SaaS companies unite to deliver best-of-breed social hiring solutions for companies of all sizes
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iCIMS, Inc., a leading provider of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) talent acquisition software solutions for growing businesses, announced today that it has acquired its former partner, social recruiting solution provider, Jobmagic. Prior to the acquisition, Jobmagic’s advanced social media tools had powered iCIMS’ Social Distribution solution, enabling iCIMS Talent Platform customers to quickly and easily promote job openings on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and over 300 other social media sites.
“iCIMS is committed to dominating the talent acquisition market by delivering 2.0 solutions that are keeping pace with the revolutionary new social, mobile, and data analytic technologies,” said Colin Day, Chief Executive Officer, iCIMS. “The Jobmagic acquisition was an ideal fit for our strategic plans; it enables us to deliver a truly best-of-breed experience by uniting the cutting-edge social media development trends with core, proven talent acquisition functionality on the back end for recruiters and hiring managers,” Day concluded.
iCIMS’ award-winning platform was originally conceived in 1999 and has retained a leadership position in the space through continuously strengthening its core product offering while partnering with companies that deliver recruitment advertising solutions such as search engine optimization (SEO) and job board distribution as well as complementary HR technology across functions like background screening and I-9 verifications. The Jobmagic acquisition will strengthen iCIMS’ social media expertise, allowing the company to accelerate development plans for enhanced functionality across its product suite of Connect, Recruit, and Onboardsolutions. For iCIMS customers who are already using the company’s Social Distribution product, the merger will promote tighter integration with the graphical user interface (GUI), enhanced reporting features, and new referral tracking capabilities.
The Jobmagic acquisition will also enable iCIMS to market, sell, and support Social Distribution as a standalone product to companies that seek an independent solution for social recruiting without applicant tracking functionality and are looking to dramatically improve candidate reach through automating job distribution and employee referral programs across social networks. “Social media has really paved the way for companies of all sizes to recruit talent more quickly, often at a lower cost per hire,” said Jindrich Liska, Sr. Director, Social Recruit, iCIMS and founder of Jobmagic. “By joining forces, our combined customers get the competitive advantage of a social-infused product roadmap along with a strong foundational technology, while Jobmagic’s existing customer base will benefit from our strengthened corporate infrastructure and extended support organization,” concluded Liska.
iCIMS plans to retain Jobmagic’s corporate headquarters in Waltham, MA, where the existing Jobmagic team will continue to operate. “We’re so excited to have Jobmagic’s extremely talented development, sales, integration, and support team members officially join the iCIMS family,” stated Adam Feigenbaum, Chief Operating Officer, iCIMS. “As we worked closely together during the partner stage of our relationship, we knew the Jobmagic staff shared our unwavering commitment to providing an outstanding customer service experience,” Feigenbaum concluded.
Following a $35 million minority investment by Susquehanna Growth Equity (SGE) in January 2012, iCIMS has been executing against an aggressive strategic growth plan that includes increased investments in marketing, product development, and acquisitions. The Jobmagic acquisition is the company’s first this year. As part of its expansion plans, iCIMS is on track to increase full-time staff by almost 30% in 2012 versus 2011. These staff members will be located throughout the United States and abroad and are focused in technology, marketing, and sales.
“Simply stated, there are three ways to stay current with the social and mobile technology trends in the HCM landscape: build, buy, or partner. iCIMS has acquired a trusted partner. We look forward to the advances possible within a unified roadmap — we’re joining forces to deliver game-changing hiring solutions that are simple, social, scalable, and well-supported,” concluded Day.
For more information on iCIMS, please visit www.icims.com
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