SOURCE: Ovation Technologies

Ovation Technologies

July 24, 2012 08:00 ET

Ovation Technologies Brings the Power of Big Business Recruiting to Small Businesses With New Mobile and Cloud-Based Social Hiring Apps

Ovation Gives Small Businesses the Power of Easy, Anytime, Anywhere Recruiting

TAMPA BAY, FL--(Marketwire - Jul 24, 2012) - Today Ovation Technologies launched Ovation, a mobile and cloud-based social recruiting application designed specifically for the needs of small and medium sized businesses. Available in the Google Apps Marketplace, the Apple iTunes Store, and the Google Play Store, Ovation makes it easy and affordable for small businesses to find the best employees anytime, anywhere in an increasingly competitive job market.

The average cost of a new hire in the United States, considering time and recruiting costs, is $3,500 (according to a 2011 study by Bersin and Associates). For a small business, the cost of a bad hire is much more than that. Small businesses today are competing for talent with large corporations but have far fewer resources. With more and more job-seekers in today's economy it's increasingly difficult for the busy business owner to sort candidates and find the right person for the job. Fortunately mobile, social, and cloud technologies can level the playing field for small businesses. With Ovation, a business can leverage the accessibility of mobile, the power of social media and the efficiencies of the cloud to recruit, screen and on-board the best talent, anytime, anywhere.

"Most small businesses don't have full-time recruiters or even an HR department and find finding and hiring employees to be a daunting and distracting task," said Pete VanSon, CEO and cofounder of Ovation Technologies. "They're trying to grow their business and serve their customers. By putting the power of cloud recruiting into the hands of the business owners, we're giving them a competitive advantage to find, perform background checks and bring onboard the best talent as quickly as possible at an affordable price. Cloud-based software applications are to small businesses as spinach is to Popeye, it empowers them to take on large companies."

Ovation is a mobile enabled, cloud social recruiting tool that uses social networks, job boards and referrals to locate and rank job candidates. It also allows efficient digital background checks and electronic delivery of new hire paperwork, right from the tool. Key benefits include:

  • Easy, Push-button Social and Web Posting: Ovation makes recruiting and hiring easy by connecting small businesses directly to many of the most popular job boards and social networks, such as Craigslist and Indeed, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Monster, to publish posts across multiple channels with a click of a button. Ovation also leverages the Google Apps Marketplace with instant sign-on, and integrates with Gmail, Google calendar and contacts to make communications and scheduling as streamlined as possible.

  • Simple, Anytime, Anywhere Mobile Recruiting: Free iPhone and Android apps are available to access the Ovation service, anytime, anywhere. With the mobile apps, users can recruit on the go by instantly passing job opportunities to prospective candidates with QR codes, text messaging and email. The user can also see real-time activity and review incoming applications from their phone.

  • Effective, Automatic Candidate Ranking: Ovation helps users to quickly find the needle in the haystack by automatically ranking the best-suited candidates with a star ranking based on required skills, set criteria and custom questions employers can add.

  • Best Value: Priced for small business, Ovation leverages the efficiencies of cloud-based software to provide large business recruiting features at small business prices. Ovation is priced less than the competition, and offers the first month free. Subscriptions cost $39.95 per month and electronic delivery of new hire paperwork is priced at $5 per hire. Background screening services including a NationScan criminal search, a Sex Offenders and Homeland Security database check and social security number verification are available for $20.00. Drivers record verification checks are $7.50.

"Ovation isn't priced too low," says VanSon. "The competition is priced too high considering the automated nature of the cloud. Many small business owners do their own hiring and they dread sitting behind a computer building spreadsheets and going through resumes. Ovation was designed as their HR expert in the cloud, to help them draft effective job posts, and organize and execute the hiring process, so businesses can connect with candidates anytime, anywhere."

Ovation Technologies was founded by experts in both HR and enterprise software. The founders include a former HR executive for PepsiCo, Arthur Andersen and AT&T; a CPA and founder of Professional Employer Organization -- FirstSourceHR; executives from PwC, Arthur Andersen and First Advantage Corp; and the former chairman of Endurance Business Media and president and CEO of the Home Shopping Network (HSN). AgileThought, a full service enterprise software and mobile technology developer, is also an investor and architected and built the Ovation platform.

Ovation is available now at the Ovation Technologies website and in the Google Apps Marketplace. Android and iPhone apps are available in the Google Play and App Store. For more information, visit or call 855-232-5985.

About Ovation Technologies
Ovation Technologies is a software company focused on providing small businesses with affordable, easy to use and effective web and mobile applications. Founded by a team of seasoned HR and IT professionals with a strong background in developing large enterprise-class solutions, as well as first hand experience in running small and large businesses, the Ovation team is bringing their expertise to fill a void in tools available to small businesses.

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