ResumePal® by Jobfox Wins 2009 HR Technology Product of the Year Award

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Recognition underscores widespread support among major employers, human resources technology providers, and industry experts for ResumePal as the universal online job application standard.

With ResumePal, Jobfox is addressing one of the most vexing challenges in online recruiting. With a single click, Employers and HR technology providers will benefit greatly by accepting a baseline standard profile, and in so doing, reduce abandonment and improve one small but important element of the candidate experience.

Jobfox, Inc. today announced that ResumePal, the universal online job application standard introduced by Jobfox earlier this year, has been named a 2009 Human Resource Technology Product of the Year by Human Resource Executive Magazine. Senior business executives from Jobfox will accept the award on September 30 at the HR Technology Conference in Chicago, IL.

ResumePal saves time for job applicants by storing their application data in a secure online profile, which can then be called upon by the applicant to automatically complete employers' online job applications. Employers benefit from ResumePal by reducing the amount of candidates that "abandon" lengthy online job applications that candidates must otherwise complete manually, and repeatedly, for each potential employer. Application abandonment costs employers millions of dollars per year in wasted recruitment advertising costs as applicants respond to recruitment ads but leave employers' careers websites without applying.

"The frustration caused by the lack of a convenient and repeatable application process accepted by multiple employers has plagued job seekers since the dawn of online recruiting," said Gerry Crispin, founder and principal of CareerXroads, an international recruiting consulting practice. "With ResumePal, Jobfox is addressing one of the most vexing challenges in online recruiting. With a single click, Employers and HR technology providers will benefit greatly by accepting a baseline standard profile, and in so doing, reduce abandonment and improve one small but important element of the candidate experience."

Over two million candidates already have a ResumePal profile completed. Response has also been strong among major employers since Jobfox introduced ResumePal in March 2009. A sampling of employers looking to gain greater cost efficiency by giving candidates the opportunity to apply for employment via ResumePal includes:

84 Lumber
AAA
Alcoa
Black & Decker
Blackboard.com
Ecolab
LucasFilm
McCain Foods
MITRE Corporation
Priceline.com
Publishers Clearing House
Ryder
Sears Roebuck, Inc.
Tommy Bahama
Westinghouse

Based on Jobfox's comprehensive skills-based career profile spanning thousands of professions, ResumePal is a free service for both job seekers and employers, and is provided by leading HR technology product companies such as ADP, Kenexa, SilkRoad technology, and Softscape.

Job seekers may visit ResumePal.com to create a free profile which can later be used to apply to any company accepting the ResumePal application standard on their online careers web sites. Employers and HR technology providers may also visit ResumePal.com to inquire about integrating ResumePal into their talent acquisition processes, or visit the ResumePal Cyber Café at HR Technology Conference on September 30 - October 2 in Chicago, IL.

About Jobfox:
Jobfox is the largest online network of matchable professionals, connecting thousands of employers with the most qualified individuals among millions throughout the Jobfox Network. Through Jobfox's comprehensive skills-based matching system, Jobfox is able to pinpoint the most qualified candidates to employers, and in turn, the most relevant job opportunities to professionals throughout the Jobfox Network who are open to learning about new career opportunities. Visit Jobfox.com today.

Jobfox and ResumePal are trademarks of Jobfox. All other company names are trademarks or registered trademarks of the respective companies.

For more information:
Steven Toole
Vice President, Employer Marketing
Jobfox and ResumePal
703-748-0162, ext. 1201
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