- Innovative recruitment marketing technology enables companies to attract and engage passive candidates; build talent pipelines -
MATAWAN, N.J. (December 10, 2012) – iCIMS, a leading provider of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) talent acquisition software solutions for growing businesses, announced today the release of the company’s newest product, Connect. Added to the iCIMS Talent Platform’s suite of talent acquisition tools, Connect allows customers to engage passive candidates and build a sourcing pipeline for future hiring needs.
Connect joins Recruit and Onboard as a one of the talent acquisition solutions comprising iCIMS’ Talent Platform. Connect’s impressive features afford clients the opportunity to appeal to candidates that may not be ready to apply for an employer’s open positions, but are interested in the company’s employment brand and want to keep in touch with the organization. Connect can be purchased as a standalone recruitment CRM product that can feed into an organization’s existing applicant tracking system (ATS) or alongside iCIMS’ other products.
The externally-facing Social Connect portal allows candidates to share the professional details of their social media profiles with a company and in turn receive alerts for pertinent career paths that become available. Candidates also have the option of submitting a traditional resume as well as noting key information, such as their willingness to relocate, for sourcing professionals to then use when building pipelines for future career opportunities. The Social Connect portal can be fully branded to align with the organization’s corporate or employment branding, allowing potential candidates to have a consistent and engaging experience with the company from the start.
HR professionals can utilize Connect’s easy-to-use mass import tools to send batches of candidates into the Connect product from numerous locations, including spreadsheets and candidate databases. Once candidates are imported, sourcing users can easily manage candidates through talent pools categorized by job function or hire type and market to candidates accordingly. Connect also provides users with an innovative mobile kiosk capability that is ideal for job fairs and sourcing teams in retail environments. By using a tablet and QR codes, recruiters can quickly store and track new contacts within Connect, eliminating the need to collect paper resumes or job applications.
Additionally, the benefits of Connect’s CRM capabilities can assist recruitment organizations to hire better quality talent. When clients leverage Connect’s CRM tools to communicate with candidates about job fairs, new office locations, company awards, and more, candidates interact with the employment brand early and often – thus providing recruiters with engaged candidates who have a positive association with the brand. Furthermore, passive candidates will receive personalized and branded recruitment materials that leave a more lasting impression than stock communications. These communications allow HR professionals to demonstrate their investment in a candidate’s success at the company, so once these candidates turn into new hires, they will be better engaged in their own career development.
“Our debut of Connect further illustrates iCIMS’ commitment to providing a best-of-breed suite of talent acquisition products,” said Susan Vitale, Chief Marketing Officer, iCIMS. “By leveraging Connect, companies will gain access to larger talent pools and be able to match top quality candidates to their best-suited career opportunities at the optimal time. Furthermore, organizations will simultaneously build a progressive and positive employment brand by engaging socially with these potential candidates. This product combines the best recruitment marketing concepts with a tried and true, easy-to-use platform to create a customer experience that is unmatched in the industry,” Vitale concluded.
HR professionals interested in learning more about Connect can visit http://www2.icims.com/l/5122/2012-11-29/jq1t7 to register for a live product walkthrough on Thursday, December 13th.