The social media site LinkedIn is updating its LinkedIn Recruiter and LinkedIn Jobs products that HR Dive says will enhance the site’s integrated search function for job candidates.
LinkedIn Recruiter will be able scroll through and, with one click, either add candidates to an individual folder for a given role (called a “project”) or “hide” less-fitting candidates.
“During a demonstration of the product via webcast, LinkedIn Talent Solutions head of product Josh Jersin said the company had 40 percent year-over-year growth in job applications posted and 37 percent year-over-year growth in new hires made on its platform,” according to author Ryan Golden.
New Jersey companies are struggling to find candidates for existing job openings, so increased capabilities for a site like LinkedIn, which has 575 million users, could be helpful.
Job seekers will also see updates allowing them to view multiple openings and to be notified when a user’s “dream company” posts an opening.