New York, NY—December 16, 2010— Bernard Hodes Group, a leading provider of integrated talent solutions, has developed and launched a careers web site plug-in, bringing potential employers one step closer to proving an efficient, personalized, and instantly relevant experience for candidates via profile data already stored in their Facebook or LinkedIn profiles. The Social JobMatcher plug-in can be integrated into any careers web site, and allows candidates to simply login via their Facebook or LinkedIn profiles, and receive personalized job recommendations for themselves and to share with their network of connections.
“Our goal in developing this product was to help candidates easily find and share the right positions by leveraging the rich information in their social profiles,” said Kane Cochran, director of digital innovation and mobile at Bernard Hodes Group. “The personalization this plug-in allows for is unmatched to other similar applications because it pulls pertinent work and education experience from users’ existing social profiles and automatically matches those skills to the appropriate job opportunities, while keeping all job suggestions as private correspondences.”
The new plug-in comes on the heels of recently released Hodes research pointing to the fact that candidates seek more employment-related information from companies via social media. The Social JobMatcher plug-in bridges the gap by allowing candidates to not only find career opportunities based on their own Facebook and LinkedIn profiles, but to discover and share career opportunities that match the skills and experience of connections in their social networks.
“Candidates increasingly rely on their social networks to research employers and career opportunities. As evidenced by Hodes’ latest social media research, companies have an amazing opportunity to help candidates make better decisions about job and culture fit by intelligently leveraging the wealth of data available on the social web,” said Shannon Seery Gude, vice president of digital and social strategy at Bernard Hodes Group. “The plug-in allows candidates to not only match their experiences to job opportunities, but potentially tap into a myriad of referrals by virtue of only one social login.”
The Social JobMatcher plug-in is just the latest social innovation developed by Hodes’ digital innovation team. The plug-in is compatible with any careers web site platform. Additionally, the plug-in features can be customized to fit seamlessly into the design and brand of a company’s website, and metrics are currently tracked through Google analytics.
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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