Open SaaS Platform Aggregates Wide Range of Job Sites and Social Networks to Streamline the Hiring Process and Give Companies Improved Access to Talent
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SmartRecruiters recently announced the company’s official launch and debuted its flagship offering, free online recruiting software that meets the needs of small to medium businesses (SMBs). The job posting and applicant tracking Software as a Service (SaaS) comes out of its public “beta” phase with 10,000 companies, 200,000 job seekers and 25,000 job openings already processed, proving that its new approach to recruiting gets results.
“We’re committed to changing recruiting through innovation and access,” said Jerome Ternynck, CEO and founder. “For most businesses, recruiting today is lengthy, painful and expensive. Why are more than 4 million jobs left vacant, while 10% of the workforce is unemployed? That needs to change. Recruiting needs to change. We live in a connected world in which hiring should be easy — especially for small to medium businesses who are the backbone of our economy.”
“More than 80% of the small businesses we survey (those with fewer than 2,500 employees) tell us they are struggling to find great talent,” said Josh Bersin, President and CEO of Bersin & Associates, a leading research and advisory firm in corporate talent acquisition. “In fact the slowing economy has actually made this problem more difficult as small companies are flooded with resumes and often understaffed to deal with the deluge of applicants. By bringing advanced recruitment technology to small businesses at a no cost, SmartRecruiters can dramatically help companies better find great talent, leverage social networks, and improve their quality of hire in a highly affordable way.”
Small businesses agree. “SmartRecruiters’ recruiting software has really helped organize, streamline, and effectively manage our busy Internet recruiting process,” said Fred Holt, VP Human Resources at Photobucket. The company, which hosts uploaded images and videos, also leverages SmartRecruiters site architecture to create its own branded Careers page.
Key Software Benefits
Post Jobs. Companies can post jobs to leading paid, free and niche job boards with one click. SmartRecruiters’ recommendation engine provides analytics that help hiring managers decide which sites are likely to provide the best results. This allows hiring organizations to substantially improve both the speed and quality of its job posting process
Leverage Social Networks. Managers and HR staff can promote jobs on social media sites and tap into the power of their networks on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.
Track Applicants. Managers can review applicants, take action using robust applicant tracking features. Managers can generate detailed reporting to measure sourcing effectiveness and cost per hire. Managing the applicant tracking process in one place makes hiring more efficient.
Collaborate. The hiring team can share, rate and review candidates throughout the process, enabling cross-departmental input and decision-making. Feedback is collected and consolidated in real time. SmartRecruiters’ unique social collaboration tools promote team-based decision-making.
Career Site. The company can also use SmartRecruiters to easily display jobs and collect applicants from their own corporate website and Facebook page. Hiring organizations get a professional, branded career site that consolidates its applicants in one place.
To sign up for SmartRecruiters, companies simply go to www.smartrecruiters.com to create their free account.
The company launch is timed in advance of this September 5 Labor Day and in conjunction with Zero Unemployment Movement’s #GiveLabor campaign, which encourages everyone to give 15 minutes on Labor Day to help a friend find a job and get America back to work. Participating individuals and businesses will be posting their activities and sharing their accomplishments at http://www.ZeroUE.org , on Twitter at #GiveLabor or on Facebook.
For more information on SmartRecruiters, please visit www.smartrecruiters.com
Matt Lafata, HRchitect