Recruitment agencies and large corporations with thousands of employees hold tens of thousands of CVs in their databases. This is useful so they can find the perfect candidate for a project, team, or available position.
But identifying expertise across immense numbers of CVs is both tedious and time-consuming. Going through every CV in your database to know the competence you have on hand is a difficult and often imperfect task. Another, often overlooked issue is that you don’t know where all the CVs are located in the company’s information silos, which means that there are large parts of the company’s expertise that are unknown to you. This leads to the possibility of missing out on the perfect candidate.