SOURCE: Jobvite


December 02, 2009 08:00 ET

ModCloth Triples Its Team With Jobvite

Social Recruiting Innovations Help Popular Online Shopping Site Hire to Meet Sales Demand

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - December 2, 2009) - Jobvite, creator of next-generation recruitment solutions, today announced that ModCloth, a popular online women's clothing retailer, is driving rapid growth aided by Jobvite Hire, the e-recruitment platform with industry-first social network integration. Jobvite enables the company to source candidates through social networks, increase employee referrals and manage the entire hiring process with the intuitive Software-as-a-Service application.

Pittsburgh-based ModCloth has recently experienced a surge in popularity, becoming an internationally recognized brand with over two million visitors a month. In response to this rapid rise in fame, ModCloth, a company that started in its owner's dorm room six years earlier, needed to scale quickly. ModCloth selected the Jobvite e-Recruitment solution to jump-start its recruitment process.

ModCloth chose Jobvite Hire to engage all employees in growing referrals, which are widely regarded as the highest quality, lowest cost source of hires. Jobvite's innovative integration with LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter matches jobs to contacts in employee networks to increase referrals. Many employees have installed Jobvite's Facebook application, Work With Us, which provides an easy way to share job openings with friends. In addition, ModCloth's new Careers site, powered by Jobvite, helps the company publicize open jobs to the millions of online shoppers that frequent the clothing site each month.

Jobvite was implemented at a key time for ModCloth, which has more than tripled its employee base since beginning to use the application and projects even more growth over the next year. With Jobvite, ModCloth extends its talent pool to more geographies and specializations, connecting with a wide variety of talent from all over the country to fill specialized roles such as ModStylists and Fashion Writers.

"The rapid growth we are experiencing, coupled with the diverse set of positions that we need to fill makes it absolutely essential to have a robust recruitment strategy and recruitment management software in place," said Erin Smith, Lead Recruiter, ModCloth. "Jobvite's recruitment solution fit with the kind of company that we are trying to build because it has helped us find the right talent to grow the company while retaining our core values."

"Behind every great 'overnight success' is a team of dedicated and innovative employees. When you start out small and grow quickly, like ModCloth, it can be hard to develop cost-effective resources to get the right talent," said Dan Finnigan, President and Chief Executive Officer of Jobvite. "Jobvite makes this transition easier by extending recruiting reach to employee social networks, making it easier than ever to target and hire the best candidates without a large investment in recruiting."

About is an e-retailer that sells affordable independent designer women's fashion. They've attracted a large devoted following through their unique selection of indie clothing and engaging promotions on the ModLife Blog ( and social networks. The company is founded by husband and wife team Eric Koger and Susan Gregg Koger.

About Jobvite

Jobvite creates Software-as-a-Service applications that improve recruiting productivity and quality for any company while lowering recruiting costs. Easy to use, social recruiting products from Jobvite get everyone involved to find and hire the right talent. Jobvite's proprietary recruiting technologies make recruiting in social networks and on the open Web effective and easy. For more information, visit

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