Innotrieve's Referral Link selected as semifinalist for 2014 Recruiting Service Innovation Awards

By: InnovatioNews Tuesday May 20, 2014 0 comments Tags: Fort Collins, Innotrieve, Nan Weitzmann, Referral Link

FORT COLLINS - The International Association of Employment Web Sites announced Referral Link by Innotrieve, Inc. has been selected as a semifinalist for the 2014 Recruiting Service Innovation Awards (the ReSIs).

The awards are the first accolade to recognize ground-breaking sourcing and recruiting products and services that help employers achieve recruiting excellence by optimizing the capabilities and performance of their recruiters.

The employment service industry was hit hard by the Great Recession, but as the economy has strengthened, so have the companies that provide the tools recruiters use to find talent.

By the end of 2016, the employment services industry is projected to grow to an annual value of $490.1 billion, according to Research and Markets' Global Human Resources Employment Services report. The growth is being led by a surge of technological advances, producing a myriad of new recruitment products and services that the ReSIs recognize and promote.

"The ReSIs recognize those solutions that provide a value-add to improve the recruiter experience," said Nan Weitzmann, Americas Talent Acquisition Leader and a member of the 2014 ReSIs Selection Committee.

"When recruiters are more effective and productive, the hiring process moves more quickly and enhances the overall candidate and hiring experience. "

Nominations for the 2014 ReSIs were submitted earlier this year.  A blue ribbon Selection Committee composed of HR and recruiting executives from Hewlett Packard, Hyatt, Meritage Talent Solutions, New Belgium Brewing, and Outerwall, Inc. evaluated the submissions and selected the 17 semifinalists.

A survey of actual product users will now be conducted and Platinum, Gold and Silver winners will be announced at a reception to be held at the conclusion of the SHRM Annual Convention & Expo on June 25 in Orlando.

The 2014 ReSIs are the inaugural year of the award program, sponsored by Boxwood Technology and Simply Hired.  In addition to the awards program, the ReSIs will collect and publish research on the best practices for supporting recruiting excellence in an increasingly competitive and global talent marketplace.

For more information about the IAEWS and the ReSIs, visit or contact Peter Weddle, IAEWS executive director, at [email protected] or 203.964.1888

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