Hewlett Packard (HP) has announced that a European recruitment portal will be one of the first commercial users of its much hyped eSpeak web brokering technology.
The middleware technology, which uses XML markup language, is designed to broker information gathered from around the internet. The eSpeak source code is available on HP's website.
Human resource (HR) planning company Job Partners will use eSpeak in its Active Recruiter service, which launches in May. The portal lets HR managers structure recruitment activities, including searches for new staff and recruitment campaign management.
The service uses eSpeak technology to broker information from internal applications, external agencies, newspapers and job sites. It then automatically sorts and ranks each application received according to their relevant qualifications and experience.
Julian Kulkarni, marketing director of Job Partners said: "Our mission is to cut through the complexity of corporate recruitment to drive down costs and ensure the right people are hired at the right time."
He said Job Partners will link with related disciplines such as online training, interviews, psychometric testing and virtual assessment centres.
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