iHire Launches Choice Employer Program to Support Candidate-Centric Recruiting

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By pledging their commitment to fair hiring, fast applications, and candidate communication, employers can boost their brands and attract qualified talent more effectively

Frederick, Maryland – Feb. 18, 2020 – iHire today announces its Choice Employer program, a branding initiative designed to support an industry-wide movement toward more candidate-centric recruiting. By committing to fair hiring practices, fast application processes, and candidate communication, organizations recruiting through iHire’s 56 industry-specific communities can boost their employer brands, expand their reach, and more easily attract qualified applicants.

To join iHire’s Choice Employer program, qualifying companies must take the Choice Employer pledge, confirming their dedication to providing a positive candidate experience through:

  • Fair Hiring Practices: The company affirms it is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).
  • Fast Applications: Candidates can complete initial applications in 10 minutes or less.
  • Candidate Communication: The company promises to keep applicants informed and let them know if a job closes or they are no longer in the running for a position. This eliminates the applicant “black hole” – a common frustration for job seekers who apply for a position and never hear back from the employer.

Companies who complete the pledge are rewarded for declaring their candidate-centric hiring practices with boosted job postings – their jobs receive premium placement in candidate job alert emails, shared with the most relevant job seekers through iHire’s powerful matching algorithm. Choice Employers’ jobs are also featured on high-traffic job search pages and iHire’s community site homepages.

In addition, Choice Employers, like Coordinated Counseling Services, GNY Insurance, Metro One, Next Stage Design + Build, Punch Bowl Social, and Stanford Dental and Associates, are awarded the exclusive iHire Choice Employer badge. When job seekers see the badge on the company’s profile, they know that an employer is committed to a higher standard of hiring, making them more likely to apply for the position.

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“Hiring top talent in a competitive job market requires employers to treat job seekers well,” said Steve Flook, iHire’s President and CEO. “iHire’s Choice Employer program is our way of incentivizing and rewarding employers for helping address an overdue industry-wide overhaul of the candidate experience. By promising a fair and fast application process – free of the applicant ‘black hole’ – organizations can build strong employer brands that win over the right talent.”

To learn more about iHire’s Choice Employer program, visit: https://go.ihire.com/5qz9

Need more branding help? Download iHire’s free Employer Branding Toolkit: https://go.ihire.com/5xc1.

About iHire

iHire is a leading career-oriented platform that brings candidates and employers together in 56 industry-focused communities. We believe that by narrowing job seekers’ and employers’ searches within a specific industry, we can connect high-quality talent with the right opportunities faster, easier, and more effectively than a general job board. Everyone deserves to find work that is fulfilling, inspiring, and meaningful. Since 1999, we’ve combined cutting-edge technology with our expertise in the recruitment space and the invaluable insights of our members to achieve just that. Visit www.ihire.com for more information.

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