Ascendify, a growing technology company that helps enterprises connect with talent in a more social, mobile way, recently welcomed two top enterprise sales and engineering talents into its leadership team: Jon Bennett joins Ascendify as vice president of Enterprise Sales and Jason Ball as director of engineering.
The company leveraged its own talent acquisition platform to find and hire the right talent for the company, saving around $60,000 in executive recruiting fees and considerable time in talent hunting. A successful employment of social recruitment methods were all that the company needed complete the hiring process, successfully bypassing such big ticket Silicon Valley players as Google (News - Alert), Facebook and Twitter.
After Bennett was referred to the company by one of the founders, Ascendify took all the efforts to nurture a relationship over a period of months. The ease with which Ascendify found and recruited two of its top men clearly shows the efficacy of social hiring. Ascendify points out that at the enterprise level, employee referrals can help companies source candidates more cost-effectively and make decisions faster, reducing time-to-hire by several weeks.
There is another benefit of social recruitment: it’s proven that employees who are referred into a company through mutual connections tend to perform better, stay longer and fit into Ascendify’s culture. Explanation being, they typically put in hard work for the sake of their connections.
“Ascendify has always been successful with referral hiring. In fact, 60 percent of Ascendify’s total hires have come through referrals. That’s nearly double the industry average of 28 percent,” said Matt Hendrickson, founder and CEO of Ascendify.
Ascendify’s Enterprise Talent Community was recently named Human Resource Executive’s Top HR Product of the Year 2012.
Edited by Ashley Caputo