BranchOut Allows Companies to Recruit By Searching the Largest Talent Network on Facebook
BranchOut is the largest professional network on Facebook, with millions of users in over 60 countries and 15 languages. Users leverage their Facebook friend network to find jobs, source sales leads, recruit talent and strengthen relationships with professional contacts. BranchOut, winner of the 2011 Top HR Product Award by Human Resource Executive® magazine, also operates the largest job board on Facebook, with over 3 million jobs and 20,000 internships. It was founded by serial entrepreneur Rick Marini in July 2010. BranchOut is funded by Accel Partners, Redpoint Ventures, Norwest Venture Partners, Floodgate Fund and several of Silicon Valley’s most prominent angel investors.
BranchOut recently launched RecruiterConnect, the first tool for recruiters and hiring managers to source job candidates on Facebook and build private talent networks. BranchOut’s RecruiterConnect is also the first enterprise software product available on the Facebook platform. RecruiterConnect features a user-friendly interface that provides recruiters with a potential candidate’s work history, education and recent professional activity, along with similar profiles and inside connections. To complement the advanced filtering options recruiters can use to network with Facebook users, RecruiterConnect helps companies accurately match candidates with available positions.
The launch of RecruiterConnect expands BranchOut’s offerings in the professional networking space by providing companies access to the world’s largest database of potential candidates. BranchOut has been working closely with staffing professionals and recruiters at select brands during the past quarter to test RecruiterConnect.
“RecruiterConnect fills a major void for companies that have wanted to recruit on Facebook in a way that is safe, secure and private,” said Rick Marini, chief executive officer and founder of BranchOut. “This is an industry game changer because it not only allows recruiters and HR professionals to leverage Facebook’s network of 800 million users to find more relevant candidates quickly, but also to identify higher-quality candidates by matching jobs to individuals in their employees’ extended networks.”
RecruiterConnect gives companies complete control by allowing them to keep all contacts and connections made – even if recruiters leave the company. In addition, sourcing on Facebook helps recruiters find higher-quality matches for jobs, which will ultimately produce a better cultural fit since it allows companies to find new candidates who possess similar attributes to their top employees.
“We developed RecruiterConnect specifically to help recruiters and staffing professionals source candidates efficiently by leveraging their talent network,” said Chris Merritt, general manager of enterprise products for BranchOut. “Recruiters can use an individual’s social graph to pinpoint like-minded, similarly qualified candidates in order to effectively match talent with opportunities.”