Late last week Jobvite, who 3 weeks ago secured another $8.25 million in series B funding, launched their latest product Jobvite Source. A product that allows any company to source candidates through a combination of social networks without the need of their larger ATS. Jobvite Source also allows employees to refer jobs on to their contacts across tools such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
Effectively Jobvite Source is taking the social recruiting portion their ATS, Jobvite Hire, and making it available for any organisation to use, regardless of the ATS vendor.
Jobvite Source includes the following key features:
- Social Networking Sourcing
- Employee Referrals – across Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Email etc.
- Candidate Relationship Management
- Facebook Application
The images provided to me show a comparison searching for a “product manager” in Jobvite Source vs Google. Where as Google provides a mixture of results, Jobvite Source delivers only potential candidates. A full image was a bit large to place in the post but I uploaded it so you can view.
Other features include a metrics dashboard to show recruiters the progress of their jobs across the different networks.
I have requested a full demo of the product and will try and post once I have seen it.
Overall an interesting move, the full press release of the launch is available on their website. With an additional $8.25 million I will expecting some big things from Jobvite in the next 12 months.
While Jobvite Source offers lots of features, Australian vendor JobGenie can provide organisations very similar features for a small monthly fee. JobGenie also offers an open API so developers can build right on top of the JobGenie platform, a very unique offering.
- JobGenie has been a client of mine.
- Jobvite were very accommodating of me when I was in San Francisco in June.