Business Wire – Tue Sep 13 08:00:00 CDT 2011
SmartRecruiters Facebook Application Integrates the Power of Social Networks into Recruiting and Hiring
With the Critical National Need to Create and Fill Jobs, SmartRecruiters Makes Connecting Employers and Candidates Easier
SAN FRANCISCO (BUSINESS WIRE) --
SmartRecruiters today debuted its new Facebook application, giving companies a simple way to add a Careers section to their company Facebook page. With the SmartRecruiters Careers app, hiring organizations can now automatically keep their job openings and postings updated on Facebook, so that fans, can share, refer, apply and comment on job opportunities. The Facebook app includes SmartRecruiters’ free recruiting software, with each interested Facebook candidate instantly entered into the software platform for easy applicant tracking throughout the entire qualification and hiring process.
“Recruiting has always been a social activity,” said Jerome Ternynck, SmartRecruiters’ CEO and founder. “With this new Facebook app, as well as our seamless integration with LinkedIn and Twitter, we are bringing recruiting back to its roots. Within seconds and a few simple clicks, you can post jobs to your network, keep track of candidates and get applicants who are a strong cultural and attitude fit – because they are coming from your own network of networks.”
“Facebook is an ideal recruiting platform,” said Bill Boorman (@BillBoorman), a recruiting and training expert. “Social media offers targeted reach, engagement opportunity, and easy identification of targets to companies seeking to fill positions. SmartRecruiters combines their Facebook app with a free state-of-art applicant tracking system, offering an great solution that leverages the best of social networks.”
The Facebook application is already getting impressive results for GoodData. According to Roman Stanek, CEO of GoodData, “The best companies are built with the best talent. Thanks to SmartRecruiters we are able to turn raving fans into top quality hires.” Other companies across the United States who have successfully posted jobs to their networks via the Facebook app include a food company, a real estate management firm and a non-profit.
The new Facebook app is integrated with the company’s flagship offering – its free software recruiting platform where 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. Staff can promote jobs on social media sites and tap into the power of their networks on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. Managers easily review applicants, take action using robust applicant tracking features and generating detailed reporting to measure sourcing effectiveness and cost per hire. 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.
To sign up for the SmartRecruiters Facebook application, companies simply go to http://www.facebook.com/apps/application.php?id=272394866107013&sk=app_244132668961166 to post a job to their network.
SmartRecruiters provides free recruiting software that makes hiring easy for thousands of businesses around the world. Leveraging the power of a free open Software as a Service (SaaS) platform and pervasive social networks, SmartRecruiters is democratizing access to top talent for the largest hiring segment – the over 99% of businesses that employ less than 2,500 people. In April 2011, SmartRecruiters launched the Zero Unemployment Movement to support the company’s purpose of eradicating unemployment globally. SmartRecruiters, based in San Francisco CA, was founded in 2010 by Jerome Ternynck, a recognized recruiting thought leader and pioneer of the recruiting software industry.
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