The Orange County Register Partners With Decision Toolbox To Help Recruitment Advertisers Find Best Possible Job Candidates

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The Orange County Register, in partnership with Decision Toolbox, today launched a full-service recruitment solution for employer's interested in finding the most qualified applicants from their recruitment efforts. The Orange County Register is the first newspaper in the nation to partner with Decision Toolbox, a company with a history of serving nearly 400 small and large employers as part of its client base.

The Orange County Register (http://www.OCRegister.com), in partnership with Decision Toolbox (http://www.dtoolbox.com), today launched a full-service recruitment solution for employers interested in finding the most qualified applicants from their recruitment efforts.

The Orange County Register (http://www.OCRegister.com) is the first newspaper in the nation to partner with Decision Toolbox (http://www.dtoolbox.com), a company with a history of serving nearly 400 small and large employers as part of its client base.

"When employers are seeking a high-level management professional or someone with a very specific skill set, they expect quality over quantity from the candidates they receive," said Frank Minano, director of recruitment advertising for Orange County Register Communications. "The Decision Toolbox platform enhances the service we can provide to advertisers by connecting them to a short list of candidates that match exactly what they're looking for."

"The Decision Toolbox option on OCRegister.com/monster is useful for companies looking to find desirable candidates who may not be actively pursuing job board postings," said Jay Barnett, founder of Decision Toolbox. "Also, the whole process of sourcing, sifting, screening and scheduling interviews can be extremely time consuming. Decision Toolbox on OCRegister.com/monster handles all of those steps, enabling the customer to simply interview a few carefully selected candidates."

Barnett, a former "headhunter" himself, added recruiters typically charge companies 20 to 30 percent of the annual salary to fill open positions. At an average cost of less than seven percent, Decision Toolbox is a smart alternative.

Decision Toolbox, accessible by clicking on a "Post Jobs and Search Resumes" tab at the top of the OCRegister.com/monster home page, begins with a 45-minute brainstorming phone call to gain a clear understanding of the requirements and the opportunity being offered. Decision Toolbox then outlines and executes a plan for sourcing, screening and presenting top prospects.

The sourcing phase includes mining Internet databases through the Decision Toolbox technology platform, including OCRegister.com/monster and other resume databases. Associations, networking platforms, job boards and other channels are also sourced for up to 30 days, and sourcing is refined based on the advertiser's needs and feedback.

Prospects from the sourcing phase fill out a brief questionnaire, and their answers are ranked and captured in a Web-portal powered by Decision Toolbox. The strongest prospects are thoroughly phone screened by Decision Toolbox, and the most viable prospects are then sent to the advertising client. Scheduling of candidate interviews, status updates and reference checks are also handled by Decision Toolbox.

Coordination and documentation of background checks may also be built in to the service. At the conclusion of each search, Decision Toolbox notifies all of the prospects who have expressed interest, and detailed metrics are provided to advertisers.

About Orange County Register Communications, Inc.
Orange County Register Communications, Inc. of Santa Ana, Calif. is publisher of The Orange County Register, a three-time, Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper and the area's most trusted source of news and information since 1905. The company also publishes 24 community newspapers, including Spanish-language Exc3ior. Orange County Register Communications' Web sites include OCRegister.com, OCExcelsior.com, SqueezeOC.com, myOCHigh.com, OCRegister.com/monster, OCRegister.com/realestate, and OCRegister.com/cars. Magazines include Coast, Orange County Home, Coast kids and Preferred Destinations, and several publications supporting the performing arts. Orange County Register Communications also offers a full spectrum of custom printing services, insert and direct mail advertising vehicles, and a full-service media services agency specializing in creative services, database marketing, PR, and interactive.

About Decision Toolbox
Since its founding in 1992, Decision Toolbox has filled thousands of positions for large and small clients nationwide, across virtually all industries, disciplines and levels for an average cost-per-hire of 7 percent of first-year salary. The company offers its clients leading-edge processes, tools and technology that bring clarity and efficiency to the recruitment process, many of which are now recognized as recruitment best practices. For more information, go to http://www.dtoolbox.com.

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