MAYNARD & LEXINGTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 15, 2004-- Monster(R), the leading global online careers site and flagship brand of Monster Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ: MNST), and Webhire, Inc., a leader in talent management solutions, today announced they have signed an agreement to provide employers with an integrated solution to attract and hire job candidates. The jointly developed solution, which will include product integration, joint training, and co-marketing efforts, is designed to provide employers with the full scope of sourcing, selection, and reporting tools to help them meet all of their hiring needs. Webhire represents the first talent management solution provider to join with Monster to provide hiring solutions.
"Listening to our customers is a key component of Monster's product strategy," said Brad Baker, chief product and marketing officer, Monster. "Exemplifying our goal to continually find ways to help employers better meet their broad hiring needs, our alliance with Webhire enhances Monster's offerings by providing access to an industry-leading talent management solution."
The alliance supports the belief that attracting the best candidates leads to greater corporate performance and improved employee retention. By offering integrated metrics and reporting capabilities, Webhire customers will be able to demonstrate the effectiveness of Monster as a candidate source. In addition to employer benefits, the integration offers recruiters and candidates the following:
- Faster Job Posting - Seamless integration of Monster's TargetReach Job Posting tool with Webhire's talent management solution will minimize the time required for recruiters to post jobs and enable near-time processing of opportunities.
- Integrated Online Application - When a seeker applies for a job on Monster posted from Webhire Recruiter or Webhire Healthcare, their application will automatically include information from their Monster profile. This will save time for potential candidates and increase the number of qualified applicants for employers.
- Enhanced Resume Search - Monster's SmartFind Resume Search tool will be integrated with Webhire's search functionality, allowing recruiters to quickly and efficiently identify and upload candidates from Monster's extensive resume database, which now boasts more than 43 million resumes.
"Collaborating with Monster to provide an integrated hiring solution solidifies Webhire's position as an innovator in assisting clients with the daunting task of finding the strongest talent available," said Susanne Bowen, president and CEO at Webhire. "The combination of Webhire's functionality and Monster's broad candidate pool create one of the most comprehensive sourcing, selection, and reporting capabilities available today."
Celebrating its 10-year anniversary, Monster is the leading global online careers property. A division of Monster Worldwide (NASDAQ: MNST), Monster works for everyone by connecting quality job seekers at all levels with leading employers across all industries. Founded in 1994 and headquartered in Maynard, Mass., Monster has 25 local language and content sites in 23 countries worldwide. Monster is the official online career management services sponsor of the 2004 U.S. Olympic Team. More information is available at www.monster.com  or by calling 1-800-MONSTER. To learn more about Monster's industry-leading employer products and services, please visit http://recruiter.monster.com .
Webhire delivers end-to-end talent management solutions that provide the most comprehensive sourcing and selection capabilities, helping employers attract the right candidates, develop relationships, build a pipeline, measure progress, and ultimately, achieve their business goals. Consistently ranked among the top performers in overall vendor performance by the ERE Applicant Tracking Systems Buyer's Guide, Webhire offers proven technology solutions to keep people and organizations moving forward, resulting in stronger hires and better results.
Since 1982, Webhire has provided recruiting solutions to human resources professionals across all industries. Today, hundreds of companies rely on Webhire for reliable, easy-to-use, browser access to powerful recruiting and hiring solutions. With offerings specific to the needs of large enterprises, divisional and/or mid-sized companies, and the healthcare industry, Webhire customers include fast growing firms such as The Sharper Image, large corporations such as Heinz North America, and healthcare facilities such as Lee Memorial Health System. For more information, visit: www.webhire.com  or call: 1-877-WEBHIRE (1-877-932-4473). Outside the U.S., call: 781-869-5000.
Special Note: Safe Harbor Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Except for historical information contained herein, the statements made in this release constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Such forward-looking statements involve certain risks and uncertainties, including statements regarding Monster Worldwide, Inc.'s strategic direction, prospects and future results. Certain factors, including factors outside of Monster Worldwide's control, may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in the forward- looking statements, including economic and other conditions in the markets in which Monster Worldwide operates, risks associated with acquisitions, competition, seasonality and the other risks discussed in Monster Worldwide's Form 10-K and other filings made with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which discussions are incorporated in this release by reference.
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