WALTHAM, Mass., Oct. 19, 2010—YES Prep Public Schools, a group of innovative state charter schools in Houston, Texas, has chosen Jobmagic to help recruit from a larger pool of talent on social networks.
YES Prep Public Schools is a free, open-enrollment public school system that serves 4,200 students across eight schools in the Houston area. YES Prep has been ranked among the top 100 public high schools in the nation by Newsweek and U.S. News & World Report. Every year, 100 percent of YES Prep’s graduating seniors have been accepted into four-year colleges. The school system was recently featured on “Oprah,” where the host surprised the schools with a million-dollar check.
Jobmagic, a market leader in social recruiting, offers a comprehensive platform which includes advanced technologies for social media sourcing, social media optimization, automatic job publishing to social media, referral hiring, talent network management and semantic profile-based matching. Jobmagic enables companies to reach and attract a large number of candidates on social media at a fraction of the cost of other approaches.
YES Prep’s senior director of recruitment & selection, Jeremy Jones, saw a job posting from another company on Facebook and contacted a recruiter he knew at that company. She said Jobmagic worked well for them, so Jones decided to give it a try.
“If you have limited resources, Jobmagic lets you cast a wider net and cover all bases,” Jones said. “It’s a quick and easy way to get postings out to Facebook, Twitter and job search engines that we wouldn’t be able to reach otherwise.”
“Schools’ recruiting budgets are always tight, yet their hiring requirements are as demanding as those of leading corporations,” said Jindrich Liska, founder and chief executive officer of Jobmagic. “We’re pleased that YES Prep benefits from the Jobmagic platform, and we are looking forward to supporting the recruiting needs of their growing organization.”
With a waiting list of 5,000 students, YES Prep is in the midst of recruiting 150 teachers for the next school year. Jones has so far used Jobmagic’s optimized job postings for home office and administrative positions. Based on the positive results, he plans to test the social media platform for recruiting teachers as well. “We’ve seen an increase in the number of applicants since using Jobmagic, and an increase in traffic. I’ve recommended Jobmagic to others and will continue to do so,” Jones said.
A free trial of the Jobmagic platform is available at http://www.jobmagic.com/.
About YES Prep Public Schools
YES Prep Public Schools exists to increase the number of low-income Houstonians who graduate from a four-year college prepared to compete in the global marketplace and committed to improving disadvantaged communities. The school system consists of eight campuses throughout the Houston area, serving 4,200 students. YES Prep combines a highly successful 6th-12th grade model along with high standards for student achievement.
Jobmagic, the leader in social media recruiting, helps companies to reach the best talent on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and 300 other social networks. Jobmagic’s comprehensive platform includes advanced technologies for social media sourcing, social media optimization, automatic job publishing to social media, referral hiring, talent network management and semantic profile-based matching. Jobmagic is used by companies of all sizes, from Fortune 500 to startups, across all industries from retail to healthcare, and by direct employers as well as staffing and recruiting firms.
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