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Jenna Montgomery profile photo
October 30, 2019

Hire Better and Faster

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My organization uses LinkedIn Talent to find and recruit potential candidates for job openings. It is mainly used by our HR department but has also been used by other team members involved in the hiring process. It helps us find strong candidates quickly and makes recruiting simpler for our HR department.
  • We really like how easy it is to filter through different categories to find the best candidate.
  • We also like to see how potential candidates are connected with current employees. Because LinkedIn is already such a big network, we have instant visibility to the connections that a candidate has with our organization.
  • We like the tools available to tag and create notes on potential candidates.
  • LinkedIn Talent does not offer direct integration to our CRM or other software programs that we use.
  • LinkedIn Talent does not allow us to download or export data so that we can use it in other programs.
  • We are a small organization so the price point can be challenging for us.
LinkedIn Talent has to be one of the best recruiting tools on the market. It has a very robust database of qualified and diverse candidates. The search and filter tools are very easy to use, allowing us to pinpoint candidates quickly and without a lot of hassle. Connecting with candidates is also done without any trouble; an assortment of messaging templates are available to help weed out candidates in a very timely manner.
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October 15, 2019

We love LinkedIn Talent

Score 7 out of 10
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LinkedIn Talent is being used by my organization to source candidates to ultimately fill open roles. It is used by the human resources department, specifically the talent management division, as they are the ones on the front lines constantly communicating with prospective employees. It is tremendously helpful in terms of finding new candidates.
  • Finding strong candidates
  • Matching candidates to open roles
  • Ranking candidates in order of importance
  • The dashboard takes a while to get used to
  • Posting jobs to other sites is tough
  • Price can be prohibitive to small businesses
If your company has a high demand for talent, or conversely, if you have a need to source talent due to hard deadlines, I would recommend the use of Linkedin Talent. This is the premier recruitment tool there is in the market, and the resource keeps on growing every year. The service and support are outstanding.
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Score 8 out of 10
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It's undeniable that talent lives on Linkedin in many industries today. We see quality candidates with great attached analytics/stats come in from LTS and appreciate the time it saves in filtering out candidates. My only issue with LinkedIn is I wish they wouldn't target MY employees but obviously that's not how it works! LTS saves us recruitment time and effort and makes it easier to target candidates with a skill set that matches our needs. Recruiting is a pain but this is one of the least painful tools to use.
  • Finding strong candidates
  • Candidate matching
  • Candidate ranking/statistics
  • Advertising open roles
  • All-in-one dashboard
  • Posting jobs to other sites
Very well suited to the recruitment of executives, technologists/engineers/developers, sales, and marketing. Linkedin has a huge repository of these types of people which is really the major value of recruitment on the platform. If you are hiring people/roles that do not typically have LinkedIn profiles that is where the platform is 0% helpful. If you can see profiles for people you would hire, you can likely use LTS.
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Score 8 out of 10
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It is used across the organization. It is used to attract talent for those who are not focusing on the more traditional job boards.
  • It attracts talent from the specific industry that I am recruiting for.
  • It attracts quality talent and that saves me time screening through unqualified candidates.
  • It is intuitive and easy to use.
  • Some of the communication tools are not as strong as other recruiting tools.
  • There seems to be some lag in the reporting (some candidates reported this to me).
