SAN FRANCISCO – November 19, 2008 – Jobvite, creator of next-generation recruitment solutions, today announced that Zappos.com, a leading online retailer, has chosen Jobvite to cost-effectively streamline the company’s talent acquisition process. Since its inception in 1999, Zappos.com has seen tremendous growth year over year. Zappos.com turned to Jobvite for a recruitment application that will enable cost-effective hiring, promote the company’s unique culture and utilize social recruitment.
Jobvite is the only online recruitment application built to involve all employees in the hiring process, leverage their social and professional networks to find quality candidates and manage all aspects of hiring in an easy-to-use platform that’s effortless to get up and running. Companies use Jobvite to reduce recruitment spend and increase the impact of existing resources.
Zappos.com is recognized for innovative hiring practices, including “The Offer,” in which the company tests the enthusiasm and commitment of new hires by offering a $2,000 bonus to quit. New hires are told about the offer at the end of the first week of their four-week training class. Equally important are the recruitment strategies used to find hires who are passionate about working at Zappos.com and who exemplify the company’s 10 core values.
The Zappos.com staffing team reaches out to candidates through free popular social networks including Facebook, LinkedIn, MySpace and Twitter, and will use Jobvite to channel the resulting candidate applications. Jobvite’s solution will empower employees to get involved in the hiring process by sending Jobvites, job invitations, to their own social networks. Jobvite will integrate the results of these social recruitment efforts and help Zappos.com build an organized pipeline of strong candidates to fill jobs quickly for very little cost.
Zappos.com searches for new hires that have a passion for providing excellent customer service as part of a high-performing team, so candidates undergo an extensive interview process. Jobvite will streamline the hiring operations so the staffing team can run a high quality, multi-step process in an efficient and cost-effective manner for a large volume of qualified candidates. Communication tools in Jobvite will make it easier for recruiters to contact every candidate with the same high quality of service Zappos.com customers have come to expect.
“We’re looking for a special kind of talent at Zappos,” said Christa Foley, Recruiting Manager at Zappos.com. “Jobvite will help us embrace social recruitment to build a pipeline of qualified applicants and foster better decision making in the hiring process. We’re confident we will be able to hire great team members in a way that’s efficient and cost-effective for Zappos.”
“Our companies share a conviction that world-class customer experience is delivered by talented and passionate teams. It takes people, process, culture, cutting edge technologies and, above all, organizations that embrace ‘whole company recruitment’,” said Dan Finnigan, President and Chief Executive Officer of Jobvite. “We’re delighted that Zappos has chosen Jobvite’s social recruitment solution to help the company find great people in a highly cost-effective manner.
About Zappos.com Established in 1999, Zappos.com has quickly become one of the leaders in online shoe and handbag sales by striving to provide shoppers with the best possible service and selection. Zappos.com currently stocks more than 3 million shoes, handbags, clothing items and accessories from over 1,000 brands. Zappos.com has appeared in Inc. Magazine’s annual list of the 500 fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. for four years in a row (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007), with gross merchandise sales of over $800 million in 2007. Zappos.com was also included in Time Magazine’s “25 Sites You Can’t Live Without.” Zappos.com’s Customer Loyalty Team is available 24/7, 365 days a year. For more information about Zappos.com, please visit www.zappos.com.