Group composer

Generate perfect group(s) that strictly comply with the group distribution rule.

The algorithm stops generating groups when it can no longer generate groups strictly conforming to the rule, so not everyone is necessarily matched.

This algorithm is based on Categories. Make sure to define them before configuring your matching rules.

When to use it?

Use this algorithm when you need to create only groups that adhere to a strict matching rule.

This matching algorithm is perfect for the following use cases:

  • Match new hires with senior management

  • Create connections between members who are looking for a job and members who are hiring

  • ...

How to use it?

Choose your group size, and select the "Group composer" algorithm.

Set your group(s) distribution based on category values.

Group(s) distribution

In the example below, we chose to create groups of 3, and to have in each group: 1 member from Lille and 2 members from Rennes. As you can see at the bottom of each Seat card, only 4 members in my Members list live in Rennes, and only 1 member live in Lille. As a consequence, the algorithm will be able to create only 1 group complying with the rule "1 from Lille + 1 from Rennes + 1 from Rennes".

You can also set matching rules ("cross-category rules" or "cross-groups rules") that will refine the composition of the groups with additional constraints.

Matching rules

Cross-category rule

It's a simple rule based on a particular category, where you have to specify whether you want to:

  • match people with the same category values (e.g., members who have the same favorite sport)

  • match people with different category values (e.g., members who belong to different departments)

Cross-groups rule

It's a more sophisticated rule in which you could allow or prohibit matches by playing with category values (within the same category or across different categories).

You can add as many rules as you like. The higher a rule is on the list, the more the algorithm will prioritize it. Feel free to drag and drop the different rules to rank them appropriately.

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