Ubiquitous tool
May 02, 2018

Ubiquitous tool

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with LinkedIn Talent

One focus of our organization is recruiting/executive search. Given that our company is only in the early stages, one of our main focuses is to grow our candidate database by targeting professionals within the finance and technology industries. We have certainly tapped into our own networks but, as all search firms, we also realized that LinkedIn is an invaluable asset that we can leverage as it is now ubiquitous. Our entire recruiting department utilizes LinkedIn Talent as it just has far more capabilities than a regular account. Even people who are not directly involved in recruiting have found benefits to a premium account as well. Through the use of LinkedIn Talent, we have been able to increase our candidate pool tremendously and have also been able to reach out more easily to candidates, whether they may be active or passive.

Pros

  • Streamlined workflow - LinkedIn Talent has tools and functionalities that help us to be more organized.
  • Simple interface - New users are able to pick it up / adapt to the system quickly.
  • Search functionality is usually effective.

Cons

  • While InMails are a great tool, I'm not so sure that it's as beneficial or effective as they claim.
  • The search functionality, while I think works great now, can definitely be improved. Sometimes I find that a lot of the candidates that are filtered still do not match the criteria.
  • Not a fan of having to log in to a separate portal to access my Recruiter account. In addition, I find that opening LinkedIn Talent while I have some profiles open causes issues wherein my other tabs refresh to the Home page.
  • 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.
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.
LinkedIn Talent is a necessity for search firms as there aren't many alternatives that allow you to access such a robust and diverse pipeline of talent. I also feel that it is best suited for roles wherein the candidate requirements are simpler - running a complex search by relying on boolean searches haven't been as effective on our end.

LinkedIn Talent Hub Feature Ratings

Job Requisition Management
9
Company Website Posting
9
Publish to Social Media
Not Rated
Job Search Site Posting
9
Customized Application Form
Not Rated
Resume Management
Not Rated
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Not Rated
Candidate Search
8
Applicant Tracking
Not Rated
Collaboration
Not Rated
Task Creation and Delegation
Not Rated
Email Templates
Not Rated
User Permissions
Not Rated
Notifications and Alerts
Not Rated
Reporting
Not Rated

Using LinkedIn Talent

3 - All of the users of LinkedIn Talent within the company are or were, at some point, part of the Recruiting team.
  • Candidate search
  • Ability to reach out to more passive candidates
  • Determining preferences of active candidates

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