LinkedIn Talent is a Must-Have Tool
April 02, 2018

LinkedIn Talent is a Must-Have Tool

Christine Alling | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with LinkedIn Talent

Currently, it's being used for recruitment purposes only. It's the easiest way to identify the skills and abilities of potential candidates. With resume databases, you're only seeing active job seekers. LinkedIn gives you a place to find everyone. Passive candidates are my main targets because I don't have to compete/race against with other prospective employers. It also makes it so easy to contact people.


  • Skills identification
  • Narrowing candidate pools with search criteria.
  • Location identification
  • Educational background


  • Being able to differentiate how many years of experience a candidate has IN THEIR CURRENT FIELD, as opposed to just years of work experience.
  • Being able to identify candidates willing to relocate for their career.
  • Reminding people to update their profiles and giving them suggestions - eg: sending an iOS Developer an e-mail asking if they know Swift and suggesting they add it to their profile.
  • Allowing us to search just a 4 year degree or higher instead of all the different types of Bachelors and have to click on them all.
  • Definitely lessens our agency dependency, although the tool is very expensive.
  • If someone says no to your message, you can't contact them again. Just because they aren't interested in one of our jobs, doesn't mean there won't be another one that is a better fit. This isn't fair.
  • It definitely opens us up to a new audience because you can see jobs posted if you're just on LinkedIn - people have to be on job boards specifically for job searches. This attracts more passive seekers.
  • Not every candidate keeps their current e-mail address connected to LinkedIn - lots of inMails are wasted because they're sent to non-current e-mails.
Dice's focus is too narrow and Indeed is not a great place to find technical talent. Indeed seems to have a lesser caliber of candidate. ZipRecruiter's resume database is quite weak, unless you're looking for less seasoned workers. LinkedIn has all professionals, not just job seekers. It lets you reach passive candidates.
If you're hiring for professional level positions, LinkedIn is a crucial tool for sourcing. If you're looking for blue collar workers, it won't be as fruitful. It's hit or miss for nursing and medical - a lot of medical professionals aren't on LinkedIn.

LinkedIn Talent Hub Feature Ratings

Publish to Social Media
Job Search Site Posting
Customized Application Form
Candidate Search
Task Creation and Delegation
Email Templates
User Permissions
Notifications and Alerts


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