External Companies

External Companies form a special category of entities in the Skill Engine.

They allow our employment and staffing customers to additionally perform matching with external companies that have not explicitly advertised a market position. This way, we open up new business opportunities by flagging highly relevant companies for candidates that may not have a suitable advertised vacancy nearby.

The External Company entity also allow our enterprise customers to profile and compare their own company to other companies that they have added to the API.

The External Company interface allows you to link historical and active vacancies to their respective organization. This functionality is compatible with the TechWolf Data Lake, providing historical hiring information for thousands of organizations across Europe, North America, and the rest of the world.

You can match External Companies bidirectionally with Employees based on the Vacancies of that External Company. There are three ways to add Vacancies to an External Company:

  1. Explicitly, by setting the company field for a Vacancy. If the Vacancy has been closed, you can retain it for External Company matching purposes by setting its active attribute to false.
  2. Implicitly, by adding desired functions to the external company. These handle the creation of inactive Vacancies for you.
  3. Passively, by fetching historical vacancies from the TechWolf Data Lake and assigning inactive Vacancies for you.

You can request the Vacancies linked to an External Company to allow easy management through the Skill Engine API. External Company entities that use the TechWolf Data Lake are continuously updated, reflecting their changes in the market.