natural Language Processing

Seeing as perfecting recruitment journeys is at the very core of what we do at Manatal, adopting NLP was a very important pillar for our software as it is today. A lot of our ATS functions utilize this technology to save time and ease the effort of an HR department’s involvement.

In recruitment, the candidate information received on a daily basis, be it in a recruiting agency setting or HR department represents a challenge of analysis, data extraction, and evaluation. This process often consumes your HR’s time on a large scale, so much so that it makes time management increasingly difficult. To put this into perspective, we’ve outlined Manatal’s NLP functions below

Manatal Candidate Profiles

The ability to create and customize candidate profiles is one of the basic Manatal features that allow our users to optimize their recruitment. When candidates are added to the platform, their profile is built using data sourced directly from their resume. NLP technology analyzes the resume and is able to extract details that pertain directly to the applicant’s value as a candidate for a specific job. It’s able to understand and extract data such as previous employment title and employer details, specific skills, and spoken languages, and is even capable of understanding the nationality and origins of the candidate in question.

AI Recommendation System

Wherever there is AI, there is NLP. For an AI to truly comprehend data and requests at the level that defines it, it requires the usage of NLP on a fundamental level. This is also true for Manatal’s AI recommendation system, one of the many features that set our recruiting software apart. There are two sides to what this technology does for Manatal in this regard.

The first pertains to the job, the second to the candidate.

When users add a job to their Manatal account and specify its details in the description, the AI system is able to read and comprehend exactly what kind of candidates the user is looking to recruit. The NLP analysis extracts all criteria and requirements to set the bar that candidates need to meet in order to qualify for the position. Once the criteria are set, the AI system analyzes candidates in the database and filters out qualified talent from the rest. The profiles that meet its set criteria are then analyzed for professional advantage, special skills, and relevant past experience. These candidates are scored and rated for competence and fit, offering users a concise and short list of finalists for absolute clarity.

For the time being, NLP’s role is to aid users by automating the analysis and recommendations of capable candidates. But its potential for later stages such as interviews, onboarding, and training is among the projections that the recruitment world anticipates to see in the coming months.

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Manatal is the best ATS we worked with. Simplicity, efficiency and the latest technologies combined make it an indispensable tool for any large-scale HR team. Since its adoption, we've seen a huge increase across all our key recruitment metrics. To summarize, it is a must-have.
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I've been using Manatal for the past couple of months and the platform is excellent, user-friendly and it has helped me a lot in my recruitment process, operation and database management. I'm very happy with their great support. Whenever I ask something they come back to me within minutes.
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Senior Talent Acquisition - Manpower Group
Manpower has been using Manatal and we couldn't be happier as a team with the services this platform has provided. The application is extremely user-friendly and very well equipped with all the useful functions one would require for successful recruitment. The support team is also excellent with very fast response time.
Edmund Yeo
Human Resources Manager - Oakwood
Manatal is a sophisticated, easy-to-use, mobile-friendly, and cloud-based applicant tracking system that helps companies achieve digitalization and seamless integration to LinkedIn and other job boards. The team at Manatal is very supportive, helpful, prompt in their replies and we were pleased to see that the support they offer exceeded our expectations.
Maxime Ferreira
International Director - JB Hired
Manatal has been at the core of our agency's expansion. Using it has greatly improved and simplified our recruitment processes. Incredibly easy and intuitive to use, customizable to a tee, and offers top-tier live support. Our recruiters love it. A must-have for all recruitment agencies. Definitely recommend!
Ngoc-Thinh Tran
HR Manager, Talent Sourcing & Acquisition - Suntory PepsiCo Beverage
I am using Manatal for talent sourcing and it is the best platform ever. I am so impressed, the Manatal team did an excellent job. This is so awesome I am recommending the solution to all recruiters I know.
Bill Twinning
Talent Resources & Development Director - Charoen Pokphand Group
Manatal is the best ATS we worked with. Simplicity, efficiency and the latest technologies combined make it an indispensable tool for any large-scale HR team. Since its adoption, we've seen a huge increase across all our key recruitment metrics. To summarize. it is a must-have.
Ahmed Firdaus
Director - MRINetwork, Executive Search Firm
I've been using Manatal for the past couple of months and the platform is excellent, user-friendly and it has helped me a lot in my recruitment process, operation and database management. I'm very happy with their great support. Whenever I ask something they come back to me within minutes.
Dina Demajo
Senior Talent Acquisition - Manpower Group
Manpower has been using Manatal and we couldn't be happier as a team with the services this platform has provided. The application is extremely user-friendly and very well equipped with all the useful functions one would require for successful recruitment. The support team is also excellent with very fast response time.
Kevin Martin
Human Resources Manager - Oakwood
Manatal is a sophisticated, easy-to-use, mobile-friendly, and cloud-based applicant tracking system that helps companies achieve digitalization and seamless integration to LinkedIn and other job boards. The team at Manatal is very supportive, helpful, prompt in their replies and we were pleased to see that the support they offer exceeded our expectations.
Maxime Ferreira
International Director - JB Hired
Manatal has been at the core of our agency's expansion. Using it has greatly improved and simplified our recruitment processes. Incredibly easy and intuitive to use, customizable to a tee, and offers top-tier live support. Our recruiters love it. A must-have for all recruitment agencies. Definitely recommend!
Ngoc-Thinh Tran
HR Manager, Talent Sourcing & Acquisition - Suntory PepsiCo Beverage
I am using Manatal for talent sourcing and it is the best platform ever. I am so impressed, the Manatal team did an excellent job. This is so awesome I am recommending the solution to all recruiters I know.

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