Two new LinkedIn tools — Recruiter 2024 and LinkedIn Learning’s AI-powered coaching — can help talent acquisition leaders improve the hiring process and build relationships, according to an Oct. 3 report from LinkedIn.
The company began rolling out the tools to a handful of customers on Tuesday, with plans to expand use globally to Recruiter and Learning Hub customers throughout the rest of the year.
“As the skills required to do our jobs change by a staggering 65% by 2030, the role of HR has never been more important,” Hari Srinivasan, head of product at LinkedIn Talent Solutions, said in the announcement.
“Managing this change isn’t easy, and HR leaders will need better data and tools to help their organizations adapt to change, on top of building relationships with candidates,” Srinivasan said.
With Recruiter 2024, talent leaders can use natural language to find candidates through generative AI and insights on the LinkedIn platform. For instance, a recruiter can type a hiring goal such as, “I want to hire a senior growth marketing leader,” and the tool can infer the type of candidate the hirer is searching for and provide higher-quality candidate recommendations from a wider pool of candidates. The tool is engineered to go “beyond the brand-name companies that have traditionally been the default,” LinkedIn said.
In addition, based on information that members have shared, such as whether they’re open to work or interested in a company because of its values, LinkedIn can provide “real-time, personalized nudges” to expand or modify a search. For instance, the tool can suggest expanding the targeted location, adding the fastest-growing skills based on the role or recommending if a role should be hybrid based on the talent in the area.
LinkedIn Learning’s AI-powered coaching, meanwhile, intends to offer real-time advice and tailored content recommendations that are personalized for members based on their jobs, goals and skills. The tool is starting out with two of the most in-demand skills that apply across many jobs — leadership and management. As part of the experience, learners can ask a question such as, “How can I delegate tasks and responsibility effectively?” and the tool will ask additional questions about the specific situation to offer targeted advice, examples and feedback rather than provide a generic answer.
In coming months, LinkedIn will tailor the chatbot to provide advice in other areas, including content from specific experts. In addition, learners can use the new tool to find the content they need quickly, rather than browsing for information. The chatbot can curate personalized course and video recommendations, as well as help users know where to start.
In May, LinkedIn announced two other AI tools to help recruiters identify and connect with job candidates. So far, 74% of recruiters in the company’s early tests have reported that they save time by using the tools, LinkedIn said Tuesday.
“Today’s updates are just the start of what’s to come,” Srinivasan said. “We’re actively building upon these products to support our HR and L&D customers with innovative, valuable tools that will drive their business forward.”