Lanham, MD (PRWEB) July 15, 2014
The World Alliance for Retail Excellence & Standards today announced the launch of TheRetailRecruiter.org - a new online and mobile service that allows retail job applicants to submit a video interview to potential employers demonstrating how their personality and enthusiasm makes them the best fit for a job.
Based on a platform developed by Maryland-based JobOn, the leader in video enabled job application technology, The Retail Recruiter makes applicant screening much quicker and more efficient – as much as 75 percent faster than the traditional job application process.
While other services offer job posting and video application services, none are backed by the retail industry’s leading trade organization. The World Alliance for Retail Excellence & Standards, formerly The National Association for Merchandising Services, is a non-profit trade association that launched its initial jobs platform (TheRecruiter) in 2002 to connect job seekers and recruiters. It is already being used by a number of industry giants, including Lego, Mattel and Ghiradelli.
The Retail Recruiter takes the process one step further, says World Alliance Executive Director, Tom Caddell. “Job seekers can now show who they really are instead of being reduced to a profile or an application form, a major advancement for retail employers and applicants alike,” he says. “With today’s technology, filling out traditional job applications is becoming a thing of the past.”
Even online applications are difficult and time-consuming for employers, adds JobOn founder and CEO Jody Presti. "Nearly 100 percent of connected devices today include some sort of camera, and The Retail Recruiter has leveraged this to revolutionize the job application."
The Retail Recruiter also offers advanced features for retail customers such as multi-location job postings, advanced job seeker profiles with specialty categories and search by retail certification.
About the World Alliance - World Alliance for Retail Excellence & Standards unites Retail Service Providers, Manufactures, Retailers and Support Service Members in a trusted global association exemplified by professionalism and high ethical standards. The Alliance provides a broad array of resources and innovative services as well as educational opportunities and a certification process that help its diverse membership become more effective and efficient in delivering exceptional sales, marketing and service support to B2C manufacturers, retailers and their customers, across all channels of retail.
About JobOn – JobOn is the leading developer of video-enabled job application technology. JobOn provides retail and service industry clients with a mobile friendly recruitment platform and has enabled hundreds of thousands of job seekers to apply to more than 35,000 businesses worldwide.