It is very good at attracting talent within the talent pool I am targeting.
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Score 10 out of 10
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As an organization, we used LinkedIn Talent to search, find, and connect with potential employees for our clients. It helped us to quickly search for qualified candidates with certain criteria and experience. With their easy to use search filters, we could narrow down the best prospects to reach out to.
  • LinkedIn Talent provides customized templates that can be used to quickly reach out to candidates via LinkedIn InMail.
  • The pipeline feature allows recruiters and/or human resource directors to build, track, and manage candidates. It lets you organize candidates into folders and create lists with reminders.
  • You can share your activities, projects, searches, candidate profiles, and applicant notes with other people throughout the company.
  • A feature that automates emails via InMail to follow up with applicants or candidates who haven't responded would be a cool update. It's a way to continue nurturing qualified candidates and build relationships.
LinkedIn Talent is well suited for any company that is looking to hire new talent either currently or in the future. This tool is a great resource for finding qualified candidates that fit whatever criteria a position requires. You are able to search, connect with, and manage applicant profiles and maintain a talent pipeline. I've found that candidates on LinkedIn Talent are often more highly-qualified than those on other recruiting platforms such as Monster, Indeed, and CareerBuilder.
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Score 7 out of 10
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It is used by the whole organization primarily through HR. It definitely helps in finding the right people which we sometimes struggle with.
  • Search function.
  • Connecting to other networks.
  • Helping in hiring.
  • Sometimes can be clunky.
  • Nothing else!
It's helpful to differentiate talent along with different levels.
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Score 10 out of 10
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LinkedIn Talent is used across the organization by both our recruiters and our account managers. We continued to run into candidates that were no longer looking, unqualified, resumes that were submitted years ago and not up to date, etc. LinkedIn allows our recruiters to find actively searching candidates who meet the necessary qualifications as well as passive candidates. Because so many people are using LinkedIn, the information is more up to date than other Job search websites such as Careerbuilder or Indeed. They're able to view contact information, along with resumes right up front as they view the high level overview provided in the person's LinkedIn profile. Our Account Managers use LinkedIn Talent to find the correct person to reach out to at an organization. Locate hiring managers, idenitfy who their key contact will be. They're also able to further research the candidates provided to them by recruiters quickly and easily.
  • Ability to build pipeline and organize candidates in folders
  • Find skill sets
  • Up to date information
  • Candidates who are most likely to respond feature
  • Easy, quick searches
  • Candidate rankings/statistics
  • Saves time screening
  • Allows you to advertise open roles
  • Get a lot of spam messages
  • The mobile version is AWFUL
  • InMails and the rules around those could be better.
  • It would be nice to have a customizable dashboard.
  • The cost can be too much for small companies. It's an investment, but a good one, in my opinion.
LinkedIn Talent has been THE best for all scenarios. It really is where talent is at. You get genuine information and experiences and the ability to directly message that person via InMail. They let you know who is likely to respond so that you use your inmails wisely. It makes it so easy to match to the candidate to our needs and skillsets.
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Score 7 out of 10
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LinkedIn is excellent to select the new personnel of the company in a faster and more efficient way, I like that it offers you detailed information about the future employee of the company, in which it facilitates your resume as previous work, thus obtaining detailed information in little time and in an easy way.

