LinkedIn launches 'How You Match' feature to speed up time-to-hire
- A new feature on LinkedIn lets job seekers and employers know just how well they will match up at the time of application. "How You Match" examines the candidate’s profile and lets them know if they meet the job’s requirements or if there are gaps. The feature works in real time, allowing job seekers who fit the bill to move on to the application process.
- For employers, How You Match allows recruiters to sift through candidate’s major qualifications before having to read every line of their resumes, which may help speed up the process of calling in candidates, LinkedIn Talent Solutions head of product John Jersin said in a blog post.
- Candidates see a sidebar listing the employer’s basic criteria: years of experience, location, skills, etc. Applicants can use LinkedIn’s one-click application process to submit their saved resume, and for those who have gaps in their qualifications, an adjustment to their profile can restart the process.
In a competitive market, reducing time to hire is a priority for all employers. Some employers have even managed to bring time-to-hire down to less than two weeks. Tools that help employers screen through the mountain of resumes they receive may streamline the process.
As more employers turn to tech to screen and recruit, AI is becoming more prominent. Artificial intelligence can examine thousands of applications in seconds, freeing up hiring professionals to focus on making connections with candidates that can turn into hires. The challenge is to make sure tech doesn’t remove the human touch from the process. Even though job seekers want to work for a company that’s cutting edge, they don’t want to be treated like binary code.
For high volume hires, tech is necessary not just to streamline the process, but to get it off the ground. Mobile-optimized recruitment tools are giving applicants a chance to apply on the fly, including one-click apply solutions. Some are even turning to Snapchat or other social media to help candidates apply quickly. In a tight market, any tech that speeds the process yet maintains a solid human connection is an edge over the competition.
Correction: An earlier version of this story misspelled John Jersin's name.
- LinkedIn Talent Solutions Job Seekers and Companies on LinkedIn Can Now Instantly See If an Applicant Is a Match for a Role
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