Updates & improvements to the Demando company platform

  1. Cursor resizing a window

    A small but nice feature for the Inbox view lands in Demando today! You can now resize the left and right window panes.

    That's all from us for now, but you'll definitely hear from us soon again...

  2. We're excited to announce a new feature that gives you a head start on connecting with talented candidates!

    Starting today, you can now send contact requests to candidates even if your company profile is still under review. This means you can begin building your pipeline and expressing your interest early, but the requests will remain invisible to the candidates until your profile is officially approved.

    We hope this feature helps you streamline your recruitment process and attract top talent!

  3. Today, we're revealing a major update to how you indicate your interest in a candidate.

    Previously, you had to fill out a lengthy form with details about your contact request, including a title, initial message, template, recruiter, and more.

    Starting today, this process is becoming significantly easier. You can now simply hit the "Quick Contact" button while browsing candidates to show your interest. Demando will automatically pre-fill the minimum necessary information needed for the request.

    All you need to do is double-check the salary and click the green button! There will be no message sent with the request initially. Instead, the candidate will be prompted to send the first message after accepting.

    We hope this makes it much easier for you to source candidates on Demando.

  4. Job description text editor

    Today we're releasing an update to our position creator. From now on, you will have a lot more formatting options when it comes to your position description. We've added this so that you can structure your description better, and make the content easier to grasp for candidates.

    The following formatting/editing options are now available:

    • Undo
    • Redo
    • Bold
    • Italic
    • Underline
    • Strike-through
    • Unordered bullet lists
    • Numbered lists
    • Links
    • Headings (level 2-5)

    We might add more formatting options, like images, videos and better emoji support in the future, but we hope these should significantly improve the authoring experience of positions on Demando!

  5. Today we're releasing a big update to the company platform that has been requested for quite some time!

    Demando for companies is now mobile friendly! This means that it'll be a lot easier for you and your colleagues to handle processes, source and contact candidates, chat with potential new colleagues, and do your job on the go.

    We hope this should make you and your team's experience on Demando even better!

  6. A sidebar with candidates and a candidate profile to the right

    Today we're releasing something that we've been working on for quite some time. A new experience for finding talent on Demando.

    In this new version, we've built a view with a sidebar of candidates to the left, and a view of the profile to the right. This should help you browse candidates way faster. Clicking "Contact" on a candidate will bring up a new contact view with a revamped, redesigned, and improved contact form.

    We hope this change should make it even easier for you and your team to find and vet talent on Demando.

    If you have any feedback for us, please don't hesitate to let us know what could be better!

    A popup dialog with many filter options
    A contact form to the left and a candidate profile to the right
  7. You can now choose on a position whether you want to accept applications or not. Scroll down to "Advanced settings" when creating or editing your position, then choose what you prefer. If you click "Not accepting" candidates will not be able to apply for this position, but you can still send contact requests. If you change your mind, you can always go back and update it, to allow applications.

    If you're already in contact with candidates who've applied to your application and have just enough on your hands already, it might be a good idea to go in here and pause applications for a while. The candidates you're working with won't go anywhere, you just get a bit more breathing room to do your work.

  8. Today we're releasing a small but nice feature that allows you to download a candidate's Demando profile as a PDF. By default, their salary expectation will be included in the PDF, but you can also choose to download it without the salary, making it easier to share with the rest of your team.

    We hope this addition should make your experience working with Demando even smoother!

    A macOS quick-look view showing a CV for a Fullstack developer
  9. Today we're releasing an updated way of getting started with Demando! Entering the dashboard, you will now see a "Get started" section. Here you will find the necessary steps to get up and running as fast and smoothly as possible. When you've finished the onboarding steps, this section will no longer be visible, and you can focus on what matters, the "Unhandled candidates", and "Matching talent" sections.

    If you want to book a demo with someone from our customer success team, there's also a link! We hope this addition should make it even easier for you and your team to start recruiting through Demando!

  10. A vertical list of 3 candidates

    Today we're launching an improved talent-matching engine. Here's a quick summary.

    Improved ranking

    We've improved the talent matching algorithm to rank candidates better according to the positions you've set up. You'll get a more comprehensive selection of candidates, sorted and ranked according to how well they fit your role, how likely they are to respond to a contact request, and how experienced they are.

    Must have skills

    Our search algorithm also improves the selection by filtering out candidates that lack technologies you've marked as required and will rank up candidates that match the nice-to-haves. We are also now filtering out candidates that don't qualify for any language requirements you've set up on your profile.

    Better, faster, stronger

    We constantly improve our search algorithm, making it faster and better at finding the right talent for you and your team!

  11. Today we released an improved flow for rejecting candidates on Demando. Previously, you only clicked a button to reject the candidate, but couldn't specify the reasoning behind it. Now though, clicking the "Reject candidate..." button in the right-hand sidebar in the process view will open up a dialog. Here you can now choose between a list of reasons for why you're rejecting. This information is only used for your team to keep up with what's happening in each process. If you also want to add a comment about the candidate, there's a textbox in the same dialog for that now! The comment will only be shared with your team, and won't be shown to the candidate.

    We hope these enhancements should make it easier for you and your team to find and interview great talent!

  12. A kanban board showing all processes

    Today we're releasing an update to the Processes overview kanban board. Now, all unhandled candidates, either applications or ones who have accepted a request of yours, will get grouped into the section called "Unhandled candidates". You can now also drag candidates from the "Applications" and "Accepted requests" columns into any of the other columns.

    We hope this should give you a better overview of your processes and make them even easier to manage!

  13. Today we're releasing a small but nice feature called "GitHub profile preview". This adds a widget in the process sidebar that lists a candidate's GitHub repositories if they've chosen to add one. It shows their GitHub username, a list of repositories, and a button for viewing their full profile. Each repository contains information such as

    • Title
    • Description
    • Amount of stars
    • Amount of forks
    • Main programming language

    If you click one, it will open up the full repository on, where you can read the README file, clone it, or read some of the code. We hope this should make the way you screen candidates even faster, and help you gage someone's ability to write code.

  14. Today we're releasing a big update to the "Pause process" feature in Demando. Previously, you have only been able to pause a process for 30 days, which caused issues if you wanted to pick up a process with a candidate in a year or so. Now though, we've introduced the possibility to pause a process by choosing from a predefined set of time ranges and specifying a custom date completely.

    To do this, hit the "Pause process" button from the process sidebar in the chat view. This will bring up a popup allowing you to drag the slider to select the amount of time you want to pause the process for. The available options here are:

    • 1 week
    • 3 weeks
    • 1 month
    • 3 months
    • 6 months
    • 1 year

    Custom dates

    If none of the above predefined time ranges are enough, you can click the blue link below the slider to choose a custom date from the calendar. This allows you to only pause the process for a few days, or if you want to, even a couple of years. Another new feature in this release is the addition of text showing what date the process is paused until. This will be visible above the "Resume process" button if the process is paused.

    We hope these improvements will help you manage your processes even easier!