  • Quickly understand the background of applicants.
  • Easily and quickly find new, prospective employees.
  • Manage a new employee recruitment pipeline.
  • Integration w/ company CRM system.
  • Automated follow-ups and reminders.
  • Ability to schedule meetings with G-suite and Outlook calendars.
LinkedIn Talent is a great platform for HR professionals and recruiters. It leverages the best social network for employees and gives recruiters/HR professionals access to the largest network of professionals in the world. LinkedIn provides a premium extension where you have the right to view statistics about candidates, send messages directly to any person, find out who has seen your profile, highlight your application for vacancies and attend video courses developed by specialists.
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Score 10 out of 10
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LinkedIn Talent is being used by several recruiters across our company. It is used among other recruiting platforms, as well as inboard platforms. The problem it addresses is being able to easily and quickly reach more candidates that are qualified for various positions without a lot of manual work.
  • Constantly up to date - It's up to the applicants to keep their resumes up to date, and since they're looking for jobs, they are almost always up to date.
  • Photos/User profile - As opposed to a plain resume, using LinkedIn Talen allows recruiters to see profiles of their applicants, giving them some insight into the kind of applicant.
  • Reference checks - If the applicant has any mutual connections with the recruiter or anyone else related, they're able to easily see it and use that as a reference.
  • Time-consuming - LinkedIn Talent is very easy to get started with, but using it as a professional and becoming proficient with it can take some time.
  • A large amount of applicants - LinkedIn Talent is basically the go-to name for recruiting. So much so that there are so many applicants that it can be overwhelming.
  • Cost - Unless you're a large corporation, LinkedIn Talent may be too expensive for you or your company.
LinkedIn Talent is perfectly suited if you're a large or successful business looking to get your job postings out there as quickly as possible. It may not be the best choice out there if you're only looking to fill a couple of positions or if your budget for recruiting is low.
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Score 9 out of 10
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LinkedIn Talent has played an important role in my organisation's recruiting success. It's an excellent platform to post the requirements/ job descriptions. You manage to get attract even passive candidates, can visit unlimited profiles, get enough InMails options. And best part is you get genuine and honest candidates. You get applications with complete contact details which is also very useful thing since on other platforms, you can't get complete contact details.
  • Most importantly you get genuine talent pool via LinkedIn. Usually candidates don't put fake experiences over LinkedIn so you get only genuine candidates.
  • You can find candidates for all the skill sets over LinkedIn so wide variety, diversity you can get.
  • I really like the feature they have added "candidates who will most likely to respond". And yes those are active job seekers, they quickly respond to Inmails and it speeds up the hiring process.
  • Response time is slow. People don't check InMails so actively.
  • Lots of candidates are not active on social media so they don't have LinkedIn Account. That means you can't rely on LinkedIn completely.
  • It can be little expensive for small companies.
Best for technical, c- level requirement hiring. If you have any niche skill requirement then LinkedIn is the best job board without a doubt. You know the candidate's credibility as they can have professional recommendation over their profiles from managers, clients and co workers. LinkedIn InMails response time is very slow especially if you're hiring for engineering requirements.
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Score 7 out of 10
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We use LinkedIn Talent in one of the organizations that I volunteer for. It is used to find new candidates for open positions. It has an edge over other similar tools, as it's popular, and because most active candidates who are looking for jobs, will usually have LinkedIn profile and network.
  • Easy.
  • Popular.
  • Explain features in a better way.
  • Marketing.
LinkedIn Talent is well suited when you're in a time crunch, and you would like to consider and filter more candidates. Also there is a demo that we can see before using it. And we can use our LinkedIn profile to auto-fill the information. The LinkedIn affiliation or connection comes in handy for this talent search tool.
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Score 9 out of 10
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LinkedIn Talent is used by my company to quickly list and review applications for potential job offers. It's nice because everyone has been conditioned to go to LinkedIn and applying using their profile information is incredibly easy so we get a lot of nice applicants because we've made it easy for users to apply for our positions.
  • Job listing.
  • Applicant communications.
  • Resume reviews.
  • More qualification questions to weed out people that aren't a match.
  • A better version for mobile.
  • The ability to save "maybe" applicants.
We are a small business that doesn't have a talent acquisition team. We want to be able to list a position quickly and run through resume submissions as fast as possible so we can get to the interview stage and hiring stage quickly. We desperately needed help with listing jobs and managing applicants. LinkedIn Talent does that.
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Score 9 out of 10
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We use Linkedin talent to look for candidates when we can't find one using our website or Glassdoor. This platform is exclusively being used by our recruiting and email team. Usually, we have enough applicants for each position. But when we don't, we use Linkedin Talent for our recruiting efforts.
  • LinkedIn Talent excels at being able to segment personas based on criteria you are looking for.
  • It makes it easy to advertise to specific groups.
  • Networking with potential candidates is very easy.
  • We get a lot of spam messages from fake accounts.
  • I wish you could customize the dashboard a little more.
  • A lot of people haven't updated their LinkedIn profiles which can muddy the data when you are segmenting.
LinkedIn works great when you are trying to do some outreach for a position. It's very easy to build personas and segments for your recruiting efforts. One of the best features is that you can use Inmail to reach out to the candidates. LinkedIn is not recommended if you are already receiving a lot of applications.
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Score 5 out of 10
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We are testing it as a viable and affordable means of recruiting -- without having to go through a headhunting service. Our old way of doing things is just placing ads -- which people don't really use anymore. Our senior managers are against poaching people from other firms, so this is just a research and tracking tool.
  • Access to profile details
  • Organization of people
  • Pretty easy to use
  • It comes across as spammy to higher-level personnel.
  • I wish LinkedIn could provide some further insight into these candidates...beyond what they self post.
The LinkedIn Talent tool is great for entry to intermediate level people, but it comes across as spammy and invasive for higher-level personnel. I know that when I chat with my industry colleagues for this, the price and effort are still not worth it for most of us small businesses.
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October 21, 2019

