The days of post and pray are over. Today’s top candidates are in demand, and they know it. These candidates have trained themselves to tune out the noise—so simply finding them isn’t good enough. To be competitive, you need to provide an interactive experience that highlights why working for your company is a truly unique experience. The Jobvite Engage Strategic Services package is designed to equip you with the innovative tools and proven best practices you need to truly win the war for talent.
We’re unbelievably proud of our Customer Success group and the hard work they accomplish every day. Their dedication to our Jobvite Cares program—combined with the support and satisfaction of our customers—has earned us this distinction two years in a row. We’re truly honored, and we pledge to keep the momentum going!
Recruiting is a fine art. You’re part PR, part private investigator, and part psychic. There is a formula involved, but then there are times when you just have to go with your gut. Everyone collects unlikely success stories — big gambles gone so right, and unfortunate mistake stories — little oversights that taught a big lesson.
We’ve just embarked on a New Year—and that usually compels us to do two things. First, naturally, we look ahead to plan our strategies and actions for the upcoming 12 months. But we also like to look back at where we’ve been, what we’ve seen, and how it influenced us.
As we head into the New Year, the Jobvite team is giving 2014 a thorough evaluation: What worked? What did we accomplish? What did we see the recruiting industry respond to best? What are our customers (and their candidates) asking for? As you might expect, we’re using this insight to map our plans for next year. We want to ensure that what we’ve got in store—and we have a lot in store, believe me—effectively aligns with the needs we’ve seen. And we want to share the actions we think will have the greatest positive impact for recruiters and their companies.
We have some more good news to share: Jobvite Engage recently won a Brandon Hall award for Best Advance in Unique Talent Acquisition Technology! Now entering its 19th year, the prestigious Brandon Hall Group Awards Program recognizes winners in five different categories, as judged by a panel of independent industry subject matter experts and practitioners. Last year, we took home a Silver for Jobvite Hire, and this year we’re thrilled to earn a Gold award!
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.
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.