Monster, a leader in connecting people and jobs, announced the global launch of its latest innovative solution geared towards allowing candidates and recruiters to see each other more clearly so that they can make better matches—Monster Studios.
Monster Studios is a native app that enables talent acquisition, recruitment and HR teams to record, edit and publish video job descriptions from their smartphone in minutes. The addition of video to job postings enables recruiters and hiring managers to powerfully convey the benefits of a job opening, the employer’s personality, and the work environment. For candidates, it provides valuable insight into the role, work environment and business culture.
“Video job descriptions bring the workplace culture to life,” said Scott Gutz, Chief Executive Officer, Monster. “We know that candidates, especially on their mobile phones, don’t want to consume information by reading the large blocks of text that make up a traditional job description. Video allows a company to create a more complete view into a job which drives better connections and fit throughout the process. Monster Studios is an important step in transforming the way both sides interact with each other. Creating more honest and transparent conversations and interactions between employers and candidates is critical to making every workplace happier and more productive.”
Monster first announced Monster Studios in late 2018. In early 2019, 100 customers in the U.S. and more than 200 customers across Europe participated in a beta program.
Stefan Begall, Director Recruitment, Sweden & EMEA at Volvo explains: “We signed up to use Monster Studios because we think video helps us stand out and is more compelling than text job descriptions – and candidates can get a better idea of our company and culture.”
“We are excited about bringing this new solution to our customers in Europe,” said Marc Irmisch-Petit, Managing Director Europe, Monster. “The initial feedback we’ve received from our beta customers has been overwhelmingly positive—they’re impressed by how easy it is to use and excited to include videos in their job descriptions. We strongly believe that this innovative solution will help our customers find better matches as they look to fill jobs at their organization. It’s yet another way Monster can help them meet their hiring needs.”
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“We are excited about Monster Studios due to the innovative video technology,” said Holly Heinze-Coolican, Director of People Development at Raymour & Flanigan, “We are always looking for new ways to attract talent and Monster Studios brings real life to a standard written job description.”
Since launching in the U.S. in mid-April, customers have reported an increase in applies to jobs after posting videos and an average video completion rate that exceeds Brightcove benchmarks.
The initial release was targeted at North America supporting the Apple iPhone. With the global rollout of Monster Studios, the app is now available on the Apple iPhone in the U.S., U.K., Italy, Sweden, France, Netherlands, Canada (English and French), and Germany with Ireland, Belgium Luxemburg, Switzerland, Austria, Spain, Czech Republic and Finland becoming available at the end of the month. Android phone support will also be available in all listed countries at the end of the month.
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