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2012 Top Product Winner: Talent Acquisition Platform

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Monday, October 1, 2012
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What It Is: This winning product focuses on maximizing job candidates' search experience while also enabling organizations to recruit through their current employees' already established social networks. The social-recruiting platform works with an organization's ATS, CRM and HR systems to build talent communities by leveraging social networks including LinkedIn, Facebook and Google+. It also utilizes a back-end platform that can be private-labeled to fit a customer's existing public website. The Job Seeker Dashboard allows candidates to monitor the status of the jobs they have applied to, see the ratings that hiring managers have given them and track how many candidates are competing for the same job. Pricing ranges from $2,500 to $10,000 per month, depending on which sourcing and screening modules are included, and the level of customization and integration required.

Why We Like It: Described in demos as "a mini-Facebook meets Monster" for organizations, we are sure we are not alone in appreciating the solution's One-Click Apply technology, which allows candidates to simply click through each job posting and apply to as many relevant jobs as fast as they can move their mouse on the screen. For recruiters, the baseball-trading-card-style view of the candidates is an especially memorable feature, and the built-in ability to conduct video interviews is an added plus. But the most impressive feature is how all members of the community play a role in facilitating the connections between candidates and job openings, be they job seekers, hiring managers, career counselors, advisors, current staff and recruiters, since utilizing the social-media network connections of each will inevitably expand an organization's talent pool.

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