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Johnson & Johnson Increases it’s Ability to Find Highly Qualified Staffers for Business Critical Roles by 41% with Easy-to-Use AI

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J&J receives about 1 million applications for 25,000 positions each year. But the percent of applicants that were highly qualified for open positions was low. The problem wasn't the applicants--but an unintuitive system. J&J fixed that with AI and boosted its ability to match great applicants to the right jobs.

Job seekers can often feel lost or disconnected—like the right opportunity is out there, but they don’t know where or how to look. Employers face a similar challenge when trying to attract the right candidates. Many companies, especially large enterprises, face a talent shortage across a range of critical roles.

For global companies like Johnson & Johnson (J&J), their online career website is an important recruiting tool. It’s the “front door” for talent that could make a vital difference in the company’s future and drive innovation for years to come.

However, career sites are often underutilized. If a job seeker doesn’t find a good job match with a quick search, they will likely move on. Too often, that represents a lost opportunity for both the company and the job seeker that could have been avoided with better search results.

“Partnering with Jibe and using Cloud Talent Solution for our career site allows us to do a much better job matching opportunity to talent on a very large scale.”

Sjoerd Gehring, Global VP of Talent Acquisition, Johnson & Johnson

While J&J receives approximately 1 million applications for 25,000 positions each year, the percent of applicants that were highly qualified for open positions was low.

Although the company always has a variety of open jobs on its career site, it noticed that even when strong matches existed between online job seekers and available positions, search results often didn’t highlight or even display the right opportunities. The user interface wasn’t intuitive enough, and job seekers couldn’t easily find their ideal positions.

As J&J began to reevaluate recruiting to take a more relationship-centric and digitally-driven approach, the company began working with Jibe, a career-site solutions provider.

Jibe introduced J&J to Cloud Talent Solution, which uses machine learning to better match job listings with job seekers’ interests and qualifications. Using Cloud Talent Solution, companies can build a compelling career-site search experience that helps candidates easily find the jobs most relevant to them. With smarter job searches and recommendations, J&J improved the effectiveness of its career site in just a few weeks.

“Jibe and Google make it easy for a large company to make a real difference in the candidate experience without investing a lot of time, money, or internal resources,” says Sjoerd Gehring, Global VP of Talent Acquisition at Johnson & Johnson. “Now that we’re using Cloud Talent Solution, our career site search results are exponentially better.”

Transforming job searches with better matches

Cloud Talent Solution better connects job seekers with jobs, because it understands the nuances of job titles, descriptions, industry jargon, and skills, matching job seeker preferences with relevant listings based on sophisticated classifications and relational models. It helps decipher job seeker queries and employer job postings, removing the manual effort of optimizing job content for search.

By using the Jibe platform to integrate Cloud Talent Solution with its career site, job seekers are more easily finding what they’re looking for and J&J is filling business critical roles more efficiently.

Since integrating Cloud Talent Solution, J&J has seen a 41% increase in high-quality job applicants per search and a nearly 45% increase in click-through rate on its career site.

“Partnering with Jibe and using Cloud Talent Solution for our career site allows us to do a much better job matching opportunity to talent on a very large scale,” adds Sjoerd. “We’re able to take a more personal approach and really connect with job seekers, which is a win.”

“Today’s job seekers expect a prospective employer’s career site to work like the other cloud services they use. Using Google’s machine learning and artificial intelligence, we can help customers like J&J get better search results and return jobs that candidates are more likely to apply to.”

Joe Essenfeld, Founder & CEO, Jibe

Connecting people with opportunities

J&J is now offering job seekers experiences in line with what they have come to expect as consumers—searching for a job should be as easy as searching for flights, restaurants, products, and other services. Because candidates are familiar with the experience, their level of interaction and engagement goes up, creating a larger pipeline of qualified candidates and filling jobs faster.

“Today’s job seekers expect a prospective employer’s career site to work like the other cloud services they use,” says Joe Essenfeld, Founder & CEO at Jibe. “Using Google’s machine learning and artificial intelligence, we can help customers like J&J get better search results and return jobs that candidates are more likely to apply to.”

A new digital revolution for recruiting

J&J continues to work with Jibe and Google to offer new features which make its career site even more effective. By offering job seekers a transformative, engaging experience, J&J is a more attractive and visible employer, increasing the value of its brand. It’s also continuously improving its recruiting process with end-to-end visibility and feedback from interactions with a million people every year.

“Transforming our career site with Jibe and Cloud Talent Solution directly impacts our ability to attract high-quality talent and hire those candidates faster,” adds Sjoerd. “Lots of people are looking for their dream job, and if it’s here at J&J, we want them to find it quickly and easily.”

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