SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Mar 07, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) — Jobscience, a leading Cloud-based, Social Talent Relationship Management provider, today announced the appointment of two new members to its executive management team. Sean Rehder has been named Solution Strategist and Evangelist for the company, and Jay Hargis will serve as Vice President of Services. These two additions to the executive team will continue to fuel the company’s efforts to capitalize on the burgeoning market for Cloud-based Talent Relationship Management (TRM) solutions.
“The recent M&A activity in the HR application market has caused many customers to rethink their TRM strategy and put us in a unique position to offer customers a true Cloud-based solution with social recruiting DNA,” said Ted Elliott, CEO of Jobscience. “Sean Rehder’s expertise in CRM sourcing gives us additional expertise to educate organizations about the tremendous value of ‘relationship recruiting,’ which is definitely the future. Jay Hargis’ experience working with Fortune 500 companies will prove invaluable as we transition large organizations to an integrated Cloud TRM platform.”
Rehder has evangelized and driven leading brands to take a talent-centric CRM approach to recruiting. In 2007 he won the Beagle Research Group CRM Whiz Kid Award as well as the Salesforce.com Best Native Application Award for Sourcing & Recruiting. Rehder has worked with corporate recruiting teams to build CRM applications to find, engage and pipeline the most desirable talent in their industry, including: CBS, Dolby, Electronic Arts, Genentech, MGM Mirage, Research In Motion (RIM BlackBerry) and SNC Lavalin. In addition, Rehder has provided HR compliance expertise to Adobe, Cisco, Oracle, Seagate, among others. Rehder’s primary areas of expertise include: staffing, recruiting, talent acquisition, independent contractor compliance, business development and web development.
“Strategic sourcing using a CRM system to build and cultivate relationships is how companies are going to continue to find top talent in their industry,” said Rehder. “Jobscience takes a relationship approach to recruiting, which enables companies to build pipelines of potential candidates — even before they have an open position. This is the technology necessary for leadership in TRM.”
Hargis has 15+ years experience in Workforce Management, which he leveraged as a contributing author to Elements of Successful Organizations, recently published by The Workforce Institute(TM) at Kronos Incorporated. Hargis’ previous roles include: Director of Organizational Development at Tufts Medical Center, Director of Learning and Development at Digitas, and Director of Client Services and Training at BrassRing. Hargis was also a Senior Consultant at Talent Insight Group, where he partnered with Wyndham Vacation Ownership organization to create a front-line supervisor’s coaching and leadership development program. This program earned Gold designation from Talent Management Magazine.
Since 2003, Hargis has served as the Adjunct Professor of Organizational Development at Suffolk University in Boston, Massachusetts. Hargis has a M.S. in Human Resource Development from Northeastern University and a B.S. in Business Administration/Management from Northern Arizona University.
“Large companies are starting to experience the effects of the ‘Baby Boomer Skill Gap,'” said Hargis. “Despite the fact that unemployment continues to be high — finding, training and retaining top talent in many industries is becoming much more difficult. Companies need to take both a broad and long-tail view of recruiting and employee referral programs. Jobscience has the only TRM system on the market that approaches talent acquisition like customer acquisition and has the flexibility to easily tap into public and private social networks.”
By Tim Spagnola
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