Articles by Prasad Gune
A whole lot – in fact over 50 enhancements have been added to Recruiter over the last year and today at Talent Connect Las Vegas, we announced several more. These updates include frequently requested features as well as ideas that leverage the insights available only through the LinkedIn network. In all cases, we think they will help you use Recruiter, and engage with over 175 million professionals on LinkedIn, more effectively than ever before.
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Last October, when we announced Talent Pipeline at our Talent Connect conference, the response was overwhelming—roaring applause and even some cheers from the audience (especially when LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner said “it’s Free”). Building and managing a pipeline of talent is becoming essential in this competitive, global economy and recruiting organizations have not had a simple solution to make this a reality. Until now.
This past weekend, we began the process of upgrading LinkedIn Recruiter accounts with powerful new capabilities to track and manage talent leads from any source, before they enter your ATS, right in LinkedIn Recruiter. Whether you have resumes, spreadsheets, or just a business card from a promising candidate, you will have the ability to add these individuals to Recruiter. No more scattered and lost leads across the recruiting team; they can all be in one place. What’s truly unique about our solution is that records you create for your leads are linked to their LinkedIn profile. Information automatically stays up to date as members update their profiles, so you don’t have to do the work yourself. And of course you get the additional insight from status updates, shared connections, skills, recommendations and more to help you really connect with individuals you are interested in.
Today we are announcing a powerful new solution to help companies more quickly and efficiently recruit top talent. LinkedIn Talent Pipeline enables recruiters to create a single place to grow, track and stay connected with all of their talent leads, whether sourced on LinkedIn or not. Those leads are connected to their LinkedIn profiles, creating a truly unique solution by tapping into the data and insights of the LinkedIn network.
I’m very excited to announce a new tool in LinkedIn Recruiter that can change the way you work with your hiring managers. It’s now easy to share interesting profiles and then get feedback from your hiring manager—right from Recruiter. No more need to print out lots of profiles to review or huddle with your hiring manager in front of a computer to search.
This is no doubt a time-saver when it comes to getting feedback, but I think the real power comes from the ease with which you can collaborate. At every stage of the search you can get feedback and refine your criteria to be sure you are getting just the right candidate. And your hiring manager can feel happy and confident that everything is on track. As one Recruiter customer put it, this tool can help create “harmony” with your hiring manager.
Spring has sprung (at least here in Mountain View), the birds are singing, and by all accounts hiring activity has picked up for many of our customers around the world. Likewise, product innovation continues apace at LinkedIn, as witnessed by the recent rollouts of LinkedIn Today, our student job portal and our Android mobile app in the last few weeks alone.
Before we get too much further into 2011, I wanted to take a moment to update you on the enhancements we made to LinkedIn Recruiter last quarter and how they help you work faster and more productively on LinkedIn than ever before.