When Resumix made it's debut circa 1990 with an artificially intelligent search engine, the concept of automatic match was born. It's when the computer takes data from a requisition/job description and uses a black box algorithm to match it up with the data from a resume/profile.
You used to hear vendors say things like "with our proprietary technology we can automatically match the best talent to your jobs, saving you time and money." Oh wait, we are still hearing that today?!?
But so far, I think auto match has been a little more than a gimmick. Here is why: