"For us, it's all about getting candidates out for interviews. We're not looking for placements, necessarily, but for how to get more candidates into the pipeline to interview. Connectifier is our go-to tool now," Rich says.
Rich says Talener used to rely on LinkedIn to source candidates, but found that Connectifier gives a more holistic view of candidates based on the kind of public data that's important to ensuring a solid fit.
"We were using LinkedIn, especially the InMail feature, but that quickly became saturated and then a lot of candidates stopped checking their mail altogether. And as recruiters, the communication part is critical. The phone is still king for us, the ability to reach out by phone to talk to people, even in a digital world, and Connectifier pulls data like phone numbers and email addresses so we can more directly connect with a potential candidate. Connectifier aggregates from places like GitHub, StackOverflow and Twitter that we use to vet candidates -- sure, we could go out and look for that individually, but it's much more efficient and timely to have it all in one place," he says.
Connectifier claims its usage is growing -- fast
Founded in 2013, Connectifier launched publicly in Q2 2015, but even in quiet mode racked up some impressive sales and growth numbers. Sales grew from zero to approximately $10 million in the last 18 months, and the company claims its technology is used by more than 40 percent of the Fortune 100. The company reports a 48- percent year-over-year growth from Q1 2014 to Q1 2015 and has increased its customer base from 107 unique customers to 482 as of October 2015, Jersin says.
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