SelectMinds and HireClix Partner to Help Clients Optimize Employee Referral Programs Through Social Networks »
GLOUCESTER, Mass. & NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–SelectMinds, a developer of automated social recruiting solutions, and HireClix, a digital recruitment marketing agency, today announced a partnership to deliver solutions that optimize corporate employee referral programs using social networks. As part of the strategic relationship, HireClix is authorized to resell SelectMinds’ TalentVine social recruiting suite, the world’s first complete corporate social recruiting solution that allows employers to implement comprehensive social recruiting campaigns through a single interface.
“Through our relationship with HireClix, we are making it possible for companies to truly leverage the power of social networks to generate referrals and candidate leads in a systematized, enterprise-wide campaign,” said Anne Berkowitch, CEO, SelectMinds. “We both understand that the best talent isn’t always actively looking for a job, and our shared goal is to give organizations the opportunity to uncover the best match to fill their hiring needs.”
Employee referrals have consistently proven to be the most effective recruiting tool available. A recent study by the online recruiting publication ERE found that a referral candidate is 54 times more likely to be hired than a candidate coming from a job board. In addition, a Hewitt Corporation study showed that the most common source for highly-skilled candidates was employee referrals (96%).
TalentVine allows professionals to automate every component of a social recruiting campaign, from job posts on Facebook and Twitter to fully integrated talent communities and social referral programs. To power employee referral programs, TalentVine leverages social networks to accelerate the referral process, making it seamless for corporate human resource professionals to build enterprise-wide programs. The TalentVine Social Employee Referral Program module automatically alerts current and former employees to open opportunities, matches those opportunities to their social connections, serves up referral suggestions and makes it easy for them to share jobs.
“HireClix recommends that every employee referral program have two major components – a consistent flow of fresh new content and a system for making referrals via social media,” says Neil Costa, CEO of HireClix. “The TalentVine solution is scalable for mid-size and large companies, is easy for employees to use and is designed to reinforce the client’s employer brand across all touch points.”
HireClix introduced their client, Fluidigm Corporation, to the TalentVine solution this year and recently oversaw the implementation of the system across Fluidigm’s international employee base. Fluidigm is a publicly-traded biotech tools company based in South San Francisco, Calif. that is consistently seeking highly-specialized employee candidates with advanced degrees to maintain their innovative, competitive edge. As Fluidigm’s recruitment marketing agency of record, HireClix has helped the company reinvent their employee referral program. A key element of the new Fluidigm employee referral program is the implementation of the TalentVine solution. Paired with a dynamic schedule of fresh content, employee narratives, and compelling employee incentives, the TalentVine site has given the Fluidigm employee referral program new energy.
“Combined with a fresh marketing approach, the TalentVine solution has infused our employee referral program with new excitement. Our employees like it and think it’s easy to use. It has also addressed the employees’ primary concern in social job sharing – that the privacy of their social networks be protected,” said Romeo Malabanan PHR, who manages talent acquisition and recruitment programs for Fluidigm. “Since implementing TalentVine I see people clicking away – sharing jobs across multiple social media networks. I’m excited that people are using it and I expect it to improve our overall recruitment marketing mix.”
SelectMinds and HireClix will be exhibiting at the ERE Expo, March 28-30 in San Diego, Calif. The HireClix team will be available at booth #308 to share tips and advice on how to maximize company employee referral programs. Specialists from the SelectMinds team will be at booth #205 to provide demonstrations of the TalentVine solution.
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By Tim Spagnola
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