MCLEAN, Va., Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Jobfox, one of the nation's fastest-growing online job sites, today announced the launch of its groundbreaking new product, Jobfox Boost(SM)- the first social recruiting and career networking engine that automates the process of building talent networks, and makes it easy for recruiting professionals to fulfill their high-volume staffing needs.
With Jobfox Boost, HR professionals and recruiters can quickly create their own private networks of pre-qualified individuals and recruit talent directly from them, or request a "Boost" in the form of candidate referrals from their network connections. Network members can respond to job opportunities themselves or Boost their own connections who may be a more appropriate fit for the position.
Boost also provides a built-in incentive program that enables recruiters to motivate their network by offering cash rewards to increase candidate flow. The Boost system handles the entire transaction, including issuing the appropriate income tax documents to those who receive Boost incentives, eliminating the paperwork and streamlining the incentive process for both recruiters and referral sources.
"Boost is really the first social recruiting platform designed specifically to give hiring managers and recruiters a complete package with all the tools necessary to efficiently find the best talent," said Robert McGovern, chairman and CEO of Jobfox, a noted career expert who blazed the trail in online job search as the founder and former CEO of CareerBuilder.com. He is also author of the popular career advice book "Bring Your 'A' Game: The 10 Career Secrets of the High Achiever."
"We are aware that recruiters have tried to use social networks like LinkedIn and Facebook as a recruiting tool and have had some success at filling some of their niche roles. However, we believe these sites really weren't designed for the kind of high-volume, high-speed recruiting that companies need. We recognized a serious gap between the high expectations recruiters have for social networks and the reality. So, we've built a solution from the ground up to help recruiters fill all their openings, including the hard-to-fill jobs that typically are filled through referrals."
As companies begin to recover from a gripping recession and replenish their talent pool, Jobfox Boost provides the most efficient solution for hiring in volume. Because the solution was custom built for high scale and high speed, it is ideal for companies large and small with stretched resources who need to "do more with less."
While Jobfox Boost was built around the needs of recruiters, it was also designed to be an effective solution for job seekers. Qualified professionals can request to join recruiters' private networks at companies where they want to work. They'll then be in a position to hear about new jobs before the general public and leverage their network connections to get an interview. The platform is completely private so candidates who are currently employed can rest assured that no one else will see them listed within a recruiter's network, and recruiters are empowered to maintain control over their most prized asset – their talent pipeline.
"This isn't your average social recruiting solution. Boost is a powerful, high-volume talent acquisition tool designed specifically for recruiters that uses the principles of social recruiting to tap into the most qualified talent pool," McGovern said. "In my experience, Boost is the recruiting solution the HR world has been waiting for that finally brings together the fundamentals of recruiting with the speed and ease of social networking in a complete, easy-to-use package."
For more information about the new Jobfox Boost for recruiters, call 1-888-667-8080 x1198.
Jobfox is the largest online network of matchable professionals, connecting thousands of employers with the most qualified individuals among millions throughout the Jobfox Network. Through Jobfox's comprehensive skills-based matching system, Jobfox is able to pinpoint the most qualified candidates to employers, and in turn, the most relevant job opportunities to professionals throughout the Jobfox Network who are open to learning about new career opportunities. Visit Jobfox today.