U.S. Fall Product Release 2019: introducing next-gen TDP and CBAT enhancements



We're introducing exciting new enhancements and features as part of our Fall product release. Below is an in-depth summary of the updates to both the Talent Discovery Platform (TDP) and CareerBuilder Applicant Tracking (CBAT), available for U.S. customers only. See how you can save time and simplify recruiting with the changes we're introducing below. 



You told us you needed a solution that reduced time-to-hire and made you more productive. So we combined 25 years of recruitment data and industry-leading AI to deliver the next generation of TDP. This enhanced version streamlines recruiting, reduces time to hire by 32% and makes searching for candidates 50% more efficient. It will begin rolling out in October.

The next generation of Talent Discovery Platform is here.  Click here to join a live demo


Centralized, configurable recruiting hub

TDP is now a configurable one-stop shop that you can arrange to work for you. From one screen, you’ll see open jobs, your candidates and applicants and your email campaigns and saved searches, eliminating the need to go back and forth between pages. Plus, widgets at the top of the page make navigation faster and easier.

  • Recruiting Activities highlights activity in the last 48 hours including new applicants, candidate matches and new results for saved searches. Think of it as a built-in cheat sheet so you never miss an update.
  • Active Jobs shows your open job postings, new applicants and matches. Easily access a candidate’s profile and resume, preview your job posting, access relevant labor insights data and see candidate demographics.
  • The Saved Searches widget lets you easily create custom saved searches and set up emails to get daily updates that automate your search.
  • Email Campaigns is where you can manage your email campaigns and see analytics to determine how they’re doing.

AI Job Posting

Posting a job is easier than ever. The AI Job Posting tool creates a precise, compelling job description with just 3 pieces of information—your company name, the job title and location—so you can post the job up to 5X faster, putting more hours back in your day. AI job descriptions are based on over 2 billion data points and promote diversity in hiring by using tone- and gender-neutral terminology.

For each job you post, you’re shown a Candidate Appeal Score—a measure of how effective the post will be at attracting candidates—and recommendations for boosting the appeal to increase EOI by up to 175%. You’ll also see a map of local competitors’ jobs and how much they’re paying, plus a view of candidate matches before you even post a job, so you can make adjustments before it goes live.

Labor Market Insights

Labor insights show you how easy or difficult it will be to attract top talent to your positions, which geographic areas will deliver the most candidates and how much the competition is paying for a similar role in the same area. It helps you understand the competitive landscape so you can make smarter recruiting decisions.


Searching is easier than ever. You can hover over a candidate for a quick look at their info, click to see their resume and easily navigate through the list of candidates using arrow keys. Commonly used search filters are at the top of the page for quick reference. You can now exclude candidates you or your team have already viewed, emailed, forwarded or added to a list, and hide candidates you don’t want to see again. Candidate freshness can be toggled between when candidates were last active on CareerBuilder or when they last updated their resume. And to search more easily, you can turn on semantic search to automatically add related keywords as you search, so you don’t miss out on any candidates because of keyword choice.

Two-Way Messaging and Email Campaigns

Once you’ve selected candidates, you can message up to 10 at a time via our messaging center. Two-way messages are more conversational and concise and are designed to obtain higher response rates than traditional emails. Messages can be sent to anyone in the database. You can also contact up to 10,000 people in your My Candidates section simultaneously with TDP’s email campaigns. Your email campaigns now also show you metrics like response, click-through, open and deliverable rates, so you can evaluate your campaign performance and target candidates that are engaging with your emails. You can also create message templates to save you time.

Recruiter Analytics

We’ve added more insights into our analytics dashboard so you can see how our data, AI and tools are working for you. You also get a better view of your actions on the platform so you can invest more time into what’s working best.

TDP Companion App

And because we know everyone is on the go, we created the TDP companion app to make it easy to recruit on mobile, whether you’re in line at the grocery store, waiting to pick up some coffee or waiting for that conference room at work to open up.



CareerBuilder Applicant Tracking is also getting an upgrade! We heard feedback that some parts of the applicant tracking process were cumbersome and disjointed. The new fall features offer big-time solutions to these problems. You asked, and we listened.

DMS Integration and Offer Letter

Big news! CareerBuilder Applicant Tracking (CBAT) has brought document management and offer letters in house. All of your forms in the applicant tracking system (ATS) are now secure and centralized within the ATS. You can now create, preview, send and store all of your hiring documents in CBAT without using another separate add-on or tool. Offer letters, W4s and other hiring documents are now a snap to move forward to candidates, saving you time with just a few clicks.

Tracking the status of these forms is now also easier than ever. The system now provides more visibility to your forms’ completion status. You can see the date of send or resend, as well as reasons for declining, all within the candidate view. You also have the ability to preview any form and edit any data in the templates on the fly. This all makes for a smoother onboarding experience for both the hiring manager and the candidate.











Other new features

You will see a new and improved search experience within CBAT‘s Custom Field Search. It provides more search fields that can be used to filter and narrow your search.

You will also see new Custom URL updates that route candidates from TDP to your fully branded career site. This update provides the ability to push candidates from external job boards to your customized career site via the CareerBuilder Applicant Tracking API. This will help maintain your brand identity throughout the applicant experience and will provide more opportunities to bring candidates into your system.

Contact your CareerBuilder representative if you have any questions about the Applicant Tracking updates.

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