5900-A07 IBM Watson Recruitment

IBM United States Sales Manual
Revised:  March 06, 2018.

Table of contents
TOC Link Product life cycle dates TOC Link Operating environment
TOC Link Program number TOC Link Planning information
TOC Link Abstract TOC Link Publications
TOC Link Highlights TOC Link Security, auditability, and control
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Product life cycle dates
Program NumberVRM Announced Available Marketing Withdrawn Service Discontinued
5900-A0700.00.002018/03/062018/03/06 - -

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Program number
  • IBM Watson Recruitment (5900-A07)

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IBM Watson Recruitment is a cognitive talent management solution that can help increase recruiter efficiency and enable HR to improve and accelerate people's impact on the business. Using job skills, cognitive analysis and job-related attributes, it can help identify the best qualified. The highest priority requisitions are flagged and ranked, based on drivers, such as job complexity, skill set required, and seniority so that recruiters understand the time it will take to fill and focus their efforts accordingly. Watson Recruitment can provide real-time market insights that affect employment branding as well as helps capture employee sentiments to allow recruiters to have more effective conversations with candidates.

Watson Recruitment includes the IBM Watson Recruitment Express for Applicant Tracking System (ATS) and IBM Watson Recruitment Express for Recruitment Company components to help transform the talent acquisition process by providing these capabilities.

Candidate recommendation

  • Can help automatically recommend the best candidates based on required and preferred skills using parsing and cognitive analysis
  • Uses a data driven approach to help minimize complexity in screening and helps improve recruiter efficiency, enabling faster decision making
  • Helps build a pipeline of candidates with a higher predicted success leading to more productive employees who are retained longer

Job requisition prioritization

  • Can help automatically prioritize requisitions and predict application progress for a given requisition, using cognitive analysis and learning based on historical and current data, enabling recruiters to use data and insights for workload prioritization
  • Helps recruiter focus efforts with confidence, improving efficiency and engagement so that high priority requisitions are immediately recognized and acted upon

Social listening

  • Helps provide real-time market insights that affect employment branding and captures employee sentiments about the organization and competitor's companies
  • Can enable recruiters to identify and attract the best talent by empowering the recruiters with market news and events.
  • Provides HR professionals with an advanced warning system of employee sentiments and data to help drive better conversations with candidates

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IBM Watson Recruitment uses cognitive analysis to automatically recommend candidates for a job. Capabilities included in Watson Recruitment:

  • Can use cognitive analysis to prioritize requisitions
  • Can predict application progress for a given job requisition
  • Can provide real-time market insights that affect employment branding and captures employee sentiments

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IBM Watson Recruitment is an online tool provided as a Cloud Service offering that helps organizations make informed hiring decisions, make their recruiting process more efficient, and accelerate time to hire.

IBM Watson Recruitment Express for ATS

The Watson Recruitment Express for Applicant Tracking System (ATS) component of Watson Recruitment entitles organizations to use the Cloud Service for their own recruitment needs.

IBM Watson Recruitment Express for Recruitment Company

The Watson Recruitment Express for Recruitment Company component of Watson Recruitment entitles organizations to use the Cloud Service for recruitment on behalf of their clients.

Watson Recruitment Express provides the following capabilities:

  • Match score : Watson Recruitment Express analyzes the requisition to determine required, preferred, and soft skills needed for the position using parsing and the cognitive computing techniques of IBM Natural Language Classifier. A similar analysis would be done on the structured and unstructured data of the applicant. From this, a score is calculated that can be evaluated as the applicant's ability to perform the job.
  • Requisition prioritization: Watson Recruitment Express analyzes historical data about requisitions to determine the complexity of each current requisition. Watson Recruitment Express also uses application progress against the amount of time expected to fill the requisition. By combining those factors, Watson Recruitment Express provides a recommended priority for each requisition so recruiters know where they should focus their time.
  • Social listening: Watson Recruitment Express aggregates employer reviews from one or more third-party sites to provide a view of employee sentiment for the organization or the organization's designated competitors. That data can be used in employment branding or recruitment messaging. In addition, social listening provides a view of aggregated news about the organization or competitors which are configured within the tool, and rates each news article according to whether it is positive or negative.

Watson Recruitment Express is the recruiter's cognitive assistant. Recruiters can approach their day with their priorities outlined for them. Using analytics, historical data, and a predictive approach, recruiters can have a clear list of the requisitions they are working on that require the most attention. Recruiters are also able to efficiently source and screen interested candidates by focusing on those who are the best fit. Essentially, with a click of the mouse, a recruiter knows which requisition to focus on and which candidates to consider.

Along with these features, recruiters also receive valuable insights into competitive markets through a sentiment survey. This sentiment summary affords recruiters with an accurate real-time awareness of the perception of their company as well as their competitors. Having this sentimental awareness provides the recruiter with yet another tool in their recruitment arsenal.

Watson Recruitment is provided in English only.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

A US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT), containing details about accessibility compliance, can be found on the Product accessibility information website.

Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act

Watson Recruitment is capable as of February 20, 2018, when used in accordance with IBM's associated documentation, of satisfying the applicable requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, provided that any assistive technology used with the product properly interoperates with it. A US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) can be found on the IBM Accessibility website.
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Operating environment

Hardware requirements

  • A workstation that supports the browser being used
  • A direct internet connection

Software requirements

One of the following browsers:

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 11, or later
  • Mozilla Firefox 24, or later
  • Google Chrome
  • Apple Safari

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Planning information

Customer responsibilities

The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.
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Security, auditability, and control

Watson Recruitment uses the security and auditability features of the host hardware or software.


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