To find the best candidates – wherever they may be in the world – and to compete internationally, multilingual CV software is essential. DaXtra's multilingual CV technology now encompasses the majority of languages used in business around the world, enabling recruiters to source candidates globally, with all the potential that this entails for growing a recruitment business. Here we take a look at DaXtra's multilingual capability and consider the potential it offers both specialist recruiters and global companies with multiple offices.
What is Multilingual CV Software?
Multilingual CV software is able to parse and extract information from CV's written in a variety of different languages.
Ideally it should be able to detect what language a CV is written in by itself, without having to be told. And it should be able to deal with a wide range of languages as standard.
This is essential in a recruitment industry which can acquire CV's through multiple sources worldwide (such as social media sites or job boards) and where it is impossible to enforce what language a CV may be written in. It is also a vital part of maximising the chances of sourcing rare or specialist skills.
Multilingual CV software is also a great benefit to global companies managing their own recruitment operation who want a CV processing solution that can be used by all its departments around the world, without each country or region needing to find its own language-dependent solution.
DaXtra's Multilingual CV Technology
DaXtra Parser fulfils these requirements by including all modern business languages into its standard CV parsing software. At last count this numbered 25 languages including Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Polish, Russian, Slovak, Spanish and Swedish.
Our parser uses language independent statistical models, meaning that the core parser processes all languages, determining from the context which language is being used. Once the parser has identified the language being used, it can then draw on language/region specific information to help with issues such as address formatting.
DaXtra's multilingual CV software offers exceptionally high accuracy and in benchmark tests consistently performs the best across a wide range of languages.
What Multilingual CV Processing Means for Your Business
Access to multilingual CV technology has far wider implications than simply making it easier to accurately parse CV's in a variety of languages. It can transform what your business can do, creating new opportunities for efficiency and growth.
Going Global – Being able to process CV's in any language opens up the possibility of expanding your recruitment business into new markets or regions. For instance, a business that specialises in sourcing English speaking candidates to work in the UK could now be in a position to help with sourcing Spanish speaking personnel to work in the Gulf of Mexico for the same client. DaXtra Capture allows CV's written in Spanish that contain the relevant skill sets to be acquired and passed to the client for review by their local office.
Increased Competitiveness – Ultimately, a recruiter's business depends on the ability to deliver quality candidates to their clients, resulting in successful placements. This in turn depends on having as wide a pool of candidates as possible, while still ensuring candidates meet vacancy requirements. Being able to process multilingual CVs means a much wider pool of potential candidates, but applying the same requirements for matching, giving a significant competitive advantage over recruiters who are limited to just one language.
Access to Multilingual Candidates – Just because a vacancy requires an English (or German or Japanese) speaking person does not mean that a candidate's CV must be written in that language. In the modern business world it is increasingly common for business people to speak more than one language to a high level of proficiency, and this is especially true for the use of English in European and Asian countries. So it is quite feasible that a German or Japanese engineer could speak perfect English and have exactly the skills and experience required for a vacancy but post a CV online in their own language. DaXtra Capture would be able to find this CV based on skills matching and add it to the CV database. Candidates will typically indicate on their CV what other languages they speak, which will be encoded as a skill within the database and can be searched against.
More Efficient Cross-Region Recruitment – As well as independent recruiting businesses, DaXtra is widely used by a number of global companies who manage their recruitment internally. These companies face exactly the same challenges as specialist recruiters – high CV volumes and limited resources combined with an urgent need to find high quality candidates. But in addition, they often face the additional challenge of trying to recruit locally in different languages, often resulting in duplication of effort across regional offices. Imagine having a single CV acquisition and job matching solution that can be used by all offices even if they are operating in a number of different languages. As well as meaning reduced software costs, this offers increased efficiency. CV's acquired by one office for a particular vacancy will be available for matching by all offices – so candidates not placed for the original vacancy are available for consideration for other vacancies. Native language speakers will still be required as normal in the relevant offices to speak to candidates, conduct interviews and so on, but the use of DaXtra's multilingual CV technology will make the process of sourcing candidates far quicker and easier.
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