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.