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LinkedIn Talent

159 Ratings

LinkedIn Talent

159 Ratings
Score 7.7 out of 101

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LinkedIn Talent

LinkedIn is great if you are in a populated area, where you think a large number of your audience may be utilizing the tool. It is the most popular professional platform, so the numbers work in your favor. Additionally, they do a great job of pushing jobs out to users when they're paid postings. Candidates are more likely to see your job on the platform, as well as receiving emails about the roles. LinkedIn Recruiter (regular or lite) is great for deeper sleuthing. You're provided more information about candidates, and can see more of their profiles. As a recruiter, it's a very helpful tool.If you are a smaller organization and/or only hire a few roles a year, it may not be necessarily to pay for some of the products. The free job board options are great, you just don't get the same exposure

Feature Rating Comparison

Recruiting / ATS

LinkedIn Talent
7.6
Job Requisition Management
LinkedIn Talent
7.4
Company Website Posting
LinkedIn Talent
7.6
Publish to Social Media
LinkedIn Talent
7.5
Job Search Site Posting
LinkedIn Talent
7.8
Customized Application Form
LinkedIn Talent
6.7
Resume Management
LinkedIn Talent
7.3
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
LinkedIn Talent
7.3
Candidate Search
LinkedIn Talent
8.6
Applicant Tracking
LinkedIn Talent
6.7
Collaboration
LinkedIn Talent
7.9
Task Creation and Delegation
LinkedIn Talent
6.5
Email Templates
LinkedIn Talent
8.3
User Permissions
LinkedIn Talent
7.8
Notifications and Alerts
LinkedIn Talent
8.1
Reporting
LinkedIn Talent
7.8

Pros

  • Absolutely the best in sourcing high-level candidates that are both actively and passively searching for new job opportunities. The advanced search feature, and the ridiculous number of filters, really helps you identify the best talent that is perfectly suited to the positions you need to hire for.
  • Metrics! I rely almost exclusively on InMail for my recruiting efforts for higher level positions, and LinkedIn provides a number of key metrics to ensure I am optimizing my InMail messages. Notably, you can track the positive response rate of different templates, which really helps you hone in on what type of message works best for beginning the conversation with potential candidates.
  • Project organization. Typically, I work on 3 roles at a time. Often times while sourcing for my active reqs, I come across candidates that I think are really great, but just not a great fit for anything I am working on. Being able to save them to various projects based on skill set helps me to quickly find qualified candidates as soon as a new job order opens up.

Cons

  • When running an advanced search, you can sort out individuals that have previously been contacted, tagged, or saved to a project. I wish they would add to this list the ability to sort out profiles that you have viewed within the last day, week, month, etc., to help me avoid accidentally looking at the same profile over and over again.
  • I wish job postings were more affordable. This is a feature that I would like to be able to take advantage of, but my understanding both from current and previous use is that job postings on LinkedIn cost an arm and a leg.
  • I would appreciate if I could either see if a profile has already been added to our resume database so I can check to see if another recruiter is actively working with them or if someone possibly has in the past. Although rare, I do sometimes run into candidates that are already working with another recruiter in a different position. It is unfortunately not feasible to check every profile against our database before sending an InMail if I hope to have an even mildly productive day.

Support

LinkedIn Talent9.2
Based on 2 answers
I'm giving this a 6 only because in my 1 year at my current position we have had 3 different reps. The first was unresponsive and passive when attempting to help us. When she came out to do a demo on a new feature launch it was scattered and all over the place. The person we have now is great and is super helpful when ever we need him.

Alternatives Considered

In addition to LinkedIn, we also use Crelate and are thinking of transitioning to another ATS and/or CRM. It's not necessary that we selected LinkedIn Talent over the others, but more that we understand that it must be used in conjunction with other tools to build the most efficient process and achieve the best results.

Return on Investment

  • LinkedIn Talent has allowed us to truly build up our candidate database/pipeline.
  • As we have started to explore job postings as well, we have found that it has been effective in targeting the audiences that are most relevant to the roles that we are working on.
  • Ability to now filter through active candidate preferences.

Pricing Details

LinkedIn Talent

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
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