Social Media Jobs Distributor Acquired by iCIMS

iCIMS, a SaaS provider of recruiting technology, bought its social media partner Jobmagic, according to an announcement today.

Jobmagic had been an iCIMS partner, providing its customers access to social media sites where they could post their openings, as well as enabling them to build networks and attract candidates through social media job matching.

One of the key strengths of the platform is its versatility. It allows recruiters and employment marketers to integrate video links and blogs with the postings, and to include a direct link to recruiters should a potential candidate have questions. Besides posting to the big three — Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter — Jobmagic has some 300 other social sites to which jobs can be posted automatically. Colin Day, iCIMS CEO, said in announcing the now-completed deal, “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.”

iCIMS didn’t report terms of the deal. However, the announcement noted that since getting a $35 milllion VC investment in January, iCIMS has been “executing against an aggressive strategic growth plan that includes increased investments in marketing, product development, and acquisitions.” It expects to have increased staff by almost 30 percent by year’s end. Jobmagic is the first acquisition.

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Besides being more tightly integrated with iCIMS’ recruitment products, Jobmagic will continue to be sold as a standalone social media job distribution service.

Jobmagic will operate from its Waltham, Massachusetts, office; its founder, Jindrich Liska, becomes a senior director with iCIMS.

John Zappe is the editor of and a contributing editor of John was a newspaper reporter and editor until his geek gene lead him to launch his first website in 1994. He developed and managed online newspaper employment sites and sold advertising services to recruiters and employers. Before joining ERE Media in 2006, John was a senior consultant and analyst with Advanced Interactive Media and previously was Vice President of Digital Media for the Los Angeles Newspaper Group.

Besides writing for ERE, John consults with staffing firms and employment agencies, providing content and managing their social media programs. He also works with organizations and businesses to assist with audience development and marketing. In his spare time  he can be found hiking in the California mountains or competing in canine agility and obedience competitions.

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1 Comment on “Social Media Jobs Distributor Acquired by iCIMS

  1. Thanks for covering, John. We’re very excited about the acquisition and what it means for our roadmap and our clients’ abilities to further integrate social into their recruiting strategies.

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