Jobfox Continues to Innovate with Rollout of New Features…from Jobfox

June 10, 2011

 

Social Recruiting Solution Adds Automated Network Builder, LinkedIn and Facebook Integration; Helps Recruiters and Jobseekers Stay a Step Ahead

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Social recruiting solution Jobfox announced recently the release of new features that further enhance its innovative career networking platform. The addition of an automated skills-matching “Network Builder” plus LinkedIn and Facebook integration to the company’s already powerful candidate referral tools will help recruiters more easily find the best talent in the market, and increase job seekers’ chances of landing the perfect job.

Founded in 2005, and re-launched in February 2011, Jobfox is a career website that connects employers with professionals who want to work at their company. Jobfox takes the legwork out of networking for both recruiters and job seekers by automating the process of building networks and developing mutually beneficial connections. Using its “high-volume, high-speed” social recruiting solution, Jobfox Boost, recruiters and talent acquisition professionals are able to source the best talent in the market quickly and efficiently via private talent networking, and can start leveraging connections for recruiting and referrals virtually overnight.

“Our networking tools are producing impressive results in the market, and the company is picking up a lot of steam,” said Robert McGovern, chairman and CEO of Jobfox. “Our networking activity has experienced 500% growth in the last two months, with a quarter of a million job seeker requests per week already. This new product update will enhance activity among employers and candidates who are hungry for a better talent/job finding solution.”

NEW & ENHANCED FEATURES MAKE IT EASIER TO RECRUIT THE RIGHT PEOPLE

Network Builder. This new feature utilizes Jobfox’s patented Match algorithm to automatically recommend the best talent in that marketplace that employers should network with based on skills and experience. The addition of this intuitive recommendation engine to Jobfox’s automated process of building networks cuts the time in half for recruiters to build a high quality talent network.

LinkedIn Integration. Now employers can invite all of their LinkedIn connections into their Jobfox network with one click, right from their Jobfox dashboard. This new feature allows recruiters to leverage the connections they’ve already formed on LinkedIn, and use the enhanced recruiting and network communication tools that the Jobfox Boost solution provides, which are built for high-speed and high-scale.

Facebook Integration. When members of a recruiter’s network receive a job referral (“Boost Request”) from a recruiter, the member can now post it to their Facebook wall or send a Facebook message with one click to friends who might be right for the opening. This new feature will encourage more Boost activity, and result in higher levels of referrals for recruiters who subscribe to Jobfox Boost.

Resume Advice Network. Over the past few years, Jobfox has become the largest professional resume writing service on the Internet.  Adding to its offering, the company is now providing free resume advice to all members of the Jobfox career networking community, and anyone who opts in for free at http://www.jobfox.com.  The new network offers tips and advice from Jobfox’s top certified resume writers, as well as expert interviews with recruiters from top companies around the country.

“This new product update is just the beginning,” added McGovern. “Jobfox will continue to release new and unique features based on market needs. We work closely with Recruiting professionals to develop solutions that help them innovate, and are committed to building a product that is a step ahead of everyone else.”

To learn more about Jobfox, go to www.jobfox.com.

 

 

Matt Lafata, HRchitect


SilkRoad technology and Indeed.com Join Forces…from SilkRoad

February 19, 2010

 

Integration with World’s Leading Search Engine for Jobs Expands SilkRoad Clients’ Reach

HRchitect featured SilkRoad in our May 2008 release of The Suite Life of Integrated Talent Management and also includes them in our list of top Talent Acquisition Systems vendors that businesses should consider. SilkRoad participated in the Onboarding Systems panel on June 10, 2009 as part of theHRshow. SilkRoad competed in the HRchitect Beauty Pageant on Onboarding Systems in January 2009 where they were crowned the winner. Brian Platz, EVP and COO of SilkRoad also appeared on the HRchitect WebMingle on March 20, 2009. If you are looking for a new Talent Management System, or any HR system, talk to HRchitect first. We have unparalleled knowledge of the HR and Talent Management vendor community and can save you time and money in selection and implementation.

SilkRoad technology, a leading provider of talent management solutions, announced today the integration of the OpenHire job delivery platform with Indeed.com.  With millions of job seekers and more job searches per month than any other job site, Indeed is the leading search engine for jobs.

SilkRoad’s integration with Indeed will allow SilkRoad customers to expand their reach to potential candidates. Jobs delivered directly to Indeed from OpenHire will be included in Indeed’s organic results and its network of more than 10,000 websites. 

