Archive for March, 2008

Why Trovix Search is Better

March 28, 2008

Explaining how Trovix search is better isn’t easy.  People are used to keyword search, and they think it’s fine.  I was doing a demo the other day and at the end the guy said my demo really opened his eyes. So here’s the example.   

We have a database of hundreds of thousands of resumes.  Imagine you want to see just the people who’ve worked as engineers at Oracle.  How would you set that search up?     Most search tools can’t tell if you worked with an Oracle database, worked as an accountant using Oracle financials, or have a certificate from Oracle.  As for finding people that worked as an engineer, forget it.  “Sales Engineer” isn’t an engineer.  “Chief Architect” is. 

With Trovix, I entered two words: Oracle and Engineer.  In about two seconds, I was looking at a list of all the people who worked in Engineering at Oracle.  Cooler still, they were rank ordered based on how long they were engineers at Oracle.   The top guy has been at Oracle for more than a decade, and has the title “Principle Member of the Technical Staff.”  Drop down a few dozen results, and you get someone who’s been there for only four years.  And well below that, the people who aren’t there any longer. 

That’s just one example of why Trovix is better. I could have done the same thing with people who went to top schools and have engineering degrees.  Or accountants with 7-12 years experience that have collections and Sarbanes Oxley experience in software-as-a-service companies. 

The bottom line is, we’re the only technology that can really read and understand resumes the way a person would.  We use that to match people with jobs. It’s great stuff.


New Customer: New Belgium Brewing Co.

March 10, 2008

Trovix announced a new customer today: The New Belgium Brewing Company. They make Fat Tire Ale and many other fermented potables.  The name Fat Tire comes from mountain bikes. (As opposed to the skinny tires of road bikes.) There is great mountain biking in the Fort Collins neighborhood.  Not to mention great skiiing.  It’s too bad Trovix Recruit is such an easy to use product, or maybe they’d spring to fly someone out for on-site training. 

Props from the Wall Street Journal

March 10, 2008

The Wall Street Journal did a really nice write up on, our job matching service. Sarah Needleman covered what it is that makes us better: jobs that are really right for the user.  Any job board can show you jobs that have the keywords you typed. is the only one that shows you the jobs you really want to see.  Check it out.

Shortlisted for a Codie!

March 1, 2008

Trovix was shortlisted for a Codie Award!  Those are given by the Software and Information Industry Association.  Our category: “Best Human Resources Solution”  HR solutions is a massive category, so even getting to the top 5 is really great.  It would be even really greater if we won.  Check it out.