Job Recruitment Trends: iCIMS Releases Latest Onboarding Solution, Rounding Out Upgraded Talent Acquisition Suite

- Studies show better engagement from the start leads to increased new hire retention and comprehension of company goals -

May 13, 2013, 10:00 ET from iCIMS, Inc.

MATAWAN, N.J., May 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- After conducting in-depth market research and gathering customer feedback, iCIMS, Inc., a leading provider of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) talent acquisition software solutions for growing businesses, is releasing an enhanced version of its Onboard product, which is part of its award-winning Talent Platform suite. The newly upgraded version will help customers better showcase their employment brand and company culture while reducing paperwork and managing tasks more efficiently than ever before.


"Our new and improved Onboard product is something we are incredibly proud of and are excited to bring to the market," said iCIMS Chief Technical Officer, Paul Melici, "No longer is it about a one-size fits all document management portal. Now Onboard is even more dynamic, helping employers engage and excite new hires even before day one, allowing new recruits to learn about the company, his or her responsibilities, and more."

When new employees are just starting out, it's important to give them an overview of the organization and a sense of where they fit into the corporate activities and culture. Research shows having the right onboarding process in place can double new hire retention and engagement (2011 Aberdeen Group report, Onboarding 2011: The Path to Productivity).

"The cost of hiring a new employee equals as much as three times their average salary," said iCIMS Chief Marketing Officer, Susan Vitale, "And published reports say 90% of employees decide to stay at a company within the first 6 months, which is another reason why it is so important to engage new hires right from the start."

iCIMS' Onboard solution allows HR professionals to create online, new hire onboarding portals that house dynamic content like welcome messages, pictures, and videos. Each can be tailored based on job type, department, and location. This allows organizations to truly immerse new hires in their corporate culture, brand, and policies. As an added benefit, the content can now be hosted on Onboard itself, relieving a company's storage bandwidth.

Aside from giving new hires a personalized onboard experience, the onboarding portals also automates necessary paperwork and tasks that need to be completed before their first day. Onboard, which now offers robust task management functionality, brings new hires through a step by step process. The system can also be utilized to ensure internal staff complete tasks, such as setting up computers, phones, and accounts, before the new hire starts.

"Our system has also been optimized for cost saving and efficiency analysis. During and after the onboarding process, users can pull reports based on assigned tasks, job, location, or person. This helps to better identify bottlenecks in the process, which tasks are taking too long to complete, and any other reoccurring issues that need to be addressed for the process to run more efficiently," said Melici.

For more information about iCIMS and its suite of Talent Acquisition solutions, click here.

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 or view a free online demo of the iCIMS Talent Platform.

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iCIMS, Inc.