StartWire ApplicationConnect Bridges the Communication Gap between Job Seekers and Organizations

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ApplicationConnect Eases Burden and Reduces Risk of Brand Damage for Corporations with Free Real-Time Automated Widget

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ApplicationConnect is the only solution in the market that provides a simple path to effective, open and honest communication between recruiters and applicants - StartWire CEO Chris Forman

Bringing StartWire’s disruptive job search technology to employers in an effort to improve the job application process, the company today launched ApplicationConnect. The new Web-based application is a free widget for employers to use on their corporate career sites and/or Facebook recruiting pages allowing them to provide user-friendly updates on job applications.

StartWire, a game-changing Internet job search organizer, developed ApplicationConnect to solve the biggest job search complaint—the resume black hole—by helping companies provide timely job status updates through e-mails and text messages to potential hires. Recruiters and applicants can easily access a customized user interface to review application dates, status updates and feedback.

“The growing number of resumes received by corporate recruiting departments has cut deeply into the amount of time organizations can spend communicating with their job applicants leaving job seekers frustrated and recruiters overwhelmed,” says Chris Forman, CEO of StartWire. “ApplicationConnect is the only solution in the market that provides a simple path to effective, open and honest communication between recruiters and applicants.”

Beyond status updates, ApplicationConnect allows applicants to provide feedback about their personal recruiting experience, offering HR managers immediate insights into the strengths and weaknesses of their recruiting process. From this insight, HR departments can determine how recruiting practices are affecting views of the company brand and adjust their practices accordingly.

“Most hiring managers and recruiters want to create a better candidate experience but the options available to them can be incredibly time consuming and difficult to implement,” said Elaine Orler, president, Talent Function Group. “ApplicationConnect is an innovative simple solution. Engaging the candidates, collecting valuable feedback into their experience and protecting the employer brand is a win-win."

ApplicationConnect works with every major applicant tracking system (ATS), so recruiters simply need to update a candidates’ status in their existing ATS, while ApplicationConnect handles the rest. Several large global organizations have already tested ApplicationConnect in a beta capacity and are now using the solution to manage their communication with job seekers. For more information, visit StartWire.com.

About StartWire™
StartWire™ is a game-changing Internet job search organizer that launched in early 2011. StartWire closes the “résumé black hole” by providing job seekers ith automatic application status updates from thousands of employers. Since its inception, StartWire has received rave reviews and write-ups in US News & World Report, The Wall Street Journal, About.com, AOL Jobs, CNN, ERE, and HR Executive Magazine.

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