LinkedIn Talent Review

Score 10 out of 10
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LinkedIn is the best professional network platform which allows us to reach the right talent and to connect with professionals across industries. The pool available for passive resources is great. This definitely helps to connect with industry talents and to fill positions that are hard to find in active job portals.
  • Building a professional network
  • Branding
  • Searching for the right candidates for the positions
  • Sometimes if the search is on we [can't] map them to a different project that was created
  • Work authorization should be included
Best platform to connect with professionals if you are in executive level hiring. You can search for excellent people/talents across the globe. Helps in networking, branding and understanding the current market trends. A must-have platform if you are in recruitment. This definitely helped us with closing many roles from our clients.
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Score 9 out of 10
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LinkedIn Talent is used across our entire company on a daily basis, as it is our main method of sourcing for talent. It is a great way to find both active and passive job seekers and really allows a recruiter to hone in on candidates by location, experience, education, etc. It is a fast way to navigate a large pool of candidates.
  • Quick results from both simple and complex Boolean searches.
  • Easy to see mutual connections and networks with potential leads.
  • Easy to set reminders and notes on candidate profiles.
  • Ability to send connection requests from Linkedin Talent while sourcing (no need to open public profiles).
LinkedIn Talent is a great tool for finding and reviewing a large batch of candidates at once with multiple filters!
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Score 9 out of 10
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We use LinkedIn Talent in our organization to make sure we have access to an immense database of talent, their abilities, work experience, recommendations, and of course, the notes to recruiters which are valuable, there we can look at the candidates' specifics such as availability or salary expectations, in our case since we are a software development firm, often the developers indicate which technologies they would like to work on. But not only that, it is an excellent tool to keep track, categorize, take notes, communicate and manage talent. We appreciate the support provided by LinkedIn not only the tool, but the training and customer service are superb. Thank you very much for designing a solution so robust to address the market talent demand.
  • The database is like no other, period.
  • Easy to use, intuitive User Interfase and User Experience.
  • The tools are amazing to keep track of negotiations and conversations with talent.
  • The price structure could be harsh on small and medium size companies.
  • It would be nice to have more offerings or price combos for 2 o 3 accounts at a time. Like Spotify (family account) but for small B2B companies.
If your company has a lot of talent demand, or if you need to find great talent quickly due to strict timelines, by all means, use Linkedin Talent. This is the greatest recruitment tool there is at the moment in the market globally, and the database keeps on growing. The service and support are awesome.
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Score 10 out of 10
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LinkedIn Talent is primarily used in our Recruiting department. In my current company, I and other members of my recruiting team use this platform. The business problems Linkedin Talent helps solve is finding quality candidates. We post our open positions on LinkedIn and use it for sourcing candidates. The Linkedin Inmail feature is great in helping send messages to prospective candidates. The job postings we have on Linkedin also helps us attract active candidates into our open positions. I love that I can easily search for candidates with the touch of a few filters. The filters one can use range from current company, education, how long a candidate has been at their current job, and if they are currently open to new opportunities!
  • Search Feature. A recruiter can easily use the platform to find their ideal candidate. There is a variety of filters to help you. If you are not strong in Boolean searches, the filters really come in handy! I’ve trained 2 members of my team with this platform and they love how easy it is to use!
  • Project folders. This feature allows a recruiter to put prospective candidates in a folder. You can select multiple candidates and put them in a folder. You can then send this folder over to a hiring manager to get their review. I love this feature since it helps me be organized.
  • Job Slots. With our Linkedin Talent account, we also included the job slot feature where in which we can post a select number of our open positions. Many of our new hires have actually come through the linked job postings!
  • Unlimited Inmails. I love the fact that I can easily reach out to candidates. With the connectifier plugin, recruiters are now able to reach out to the prospective candidate through their personal email address!
  • InMails. The con of sending InMails is that many times you don’t get a response back. Linkedin should have a feature where a recruiter can know if their InMails was even viewed. Better mechanisms need to be put in my place for the InMails feature.
  • Cost. LinkedIn recruiter is not cheap. I wish the cost could be a bit lower especially if there are multiple users.
  • Connectifier is not helpful for global candidates. Many of the candidates that I reach out to are international. Unfortunately, Connectifier isn’t helpful in obtaining email addresses for these international candidates.
LinkedIn Talent is well suited for those who are looking to find candidates for their technical position and for sourcing in general. Every organization should use this platform as it makes a difference in recruiting efforts. Everyone has a Linkedin profile and it’s one of the best professional sites to reach out to candidates. I recommend that any organization use this.
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February 11, 2019

