Good source to find qualified candidates
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
November 01, 2018

Good source to find qualified candidates

Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with LinkedIn Talent

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 find talent.
  • This is a great tool to use to collaborate with multiple people in the organization that may be hiring (both hiring managers and recruiters).
  • Each recruiter license is very expensive and it would only make sense to get one if you are actively using this tool several times a week.
I have not used another tool that has as extensive of a database of candidates as LinkedIn has.
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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