MATAWAN, N.J., Aug. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- iCIMS, a leading provider of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) talent acquisition software solutions for growing businesses, announced today that a current customer, Faith Employee's Employment Data (FEED), has been locally recognized for the organization's outstanding success in lowering the unemployment rate of Southwest Louisiana. The non-profit organization has leveraged iCIMS' Applicant Tracking System (ATS) as a job placement database, allowing the state's unemployed to have access to a listing of available jobs in the region.
FEED provides Christian churches affiliated with the organization access to the job placement database, which connects the unemployed and underemployed with participating businesses that have posted their job openings. Affiliated churches receive an access code that can be utilized by surrounding residents in search of nearby job opportunities. When logged in, users can search through all the job postings as well as create a profile that can include their resume and other professional documentation. On the other end, participating businesses get a separate access code, which gives them capabilities to post unlimited job openings and run searches for potential employees.
"iCIMS took the time to learn about what FEED wanted to achieve and created a configured package catered to our needs," said Bill Stanton, Chief Executive Officer, Faith Employee's Employment Data. "The Talent Platform is simple enough for anyone to use and manage. We hope that in the future we can act solely as a vehicle between the churches and local businesses and have the two institutions take full control. Churches will be giving hope and support to the unemployed while businesses will be hiring quality candidates," concluded Stanton.
To achieve the goal of connecting the unemployed with businesses who have available jobs, FEED chose iCIMS' best-in-breed ATS as the foundation of the job placement database. The Talent Platform's highly configurable structure gives FEED a software solution that is flexible enough to meet their mission and processes. Additionally, the platform's ease-of-use allows anyone, whether it is the church members or business owners, to utilize the database.
"iCIMS is honored to assist FEED in its efforts to lower Louisiana's unemployment rate," said Adam Feigenbaum, Chief Operating Officer, iCIMS. "This is the first time the iCIMS Talent Platform has been used in this manner and for such a benevolent cause. We were eager to configure and scale our product to fit into FEEDS' plans, and now, a year after implementation, the organization has successfully executed on their mission and helped lower the unemployment rate of Southwest Louisiana," concluded Feigenbaum.
Since July 2011, FEED has expanded the organization's efforts to now support the Acadiana area, in addition to the Southwest area of Louisiana. Within a year, the organization acquired more than 13 churches and seven local businesses. FEED hopes to see its efforts further expanded to other areas of Louisiana and ultimately aid in decreasing the unemployment rate throughout the state.
For further information or to become an affiliated member of FEED visit http://feedjobplacement.com/.
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 solving corporate business issues 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 manage their entire talent acquisition lifecycle from sourcing, to recruiting, to onboarding all within a single web-based application. With more than 1,200 clients worldwide, 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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