Dalmatian to make recruitment process easier and economical


The rule-based recruitment website will automatically match the needs of the employers with that of the candidates.


Dalmatian, a new recruitment website, claims to ease the process of recruitment, and also save costs. It works on a rule-based recruitment system, which automatically matches candidates with vacancies. It examines the skills and qualification of candidates and compares them to the need of the employers, using an algorithm to bring a percentage match figure.

This system handles the overall recruitment process with a sophisticated applicant tracking tool for employers, which is completely integrated with an app-based career management tool for candidates.

Those who wish to use this system need to load their CV on Dalmatian once and then only update their skills and other information. Anyone can use this system, which is totally free.

The employers need to enter the details of the vacancies into the system, which uses rule engine to match these with what the candidates have to offer, in terms of skills and qualifications. The system shows the employers the blind candidate details and the percentage matching figure. The company charges the employers to allow them access to the name and contact details of the candidates.

The system also offers various tools for arranging interviews and providing feedback for candidates as well as employers.

Dalmatian CEO, Richard Sangster, said “We genuinely don’t believe there has been anything, such as 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.” According to him, “In looking at recruitment, what struck us about existing processes was that they were almost adversarial in nature. To us, it seemed obvious that it was about matching needs and developing an effective rules engine to bring together candidates and employers.”

The company is asking people to enter their curriculum vitae in the Dalmatian system, so that there are a large number of resumes available to match with the employers’ needs. Employers, on the other hand, are encouraged to put in their requirements into the system and ask their existing employees to enter their details too.  This will ensure that the data in the Dalmatian system is also used by the employers to find suitable candidates, internally, to do a particular work.

Richard adds that, “One of the findings from our initial research when we started looking at this sector was that employers quite often had inadequate records of the skills held within their own workforce, and therefore, missed chances for internal recruitment.” By asking everyone to upload their details onto the platform, this problem can be largely eliminated. If you need a French or German speaker, for example, you may well find that you already have the ideal person on board.

The data collected from the people is kept safe and secure, in accordance with global compliance requirements.

Individuals can use the system as a lifelong career management tool because the data is not going to be used for any other purposes, and it will remain personal.

The charges for employers using the system ranges from, a subscription of £10 per month plus £30 per applicant, to an annual £995 subscription plus £5 per applicant.

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