New York, NY—March 17, 2011— Bernard Hodes Group, a leading provider of integrated talent solutions, has developed and is excited to introduce the Hodes Instream Jobs Facebook application. This new solution is a next step in user-friendly Facebook applications, which allows job seekers to view job opportunities on a company’s Facebook Page Wall as well as in their personal news stream.
Prior to the introduction of Instream Jobs Facebook application, companies would typically post hyperlinked job opportunities with job titles and short descriptions that when clicked, would take a job seeker away from Facebook and onto a careers web site. Usually, candidates searching for jobs via social communities such as Facebook would prefer to conduct their entire search from the site, rather than be taken to another web site or careers page.
“This is an application that will revolutionize how candidates find and apply for job opportunities through Facebook,” said Kane Cochran, director of digital innovation and mobile, Bernard Hodes Group. “Now, companies with critical and specific job openings can engage with candidates at their point of contact on the company’s Facebook wall.”
Finding and applying for jobs are only two of the features of Instream Jobs. Other application features include:
• Job seekers who “like” a company will see job opportunities in their personal news stream.
• Viewing a full job title and description without leaving Facebook, as opposed to posting only a job title and brief description.
• Viewing up to three similar job openings.
• Starting a job search within the application that will take users directly to their search results on the company’s career site.
• Displaying videos and/or photos that can be viewed within the application.
The Hodes Instream Jobs Facebook application can also be fully branded to fit within company brand and style guidelines, and also integrates seamlessly with SmartPost to make it easier to post jobs to Facebook using the Instream Jobs application.
The Hodes Instream Jobs Facebook application joins the Hodes Suite of Social Recruiting Solutions including Job Search and Share, a full-branded job search application for Facebook Pages, AroundHere, a locations map mashup with jobs and hyper-local information, and Social JobMatcher, the industry’s first career site social plug-in for job recommendations and referrals.
For more information about the Hodes Instream Jobs Facebook application, please visit http://www.hodes.com/services/digital/instream-jobs.
About the Hodes Digital Innovation Team
The Hodes Digital Innovation Team focuses on incremental, emergent, and often revolutionary approaches to employer branding and talent communications solutions. Going beyond best practices, tools, technologies and applications, this team is tasked with defining and testing the drivers of user engagement and effectiveness in an ever-changing digital environment, bringing to life the promise of a truly interactive web through research, development, and prototyping ideas that reshape talent solutions as we know it.
About Bernard Hodes Group
Bernard Hodes Group offers innovative solutions and strategies to help companies find, keep and engage the best possible talent. Partnering with clients, Hodes offers a full array of integrated solutions, including: recruitment communications and support, strategic planning, hiring process assessments, and staffing technology. Headquartered in New York, with over 80 offices and affiliates around the globe, Bernard Hodes Group is a part of Omnicom Group Inc. a leading global advertising, marketing and corporate communications company. Omnicom’s branded networks and numerous specialty firms provide advertising, strategic media planning and buying, interactive, direct and promotional marketing, public relations and other specialty communications services to over 5,000 clients in more than 100 countries.
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