Qualified Candidates!

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Mainly recruiters use this platform to increase the options of candidates. We are typically using multiple platforms to source candidates from, and LinkedIn Talent is more used for the higher level positions we staff for and more direct placement positions. It is being used throughout the entire organization, but recruiters are the main users of it -- across all states. It allows us access to those higher level candidates with strong backgrounds and more education and experience.
  • High-level candidates matched to my criteria.
  • Shows a great profile of the candidate - on other sites you have a general resume. No picture, no other information about them that you can really tell about the candidate.
  • Using Inmail to get a hold of candidates.
  • I think the matching feature could use a little more work. I typically find candidates who aren't qualified, or who are overqualified.
  • Personally, when I see "Inmail," I don't always think its very personal. I think a feature where it feels more personal and not that you're getting spammed by companies looking for candidates would be nice.
  • Sometimes, there is a lot of clicking around to get appts, tasks made. I would like it more streamlined, one click, easier to track.
I liked Linkedin talent when I am looking for higher skilled candidates. My firm staffs a lot of entry-level positions, and LinkedIn Talent does not help at all with those as typically, my light industrial candidates and older candidates are not on LinkedIn. It helps with the Millennials more when I am looking for a qualified accountant, or students in college who are looking for work while they continue their education.
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Score 10 out of 10
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LinkedIn Recruiter is used by the entire recruiting department.
  • Provides a platform for people to network from anywhere in the world.
  • The ability to keep in touch with people you’ve either done business with or have met via the platform.
  • When having the LinkedIn Recruiter package, it allows for better co-collaboration, organization and branding.
  • Restricts people from connecting with other professionals — LinkedIn Jail.
  • [Would like to be provided] a lot more options that are free.
  • Shuts down third-party software extensions.
Having LinkedIn Recruiter is absolutely essential. However if you’re a smaller company I’d go with the cheapest paid version.
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December 20, 2018

