LinkedIn recently announced the launch of its LinkedIn Students mobile application, which was designed for upcoming graduates looking to discover jobs based on their degrees, among other features. The company suggested that this would help the 86 per cent of students who choose to study further to get better jobs – 44 per cent of which end up being underemployed.
With the redesign of the Recruiter product, the company has now aimed to make the process of finding talent easier for recruiters. Initially rolled out to 41,000 companies worldwide, the app streamlines the hiring process by giving recruiters a starting point for their search.
The skills search on the Recruiter app is far more refined, enabling recruiters to specifically search for candidates who match available jobs by looking for certain traits. Another great feature is the ‘search for profiles like’ feature, enabling recruiters to input a perfect match candidates name and the search will highlight similar candidates based on the criteria set out within the search.
Senior Product Manager for LinkedIn, Rahim Daya, said: “Let’s say you’re interested in hiring a project manager who is PMP-certified (project management professional), but you don’t know all of the terms to include in your search. Once you enter ‘project manager’ into the search bar, Recruiter will prompt you to select a location and then will suggest trending skills that are most common for people on LinkedIn with that same title. You don’t need to know how to develop a complex search string.”
He added in a blog: “The foundation for the next generation of Recruiter is customer feedback from recruiters. We listened to comments from our customers that they submitted in product, in focus groups, and surveys and engaged one on one with recruiters from around the world and within our own LinkedIn TA team to understand what matters to you most. The goal was to identify your major challenges and resolve them to enable you to find candidates faster, so you can spend more time doing what you love – hiring.
“Here’s what this means for you: Let’s take those of you who work at small businesses, for example. We know you wear many hats; sourcing candidates is just one of the many things you do. This means (a) you don’t always have a lot of time to master LinkedIn Recruiter, and (b) you don’t always have a lot of time to recruit. The next generation of Recruiter solves this in a few ways.”
“It’s also been made more powerful for all users. Once your search results appear, the clean new interface surfaces the most common refinement filters, from which you can add or remove suggested keywords to improve your results and identify talent you may have otherwise not considered. These insights-driven search suggestions will update in real time, to offer the most relevant key terms at any time.”
Join Over 40,000 Recruiters. Get our latest articles weekly, all FREE – SEND ME ARTICLES
Recruiters love this COMPLETE set of Accredited Recruitment & HR Training – View Training Brochure