This integration will allow SilkRoad customers to reach the single largest audience of both active and passive job seekers on the Internet.  SilkRoad technology has existing agreements in place with Jobfox and Simply Hired.

Through this integration, OpenHire customers will benefit from implementing automated tracking for all jobs delivered to Indeed. By automatically populating the source when candidates apply to jobs from Indeed, more accurate ROI measurements can be made by recruiters wishing to track their online recruiting efforts. OpenHire customers can also take advantage of Indeed’s free Job Analytics reports, which contain information about how well a company’s jobs are performing on Indeed. OpenHire customers can use this report to gain insight into what keywords candidates are using to find their jobs, what job titles are being clicked on most often, and how their jobs are performing compared to other companies on Indeed.

“We are excited to introduce SilkRoad’s OpenHire customers to the benefits of having their jobs included on Indeed,” said Samuel Fitzroy, Director of Alliances at Indeed. “Having jobs included automatically from this integration will ensure that all OpenHire customers are taking advantage of Indeed’s massive audience of active and passive job seekers.”

Companies have been using OpenHire to find and track top talent since 1998. Their patented job board integration, career site portals, intelligent searching, screening tools, and candidate communication tools make it easy to streamline workflow and lower recruiting costs, all while improving efficiency. These features, combined with Indeed’s reach, will allow SilkRoad customers to maximize the exposure of their jobs to candidates in the most efficient way possible.

Having jobs automatically included on Indeed also makes it even easier to sponsor positions and get additional targeted job seeker traffic.

“We are very excited to be working with Indeed,” said SilkRoad Director of Product Strategy, Thomas Boyle. “They have simplified the job search process for job seekers, while building an incredibly cost-effective tool for companies to attract the best talent possible.”

For more information on SilkRoad, please visit www.silkroad.com
Matt Lafata, HRchitect


SilkRoad technology Announces Q2 Results for 2009…from SilkRoad

July 30, 2009

 

HRchitect featured SilkRoad in our May 2008 release of The Suite Life of Integrated Talent Management and also includes them in our list of top Talent Acquisition Systems vendors that businesses should consider. SilkRoad participated in the Onboarding Systems panel on June 10, 2009 as part of theHRshow. SilkRoad competed in the HRchitect Beauty Pageant on Onboarding Systems in January 2009 where they were crowned the winner. Brian Platz, EVP and COO of SilkRoad also appeared on the HRchitect WebMingle on March 20, 2009. If you are looking for a new Talent Management System, or any HR system, talk to HRchitect first. We have unparalleled knowledge of the HR and Talent Management vendor community and can save you time and money in selection and implementation.

SilkRoad technology, inc., a leading provider of talent management solutions, announced its second quarter earnings for 2009 marked the 24th consecutive period of sales growth for the company. Highlights from the quarter include several new strategic partnerships, continued industry recognition and customers purchasing multiple Life Suite solutions.

“Strategic partnerships help us to reach our goal of helping clients recruit and retain the best talent for their organizations. With partnerships such as the ones we have entered into this quarter, we are able to offer our customers a broader range of services, and often times reach a greater number of organizations,” said Andrew J. “Flip” Filipowski, Executive Chairman & CEO of SilkRoad technology.

In April, SilkRoad joined Jobfox in the introduction of ResumePal, the recruiting industry’s first universally accepted online employment application.  ResumePal works seamlessly with SilkRoad’s recruiting management system, OpenHire, and revolutionizes the way applicants and employers connect by eliminating time spent completing forms and allowing employers to get more accurate candidate information.  By completing a one-time online career profile, job seekers are able to apply at multiple companies by submitting with two clicks, instead of completing separate applications for each job listing.

Additionally, this quarter SilkRoad partnered with Simply Hired, the world’s largest job search engine and advertising recruitment network, allowing SilkRoad customers to even further expand their reach. Jobs indexed by Simply Hired through OpenHire will provide customers the ability to distribute and include their jobs in the organic listings on Simply Hired’s network of over 5000 new locations, including social networking sites such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Plaxo. The partnership allows SilkRoad customers to reach both active and passive job seekers in new and innovative ways.

New Q2 2009 OpenHire clients include: Applied Extrusion Technologies, Inc., Arista Care Health Services, and SWBC.  

