Diverse Candidates Find Jobs with Simply Hired
Diversity filter enhances candidate experience
Mountain View, CA – November 6, 2008 – Simply Hired (www.SimplyHired.com), the most comprehensive search engine for jobs, announced today that job seekers can now refine their job search to consist only of employers featured on the Top 50 Companies for Diversity list released annually by DiversityInc (www.diversityinc.com), the leading publication on diversity and business. The new Diversity filter can be found at www.simplyhired.com/diversity.
Diversity within businesses has become a hot topic over the past few years. The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has enforced more stringent employment laws requiring companies to extend all applicants equal opportunity for employment. For example, the end of September marked the deadline for the EEO-1 survey in which companies were required to report the racial background of their employees, and may result in companies looking to fill open positions with more diverse candidates.
“The diversity filter is a useful tool that benefits both job seekers and employers," says Sachin Shah, Director of Product Development at Simply Hired. “Not only does it reassure job seekers that the companies are in OFCCP compliance, but the filter allows employers to obtain highly qualified, diverse candidates."
Simply Hired currently reaches a wide range of candidates through its expansive network of over 5,000 website partners that include social networks, blogs, content sites and more. Employers can tap into thousands of different applicant pools to attract diverse candidates through targeted niche sites. The reach of the Simply Hired network includes sites for various ethnic backgrounds (MyBlackNetworks.com, FilipinoNation.com, SeattleIndian.com), women (theglasshammer.com), sexual orientations (LezTown.com, OutForWork.com), military (soldiers.ning.com), the over 50 crowd (retirementcommunity.com, encore.com) and many others.
Simply Hired’s Diversity filter will provide results only from companies that DiversityInc deemed the most dedicated to diversity in the workplace. DiversityInc publishes their list of the Top 50 Companies for Diversity on an annual basis. The 352 nominees for the 2008 rankings were judged by their strength in the following areas: CEO Commitment, Human Capital, Corporate and Organizational Communications, and Supplier Diversity. This new filter will be valuable to the many job seekers searching for employers committed to hiring applicants from all backgrounds and lifestyles.
About Simply Hired
With more than 6 million job listings worldwide and counting, Simply Hired (www.SimplyHired.com) is the world's largest search engine for jobs and a unique cost effective recruitment advertising network for employers and recruiters. The company has international sites in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia and India. Simply Hired has been lauded as one of the "50 Coolest Websites" by Time Magazine and declared "Best of the Web" by Business Week. Simply Hired has raised $17.7M in funding from News Corporation's Fox Interactive Media, Foundation Capital, Garage Technology Ventures and individual investors. The company is privately held and is based in Mountain View, California.