HRchitect Tech Vendor News: The Latest in Recruitment Technology: iCIMS Announces Game-Changing Video Screening Functionality for HR Professionals

– Leading SaaS provider introduces highly anticipated Video Cover Letter to its suite of talent acquisition solutions  –

MATAWAN, N.J. (November 12, 2013) – Recruiters rely on advancements in HR technology to help them attract and screen qualified candidates quickly. The most beneficial HR technologies let recruiters efficiently identify top candidates and also achieve buy-in from applicants, giving them a moment to shine. According to a recent Aberdeen Report , video technology is now one of the most powerful recruitment tools to give both HR professionals and candidates an edge in talent acquisition. In response to the industry’s increasing interest in video capabilities, iCIMS, Inc., a leading provider of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) talent acquisition software solutions for growing businesses, announces its newest Power-Up: Video Cover Letter .

“We believe the easy-to-use video technology in Video Cover Letter is a game-changer that will cut costs and improve efficiencies for recruiters and hiring managers, allowing them to pinpoint top-tier talent more quickly and easily than before, while at prices small and medium businesses (SMBs)  can absorb.” said iCIMS Chief Marketing Officer, Susan Vitale. “Particularly in fast-paced environments where an open requisition can significantly impede a business, this technology can make a tremendous impact.”

Video Cover Letter is simple and effective. Upon request, candidates record a short video using their smart phone, tablet, or webcam, and recruiters review the clip as part of their screening process.  Job seekers are able to showcase their skills in a way that traditional cover letters simply don’t allow, and recruiters get a sneak peek into a candidate’s personality and professionalism before scheduling an on-site or phone interview. The solution, which is available to customers in early 2014, is currently in beta internally at iCIMS.

“Video Cover Letter has given us a jump start on the first impression of a candidate. We can now gain insight into a candidate’s communication skills, presentation style, and creativity before even bringing them in for an interview,” said iCIMS recruiter Kate Chiminec. “Video Cover Letter allows us to get a feel for the candidate’s cultural fit and passion for iCIMS without requiring the hassle of scheduling an in-person or phone-based interview. All of this ultimately saves us time and money associated with traditional interview processes.”

Video Cover Letters will help further a company’s geographical reach for candidates while cutting traveling costs and enabling candidates to better represent themselves. HR professionals who want to dial-up their business strategy to meet company goals will benefit greatly from this innovative Power-Up to the iCIMS Talent Platform.

To find out more about the upcoming Power-Up please click here to visit the iCIMS Video Cover Letter microsite.


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