Smartpost Announces Industry's First Job Board Effectiveness Index

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HR teams can determine best job boards for specific candidate flow and measure their effectiveness. SmartPost, the innovative online job posting and sourcing optimization product from Bernard Hodes Group, today announced the initiation of the SmartPost Index. This first of its kind Index will set the standard for recruiters in all industries to better predict candidate flow for specific hiring needs in specific geographic locations.

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SmartPost, the innovative online job posting and sourcing optimization product from Bernard Hodes Group, today announced the initiation of the SmartPost Index. This first of its kind Index will set the standard for recruiters in all industries to better predict candidate flow for specific hiring needs in specific geographic locations. Initial results from the Index are to be released in September.

"With no consistent measure of the results job boards generate for specific hiring needs, it's virtually impossible for recruiters to accurately identify which job boards will perform well in generating applicant flow. The SmartPost Index solves this problem by tapping into our rich set of performance data from thousands of sites, and presents it in a way that's easily understood and tracked over time," said Dwaine Maltais, vice president of e-recruiting at Bernard Hodes Group. "Most recruiters rely on the job boards they know, or suggestions from a co-worker to post jobs online. By utilizing the SmartPost Index, recruiters will be able to quickly identify which job boards are most effective for not only a specific hiring need (such as 'Java programmers') but also in a specific location (such as 'Java Programmers in New York')."

Recruiters use the SmartPost system to post millions of jobs to thousands of job board sites online. The SmartPost Index will be able to analyze the performance of the job boards by utilizing a total of 12 unique dimensions of measurement based on how these postings result in candidate flow. This exclusive data set of candidate information,coupled with the largest database of recruiting web sites available in the market, provides unique insight into the behavior of candidates online.

Recent articles from Workforce and the Aberdeen Group cite "identifying the source of candidate flow" as being a major problem in replicating successful hiring patterns. Using SmartPost's exclusive candidate tagging methodology and a thorough classification of job data, the SmartPost Index is able to pinpoint which job sites are the most effective for niche hiring. This key information has been lacking for recruiters, but now the Index will provide them with a clearer of picture of the best job boards to satisfy their recruitment efforts.

About SmartPost:
SmartPost, a product of Bernard Hodes Group, is an innovative solution for managing online posting strategies. Leveraging the extensive know-how of Bernard Hodes Group, SmartPost not only recommends the most effective job boards, communities, and affinity sites, but it also consolidates billing, and provides industry-leading effectiveness measurement to ensure return on investment. SmartPost is available from http://www.smartpost.com and through leading ATS/HRMS systems.

About Bernard Hodes Group:
As a fully integrated talent solutions provider, Bernard Hodes Group (http://www.hodes.com) offers solutions that often combine multiple service offerings from the Company's core competency areas: Recruitment Marketing; Sourcing/Response Management; Hiring Process Re-engineering; and Staffing Technology (see http://www.smartpost.com). All solutions are developed and measured within the company's 360-degree process methodology. The company is headquartered in New York, with over 80 offices and affiliates around the globe. Bernard Hodes Group is a wholly owned subsidiary of Omnicom Group, Inc., (NYSE - OMC), one of the world's leading marketing communications companies. Bernard Hodes Group serves thousands of clients in virtually every industry, helping them to attract and retain talented workers in every skill set.

This press release was distributed through eMediawire by Human Resources Marketer (HR Marketer: http://www.HRmarketer.com) on behalf of the company listed above.

Media contact:
Stacey Havel, Bernard Hodes Group            
954-966-3500                

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