New LinkedIn Solutions Expand Talent Pool for Recruiters

New LinkedIn Solutions Expand Talent Pool for Recruiters
From Recruiter - December 1, 2016

If youre reading our digital magazine about human resources and recruiting and havent yet heard of LinkedIn, your office is probably somewhere in a deep, dark holeand you should let us know if we need to send someone to save you.

But chances are you already know that since its inception in 2002, the social media site for professionals has become a household name and a staple for both job seekers and recruiters.

But not all job seekers can be so easily classified as such. Ninety percent of professionals are interested in hearing about opportunities even if they are already gainfully employed, according to 2016 Global Talent Trends: Data on How Candidates Want to Be Recruited, a report from LinkedIn. Three new tools from LinkedIn Talent Solutions aim to help recruiters reach candidates who fall into categories that aremore complicated than active job seeker.

Recruiter System Connect

The first product can be of great help to recruiters and hiring managers who must juggle multiple technology solutions in their search for candidates. Recruiter System Connect (RSC) lets recruiters integrate their applicant tracking systems (ATSs) with LinkedIn Recruiter.

RSC saves time by reducing the need to toggle between systems to access candidate details, says Eric Owski, head of talent brand products for LinkedIn. It makes it easier for recruiters to work together while getting the most up-to-date, accurate information. For example, recruiters using RSC can identify past applicants from their ATS within LinkedIn Recruiter search and spotlights, they can access hiring outcome details and interview feedback, and they can easily create new ATS records, all directly from Recruiter.

Open Candidates

When an employee feels stuck or unhappy in their current position, one of the most common obstacles that prevents them from seeking employment elsewhere is the fear that their current boss will find out. LinkedIns second new tool, Open Candidates, is a solution that aims to make it easier for candidates to open themselves to new opportunities.


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