Monster has just obtained a third patent for 6Sense, its intelligent search technology. The company is taking advantage of the opportunity to launch it on the European market.
Launched at the end of 2009 in the U.S., Monster’s 6Sense solution recently won the prestigious 2010 Top HR Product of the Year award, annually given out Human Resource Executive magazine for particularly innovative, effective or reliable HR solutions.
Initial field results have been very positive. Recruiters in the U.S. using 6Sense via the Power CV Search application have noted that they can save up to 75% of the time required for a search via a classic search engine, and that the search lets them target candidates with more precision. The tool is based on intuitive research, associating job titles with education and areas of activity. It interprets the searches to provide as specific as possible results and significant time savings. In addition, it ranks résumés by relevance and can also be linked to Candidate Spotlight, an application that automatically sends the most relevant résumés in Monster’s database in response to just-published job ads.
Monster’s intuitive job search engine is also accessible to candidates via the Job Search application. In the U.S., users of this tool replied to 20% more job ads.
With this success under its belt, the third-generation search technology is hitting Europe. Power Search was officially launched in France in early October, with Job Search now available as a beta version in this market. The application is being tested by 1% of candidates, which should soon increase to 5%. After France, 6Sense will be launched in Australia.