Casual Networking

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It is being used by our Recruiting team to source Top Talent. It makes it easier to network with those in the Physical Therapy field.
  • Easy connection to those in the same field
  • Simple way to connect with potential candidates that is user friendly
  • In line with typical social media platforms used by candidates
  • Too much mass marketing and cookie cutter messaging
  • More personalized look and feel with job search and marketing
LinkedIn Talent makes the connection between Recruiter and Candidate more casual and less formal. It allows a conversation to be started to get a basic understanding of needs and wants on both ends before the formal interview process begins.
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Score 10 out of 10
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Our whole TA organization uses LinkedIn Talent, or at least all that source/look for talent. It is a great source for not just reaching out to talent, but to gather data of competitors, locations of great talent, etc. I would highly recommend it for any organization looking for talent as nothing has been able to match it yet.
  • Virtually everyone is on LinkedIn, so you have an enormous database of people to search for and reach out to.
  • You can reach out directly to anyone on LinkedIn with LinkedIn Talent solutions.
  • There is training from LinkedIn to make you more successful with the LinkedIn Talent solutions.
  • I would like more locations. For example, you can't just search the state of Maine, you would have to put in many locations in Maine. Minor, but somewhat irritating.
  • It would be great to be able to quickly identify those needing sponsorship and if your company does not sponsor, to eliminate those people.
  • Would be great if you could search specifically for diverse candidates/groups.
It really is the best tool out there right now. Most other search tools pull from LinkedIn anyhow although it may be expensive. If you have multiple hires to make and are trying to create pipelines of candidates it is a great tool. Even in sales it can be effective. I think if you are a company where you have very few hires or maybe hires within manufacturing (hourly) you may have less success or it may be just too expensive for your needs.
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November 02, 2018

LinkedIn Talent

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The entire organization uses LinkedIn Talent. We used the platform to source and attract top talent for hard to fill positions: senior roles or "niche" skill sets for our clients. The platform allows you to create pipelines and message multiple candidates at once. They also help keep track of who has read the message, who has expressed interest and those who have declined.
  • Pipelines
  • Mass messaging
  • Boolean searches
  • Shows people who are interested in new opportunities
  • More specific searches for Government of Canada
  • More in mails for individual subscribers
  • Adding security clearances for both United States and Canadian government
I do love LinkedIn Talent. I have used it off and on for 5 years. I really enjoying being able to search by industries, titles or specific boolean searches. I also like to build pipelines by adding candidates to projects, along with the clipboard option to add candidates to follow up with that might not be specific to the search being completed at the moment, but someone you can market or place in another role.
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Score 9 out of 10
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LinkedIn Talent is used by our recruiters in the HR department to source qualified candidates for our roles. We get some good applicants but sometimes cannot find the right type of candidate so direct outreach to candidates is necessary to identify and recruit the right candidate for the role.
  • Have a large pool of candidates available
  • Filter features are great for honing in on the right type of candidate
  • There is a feature that indicates if a candidate is interested in moving
  • The project feature makes it easy to make lists of candidates
  • Certain types of candidates get inundated with inmails so do not respond much.
  • There aren't diversity filters available
  • During the review candidate feature for hiring managers, there is no way of going back to the candidate after you've rated them.
LinkedIn is a great place to actively search for candidates to fill your role if you cannot find the right candidates in your pool of applicants/referrals. Often times these are cold reach outs and if candidates receive a lot of these inmails, they become less responsive. The inmails requires candidates to log into LinkedIn to view their messages. The better approach would be if LinkedIn provided direct contact information to the individuals (email address).

This is also a great tool to create lists of candidates you would like to reach out to in the future. You can share projects easily with hiring mangers or other recruiters. If you are working with colleagues, you can see all the activity on any particular candidate across the organization (various recruiters viewing the profile, etc).
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June 21, 2018

Pricey but Popular

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Over the years, we have utilize LinkedIn Recruiter and Recruiter Lite subscriptions, as well as paid job postings. These have mainly been utilized by our recruitment coordinator and HR department.

