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SmartRecruiters wants to know: How do you make hiring easier? Monster’s SVP of Product Management Matthew Mund had this to say: 


1. Tell us a little about the impressive history of Monster.

Monster pioneered the business of digital recruiting in 1994. We are the premier global online employment solution for people seeking jobs and the employers who need great people. We’ve been doing this for nearly 20 years , and have expanded from our roots as a “job board” to a global provider of a full array of job seeking, career management, recruitment and talent management products and services. At the heart of our success and our future is innovation: we are changing the way people think about work, and we’re helping them actively improve their lives and their workforce performance with new technology, tools and practices.


2. How does Monster’s service work?

We find talent, wherever it lives. Monster is the premier career destination. More than 4,200 job searches are performed on each and every minute and more than 2,000 jobs are viewed each minute. Nearly 70% of Monster’s audience is employed.

Monster as a Distribution/Network: Monster Career Ad Network® is the largest recruitment-focused ad network reaching over 75 million users, on average each month in the U.S. Combined with our strong partnerships to such leading brands as Yahoo!, Monster’s brand reaches 45 percent of the total U.S. Internet population.

Affinity Sites: Monster owns many affinity sites and other destinations for seekers. For example, our site is the leading online military destination for the military community with more military resumes are added to Monster and every day.

Partnerships: Monster has newspaper partnerships with over 1,000 daily and weekly papers in the United States. Our top 125 newspaper partners attract over 72.5 million unique visitors to their websites each month.

Resume Warehouses: With Monster’s latest innovation, SeeMore®, we connect recruiters with all their talent pools. Now recruiters can see and search resumes from all their databases, no matter where the resumes are located — from Monster, referrals, or internal candidates. Plus, with the powerful analytics tool built right into SeeMore, you can gain valuable insight into candidate data to make more informed recruiting, hiring, and business decisions.


3. What are Monster’s market differentiators?

Monster knows jobs. We also have patent-pending technologies that are unrivaled in the industry. Therefore we can offer clients a customized talent management lifecycle solution that far exceeds anything offered by our competitors.


4. Why should hiring businesses use the service of Monster?

Today, job seekers have many avenues to search, find, and apply to jobs. Recruiters are overwhelmed with the sheer number of candidates that apply from all different sources. The right match can save countless hours sorting through unqualified candidates. Use of internal labor pools can help retain top talent and grow company “keepers.” Social channels can capture younger labor pools and help keep all interested candidates engaged.

The problem is time and efficiency. How can HR professionals maximize their time, extend their productivity, and increase the return on recruitment investments? How can technology and vendor partners help recruiters spend more time on the “human” side of recruitment, such as interviewing candidates and working with hiring managers?

Monster uses innovation to find talent, wherever it lives, and match talent to opportunity with unrivaled precision. We measure our success by our customer’s success. Only Monster has such a robust and complete set of solutions to help you connect with the right talent.


5. What’s a fact we may not know about Monster?

Monster (formerly called The Monster Board) was the 454th commercial website in the world.


Additional Monster Information:

SmartRecruiters is the hiring platform with everything you need to source talent (a Monster partner), manage candidates and make the right hires.

Matthew Mund