Standout Jobs Named One Of 10 Web 2.0 Companies To Watch

Interactive Career Site Uses Video, Blogs and other Social Media Tools to Brand Employers to Web-savvy Job Candidates

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10 Canadian Web 2.0 Companies to Watch

Montreal (PRWEB) July 24, 2008

Standout Jobs, a leading provider of Web-based tools to power companies' online recruiting efforts, today announced it has been named one of "10 Canadian Web 2.0 Companies to Watch" in a new report issued by leading IT market research and advisory firm, IDC. The study, "10 Canadian Web 2.0 Companies to Watch" (IDC #CA2TIW8), profiles 10 companies IDC believes are worthy of highlighting to the broader industry and have the potential to make an impact in the information and communication technology (ICT) market. IDC provides insight into the solutions, go-to-market strategies, partners, and customers of the profiled vendors. Lessons learned may provide a model for other emerging companies in the Canadian technology marketplace, and help larger vendors and investors identify partnership and investment opportunities.

Standout Jobs offers an employment branding and job marketing platform companies use to reach potential employees and interact with them more effectively. Standout Jobs incorporates the latest social media technologies and principles to attract and engage high value job candidates based on their talents and cultural fit with the company, while providing the employer with a significant point of marketplace differentiation.    

Standout Jobs' platform is provided as a hosted solution; no IT or technical experience required. Smaller companies with limited resources or personnel enjoy a dedicated, interactive career site that can be up on the Web and attracting candidates in just minutes. Standout Jobs is "drag and drop" simple to use, saving time-strapped multi-taskers valuable cycles while presenting potential candidates with a professional look and feel to the company's brand. Larger enterprises enjoy similar benefits, letting hiring managers company-wide or even at the departmental level update their look to attract high-value, Web-savvy prospects for newly opened positions.

Standout Jobs' platform provides enterprises of any size two key benefits:

  •     Affordable branding opportunities. Organizations can use the solution to develop their employer brand to differentiate themselves and attract candidates who are a good fit with the company.
  •     Active Candidate pool speeds up the hiring process. The solution enables organizations to engage with candidates on an ongoing basis, providing a source of prospective employees who are already interested in the organization.

"To succeed in the long term, Web 2.0 companies will need to transition from providing 'cool' Web-based solutions that users want to try to 'critical' tools they need to have," says Krista Collins, Analyst, Canadian ICT Innovation and Export at IDC Canada. "The companies featured in IDC's latest study are positioning themselves to make that transition. Standout Jobs', with its web-based tools to power online recruiting efforts, provides a way for companies to promote themselves, not just the job openings, and foster ongoing relationships with applicants."

Other benefits to Standout Jobs include:

  •     A strong applicant tracing system. Standout Jobs allows hiring managers to collaborate with others within the hiring company about prospective employees. The candidate tracking and relationship management features keep everyone within the organization up to date on where prospects are in the hiring pipeline and helps to ensure a good fit based on skill sets and company culture.
  •     Market jobs instantly across multiple job boards. Post a job once and Standout Jobs does all the "heavy lifting" of posting a company's openings to multiple job boards, both paid and unpaid, from one central, easy to manage dashboard.

"We're very excited to have IDC, one of the most respected research and analyst firms in the world, recognize Standout Jobs' concept and business by listing us as one of its 10 Web 2.0 Companies to Watch," said Benjamin Yoskovitz, co-founder and CEO, Standout Jobs. "When we started the company we knew there was a better way for employers to attract high-value talent online than static web sites and ads on job boards, and we justified that hunch in just a short period of time. Standout Jobs has accumulated well over 150 customers in North America alone in just a short amount of time. Our customers know that regardless of the economic climate, businesses need to effectively brand and market themselves online to attract great talent and continue to thrive."    

For more information on the "10 Canadian Web 2.0 Companies to Watch" report, click here.

About Standout Jobs
Founded in February 2007 by Benjamin Yoskovitz, Fred Ngo and Austin Hill, Standout Jobs provides a Web-based hosted employer branding and job marketing platform to power companies' online recruitment efforts. At the heart of Standout Jobs is a do-it-yourself interactive career site that leverages social media tools and principles, including video, blogging and widgets, to showcase a company's culture and team. Standout Jobs also includes candidate relationship management tools enabling HR managers to identify, interact with and track candidates effectively.

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