October 04, 2011
Monster Honored by HR Executive, with Top Product Award for BeKnown
Fastest growing professional networking app lauded for its innovation and value to HR community.
MAYNARD, Mass., October 4, 2011
Today, Monster Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: MWW) announced that BeKnown -- Monster’s professional networking app on Facebook –- was named one of the top products of the year by Human Resource Executive magazine. The award was announced at the 14th annual HR Technology Conference in Las Vegas this week.
“It’s a thrill and an honor to be recognized by HR Executive magazine for the success we’ve had in bringing professional networking to Facebook with our BeKnown app. Our focus is on making BeKnown an innovative networking platform that brings quality career opportunities to professionals and enables employers to engage with great talent,” said Matt Mund, VP of product management for Monster Worldwide. “We’re continuing to develop new BeKnown functionality that combines the power of Monster and Facebook to add even more value for employers to connect with potential candidates, building their talent pools for both current job opportunities and future ones.”
This award recognition comes at a time when BeKnown has become the fastest growing app of its kind on Facebook (AppData, Sept. 2011) since its launch in June. And in an effort to continually offer more engagement opportunities on BeKnown, the app is now one of few Facebook apps that are part of Facebook’s new Open Graph Initiative which was unveiled two weeks ago at the Facebook f8 Developer’s Conference.
“Human Resource Executive has been evaluating HR products and conducting this competition for 23 years," explained David Shadovitz, editor of Human Resource Executive. "Our goal has always been to identify products and services that clearly offer value to the HR community while demonstrating innovation. BeKnown stood out to us as a very clear example of a tool that recruiters need as part of their recruiting toolbox today. It offers another venue to connect and engage with candidates in a professional way and from a platform they are already very comfortable using in their everyday lives.”
In addition to the nod from Human Resource Executive this year for BeKnown, Monster was recognized last year for Power Resume Search –- powered by its 6Sense semantic search technology -- which was cited by editors for its precision talent matching capabilities.
With the introduction of BeKnown in India today, the professional networking app for Facebook is now available in 19 languages and 36 countries, and is also accessible for free via mobile apps on Android and iPhone devices. Visit http://apps.Facebook.com/BeKnown for more information on BeKnown, or follow BeKnown on Twitter and visit the BeKnown blog for regular updates.
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