MATAWAN, N.J., Aug. 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- With increased competition for talent in today's job market, hiring companies are looking for ways to quickly and efficiently hire the best candidates for their organization. iCIMS, Inc., a leading provider of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) talent acquisition solutions, provides an easy and intuitive solution for business to attract, screen, and hire talent.
The new software release includes employee referral enhancements, improved calendar and appointment features, and improved mobile capabilities that provide a seamless experience for both users and candidates.
Talent acquisition has entered a new era, and it's becoming more difficult for organizations to attract and retain best-fit talent. According to Claire Schooley, a principal analyst at Forrester Research, 84% of HR professionals report (subscription required for access) that ease of use for the candidate is the most important factor when looking for a recruitment application – "the market is quickly changing from one focused on the internal recruiting processes primarily to one that puts a strong focus on candidate engagement" (Customers Weigh In On New Talent Acquisition Needs, August 2015, Forrester Research).
iCIMS Talent Platform 15.1 offers enhancements to employee referrals and introduces new capabilities that help reduce candidate drop-off, maximizing a customer's ability to attract talent.
"An organization will only function at its best if it has the right people, in the right positions, at the right time. As the competition increases and talent pools grow, recruiters are in need of efficient, easy-to-use solutions. We've offered them just that," said Colin Day, iCIMS chief executive officer. "Version 15.1 makes the recruitment process smoother – leaving more time for customers to pursue strategic talent acquisition initiatives."
Below are a few of the most prominent features and enhancements in iCIMS Talent Platform 15.1:
Employee Referral: The release makes submitting referrals easier from both career portals and job profiles. Recruiters can now request referrals from employees who are most likely to have a match within their network for the open position. As a result, users are empowered to reach more passive candidates, the company's employment brand is promoted, and effectiveness can be tracked within the iCIMS Talent Platform.
Improved Calendar & Appointment Functionality: The calendar and appointment feature offers complete integration with major calendar and email providers, enabling customer to manage all calendaring and scheduling needs. In addition to Exchange 2010 and Google Calendar, iCIMS now supports Microsoft Exchange 2013 and Office 365 as supported email providers. Additional enhancements to calendaring and appointment scheduling include email and appointment templates, the ability to personalize attachments to individual recipients, and assigning specific rooms as meeting locations.
Enhanced Mobile Capabilities: Users will now be able to quickly approve or decline candidates and offers directly from email, making it simple to review and approve from any device without logging into the system. These capabilities will remove barriers in the hiring process, a key component in reducing time-to-fill.
"iCIMS Talent Platform 15.1 was created with our customers' needs in mind, providing solutions to help them win the war for talent. We have continued to make advancements to make recruiting easy, effective, and efficient for our customers, all while incorporating the latest technologies in the talent acquisition industry," concluded Day.
To learn more about details of the 15.1 software release, visit http://care.icims.com/Technology/Releases-Overview.
About iCIMS, Inc.:
iCIMS, a leading provider of innovative Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) talent acquisition solutions, is an Inc. 500 and Software Satisfaction honoree focused on helping businesses win the war for top talent through the implementation of easy-to-use, scalable solutions that are backed by award-winning customer service. iCIMS' Talent Platform, the industry's premier candidate management solution, enables organizations to leverage mobile, social, and video technologies to manage their entire talent acquisition lifecycle from building talent pools, to recruiting, to onboarding all within a single web-based application. With more than 2,800 contracted customers representing approximately 4,500 organizations, iCIMS is one of the largest and fastest-growing talent acquisition system providers with offices in North America, UK, and China. To learn more about how iCIMS can help your organization, visit http://www.icims.com or view a free online demo of the iCIMS Talent Platform.
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