There are two ways to access the Quick Match, either from the vacancy summary or the Talent Pool:

  • Access the Vacancy you'd like to find candidates for and then from the Summary tab, click Quick Match from the action panel at the bottom of the page.

  • Alternatively, you can work a Vacancy (giving you the Orange Bar at the top of the screen), then select Talent Pool.  You can then click Quick Match at the bottom of the screen.

In either case, the Quick Match will immediately open and you can begin to identify candidates based on the vacancy details.

The Quick Match tool is broken down in to several sections, which are described below.  Each section loads details from within the Vacancy and allows you to find Candidates which match these requirements.

As you make changes we recommend clicking using View Count, which refreshes the count as you add criteria, to keep track of the number of records identified by your search, meaning you can tweak and adjust to get less or more candidates as required.

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Once you're happy with the number of Candidates returned, click Apply Search to view the matched Candidates.

Hint - The count will also let you know how many of the matched records have already applied for the role, letting you easily see if you need to change your criteria.

Each section of the Quick Match relates to a different part of the Candidate record, so you can pick and choose which areas you are most interested in.


This displays the Requirements of the Vacancy and matches against a Candidate's Job Alert Preferences.

To add these to your criteria, tick as many boxes as you require and View Count to see how many records match.

Work History

This section allows you to interrogate candidate Work Histories, including previous positions, responsibilities or both. The job title will be converted into a boolean string automatically, but you can tweak this to help identify if candidates have previously been employed in a similar position. You can then decide how much of the employment history you wish to search, by updating the number of roles value.

Postcode Search

The postcode search allows you to do a radial search, helping to find candidates who are within commutable distance to the role. The postcode will automatically be set to that of the vacancy.


This section will list any skills on the role, allowing you to find candidates with the same skill sets.

Hint- Section blank? Then you haven't assigned any skills to the job. To learn more about assigning Skills to you Vacancy, please see this article.

Tick each of the skills you'd like to include in the search and indicate if you'd like to match any of the selected skills or all of the selected skills.

Free Text CV Search

The Free Text CV Search allows you to carry out a Boolean search of the candidate's CV, using standard operators such as AND / OR / NOT etc.


This section looks at three attributes within the Candidate record:

  1. Available - this is based on any dates the candidate has specified that they are available, whilst also taking into account any other placements they may already have.
  2. Live Statuses - this looks at the Candidate Status and will auto exclude any of those with a terminating status.
  3. Candidates from Vendors - here you can indicate whether you want to exclude or include Vendor Candidates (those submitted by a Recruitment Agency).  When Including Vendor Candidates, you can specify whether to include Candidates registered within the last 3, 6, 9 or 12 months enabling you to work in line with your candidate ownership policies.

Last Contacted / Activity

This looks at when the most recent activity from the Candidate was - this can include the last time they logged in to the Candidate Portal, sent an email (which is visible within Eploy) or attended an Interview.

You can specify whether to look for activity in the last 2 weeks, month, 2 months, 6 months, year or 2 years.

Vacancy Salary

These fields will populate with the Salary From and To from the Vacancy.  It matches against the Preferred Salary within the Candidate Record.

This field will restrict your search results to only include those Candidates which have specified a preferred Salary and which matches the salary range offered within the Vacancy.

Note the salary displayed here will default to the Annual equivalent salary.  So, for example, if your Vacancy salary range is £7.50 per hour to £7.60 per hour for 37.5 hours per week, this will display as £14,625 to £14,820.  Changing the hourly rate or number of hours per week within the Vacancy will change the annual equivalent salary.

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