Introducing the CodeFights Sourcing Assistant

We’re very excited to announce the launch of our new CodeFights Sourcing Assistant!

This new sourcing tool predicts whether a prospect on LinkedIn will be a good match for your open engineering roles. The Sourcing Assistant is powered by machine learning to make recruiting faster, easier, and more effective.

How the Sourcing Assistant works

The CodeFights Sourcing Assistant is a Chrome extension that’s available only for CodeFights Recruiter customers. In the background, the Assistant analyzes the necessary skills for a company’s open role. Then when a recruiter sources potential candidates on LinkedIn, the AI-driven Sourcing Assistant automatically scans their profile pages. It instantly identifies the skills that match those needed for the open developer roles! Then it uses this information to generate a matching score for each candidate.

Since recruiters and sourcers don’t need to manually read or scan each profile, they’re able to find more qualified engineering candidates, faster. The tool frees up huge amounts of time for the recruiting team!

CodeFights Sourcing Assistant matching score

Use the data you’re already collecting

The CodeFights Sourcing Assistant also goes beyond matching skills listed in job descriptions with skills listed in LinkedIn profiles. It’s actually using data from the technical assessments a company has already done in CodeFights Recruiter to go deeper! If the engineering team says it’s looking for certain skills, but the skills they’re testing for in their assessments are different, the assistant accounts for this. This means that the engineers a recruiter sources from LinkedIn using the assistant are more likely to be liked (and hired!) by the engineering team.

The Sourcing Assistant lets companies use CodeFights Recruiter data to streamline the sourcing process by extending the use of this data to LinkedIn. By identifying promising candidates, and flagging those that aren’t a good fit, CodeFights empowers companies to calibrate their hiring process between the recruiting and engineering teams.

Reduce bias

The Sourcing Assistant also helps recruiters and hiring managers reduce bias and increase diversity in their engineering teams. The reality is that unconscious biases creep into all decision-making processes. A recruiter might prioritize people who went to a certain school. Or a hiring manager may only want to interview people who worked at a certain company. In contrast, the Sourcing Assistant only looks at a prospect’s skills. This surfaces “hidden gem” candidates that a hiring team might not otherwise look at because they don’t fit the usual profile.

Bridge the gap between recruiting and engineering

The CodeFights Sourcing Assistant has a great side benefit: improving the relationship between a company’s recruiting and engineering teams!

CodeFights CEO Tigran Sloyan says, “There’s a huge gap between the recruiting and the engineering teams in most companies, and it can seem like they are speaking different languages. The Sourcing Assistant bridges that gap. Since the assistant is using data to generate its match scores, recruiters can rest easy knowing that they are prioritizing the things that matter most to the engineering team for each role.” 

Learn more!

The CodeFights Sourcing Assistant is available for CodeFights Recruiter customers, since it relies on data from the CodeFights Recruiter platform. Click here to get a free demonstration of CodeFights Recruiter!

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