Monday, August 25, 2014

Amris Acquires Israeli Social Recruitment Platform Zao

UK based company The Internet Corporation Limited, owner of Amris, announced the acquisition of Israeli company Zao, to complement and enhance its award winning Amris eRecruitment platform. The transaction combines the complementary strengths and benefits of both solutions, to create a unique and even wider range of eRecruitment services. Employee referrals result in the best quality hires, especially as scarcity of talent is growing in line with the economic recovery. Zao’s employee social referral platform is designed to boost referral hires, and will be available as a fully integrated optional module for all Amris users, and equally available as an independent solution that can integrate with any applicant tracking system on the market.

“This is a revolutionary opportunity that will redefine the way organizations hire, creating a comprehensive joint solution transforming direct sourcing and engagement with the power of social media,” said Mark Kieve, CEO at The Internet Corporation. “The combination of Zao and Amris will allow companies to use social networks not only for job advertising, but for employee referrals and enhanced engagement in an automated and extremely efficient manner. Zao is a great fit with Amris, and combined provides a formidable tool for effective hiring and candidate engagement in every respect, we are delighted to again broaden our wide range of online recruitment services. We look forward to welcoming Zao and all their customers to the Amris eRecruitment Family.”

Zao was established in 2011 by Ziv Eliraz and raised to-date about $1.3m. Zao's has a high quality worldwide customer base, including Nespresso, Fiverr, and Marvell. Zao makes referrals and social media hiring easy, automated and fun. In a world where our contacts are mapped out on social networks, it doesn’t make sense to sift through them manually. Zao makes it easy to recommend friends by automatically matching your job descriptions to the capabilities of your Facebook and LinkedIn contacts. Zao increases employee engagement in referrals, by making participation fun using gamification, which rewards employees for good effort and not just referral hires. Zao’s automation takes the work out of repetitive tasks, and allows job sharing on social networks at any frequency. 

Zao also lets you include your trusted business network in referrals. Zao is dedicated to helping you make referrals and social media your most powerful source of hire.
Amris was one of the first truly social ATS solutions, offering full integration with key social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter since the early days of social media. 

Amris eRecruitment, designed by recruitment experts, removes much of the administrative hassle from the recruitment process. Amris allows you to streamline every aspect of the recruitment process – from job posting and candidate management to skill matching and the maintenance of your own candidate talent bank. Above all Amris is easy to use and just works. Full and seamless integration with psychometric testing, video interviewing and reference checking is all available. 

Amris has a big international footprint of which it is rightly proud and works with leading companies across all business sectors including Serco Group plc, English Heritage, JD Wetherspoon, Jury’s Inn, Norbert Dentressangle, Telefonica, Ricoh, Three mobile, Musgrave, Phones4U and many others. Amris systems range from simple ‘off the shelf’ systems for campaigns, store openings and graduate recruitment through to sophisticated enterprise systems provided globally in many languages.

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