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Jobscience

August 06, 2012 08:00 ET

Jobscience Acquires Atomkeep to Help Job Seekers Control Their Social Identity

Job Seekers Validate Their Social Network Profiles; Employers Avoid Mistaken Identity Liabilities

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 6, 2012) - Jobscience Inc., the leader in Social Relationship Management for Hiring, today announced the acquisition of Atomkeep, a pioneer in social profile management. Atomkeep helps users sync their profile information on social networks, job boards and other internet sites. Users gain a streamlined way to validate and control their social identity across multiple sites. Accessing user-validated accounts helps recruiters and employers avoid cases of mistaken identity and potential liability issues.

"It has become common practice for employers and colleges to request access to social media sites and use the information to screen applicants," said Ted Elliott. "Job seekers need to control their social identity and validate what they are willing to share with employers."

On June 26, 2012 the California Assembly Judiciary Committee unanimously approved Senate Bill 1349, which seeks to prohibit California colleges, universities and businesses from requiring a student or prospective student to disclose the user name or account password to social networking sites. A U.S. congressional committee is considering the Social Networking Online Protection Act (SNOPA), which would forbid employers from requiring job seekers or workers to hand over their social networking passwords as a condition of employment.

"Employers want to rely on validated social information and job seekers need the tools to control their public identity. Atomkeep is a first step for Jobscience in bridging the candidate's needs with an employer's request to understand the social graph of future employees."

Atomkeep helps users easily ensure that all of their social network profiles from sites like Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, Twitter, Pinterest, Monster, Yelp and YouTube are accurate and up-to-date. Users simply build a profile on a single website and then publish it to all of his/her accounts. Users can then give potential employers or universities permission to access their validated and updated social profiles -- which improves the accuracy of the information and eliminates potential mistaken identity situations.

About Jobscience
As the leader in Social Relationship Management for hiring, Jobscience understands that social connectivity is more than a feature -- it's the future. Deployed on salesforce.com's Force.com platform, Jobscience's agile solutions bring social, mobile and CRM processes to talent management, keeping corporations and staffing agencies connected with and attracting top talent. For the last four years, Jobscience has been voted the AppExchange Customer Choice Award in HR and Recruiting by salesforce.com customers, and recently won the 2011 Brandon Hall Gold Award for Best Advance in Talent Acquisition Technology. Discover what Jobscience clients already know: great people, great technology and great companies are all connected. To learn more, visit www.jobscience.com.

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