ATLANTA, Ga. and MELBOURNE, Australia – March 05, 2012 – Multinational Talent Management solutions provider, PageUp People, today announced details of its additional social media features and integrations with Facebook and LinkedIn. Leveraging the growing importance and relevance of social media is key to recruiting and job search strategy, the PageUp People recruiting solution now allows employers to more easily expand their candidate searches and interact with potential employees on a more personal level.
As more companies experience diminished visits to their websites but sharp increases in visits to their social media sites, the importance of social media is hard to ignore. While social networking is a part of everyday life for many people, it has also become a valuable tool for both job seekers and recruiters. With more than 845,000,000 active users on Facebook and over 100,000,000 on LinkedIn, companies that don’t have a strategy for recruiting through social media are simply missing out on a vast number of potential candidates, especially the millennials and Gen Y demographic groups.
Recognizing the increasing prevalence of the use of social media in the job search, PageUp People has developed a new Facebook application that gives clients the ability to embed job postings on their corporate Facebook profile or a dedicated Facebook careers page. Employers can easily post open positions to Facebook without leaving the PageUp People system, so they continue using the familiar sourcing interface and features.
PageUp People also developed enhanced integration with LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network, to help recruiters reach out to millions of passive candidates in addition to those actively seeking new positions. As with the Facebook application, PageUp People’s clients can seamlessly post jobs to their corporate LinkedIn accounts without having to leave the PageUp People interface. Interested candidates are then directed back to the PageUp People platform to complete their applications. When combined with other innovations, such as application pre-filling using LinkedIn profiles, the process of attracting the right candidates becomes much more streamlined.
“With the integration of social networking, we have made it possible for recruiters to capitalize on the ever-increasing power of social networking to attract the best candidates to their organizations. The integrations also allow our clients to analyze statistics regarding daily visits to their job listings received from Facebook and Linkedin on Facebook receive each day to see the effectiveness of their social media recruiting efforts,” said Karen Cariss, CEO of PageUp People.