NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwired – Apr 28, 2015) – Because candidate experience should not be different from consumer experience, today Jibe, Inc. launched a new candidate experience recruitment technology platform for corporate career sites that provides a complete consumer-like experience at every candidate touch point, from searching for job openings to hitting the apply button. Seamlessly integrating with a company’s existing applicant tracking system (ATS), Jibe’s end-to-end platform creates not only a branded and superior user experience for career sites but also a better application process for job seekers.
Using this platform, companies are able to develop candidate experiences that seamlessly reflect their branding, colors, fonts and images, create SEO-friendly job postings and landing pages, as well as landing pages with content geared for specific job categories or locations.
Despite the fact that according to a recent Jibe survey, seven in ten jobseekers would be willing to apply for a job with a smartphone, more than a quarter (27 percent) of larger companies admit that not a single portion of their hiring process has been optimized for mobile. Jibe’s new platform also provides a fully responsive design, optimizing the site for mobile and desktop to provide a consistent, user-friendly experience on any device. This is increasingly important with Google recently incorporating mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal, and makes it easy for candidates to apply from their phones. Additionally, the impact of a poor application experience is far reaching, as one quarter of recruiters surveyed honestly believe a poor application process might even prevent consumers from buying products or services from that company.
“Outdated sites and terrible experiences can have ramifications to a company’s brand reaching well beyond lessening the talent pool,” said Joe Essenfeld, Founder and CEO at Jibe. “Jibe brings the career site into 2015, creating a better experience from not only a branding perspective, but with key features such as search and mobile. A better experience leads to better talent and gives time back to recruiters to do what they do best.”
On career sites that run on Jibe, mobile candidates experience a more intuitive process that is similar to the experiences they have now on sites they use every day. Features such as type-ahead and filtered search as well as mobile-friendly resume upload and integration with LinkedIn eliminate the need for additional typing or data entry when filling out an application. Both mobile and desktop candidates can also opt-in for job notifications for positions they are interested in, and even join a company’s “talent network” to express interest without applying for a specific position.
Far surpassing “out of the box” solutions, Jibe’s deep integration with a company’s existing ATS provides the ability to extract jobs from the ATS on a regular basis, upload completed job applications to the ATS and integrate user management with ATS authentication. By bringing the application experience up to the standards and expectations of today’s digital natives, Jibe enables a company to increase the candidate pipeline, increase application completion rates and ultimately reduce both time to fill and job board spend.