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LinkedIn - Newly designed Recruiter product

LinkedIn is today rolling out its newly redesigned Recruiter product to 41,000 companies worldwide, with new features that make it easier for recruiters and talent acquisition professionals to make the best hires

Recruiter is LinkedIn’s flagship product in its Talent Solutions business, and enables users to quickly find and recruit the best candidates from among LinkedIn’s 414m members. Being able to more easily access the talent available on LinkedIn can help businesses make strategic and relevant hires. Employers using the tool have seen some impressive initial success: 

  • Recruiters are needing to do around 17 per cent fewer searches as the new search experience helps
  • users surface the right talent, faster
  • Recruiters are viewing 42 per cent more profiles per search
  • Recruiters are saving 23 per cent more of candidates that they find, signifying they're finding
  • more relevant candidates

SAP is one of the companies testing the product and had the following to say: "LinkedIn offers the insights we need to get a better view of the talent in our key markets in the UK and worldwide. SAP is very excited about the newest version of Recruiter, as it is even more intuitive, enabling us to enter the names of top performers in our teams and instantly get back a list of professionals with similar skills and experience. The right data insights combined with helping us find the best talent as quickly and efficiently as possible is a powerful combination. We're excited to explore the impact the new version of Recruiter will have on our business." Matthew Jeffrey, vice president, Global Sourcing and Employer Branding

For recruiters and talent acquisition managers, there are three call-out changes to the new Recruiter: 

Replicating their best hires 

For many recruiters looking for their next top hire, it’s often easier to say who they’re looking for rather than what skills they want. From today, users can type in the name of top employees into Recruiter and  its smart matching algorithms will serve up a list of professionals with similar skills and experience. In Recruiter these are called Ideal Candidates, and can be a quick and effective way to let the data do the hard work on finding great talent.  

Showing available talent pools in real-time

For recruiters involved in planning new growth strategies for their company, one of the first questions should be how are they going to effectively find the right talent to make the business' initiatives a success. LinkedIn Recruiter can now show users the available talent pool available to them based on the specific skills and experience they’re looking for. The number of available candidates will immediately update depending on how broad or narrow they make their search, giving them an accurate idea of how easy or hard it will be to find the skills they need. 

Shining a spotlight on the most-likely candidates

Filling critical roles is often about speed as much as the right skills and experience. The new LinkedIn Recruiter helps highlight the candidates most likely to respond to a recruiter by looking at the digital cues that suggest they might show an interest in an organisation. This includes candidates that already have connections within the company, those who followed its Company Page or liked, commented on, or shared a relevant update, and even previous job applicants. These ‘Spotlight’ candidates are two-to-three times more likely to respond to a recruiter, increasing the speed of finding the best talent.