A fair and efficient mechanism for processing offers
A Matching Program is a fair and efficient mechanism for processing offers.
With a Matching Program, applicants and recruiters evaluate each other in the usual manner (e.g. applications, interviews, etc.). However, no offers are made during this process. Instead, after all evaluations are complete, each applicant submits to the Matching Program a list of desired positions in numerical order of preference (first choice, second choice, etc.). Similarly, each recruiter submits a list of desirable applicants, in preference order. The Matching Program then places applicants into positions based on these stated preferences and ensures that all participants receive the best matches possible from the available opportunities.
Matching Programs have been implemented in a wide variety of professions and competitive recruitment situations, including: intern placement, entry-level job placement, and school admissions (primary, secondary, graduate and post-graduate).