Press room

Sept 2018

Monster returns to HR Tech to preview new and improved offerings

WESTON, Mass., September 10, 2018 – With a new leadership team focused on improving the core job search and talent search experiences for both candidates and recruiters, Monster, a leading solution for connecting people and jobs, is returning to the 2018 HR Technology Conference & Exposition (HR Tech) poised to reinvent the online recruiting industry it created.

“We’re really excited to be back at HR Tech so we can share the ways we’re enabling our customers to meet the unique challenges they face in this new world of recruiting,” said Scott Gutz, who joined Monster as Chief Executive Officer in July. “Over the last several months, our best-in-class product team has continued relentlessly working to improving our core tools, while also working to identify the most effective and innovative new solutions to improve recruiting efficiency and better enable the human connections which are so important during the process. HR Tech is a great forum for us to continue to learn about the challenges facing the industry, showcase the work we’ve already done to improve our experiences, and preview the new solutions we’re exploring.”

The home for Monster’s activities at HR Tech (September 11 – 14 at The Venetian in Las Vegas) will be booth 1124 on the exhibition hall floor. There, Monster will be previewing Monster Studios, a native app that enables talent acquisition, recruitment and HR teams to record, edit and publish video job ads from a smartphone in minutes. Video job ads bring the workplace culture to life, help create strong emotional connections, and showcase the brand and people, enabling recruiters and employer branding specialists to powerfully convey the benefits of a job opening, the employer, and the work environment. For candidates, it provides valuable insight into the role, work environment and business culture.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to meet members of the new leadership team, who can talk about Monster Studios, the changes that have been made in recent months—including refining the matching process, updating search algorithms, improving the user experience, and relaunching its free resume assessment tool—and their vision for the future of the company.

Another highlight of Monster’s HR Tech participation will be “Two Decades (and two years) Later — Why Is Hiring Still So Hard?”, a panel discussion featuring Chris Cho, Monster’s Chief Product Officer. Along with fellow talent acquisition technology leaders, Cho will share his vision for the future of job search and recruiting technology—including the role marketing will play in the future.

“Recruiting and job search today are both one-dimensional experiences that discount the most important part: the people involved,” said Cho. ““This is a transformative time in recruitment, and Monster is aiming to shift the marketplace so that candidates and companies can become better versions of themselves, know more about the other – and make better matches. It’s time to envision a new way, powered by technology, that allows us to enable human connections between employers and candidates, and take the process from transactional to transformational.”

“Over the past 18 months, our company has changed tremendously—from our new leadership team to product improvements,” added Gutz. “We’re looking forward to reintroducing ourselves to the recruiting industry at HR Tech.”

About Monster
Monster is a global leader in connecting people and jobs. Every day, Monster makes meaningful human connections that advance lives and strengthen businesses by helping individuals find better jobs and employers find the best talent. For more than 20 years, Monster has worked to transform the recruiting industry. Today, the company leverages advanced technology using intelligent digital, social and mobile solutions, including the flagship website®, Monster’s innovative app, and a vast array of products and services. Monster is a digital venture owned by Randstad North America, a subsidiary of Randstad Holding, a $26 billion (US) global provider of HR services.

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