Candidate Ranking

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In the fast-paced world of talent acquisition, the ability to rank candidates effectively stands as a pivotal factor that can make or break your organization’s success. Candidate ranking serves as a compass, guiding hiring managers and talent acquisition professionals toward the best-suited individuals who will drive the organization’s growth and innovation. However, the traditional methods of candidate ranking often stumble upon challenges that hinder their efficacy, including biases and time constraints. In this dynamic landscape, ThisWay emerges as the solution, offering an innovative platform that not only streamlines the application process but also amplifies diversity and inclusion in candidate selection.

Automating Excellence:  ThisWay’s Distinctive Approach to Candidate Ranking

Embark on a journey of efficiency and precision with ThisWay’s suite of automated candidate ranking features. Each facet of the platform is thoughtfully designed to address the intricate nuances of the talent acquisition process, paving the way for a transformative experience:


Expand your horizons beyond the conventional candidate search with the Discover feature. By tapping into ThisWay’s expansive network of 8,500 diversity partners, you open the door to a realm of untapped talent. ThisWay’s AI-driven system identifies candidates whose skills and qualifications resonate with your organizational needs, enabling you to build a diverse and skilled workforce.


Harness the power of artificial intelligence with Reveal, an innovative feature that delves into your existing applicant tracking system (ATS). By analyzing 15.5 trillion matching events, Reveal unveils hidden gems among past candidates. ThisWay’s redaction process ensures that candidates are evaluated solely based on their skills, bypassing potential biases and enabling you to focus on qualifications.


Break free from the limitations of traditional job boards with the Attract feature. ThisWay’s strategic partnerships propel your job descriptions directly into the radar of qualified candidates. As your reach expands, you attract candidates who align seamlessly with your role, fostering an environment of inclusivity and diversity.


Simplify your candidate ranking process with Score, a feature designed for seamless efficiency. Even without an ATS, you can upload applicant data and job descriptions to ThisWay’s platform. Ethical AI takes the reins, swiftly ranking candidates based on predetermined criteria. This streamlined approach saves time, accelerates decision-making, and ensures that your organization identifies the most qualified candidates.

Imagine the hours saved as talent professionals no longer need to manually pore over countless resumes, searching for the perfect fit. ThisWay’s Reveal and Score features efficiently assess candidates’ qualifications, eliminating the need for time-consuming manual reviews. The Discover and Attract functions also provide access to a vast network of diverse talent, effortlessly connecting organizations with potential candidates who align with their needs. 

By harnessing the power of ThisWay’s AI-driven platform, talent professionals can redirect their efforts towards meaningful interactions with top candidates, engaging in insightful interviews and strategic decision-making. The result? A streamlined, efficient, and time-saving candidate screening process that empowers organizations to focus on what truly matters – finding the best-fit talent to drive their success.

Navigating Challenges: Overcoming Biases and Time Constraints

In the traditional realm of candidate ranking, time constraints often pose a significant obstacle. Talent professionals find themselves inundated with a deluge of resumes, a process that can be both overwhelming and time-consuming. ThisWay’s automation revolutionizes this aspect, allowing talent acquisition teams to allocate their valuable time to strategic tasks that drive the organization forward. 

Furthermore, biases can inadvertently seep into the candidate ranking process, leading to unequal opportunities and stifling diversity. ThisWay’s commitment to equitable practices shines through its AI-driven features. By redacting background information, the platform ensures that candidates are assessed solely based on their skills and qualifications. The result is a level playing field where each candidate is evaluated fairly, fostering an environment that celebrates diversity and embraces talent from all walks of life.

In the realm of talent acquisition, biases can insidiously creep into the candidate ranking and scoring process, often leading to unintended consequences that hinder diversity and inclusivity. Here are specific scenarios where biases can come into play:

Name and Background Bias

Traditional screening processes might unintentionally favor candidates with names that are more familiar or associated with certain backgrounds. For instance, a candidate with a name that is difficult to pronounce or unfamiliar might be inadvertently overlooked. ThisWay’s AI-driven redaction process eliminates personal details, ensuring that candidates are evaluated solely based on their skills, effectively neutralizing this form of bias.

Educational Bias

Biases can arise based on the prestige of a candidate’s alma mater. Hiring professionals might unknowingly prioritize candidates from renowned institutions over equally qualified candidates from lesser-known schools. ThisWay’s skill-focused approach allows candidates to shine based on their abilities rather than their educational backgrounds.

Gender Bias

Traditional processes might inadvertently lean towards certain genders due to the language used in job descriptions or inherent biases in the evaluation criteria. ThisWay’s Score feature not only ranks candidates based on skill but also redacts information that might reveal gender, ensuring that candidates are evaluated without gender bias.

Unconscious Stereotypes

Talent professionals might unconsciously associate certain skills or qualities with specific demographics, leading to biased judgments. For instance, assuming that leadership skills are more inherent in one gender or ethnicity over another. ThisWay’s Reveal feature, with its 15.5 trillion matching events, offers an objective evaluation of candidates’ skills, mitigating such stereotypes.

Experience Bias

Traditional practices may favor candidates with a linear career trajectory or experience in specific industries. Candidates from non-traditional backgrounds might be unfairly overlooked. ThisWay’s Score feature evaluates candidates based on predetermined criteria, enabling talent professionals to focus solely on relevant skills and experience.

Cultural Fit Bias

While cultural fit is important, it can sometimes lead to overlooking diverse candidates who could bring unique perspectives to the organization. ThisWay’s Discover and Attract features help organizations tap into diverse talent networks, ensuring a broader pool of candidates with varying backgrounds and experiences.

Confirmation Bias

Talent professionals may unconsciously seek out information that confirms their initial impressions, leading to unfair assessments. ThisWay’s objective and AI-powered approach ensures that candidates are evaluated based on actual skills and qualifications, minimizing the influence of confirmation bias.

ThisWay helps confront these biases with its ethical AI, letting you select the most diverse candidates, as we redact certain background information with our 15.5 trillion matching events, also increasing your speed when ranking candidates.

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