EXPANSION OF TALENT POOL ENABLES MORE EMPLOYERS TO CONNECT WITH TOP—NOTCH EMPLOYEES
Blue Chip Expert Reaches Important Milestones
San Francisco, Calif. – Blue Chip Expert, the premier online site for top tier professionals, recently reached notable milestones as it continues to build upon its differentiated technology platform that combines exclusive networks with precision people search, matching and executive recruiting services.
Blue Chip Expert, launched one year ago, has registered more than 60,000 senior executives, hiring managers and highly networked professionals who in turn have collectively sent more than 350,000 invitations to other high–quality candidates. Blue Chip Expert’s membership reflects a top–notch talent pool not readily found on other social networking sites. 50 percent of members hold positions of vice president or above and 70 percent are directors or above. A survey of members also shows that 61 percent of users have post–graduate degrees and 44 percent have attended one of the nation’s top 100 universities.
Scott Langmack, CEO of Blue Chip Expert, says the company has taken a next–generation approach to recruiting that eases many of the headaches inherent in typical employee search methods commonly in use today. These force hiring managers to confront a highly inefficient and fragmented market for talent.
Langmack said Blue Chip Expert accelerates the hiring process because it has access to a large talent pool and a searchable database that can quickly “short list” top candidates. Internal Blue Chip Expert executive recruiters then work with the client to schedule interviews. “We are able to deliver a candidate in days or weeks, not months,” Langmack said. “No other online executive job site is quite like us. It's something that every employer searching for high–caliber talent could use.”
At most job search and social networking sites, members tend to add most of their friends and coworkers to their “network” with little thought to the quality of those people. At Blue Chip Expert, high–caliber members are encouraged to invite similar new members by sharing a portion of the placement fee when a person’s network either hires from Blue Chip Expert or accepts a job. With its patent pending search algorithms and matching technologies, Blue Chip Expert is able to quickly rank a person based on a variety of criteria, including educational level, universities attended and employment history. It then matches the hiring manager's needs with the best profiles.
“This is critical for employers who are looking for the ideal candidate and feel the candidate needs to have a very specific background in terms of both education and work history,” Langmack said. ’By tapping into Blue Chip Expert, their search process is quicker and more efficient.”
Blue Chip Expert is the first social networking job site that allows members to monetize their networks. Organizations and individuals invite professionals into Blue Chip Expert and earn a percentage of their placement fees, as well as a portion of the fees generated by people invited by their invitees.
One of Blue Chip Expert’s unique features is Activated Social Networking, or ASN, which allows Blue Chip Expert to expand its talent pool into the millions by targeting “opportunistic job seekers,” or similarly qualified individuals not actively seeking a job but who might be interested in a specific opportunity. Through ASN, Blue Chip Expert members refer top jobs to people they know, giving access and visibility to these hard to reach professionals. Members are motivated not only to help friends and colleagues find quality work but are also financially rewarded if their referral is hired.