Our Facebook recruiting project has increased our visibility to the job postings that we have
Saint Paul, MN (PRWEB) September 28, 2009
Dan Temps, a Houston based executive search firm, announced that they are recruiting more candidates than ever before, through the use of technology and the social media.
Jarrod Daniel, president of Dan Temps, has been making a lot of new friends recently. Just check out the Wall..While many in the staffing or recruiting community search diligently for the next "Killer App," and the pages of Fortune and Forbes are dominated by discussions on how corporations can incorporate social media into their business models, Daniel and his colleagues at Dan Temps have actually found a way to make social networks work.
As a result, Dan Temps' new friends have been transformed into new employees and clients, allowing the company to grow and expand at a time when most competitors are struggling. Taking the Beatles one step further, Dan Temps is not just getting by with a little help from their friends, but rather, thriving. Founded in 1994, Dan Temps is a pretty typical 18 year old: Facebook has become an integral part of their existence.
But DanTemps is able to offer its friends something more than the usual status updates, tagged pictures and wall postings: DanTemps is utilizing the social network to advertise an extensive and diverse list of employment opportunities. Turns out, Dan Temps is a pretty good friend to have. Candidates and clients alike are taking notice.
"Our Facebook recruiting project has increased our visibility to the job postings that we have," says Daniel. "We used to get an average of 30 applications per posting before we created the Facebook Page. Since that page was created, the applications have gone up to an average of 150 applications per posting. That is a 500% increase in applications per posting in only three months."
While conventional wisdom holds that Facebook is the internet equivalent to a shopping mall, filled with rambunctious teens, soccer moms and those who see visiting as a necessary evil, the success of Dan Temps Facebook recruiting project proves that the paradigm of social networks, and more importantly, how Americans look for work, is being inexorably altered.
Potential employees, in turn, are finding it easier to find available positions due to the presence of Dan Temps on Facebook. According to one temporary worker, "A lot of my down time is spent on Facebook catching up with old friends. It's nice to see updates on job openings through the news feed. That way, I can log on to the website and quickly apply to be considered for that position."
Dan Temps' recent success in leveraging social networks evidences the firm's commitment to technological innovation, which lies at the heart of the company's strategic development. Helping Dan Temps remain at the technological forefront of the staffing industry is Tempworks Software, with whom they enjoy a long term strategic partnership.
"We implemented Tempworks Software in October of 2006 and since then have been able to service our clients more effectively and expand our reach to serve their needs," said Daniel. "In order to grow with our clients requests, we have had to be very nimble and flexible in our services. One way we can accomplish this is through Tempworks. Tempworks has offered Dan Temps the ability to create a smooth and efficient recruiting process."
In an industry whose key metric is "time to fill" a position, Dan Temps is gaining a competitive edge in the speed and immediacy afforded by Facebook, populating their "Fan Site" with all new openings, which are advertised to their fans and network in real time. Furthermore, the five branch, privately held firm can now advertise their business and opportunities to a much wider audience than was conceivable only a few years before: Facebook recently announced it had over 300 million active users.
With 50 million new Facebook users in July 2009 alone, Dan Temps is able to draw upon a constantly growing group of potential employees, whose skill sets, experience and soft skills are immediately apparent; rather than conduct a time and labor intensive prescreening process, Dan Temps recruiters need only to check out the profiles of their applicants to do their due diligence.
A fully integrated recruitment advertising, employment branding, business development tool and candidate assessment solution, Facebook seems perfectly tailored for the demands of staffing industry. Additionally, Facebook's demographics align closely with those seeking temporary opportunities. All this for a price that's pretty hard to beat: free.
About TempWorks Software
Founded in 1994, TempWorks provides a full suite of enterprise staffing solutions. Designed to automate and streamline all facets of a staffing firm's daily operation, TempWorks Software offers fully integrated front and back-office staffing software, web portals for customers, employees, applicants and vendor management, and many additional modules. From recruiting to payroll and everything in between, TempWorks Software puts technology to work for staffing firms and their clients.
For more information about TempWorks, please visit http://www.tempworks.com or contact Director of Public Relations, Laura Baratto, at 651-452-0366, or by email at laurab (at) tempworks (dot) com.