-Leading SaaS Provider Honored for Social Media Job Sharing Innovation-
MATAWAN, N.J. (January 10, 2013) – iCIMS, Inc., a leading provider of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) talent acquisition software solutions for growing businesses, today announced that the company’s Social Distribution solution placed Silver in Brandon Hall Awards for Excellence in the Best Advance in Talent Acquisition Technology category. Social Distribution, a power-up to iCIMS’ core product, Recruit, was recognized for its ability to enable HR professionals to tap into a larger talent pool through the use of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, and over 300 other social media sites to promote open job positions.
“It is an honor to have one of our most innovative power-ups recognized by Brandon Hall Group,” said Susan Vitale, Chief Marketing Officer, iCIMS. “Social media has rocked the HR industry and recruiters who want to excel and win the war for top talent are in need of tools to help them leverage the exposure available in these new channels. iCIMS has embraced the trend by offering a robust product that allows not only recruiters to use social media to find the best candidates but boosts employee referrals as well. As we say at iCIMS, ‘Top talent knows top talent, and it’s important that iCIMS makes it as easy as possible for clients to tap into those referral networks,” Vitale concluded.
Social Distribution enables organizations to source and recruit talent through social networks with enhanced employee referral campaigns and automated job publishing. By leveraging their employees own social networks to promote available positions, organizations are able to decrease cost-per-hire and increase quality by connecting with hundreds or even thousands of new candidates. Employees can efficiently share job postings with their Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and LinkedIn networks by using the automatic scheduler tool. With unlimited postings available, recruiters receive maximum exposure for jobs versus having to cherry-pick where advertising dollars are spent. Once a candidate is ready to apply to a position, he or she is redirected to the organization’s career portal, and can answer screening questions, submit cover letters, and more.
Social Distribution also offers reporting tools that help clients evaluate their social recruiting programs. Clients receive metrics around which employees are most active in the referral programs, which social networks are serving up the highest volume of candidates, and which sites are providing the best quality of candidates.
“It is our honor to recognize this year’s award winners, who exemplify the commitment to innovation and excellence that drives growth and over-the-top business results,” said Mike Cooke, Chief Executive Officer, Brandon Hall Group, Inc.
The entries were evaluated by a panel of veteran, independent senior industry experts, Brandon Hall Group Senior Analysts and Executive Leadership based on innovation, unique differentiators, value proposition, and measurable results.
Rachel Cooke, Chief Operating Officer of Brandon Hall group, Inc. stated, “This year’s entries underwent a rigorous judging process and arriving at a final decision on this year’s award winners was extraordinarily difficult for our judging panel.”
Throughout the past year, iCIMS’ solutions and services were recognized by prestigious award programs such as THINKstrategies’ Best of SaaS Showplace (Boss) Awards and TMCnet™’s 2012 Cloud Computing Excellence Award for measurable business benefits of increased sales, lower costs, higher customer satisfaction, faster operations, and greater profitability through new and differentiated product offerings. Additionally, The Stevie Award’s Sales & Customer Service and American Business Awards honored iCIMS as Customer Service Department of the Year and Company of the Year in the Computer Software category.
About Brandon Hall Group:
Having worked with more than 10,000 clients globally and after 20 years of delivering world-class solutions, Brandon Hall Group is the preeminent research and analyst organization focused on developing research-driven solutions to drive organizational performance for emerging and large organizations. Brandon Hall Group has an extensive repository of thought leadership, research, data and expertise in Learning and Development, Talent Management, Sales Effectiveness, Marketing Impact, and Executive Management. (http://www.brandonhall.com)