AvatarPrashant Shringarpure | May 10, 2019

Every candidate comparison system uses some kind of a scoring mechanism for individual capabilities and then derives an aggregate/overall score based on which candidates are ranked. While it is good to consider the high scoring candidates for a position, one needs to be aware that many candidates may have different strengths yet achieve the same overall score.

Hence, it is important for a recruiter or a hiring manager to compare candidate strengths in the context of their job requirement and not just go by overall fitment score.

Now, you can compare between 2 to 5 candidates at a time. Select candidates from the “Role Workspace” and click “Compare”.

Filter candidates for comparison

When comparing candidates, you can use the filter to short-list candidates on a variety of factors. The most important one to use is the Litmus Score. Once you have shortlisted candidates with Litmus Score above the required threshold, you can select up to 5 candidates for side-by-side comparison.

In a side-by-side comparison, you can compare the following

  • Litmus Score
  • Capability match for each area
  • Key skills

In the above example of a Sales position, if Lead generation is more critical in the job, candidates Amit or Sanjeev may be considered strong though their overall score lesser in comparison with the other three candidates. Thus a recruiter, who is not a domain or technology expert, can still take an insightful decision about which candidates to send for interviews.

Furthermore, when 5-6 candidates are finally shortlisted for a job, a quick side-by-side candidate comparison will help to decide which candidate is a better fit to the job and which areas are being compromised.

Select different candidates for comparison

You can easily choose a different set of candidates to compare by going back to role workspace and selecting additional candidates for comparison.