- LinkedIn has announced a new feature, "recommended matches," which the company said will work to deliver a pool of relevant candidates for job listings.
- The algorithm behind the feature will continue to learn recruiters' preferences and deliver increasingly relevant candidates — much like a Netflix account, LinkedIn said.
- The feature, available even to small businesses, also promises to help recruiters find professionals who aren’t actively looking for a new job, but who are open to opportunities.
With the competition for top talent putting pressure on business — and the appearance of some new, big names in the recruiting space — vendors continue to try to add value as they vie for market share.
For applicants, LinkedIn has introduced the How You Match feature, giving job seekers a glimpse into their chances of a successful search and also mobile optimized so searchers can apply using their smartphones. That’s good news for nearly 20% of applicants who prefer to apply on-the-go.
While addressing talent shortages remains the top priority for small businesses, many can't dedicate staff to sourcing passive talent or outsourcing the task. With features like "recommended matches," small- and mid-sized businesses may find themselves operating on a slightly more level playing field.