Companies using Documentum City are providing feedback to us on a regular basis and one really good point made yesterday was worth sharing with you. The comment came from an employee in the HR department of a global pharma who recruits Documentum people across 3 continents. He clearly knows his stuff and made the point that it takes them considerably longer to find *good* Documentum consultants than other IT professionals which is why he was curious to try out our site. This person is currently my hero because he was showing how our software works to his colleagues via his iPad!
Here’s his initial feedback after “playing around” with Documentum City.
“Starting with the positives, the site worked well on the iPad ………… we built several lists to test how effective it is in finding would-be candidates and managed to cover our core requirements around support and development positions. Of course more candidates the better but your split of active/passive candidates is good. We like how you can refine the searches by job function, location and whether individuals are seeking freelance or fixed employment – this saves a lot of time. We were able to build candidate lists quickly and then refine the results by searching for technologies central to the position, (FYI – we couldn’t find anyone with ‘eTMF’ experience which is not in your main list of skills either!). All good so far and the site is friendly to use – the dashboard is as intuitive as you said.
Unfortunately we saw some people matching our search had neglected to add their CV or complete a profile which meant we could not easily determine if they should be included/excluded. We were able to retrieve most of them externally (through Linked In) where they had listed more info about their experience. Could you make it a pre-requisite that people joining Documentum City actually adds this information? One suggestion raised by my colleague was importing PDF copies of Linked In profiles which will go through your skills juicer and build a more informative profile with all the skills turned into tags.
Another point, we would also encourage your members to write something in their bio about what they want to do on top of what they have already done in their careers. This is useful for us to know.”
While we start tinkering with a way for members to integrate their Linked In profiles as described above, please complete add your CV / Resume if you haven’t done so already.
And if anyone in the US, Europe or APAC has experience of using eTMF with Documentum, please get in touch with me and I will connect you to this customer.