October 17, 2012 | by Nick Nelson
The job market is migrating, and companies searching for quality talent in the usual places – Monster, CareerBuilder, LinkedIn, etc. – are increasingly going to come up empty-handed.
That’s the philosophy behind SourceMob, a B2B startup based in St. Louis Park that focuses on helping companies recruit employees in the social and mobile spaces.
“We believe those aggregated job boards are waning,” says founder & CEO Jeffery Giesener, pointing out that Monster’s stock price dropped from $26 last year to $10 this year. “We provide a way for a client to be able to go into those [social and mobile] networks.”
Oftentimes the best candidate for a job is the passive candidate, who is not actively blasting out his/her résumé on job boards but is nevertheless open to landing in a new role. One of SourceMob’s key strengths, says Giesener, is that it allows companies to access this segment by integrating with social platforms that most people are already using.
“Our solution helps candidates find jobs from our clients when they have an interest, and then relevant job openings get delivered and distributed every single day based on their choice of category and location that they want to work in, directly – for instance – on their Facebook profile page and right to their mobile device. We also deliver jobs for our clients both to Twitter and to Google Plus.”