Jobfox, a job site comprised of an online network of professionals, today announced the launch of Jobfox Boost, a social recruiting and career networking engine that automates the process of building talent networks.
The tool is especially for recruiters who engage in high-volume recruiting. Employers can use Boost to create private networks of pre-qualified individuals and recruit talent directly from them.
Job seekers can use Boost to join recruiters’ private networks at companies where they want to work. If tapped for an opportunity, candidates can respond to the position or refer it to someone else.
Boost also has a built-in referral system that enables recruiters to incentivize referrals by rewarding people in cash for their work. The system handles the entire transaction and issues income tax documents to those who get bonuses.
“Boost is really the first social recruiting platform designed specifically to give hiring managers and recruiters a complete package with all the tools necessary to efficiently find the best talent,” said Robert McGovern, chairman and CEO of Jobfox, a noted career expert who blazed the trail in online job search as the founder and former CEO of CareerBuilder.com. He is also author of the popular career advice book “Bring Your ‘A’ Game: The 10 Career Secrets of the High Achiever.”
“We are aware that recruiters have tried to use social networks like LinkedIn and Facebook as a recruiting tool and have had some success at filling some of their niche roles. However, we believe these sites really weren’t designed for the kind of high-volume, high-speed recruiting that companies need. We recognized a serious gap between the high expectations recruiters have for social networks and the reality. So, we’ve built a solution from the ground up to help recruiters fill all their openings, including the hard-to-fill jobs that typically are filled through referrals.”