Competitive Analysis
protected by US patent 6,092,197 and US patent application 2006/0053279

  • "Two-way matching":

    in a Fair Play virtual fair, hiring companies publish searches to select candidates who meet the companies' standards. Candidates set up filters to discover jobs which fit the candidates' personal preferences.

    Fair Play will deliver to you, the recruiter, all the qualified and interested candidates and only those qualified and interested.
    Each contact will come with the guarantee the candidate has explicitly given his or her assent within the previous 48 hours.

    In contrast, all other Internet solutions will give you a one-way ticket:
    - either you advertise the position and you must sort out the qualified leads by yourself
    - or you search through a data base and you must find out if the candidate is still interested or available.

  • "Hands off Confidentiality":

    Fair Play" virtual fair eliminates the need for collecting data in a central data base. Instead, personal data is kept solely on one's own PC. Intelligent agents, under the user's control, communicate between all parties and act on personal data using matching rules. This is accomplished through the interactive dialogs of ePrio's free software running locally on one's own PC.

    In a Fair Play" virtual fair, all the relevant factors may be put in play. For example, why wait to discover the salary ranges offered and expected do not overlap? "Hands off Confidentiality" insures that no other party, not even the fair organizer nor ePrio, has access to the data which characterizes the job position offered by you, the recruiter.

    In contrast, you must provide all other Internet services with any data you wish to use on-line. The best services today have put in place a privacy policy. But you do not need to be a lawyer to know their lawyers have written their privacy policy to protect the service first rather than you. So can you afford to entrust them with company data bases?

  • "Embedded Market Teaching"

    Under the control of the market organizer, multiple rounds are scheduled within a single Fair Play fair, for participants to quickly assess current market conditions. Each round rates one's selectivity (the ratio of the qualified candidates over the total candidate population), and popularity (the ratio of the candidates ready to apply to a position over those qualified for it). To provide a context to this personalized feedback, the market organizer collects and distributes global statistics to all participants.

    While a recruiter has ways to know about the constantly changing job market, the candidates may not and thereby have unrealistic job demands. ePrio with its quick turn around time can be used as a tool to bring candidate expectations to more realistic levels. Combined with "Hands Off Confidentiality", the virtual fair lets you lead the market to what you sense its equilibrium to be, while reserving your final proposals. The more candidates come to consider your proposals desirable, the more selective you can be without endangering recruitment.

    In contrast, all other Internet services give you a one shot approach to candidates. If a qualified candidate's information is not current, you may have already lost him or her; at best you are left to teach this candidate on an individual and time consuming basis.