SilkRoad also announced a partnership with Deltek, Inc., the top provider of enterprise applications software for project-focused businesses, in May. The partnership makes SilkRoad’s talent management solutions more accessible to the government contractor market and other project-based industries such as accounting and engineering.  The companies have long maintained a strong relationship but this partnership provides an even stronger integration between Deltek’s market leading HRIS solution Costpoint, and SilkRoad’s Life Suite. Among other benefits, these solutions will provide for a more efficient onboarding process, thus increasing day one readiness and maximizing employee productiveness in the shortest time possible.

In the second quarter SilkRoad received much industry recognition including: 

  • American Business Awards- SilkRoad was a finalist in “Customer Service Team of the Year” category in May for the American Business Awards.  The awards program annually honors companies and generates public recognition of the achievements and positive contributions of organizations and business people worldwide.
  • Network Products Guide- Network Product Guide honored SilkRoad with a 2009 Product Innovation Award.  The award recognizes vendors from around the world that are responsible for innovative and ground-breaking products bringing essential and incremental changes in all areas of information technology.
  • HROA Award- SilkRoad was a nominee for an HROA award for the “Customer Relationship of the Year” with client, Plante & Moran.  The 2009 HROA Awards theme was “Be Innovative,” honoring individuals and organizations who have exhibited a commitment to innovation within the HRO industry.
  • Tech 50- For the second year in a row SilkRoad was included as a 2009 Tech 50 winner by TechJournal South.  Tech 50 companies are recognized as the most innovative regional companies and are evaluated by technology innovation, management team, marketplace potential and success of execution.

Healthcare and health products continue to be a strong industry for new clients. Representative new healthcare clients signed in Q2 2009 include: Des Moines University- Ostepatic Medical Center, Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Comprehensive Health Services (CHS), McLeod Regional Medical Center, and Sport & Health Inc.

For more information on SilkRoad, please visit www.silkroad.com

 
Matt Lafata, HRchitect


SilkRoad technology Supports ResumePal Universal Job Application Standard…from SilkRoad Technology

April 13, 2009

 

Works Seamlessly with Market-Leading Recruiting Management System OpenHire

 

HRchitect featured SilkRoad in our May 2008 release of The Suite Life of Integrated Talent Management and also includes them in our list of top Talent Acquisition Systems vendors that businesses should consider. SilkRoad competed in the HRchitect Beauty Pageant on Onboarding Systems in January 2009, where they were crowned the winner. Brian Platz, EVP and COO with SilkRoad, participated in the HRchitect WebMingle on March 20, 2009.

 

SilkRoad technology, inc., a leading provider of talent management solutions, has joined Jobfox and other human resource technology companies to introduce ResumePal, the recruiting industry’s first universally accepted online employment application. ResumePal will work seamlessly with SilkRoad’s recruiting management system, OpenHire.

 

ResumePal revolutionizes the way applicants and employers connect by eliminating time spent completing forms and allowing employers to get more accurate candidate information. By completing a one-time online career profile, job seekers are able to apply at thousands of companies accepting the standard by submitting with two clicks, instead of spending hours completing separate applications for each job listing.

 

SilkRoad provided input into the creation of ResumePal and will be incorporating the standard into its market-leading OpenHire recruiting management solution. OpenHire helps recruiters practice intelligent recruiting, reduce costs, work more efficiently and streamline their workflow.

 

“This universally accepted profile will save applicants the time and frustration of filling out multiple forms across numerous websites, and will also help recruiters get better information from candidates,” said SilkRoad COO, Brian Platz. “ResumePal is another step for SilkRoad in helping companies find, hire and retain the best employees.”

 

Benefits of using ResumePal include:

·         Smarter matching for employers- ResumePal instantly routes the job seeker to the jobs matching their skills throughout the organization.

·         Reduced applicant abandonment- It reduces the amount of seekers that routinely abandon corporate career sites that require them to fill out individual online applications.

·         Dynamic candidate information – Updates to candidate profiles are automatically propagated directly to employers’ applicant tracking solution, keeping applicant information up-to-date.

·         Reduced advertising spend- By routing applicants directly to their best job matches employers are able to maximize the return on their recruiting budgets.

·         Faster results- Comprehensive candidate matching is brought straight to the employer’s applicant tracking solution, providing match results for employers instantly and continuously.

·         Apply one time – Job-seekers apply one time and are then matched to every appropriate job at that company.

 

For more information on SilkRoad, please visit www.silkroad.com

Matt Lafata, HRchitect


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