The Jobvite Customer Success team is, as most of you know well, of tremendous importance to our company. This dedicated group provides the service and support our valued customers deserve, through just about every channel possible. The recent growth and success of this group is owed in large part to David Lahey, who has for the past four years provided his insight and leadership without hesitation.
Best in Biz is the only independent business awards program judged by members of the press and industry analysts. This year’s winners, announced earlier today, were determined based on scoring from an independent panel of 53 judges from more than 550 award nominations across all categories. Jobvite is excited to win high honors in the Best New Service of the Year category for the second year in a row. Last year, we won for Jobvite Engage—and this year, we earned a Silver for Jobvite Video!
If you’ve spent any amount of time in the recruiting or hiring game, chances are good that you are no stranger to the elusive ‘phone screen’ — an important part of the recruiting process that can either be a valuable asset that leads to a successful hire, or an uncomfortable series of hums and haws that leave you yearning for the sweet relief of the dial tone.
When this worldwide beverage company—a household name in over 60 countries—wants to hire new employees, it generally has no difficulty. That’s because a huge portion of its employee base works in retail stores, and getting the word out for available positions isn’t tough when everyone knows your name.
In “Social Recruiting Paranoia: 5 Social Recruiting Worries That Are Holding You Back,” we recognize that there are some common fears related to social media that recruiters need to overcome as soon as possible—so they can stop creating greater risks, and start embracing the modern tools and platforms that can help them more aggressively target qualified candidates.
Jobvite is thrilled to be on the rapid-growth radar for the second time this quarter. Today, we announced that Jobvite ranked 132 on the esteemed Deloitte Technology Fast 500 list for 2014. This list recognizes the top 500 fastest-growing North American companies, public and private, across a number of technology industries. We are immensely honored by the distinction and pleased to report a growth of 865% from 2009 to 2013.
Social media is a convenient way to interact and keep in touch with others, and can be a terrific tool in the job search process. However, do be conscious of the items you’re posting or agreeing with online. Social media is a virtual version of you – make sure that it is an accurate, appropriate representation.
Recruiting team members for your company can be a tricky business. With every meeting, you’re conscious of trying to ask the right questions, discern the true answers, and gauge a person’s suitability for your brand. If you’re new to recruiting, it can be an awkward and difficult task. If you’ve been doing it for years, it can be easy to get stuck in a rut.
Jobvite is once again honored to be recognized for our rapid and continued growth. This time, the distinction comes from the San Francisco Business Times, which released yesterday evening its annual list of the top 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies in the Bay Area—or, as they call it, the Fast 100. Jobvite ranked #64, demonstrating 125.4% growth from 2011-2013.
Every day we see more eyes of passers-by lowered to smart phone screens. Whatever your personal philosophy is on the mobile device addiction, you can’t deny that it’s the herald for social change. Good or bad, the show must go on. In the field of staffing, many are asking themselves, “Is the trend toward mobile recruiting and job searching here to stay?”
Trying to schedule candidate interviewers can be a nightmare, but with Jobvite’s Smart Scheduler it doesn’t have to be. If you have either Google Calendar or are using our Outlook API then you can save countless hours sifting through a multitude of options. Thus, saving valuable time for those involved in the scheduling process.
We’re excited to announce that Jobvite has received a $25 million investment from New York-based Catalyst Investors. This is one of the biggest rounds of funding the recruiting space has seen in quite some time, and it represents a tremendous vote of confidence in the future of our company. Catalyst joins our existing investors—CMEA, ATA Ventures and Trident Capital—in helping ensure Jobvite’s ability to spur continued innovation, grow our product capabilities and expand globally.
According to Jobvite data, large corporations such as Microsoft, Apple, and Cisco have lost a significant number of workers to fast-growing start-ups like Dropbox, AirBnB, and Yelp. Jobvite CTO Adam Hyder attributes this exodus as a result of corporations finding it more difficult to create a “startup culture” and create challenging work for their employees. So what does startup culture mean to a millennial?
Jobvite helped ShoreTel modernize its recruiting approach dramatically. By incorporating social media functionality, streamlining the hiring workflow, and simplifying the applicant tracking process, Jobvite Hire has helped ShoreTel become better positioned to target top talent while improving communication and cost efficiency. Want proof? ShoreTel has seen a 35% increase in referral hires since implementing Jobvite Hire—and that’s just the beginning.
LinkedIn recently asked 18,000 professionals the most important factor for them when picking a new employer. 56% said the the company’s reputation as a great place to work was the deciding factor. Employer Brand International’s 2014 survey found that 35% of companies believed that a strong employer brand eased their hiring, reduced recruiting costs (34%), and increased employee engagement (32%). By virtually every metric, employer branding is a crucial part of every organization.
Big data, in the sense of tailored and objective analytics, is used at both ends of the hiring funnel. While it has traditionally crept up within organizations in the way of staffing analysis and corporate structuring, applying it to the actual hiring process is a fairly new and innovative concept. Applying an analytical approach to recruiting results in higher candidate quality and better hiring processes – saving everyone time and making great connections.
Do you know what your dream hires want? We partnered with The Talent Board to find out what they want and where to find them. The recent survey of 95,000 job candidates gave us insight into what candidates find useful when looking at employment content and how to avoid negative feedback on the application process.
You’ve heard time and time again about the elusive ‘passive candidate.’ What makes them so special? Why should you take your time to persuade a happy employee to come work for your organization when you have hundreds of applicants sending you their resumes, begging for a job?