BURLINGAME, CA, October 21, 2011 – Jobvite, the leading recruiting platform for the social web, today introduced a new social job app for Facebook. With the Jobvite app, people can find, refer and apply to jobs privately within Facebook, where they’re most likely to connect and share information on a daily basis.
Now within Facebook, companies, recruiters and employees can share and match jobs to friends with Jobvite’s proprietary matching technology, providing better access to opportunities for job seekers and more quality hires for employers. For the first time, people can connect and apply to jobs completely within Facebook; and they can see their status in the hiring process at anytime, creating a positive, transparent relationship for companies and candidates.
“The widespread, daily use of Facebook makes it an engaging and practical platform for job referrals. Any company can start recruiting with the network they already have – their own employees,” said Dan Finnigan, President and Chief Executive Officer, Jobvite. “Our new social job app gives any employee an easy, authentic way to refer jobs to friends in their networks, while respecting their privacy and need to keep personal and professional information separate.”
EMPLOYEES CAN MATCH AND REFER FRIENDS TO JOBS
JOBSEEKERS CAN FIND REFERRALS FOR JOBS
APPLY TO JOBS AND FOLLOW-UP FROM WITHIN FACEBOOK
JOB SEARCH WITH SECURITY, PRIVACY AND CHOICE – AND NO SPAMMING
“Our employees are active Facebook users and our most trusted source for finding high quality talent,” said Rebecca Wilcox, Director of Talent Acquisition at Orbitz Worldwide. “Jobvite’s matching technology now makes it incredibly easy for employees to see matches for jobs and refer friends who can then apply – all completely within Facebook.”
Referrals are highly effective for both employers and job seekers because, on average, they are hired at ten times the rate of other sources and cost one-fifth as much. Jobvite revolutionized employee referrals in 2009 by integrating its recruiting platform with social networks. Now Jobvite is providing a whole new channel of high quality, low cost hires with a social referral app specifically built for the broad reach and frequency of engagement on Facebook. With an average of 130 friends per user, employees of Jobvite customers have an estimated 18 million friends on Facebook.
The announcement was made today at the HR Technology Conference in Las Vegas, NV. The Jobvite app will be available to all Jobvite customers in Fall 2011.
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Jobvite is the leading recruiting platform for the social web. Today’s fastest-growing companies use applicant tracking, recruiter CRM and social recruiting software solutions from Jobvite to target the right talent and build the best teams. Jobvite is a complete, modular Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform which can optimize the speed, cost-effectiveness and ease of recruiting for any company. For more information, visit www.jobvite.com.