MATAWAN, N.J., June 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Social media has changed the way people communicate, live, and work. It has also become the most powerful tool for not only those searching for their next job, but for those trying to find the next perfect candidate. Social media is a landscape that is constantly changing as the mainstream social media outlets like Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn are giving way to uncovered, niche outlets where valuable candidates are migrating too. In an ongoing effort to continually adapt to the changing needs and trends in technology, iCIMS, Inc., a leading provider of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) talent acquisition software solutions for growing businesses, has introduced two new product innovations.
iCIMS has partnered with TalentBin, a talent search engine that "turbo-charges" talent discovery across the web, to offer a full export integration into iCIMS Connect, the company's passive candidate sourcing CRM product. And, in an ongoing effort to keep pace with the rapid technology changes within the candidate landscape, the company has also enhanced the functionality within its Social Distribution software, equipping it with the latest Twitter Card messaging capabilities. The new, expanded Twitter messaging platform will enable recruiters to include more detailed information on their open positions within the automated social media job distribution tool, ultimately improving the information candidates see about a position within the social networking tool interface.
TalentBin's cutting-edge candidate discovery tool culls social networking sites like Facebook, Google+, Twitter, MeetUp, and Quora. It quickly and efficiently cuts through the clutter, searching the web for clues top candidates leave on other sites and then merges that data into a single list of top shelf talent. The technology can also cross reference those candidates with connections in an organization's social networks so when the right candidate is identified, introductions are easy.
"This is such a valuable tool for targeting top talent. We are very excited to ramp up iCIMS Connect's sourcing capabilities through our integration with TalentBin," said iCIMS Chief Marketing Officer, Susan Vitale. "This seamless integration will help our customers reduce the time spent on sourcing by providing qualified candidates that can be moved with one-click into the iCIMS platform."
"TalentBin is all about giving recruiters the best tools to efficiently find, qualify, and engage with amazing talent, using the power of big data and an open web talent search," said Peter Kazanjy, Co-Founder of TalentBin. "But when you find a great candidate using TalentBin, start a dialog with that candidate, and then want to progress to the next step, that's when being able to efficiently import that candidate into hiring systems of record like iCIMS is crucial. Integrating one-click export to iCIMS helps our joint customers become more efficient and effective at recruiting top talent."
The TalentBin solution already has over 300 million candidate profiles cultivated from over 100 professional social media communities, and the number of participating communities alone has grown by approximately 100 each year since 2011.
In addition to iCIMS' integration of TalentBin with its Connect product, the company is further enhancing the customer experience by introducing Twitter Card capabilities within iCIMS Social Distribution. A Power-Up to iCIMS Recruit, iCIMS Social Distribution enables users to build a social talent community and drive recruitment through branded social media pages, while enhancing employee referral campaigns through automated job publishing. By using Twitter Card, the latest enhancement from Twitter, in addition to utilizing the traditional 140 characters, iCIMS customers' Tweets can now feature expanded information including full job title, job location, company logo, and a short summary of the job description. This enhancement provides a unique way to increase organic candidate engagement with job openings and the employment brand while improving the quality of the candidate responses.
This latest move is another effort to increase the power and effectiveness of iCIMS Social Distribution, which has already been a stand out. Last month, the product was awarded the prestigious TekTonic Award in the Overall Category for its innovation in automated social recruitment advertising. "We are excited to be further developing our award-winning social recruitment product," said iCIMS Chief Product Strategist, Jindrich Liska. "Social recruitment advertising is constantly changing and we are committed to providing a product that keeps up with those changes. The new Twitter Card feature will allow recruiters to take social job postings to a whole new level by adding more engaging materials, such as images, to catch the attention of top talent."
To learn more about iCIMS' suite of talent acquisitions solutions, like Connect and Social Distribution, visit http://www.icims.com/exploreit.aspx.
Based in San Francisco, TalentBin is focused on turbo-charging talent acquisition for recruiters and hiring managers with its talent search engine, turning the web into a virtually endless talent sourcing database. By crawling targeted professional networking sites to cull together composite web resumes - adding vital skills and expertise to traditionally sparse profiles – it helps make fast and definitive job matches. TalentBin has aggregated over 300,000,000 professional profiles to date, and provides user access from anywhere as a web application, as a browser plug-in for Google Chrome, or within existing Recruiting CRM, ATS, or HRIS system through an API. With staff hailing from VMWare, eBay, and LinkedIn, TalentBin is funded by First Round Capital, Charles River Ventures, and Ron Conway's SV Angel. For more, visit www.talentbin.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 1,500 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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