146Re: People Search
- Apr 11, 2008Hi,
We have been doing some very interesting things with the employee
information and ES:
1. Improve the relevance of the search results
2. Improve the reverse intelligence
3. Interested Party Locator (this locates employees based on
4. Enable context selection
--- In SearchCoP@yahoogroups.com, "Tim" <tbwendt@...> wrote:
> We are looking at adding a People/Employee search to our enterprise
> search interface and I am looking for input as to what other
> organziations are doing and what types of features are working, not
> working and which features are providing the most value.
> We have about 20,000 employees world wide and that number is
> quickly. We are are Autonomy shop - not that the vendor is
> but I've found that using search technology provides a great single-
> box search across all kinds of employee information versus the more
> structured SQL searches we are currently using where you are trying
> to match individual columns in a database table.
> Of course, we want people to be able to search basic people
> information such as name, phone, location, title, reporting
> structure, etc. My question is this; what other things are
> companies doing in the people search space that can add value?
> In particular, connecting "people to other people" versus only
> connecting "people to content." We would like to add some social
> networking capabilities to the people search such as to allow an
> employee to tag themselves with content such a profile, their
> skills, interests, project experience and perhaps a list of
> web sites. Then a user can click on a skill tag and find other
> people with the same skills or related skills.
> We are envisioning moving towards a Facebook, WSS/MOSS MySite or
> LinkedIn type of employee interface. The goals would be:
> * connect new employees into the organization
> * find people with related, professional interests
> * find experts
> * find people that need to be engaged in a project or process
> Make sense? Is anyone on this group doing or seeing anything
> interesting in this space that they might elaborate on?
> Tim Wendt
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