We utilize these services in order to reach a broader audience when posting jobs. We use the free job board and the paid posting options. These work for us, but there are many other options you could purchase for getting your information out to your audience. Additionally, the Recruiter subscriptions allow for easy searches and additional knowledge about candidates and businesses.
  • I don't know the statistics behind it, but LinkedIn has an extensive network - I would imagine one of, if not the, largest professional networks out there. Being able to tap into that network is incredibly helpful from a recruitment standpoint. Both utilizing the free job board and the paid postings allow us to reach a wide audience.
  • There are multiple options to fit the needs of each organization. Some of the larger packages, such as job slots, didn't make sense for us, given the size of our organization and how much hiring we do. However, I liked that packages could be customized to meet our needs.
  • The mobile app is great - optimized for my phone, easy to use, easy to read.
  • I enjoy the transparency and connectivity that is used with LinkedIn. When posting jobs, we can link them to our recruiter, which allows candidates to get more information about our department and company. We want to establish our connection with a candidate from the start, and LinkedIn makes this easy.
  • Additional products come out regularly, which allows you to change up your hiring practices/reach new candidates. These tools help source candidates easily.
  • I appreciate the tips and tricks LinkedIn publishes through their blog, articles, etc. They conduct a lot of create interviews and publish quality content.
  • Sales - in our experience, the sales people at LinkedIn have been intense. If you give the slightest indication that you want to discuss/buy/utilize a product of theirs, you will be hounded by a rep. We've told ours repeatedly that we are not interested in changing our package right now, yet still get daily emails asking to set up conversations. Additionally, we have asked our rep to only contact our recruitment coordinator (myself) with information, yet she continues to reach out to other members of the organization trying to set up times for sales calls. This is not an isolated incident - we've had other reps who have just been a bit too pushy.
  • Pricing - LinkedIn is not cheap. Even a 'lite' Recruiter subscription will run you over $1,000 annually. I'm not sure where it falls on the scale compared to other platforms, but it's been our most expensive tool, by far. My advice to anyone would be to do your research on their products and have a strong idea of what you need for your team/organization. It may be necessary to spend a little more, or perhaps you can find an option to scale back and save money.
  • Updates - Although I do appreciate the constant improvements and upgrades, these typically come on a rolling basis. We had a sales rep tell us about a great new tool that was coming out, but it didn't get to our subscription/type of organization for almost a year. I understand the need to push upgrades out on a rolling basis, but it can be frustrating as a user when you're hearing about other tools you don't have access to.
  • Customer Service - LinkedIn has some of the worst customer service we've ever utilized. There is NO way to contact them to ask questions. You can email, but it'll take at least 24 hrs to get a response, even if it's a quick question. There is no phone number, except for to sales reps. I've called a sales rep trying to get in touch with someone who could help me, but they direct you back to their website and the FAQs. It just seems odd there is no way to contact them or they are actively making it difficult to do so. Another recruiting platform we use has a very helpful web chat - I can hop on, ask a quick question, and get a quick response. This has been incredibly helpful for me, and I wish LinkedIn did the same!
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.
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Feature Scorecard Summary

Job Requisition Management (35)
8.1
Company Website Posting (38)
8.3
Publish to Social Media (40)
8.1
Job Search Site Posting (40)
7.7
Customized Application Form (33)
7.8
Resume Management (36)
7.9
Duplicate Candidate Prevention (29)
7.9
Candidate Search (47)
8.7
Applicant Tracking (32)
7.9
Collaboration (40)
7.5
Task Creation and Delegation (33)
6.9
Email Templates (38)
7.9
User Permissions (35)
7.8
Notifications and Alerts (42)
8.3
Reporting (38)
7.7

About LinkedIn Talent Hub

LinkedIn Talent Hub is an ATS platform that combines LinkedIn Recruiter and Jobs. It includes ATS capabilities tailored to recruiting on the LinkedIn site. In addition to core recruiting features like candidate search and job posting, LinkedIn Talent offers collaboration support and integration with the rest of your HR management solutions. The product also enables proactive recruiting and recruitment insights, including visibility into the LinkedIn talent pool and reporting on recruiting ROI.
Categories:  Applicant Tracking

LinkedIn Talent Hub Technical Details

Operating Systems: Unspecified
Mobile Application:No