SOURCE: Cytiva Software Inc.

June 12, 2007 14:26 ET

Cytiva Announces New Advanced Candidate Search Suite for SonicRecruit

Conceptual, Inflectional and Proximity Searching Added to SonicRecruit's Already Powerful Candidate Search Functionality

VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwire - June 12, 2007) - Cytiva Software Inc. (TSX-V: CRX), a leading provider of on-demand recruiting software solutions, announced today the addition of powerful new candidate search functionality to its SonicRecruit talent acquisition system.

This new suite of search tools helps recruiters more efficiently find great candidates within their SonicRecruit talent pool. As mid to large sized organizations maximize their talent acquisition efforts through recruiting systems like SonicRecruit, they can quickly build extremely large talent pools that become quite valuable in reducing advertising and recruiting fees. Yet these talent pools are only valuable if an organization can quickly and reliably mine them for crucial skills and qualifications as new positions become available.

According to Kevin Martin, Research Director, Human Capital Management at Aberdeen Group, "The top challenge that companies face when it comes to employees is 'finding the right talent when needed.' SonicRecruit's new conceptual, proximity and inflectional suite of search tools help mine these vast talent pools to uncover instant candidates."

Here's how they work:

Relevancy Search: The relevancy search looks for a keyword or a combination of keywords and ranks how often they appear, and takes into consideration the size of the candidate profile (a small profile with 10 matches is considered a better match than a huge profile with 11). The relevancy feature is used with regular, proximity, inflectional and conceptual searches.

Proximity Search: The proximity search looks for all keywords and ranks how close they appear to one another, how often they appear, and takes into consideration the size of the candidate profile.

Inflectional Search: The inflectional search looks for male/female and singular/plural versions of a word (i.e., a search for "Actor" returns "Actor, Actress, Actors, Actresses") and for verb conjugations (i.e., a search for "go" will return "go, going, went, gone").

Conceptual Search: The conceptual search -- which can be used with the regular and inflectional searches -- allows clients to create their own customizable thesaurus of synonyms. Group terms together (i.e., "VB, VBScript, Visual Basic" or "Manager, Supervisor, Director") and a search for one item will return profiles with any other synonym in the group. There's no limit to the number of groups clients can create.

"For many SonicRecruit clients needing specialized skill sets, the impending talent shortage is already here in a big way," said Jason Moreau, CEO of Cytiva. "The ability to more quickly locate, communicate with, and hire top talent is a key requirement and these new features will ensure SonicRecruit clients can easily find the right talent when needed."

The new suite of SonicRecruit search tools is currently available to all SonicRecruit clients.

About Cytiva Software Inc.

Cytiva Software Inc. (TSX-V: CRX) provides innovative software and services to help mid-sized and Fortune 500 companies hire, manage and maximize their talent. Its flagship talent acquisition product, SonicRecruit, allows corporations to screen applicants, automate their recruiting departments, customize their corporate career sites and hire great people. This premier applicant tracking system improves recruiting effectiveness, speeding up the hiring process and reducing cost per hire. Over 170 organizations use SonicRecruit, including Coca Cola Bottlers, American Standard, Restoration Hardware, NetFlix and more. For more information, visit

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Forward-looking Statements: This news release contains forward-looking statements related to the future financial condition and results of operations of Cytiva. These statements are based on current expectations and estimates about the human resources markets in which Cytiva operates and management's beliefs and assumptions regarding these markets. These statements are subject to important risks and uncertainties which are difficult to predict and assumptions which may prove to be inaccurate. Some of the factors which could cause results or events to differ materially from current expectations include but are not limited to: general economic conditions, market or business conditions; changing competitive environment; changing regulatory conditions or requirements; changing technology; and success in implementing productivity initiatives. Some of these factors are largely beyond the control of Cytiva. Should any factor impact Cytiva in an unexpected manner, or should assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements prove incorrect, the actual results or events may differ materially from the results or events predicted. All of the forward-looking statements made in this document are qualified by these cautionary statements, and there can be no assurance that the results or developments anticipated by Cytiva will be realized or, even if substantially realized, that they will have the expected consequences for Cytiva. Readers should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements. Further, Cytiva disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or any other occurrence.

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