The professional social network reduces headhunter’s costs. It also allows the recruiter to reach a large number of potential candidates and enhance the image of his company on the Internet.
If originally the website was only considered as a huge library of online resumes, LinkedIn is now adopting a much more active approach to guide recruiters towards interesting candidates.
Unlike recruitment agencies, LinkedIn provides access to an extremely large network of candidates at a quite reasonable price. It is true that the research must be done in-house but the interesting savings are to be found down the road. In addition, the friendly use of the tool and the developed algorithms can reduce the search time significantly.
Privileged access to the hidden job market
It is estimated that the hidden market (candidates who already have a job) represents almost 70 % of job opportunities. However, many agencies prefer to focus on the supply market (active unemployed candidates). Considering this reality, the professional network is an essential tool in the search of talents and career management.
Enhance the image of your business
If applicants are interested, they will check the recruiter’s profile. It seems logical to make sure that it is 100 % completed and that it looks professional. Be sure to include links to the company website, the Twitter account and the Facebook page. It can be interesting to add good recommendations of existing customers particularly satisfied. Finally, by systematically adding a photo, you give a real and human dimension to your hiring process.
Google, L’Oreal and Facebook use LindedIn Recruiter daily to attract future talents, what about you?