Pretty equal pros & cons, maybe leaning a little to the cons side. But a necessary evil.
May 26, 2021

Pretty equal pros & cons, maybe leaning a little to the cons side. But a necessary evil.

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with LinkedIn Talent Solutions

I use it primarily to find candidates for job openings I have, but it has its limits.
  • Finding people.
  • Finding specific job titles.
  • Finding specific industries.
  • Boolean filters do not work very well.
  • Limiting your ability to connect with people.
  • Limiting InMail access.
  • Project list creation.
  • People searches.
  • Company searches.
  • Recruiter Lite does increase search efficiency.
  • The fact it limits the number of people you are allowed to contact & connect with is a significant, negative impact.
  • The cost of adding additional InMails is ludicrous & an extremely negative impact.
With Lead411, every employee of a company has their name listed, unlike LinkedIn where people without LinkedIn profiles will be in the list, but without any identifiers.

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The biggest negative about this product is being limited to the number of people you can reach out to in a week. This is a commercial account that I pay for every month, yet I'm not supposed to reach out to and/or connect with people I don't know. I'm a Recruiter/Talent Acquisition Specialist. I help people find employment as a service. I pay for this service. It's called Recruiter! Yet they want to limit how I use this service that I am paying for? Truly the "Microsoft way". We'll sell you the license & a seat, but we will also tell you how & when you can use the license & where to sit! Too bad LinkedIn sold out to MS.

Using Boolean terms to narrow down search parameters does not work as well as advertised. You end up missing people that should be included in your search. I end up doing broad searches without filters, requiring a lot of patience to sift through the results. In many cases, when using NOT in a Boolean filter to avoid people you aren't looking for, IE - NOT Vice President NOT Sales Manager, etc, people with those titles or key words will still show up in the search, which [feels like] a waste of time.

With Recruiter Lite, the ability to build projects & save people from your searches to specific projects, IE - Press Operator, Production Manager, etc & then even narrowing it down to those titles in a specific region, city, or State is a great tool. You then have the ability to print those lists in a very nice, detailed, portrait or landscape document.

LinkedIn Talent Solutions Feature Ratings

Continuous AI Model Training
Existing Skills Mapping/Lanscaping
Anonymous Screening/Profile Masking
Bias-Mitigating Algorithms
Diversity Reporting
AI-Based Role Definition
Candidate Modelling
Talent Rediscovery
Automated Candidate Evaluation/Scoring
Internal Mobility Recommendations
At-Risk Talent Scoring
ATS Integrations