Creating a Job Applicant Evaluation System in the Cloud

Background

Recruiters use a human-resources management system (or HRMS) to search internal and external databases (like Monster.com, Dice.com and LinkedIn.com) for resumes that best match a particular job. These applications let recruiters complete other functions, including creating job descriptions that meet industry search standards, rating a resume, conducting an interview, assessing a candidate, and making a job offer.

Everest Consultants worked with a client to develop a cross-platform, cloud-based HRMS application with facial-detection functions. The client also needed the HRMS to identify, in detail, the current stage of each job-application or resume-creation process.

Challenges

  • Developing a cloud-based application and using services from other interfaces
    to the cloud.
  • In natural-language processing, a single word can be used for multiple purposes. Distinguishing between words is a huge challenge. Overfitting and underfitting in the machine-learning model are also challenging.
  • Facial recognition – as machine learning models learn from the data and for better accuracy more data is needed so that our models can learn all the features of an image.

Technology and Tools

  • Microsoft Azure
  • Microsoft ML used neural network, linear regression and
    Bayesian linear algorithms
  • Team Foundation Server (source control and management)
  • NLTK (natural language toolkit)
  • OpenCV
  • Python 3.5.2 and 3.6
  • Pandas, NumPy, SKLearn
  • NET (Visual Studio 2015)
  • AngularJS Framework
  • Bootstrap, HTML5, CSS3
  • SQL Azure
  • Web API SERVICES (RESTful)

Results

Everest Consultants created the HRMS application on time and met the client’s business-expansion plans. The application:

  • Ranks the job description and job title based on data that is available internally, which helps the recruiter write a good job description and title, so creating best-match resumes – and finding the best candidate – are much easier.
  • Parses the resume(s) and fetch important information such as technical skills, work history, education history so that the recruiter can quickly review a candidate.
  • Ranks the best-matched resumes based on the recruiter’s keywords and job description. The recruiter can then review, rate, schedule for interview, assess and hire or reject the candidate.
  • Allows candidates to register with the client using a profile image. The client uses the same image to verify the correct candidate is being interviewed and vetted.
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