SOURCE: Jobvite


June 10, 2009 08:00 ET

Total Attorneys Recruits Qualified Hires on Facebook and Twitter With Jobvite

Growing Firm Uses Social Recruiting to Leverage Its Social Graph

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - June 10, 2009) - Jobvite, creator of next-generation recruitment solutions, today announced that Total Attorneys, the Chicago-based premier provider of legal services for small law firms, has chosen the e-recruitment platform to hire through popular social networks. Total Attorneys finds candidates who fit its culture by utilizing the valuable -- and growing -- contacts and information in its employees' social networks to target job opportunities and spread the word virally.

Jobvite is the only recruitment application built to involve all employees in the hiring process and leverage their social networks to find quality candidates. Companies use the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) application to reduce recruitment spending and increase the impact of existing resources.

Total Attorneys is a fast-growing law technology-enabled services firm, with approximately 200 employees and plans to add an additional 75 employees across departments through the end of 2009. Since implementing Jobvite in March, the company has discovered excellent candidates and hired several new employees through social referrals on Facebook and Twitter. Now, more than half of Total Attorneys' hires come through referrals.

"I believe the key to building a highly-functional team is retaining the culture that has made us successful, even as we undergo rapid growth," said Ed Scanlan, CEO of Total Attorneys. "Encouraging the entire staff to recruit turns everyone into brand ambassadors. By using our social networks to recruit, we're inherently reaching the best-qualified candidates. Jobvite gives us a powerful and effortless way to maximize our social graph."

Within two days of introducing Jobvite's social recruitment platform to employees, Total Attorneys saw a dramatic increase in applications for the targeted positions. The ease of distributing a short and descriptive job link with a one-sentence explanation via Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn helped the company double the amount of qualified resumes for that position in less than a week.

"Social recruiting has enabled us to hire strong new employees who we would never have connected with via traditional recruiting methods," said Sarah Widner, Talent Manager at Total Attorneys. "From the first I heard of Jobvite, I immediately knew it was a perfect fit for us. Employees here are very active in social media, both participating in social networks and developing social media products for our clients, so Jobvite's unique social recruitment platform is a natural match."

In addition to encouraging its own employees to refer candidates, Total Attorneys is planning to promote an affiliate program where anyone can participate in recommending candidates via social networks and receive a referral bonus for successful hire, whether you work at the company or not. Jobvite tracks the referral chain from the originating Total Attorneys employee through to the applicant, noting every person in between who has passed on the job invitation.

"Companies have long known that referrals are the highest quality, longest lasting, lowest cost hires," said Dan Finnigan, President and Chief Executive Officer of Jobvite. "Jobvite's API integration into the leading social networks and instant matching makes referring jobs to the best talent effortless -- and Total Attorneys is proving it."

About Total Attorneys

Total Attorneys is a technology-enabled services provider that furnishes marketing, software and back-office administrative services to law firms. Total Attorneys continues to innovate by providing its clients with a flexible support model that fits the changing needs of small businesses. Total Attorneys revenue has doubled every year since it was founded in 2002, with over 9500% growth in the last 5 years. It was named #2 on Crain's Chicago Businesses 2009 Fast Fifty and #169 on the 2008 Inc. 500 fastest growing private companies in the United States. For more information, visit

About Jobvite

Jobvite is used by companies to manage all aspects of hiring in an easy to use Web 2.0 platform. Jobvite is the only eRecruitment application that powers word of mouth marketing for jobs. Jobvite engages people to send targeted job invitations to contacts in their social networks and helps companies make high quality hires at lower cost. Customers of the Software-as-a-Service application include leading edge companies like Advent, Infinera, SupportSoft, TiVo and For more information, visit

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