- LinkedIn's applicant tracking system, Talent Hub, is now available, the company announced Sept. 26. Additionally, it introduced its newly designed LinkedIn Recruiter Mobile App and the integration of LinkedIn Talent Insights within LinkedIn Recruiter & Jobs.
- In further integrations, LinkedIn announced it would combine its Recruiter System Connect with Oracle HCM Cloud and Taleo Enterprise Edition. It said the ICIMS integration will go live next month. LinkedIn introduced these integrations to simplify the hiring process for Oracle and ICIMS customers and to provide them insights into their candidates, according to a news release.
- The site said changes like these are important in light of the digital transformation occurring across industries and the tight labor market: "What worked before is no longer applicable today," LinkedIn VP of Product Management, LTS John Jersin said in a news release. "Talent leaders need more intelligent tools and new ways of thinking to find the right talent, improve diversity, and close the skills gap."
It appears LinkedIn is on the move to enhance the recruitment process for both job seekers and hiring managers. Last week, it introduced a new skills assessment tool that allows applicants to find out their proficiency in an area of expertise. LinkedIn Skill Assessments validates job hunters' skill sets and gives their profile a proficiency mark that makes them stand out to recruiters.
HR leaders and recruiters are depending more on data to make recruiting and hiring decisions. About a year ago, LinkedIn offered its answer to this demand by developing LinkedIn Talent Insights, which harnesses data that leads recruiters to qualified applicants and passive job seekers.
Recruiting is heavily task oriented; hiring managers must review resumes, choose candidates and coordinate schedules, among other duties. To help cut down to-do lists, many employers have turned to artificial intelligence to help them screen, schedule and source candidates, according to a report from Montage. It appears LinkedIn has picked up on this trend, tailoring its offerings to cover the market for hands-off recruiting tech.
As employers look into purchasing AI services and streamlining their recruiting processes, they may want to keep in mind candidates' general preference for the human touch. Most candidates, for example, prefer face-to-face interviews over virtual interviews, according to a recent poll by the Harris Poll. In a job seekers' market, recruiters may want to take candidates' likes and dislikes into account.