Exclusive - Microsoft Recognizes Innovation Excellence at Careerify

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Microsoft Canada announced today that Careerify, a leader in social media talent acquisition and employee engagement solutions, is the winner of the 2011 Blue Sky ISV Innovation Excellence Awards. The award recognizes Careerify for its market-changing approach to solving significant business problems, as well as for its innovative use of leading technologies.

Microsoft Canada announced today that Careerify, a leader in social media talent acquisition and employee engagement solutions, is the winner of the 2011 Blue Sky ISV Innovation Excellence Awards. The award recognizes Careerify for its market-changing approach to solving significant business problems, as well as for its innovative use of leading technologies. The awards are presented annually by Microsoft Canada Inc.

"We are very excited to see Careerify acknowledged for its innovative social recruitment and employee engagement solution that helps improve corporate branding and lower recruitment costs," said Harpaul Sambhi, Careerify's CEO and author of Social HR. "Careerify's on-demand solutions for recruitment and increased employment brand ultimately empower and engage employees throughout an organization to help improve its overall performance. Making this vision a reality required significant technological innovation."

Careerify's innovative use of Microsoft-based software has helped the company build applications with a combination of functionality, usability and scalability in order to become the Groupon for organization's internally for recruitment.

"Microsoft Canada is pleased to name Careerify as our 2011 Blue Sky Award winner," said Gladstone Grant, vice president, Developer and Platform Group, Microsoft Canada. "In a nation of gifted developers, Careerify's cloud-based social recruiting platform, built on the Windows Azure platform, has raised the bar of excellence displaying the creativity, innovation and forward thinking that is core to the values of the Awards."

The Blue Sky Award will enable Careerify to benefit from a customized engagement plan from Microsoft, including access to Microsoft resources in software and business development, to help drive engagement and increase market visibility.

About Careerify Corporation

Careerify is a social talent acquisition and employee engagement software that great organizations use to build their recruitment strategy on. This platform allows organizations to connect with their employee's vast social networks, creating a great opportunity to reach millions of candidates and find the best talent from those that you trust most; your employees.This results in less administration, improved tracking, greater visibility to your employment brand all while saving you money. For more information, please visit http://www.careerify.net.

About The Blue Sky ISV Innovation Excellence Awards
Established in 2008, The Blue Sky ISV Innovation Excellent Awards reward Canadian developers for creative thinking and innovation. The competition offers a platform for showcasing the great talents of Independent Software Vendors from coast-to-coast to an audience of Microsoft experts and other industry voices. The winning entrant will gain national recognition along with software development support, business development resources and increased visibility within Microsoft. For more information, please visit http://www.microsoft.com/canada/bluesky/

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

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