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Inaugural ‘Most Responsive Employer’ Ranking Announced By StartWire

>PRWEB.COM Newswire

Lebanon, NH (PRWEB) January 06, 2014

StartWire ( has released its inaugural ranking of the Top 25 Most Responsive Employers in America. The 2013 rankings identify employers who systematically and proactively provide feedback to job seekers on their job applications. AT&T took the No. 1 spot on the list, followed closely by: Pepsi Beverages Company, Rochester General Health System, Boehringer Ingelheim, and Spirit AeroSystems. The complete list can be found here:

Rank    Company
1            AT&T
2            Pepsi Beverages Company
3            Rochester General Health System
4            Boehringer Ingelheim
5            Spirit AeroSystems
6            Sears
7            Yale University
8            DeVry
9            Sodexo
10         Northrop Grumman
11         Adventist Health System
12         HCA
13         Amerigroup
14         Baker Hughes
15         JPMorgan Chase
16         Pearson
17         UnitedHealth Group
18         SAIC
19         Capital One
20         SunTrust
21         Staples
22         CROSSMARK
23         Sutter Health
24         Medtronic

“The number one complaint of job seekers is the dreaded application black-hole,” says StartWire founder and CEO, Chris Forman. “The Most Responsive Employer ranking is meant to highlight employers who have heard this complaint and are aggressively working to improve their candidate experience.”

The Most Responsive Employer ranking is compiled by researchers at StartWire who analyzed the automated job application status updates provided by more than 8,000 companies.

The methodology rewards companies for both the higher number of statuses offered to jobseekers, along with the clarity and depth of information provided by the statuses. Each status update was assigned a score of A, B or C based on its quality. An ‘A’ level status is highly useful to the job seeker, providing clear information on where they stand in the application process and why. A ‘C’ level status is one that is ambiguous to the candidate, or uses industry speak not readily understood by applicants. Each grade was assigned a value, and the sum of these scores resulted in the grade for each company.

This year’s winner, AT&T, provides a large number of detailed and user-friendly status updates. They take an applicant through different steps of resume review – from ‘Resume Acknowledged’ to ‘The Hiring Manager is in the process of scheduling interviews.’ The quantity and quality of AT&T’s feedback was unique and compelling.

The feedback provided by employers is highly valuable to job seekers, giving them a positive impression of the company overall. StartWire job seeker Joe Jorge explains, "Getting no feedback puts into question the employer's ability to provide the needed support for an employee to be successful when hired. I would definitely be more likely to apply to a company that I know provides feedback. This shows they care about who they choose as a potential employee."

About StartWire
StartWire is America’s #1 job search organizer with more than 2,000,000 members. Job seekers across the US turn to StartWire to close the “resume black hole” by receiving automatic status updates from thousands of employers. Since its inception, StartWire has received rave reviews and coverage in US News & World Report, The Wall Street Journal, CNN, TechCrunch, Mashable, ERE, and Human Resource Executive. StartWire is headquartered near Dartmouth College in Lebanon, NH, employs 15, and is backed by Baird Venture Partners.

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