BrassRing Receives "A" Rating in CareerBuilder.com's "2003 Recruitment Technology Resource Guide"
Business Editors/High-Tech Writers
WALTHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 19, 2003--BrassRing, the leading provider of talent management solutions and services, today announced that it received an "A" rating in 18 categories in CareerBuilder.com's "2003 Recruitment Technology Resource Guide." CareerBuilder.com's Solutions Consulting Group, which specializes in recruitment technology analysis, designed the guide to help Human Resource professionals choose the most efficient and cost-effective Applicant Tracking System (ATS) for their hiring needs. The guide compares the products of 11 vendors in the talent management arena, including:
-- Recruiting Solutions International
-- VirtualEdge; and
In the report, each vendor was rated on their performance in 20 different categories, including Requisition Management, Job Distribution, Internal/External Job Boards, Applicant Data Capture, Resume Extraction & Processing, Online Pre-Screening, Workflow, Candidate Database, Candidate Management, Manager Self-Service, Employee Services, Jobseeker Services, Employee Referral Management, Metrics & Reporting, Compliance Data, Source Tracking, Correspondence, System Administration, Third Party System Integration and Vendor Management.
"Our goal in creating the Guide was to provide objective, well-rounded analysis of key players in the talent management industry to help HR professionals find the right match for their companies," said Luke McGlasson, manager of CareerBuilder.com's Solutions Consulting Group. "In addition to looking at each product's functionality, we examined each vendor's implementation process, technical infrastructure, service and support model, customer input and financial status."
BrassRing received a weighted rating of "A" in 18 of the 20 categories, more than any other vendor in the report. Specifically, BrassRing received a weighted rating of "A" in Requisition Management, Internal/External Job Boards, Applicant Data Capture, Resume Extraction & Processing, Online Pre-Screening, Workflow, Candidate Database, Candidate Management, Manager Self-Service, Employee Services, Jobseeker Services, Employee Referral Management and Metrics & Reporting Compliance Data, Correspondence, System Administration, Third Party System Integration and Vendor Management. BrassRing received the highest number of points possible in eight categories, again more than any other vendor in the study.
"At a time when it's so difficult to discern what's real and what's hype in the marketplace, this study should go a long way in helping companies evaluate their true options," said Deb Besemer, President and CEO of BrassRing. "We're proud to have performed so strongly in such a rigorous study, and are pleased that CareerBuilder.com has chosen to focus on the recruitment technology segment in their latest research. We view this study as another confirmation that BrassRing is clearly one of the market leaders in nearly every category."
To purchase a copy of the study, go to www.careerbuilder.com/ats
CareerBuilder.com is a leading online source for maximizing recruitment dollars and optimizing job searches with superior products, customer service and technology. With a unique combination of national, local and niche audiences, CareerBuilder.com makes it easy for recruiters to reach the most qualified candidates with industry-leading market research data and support. Job seekers can search for the right job from more than 400,000 continuously updated postings, representing more than 25,000 of the top employers in virtually every industry, field and location. Together with Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE:GCI), Tribune Company (NYSE:TRB), and Knight Ridder, Inc. (NYSE:KRI), CareerBuilder.com includes the Web's top newspaper sites -- the most trusted employment sources in recruiting. For more information about CareerBuilder.com products and services, call or visit http://www.careerbuilder.com.
BrassRing delivers talent management solutions that help companies engage people. The company offers clients a custom blend of recruitment software, talent consulting, and recruitment process management. The world's most diverse and successful organizations rely on BrassRing's talent management expertise to achieve competitive advantage. Investors in BrassRing LLC and its affiliates include The Washington Post Company, Tribune Company, Gannett Co., Inc., and Accel Partners. BrassRing has earned a number of prestigious industry awards, including Upside's 2001 Hot 100 List of Privately Held Companies, IDC's list of the Top 10 eRecruiting providers, Forbes Magazine's Best-of-the-Web 2001 directory, Information Week's Top 100 ASPs, HR Executive's Top 10 New Products of the Year, CAREERXROADS Top Online Employment Site and WEDDLE'S User's Choice Award.
For more information about BrassRing, visit www.BrassRing.com.
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