LinkedIn plans to launch into 2018 with the release of a new offering for recruiters and staffing teams. It’s called LinkedIn Talent Insights, and the company claims that this new tool will provide the data and analytics HR pros need to make better staffing decisions. It can also help the same HR teams justify their decisions to boards and senior executives by showing the data on which these decisions will be based.
At a recent conference for recruiting pros, the CEO of the company introduced the service to an audience of recruiting experts and gave a detailed explanation of how he believes the service will support smarter, more focused, and more data-driven recruiting strategies. Here a few key takeaways he hopes will spark interest within the recruiting and staffing sectors.
Identifying areas of demand and skills gaps
Larger companies can typically use support in these two key areas. If you can’t identify the kinds of broad and narrow skill sets the company lacks, how can you target your recruiting program in an effort to close these gaps? This platform will allow teams to gather and cross-reference data revealing areas of need — everything from time management skill to XTML coding.
Talent Insights will also show staffing teams where skill sets are growing fastest within the company. If you’re doing something right, as an organization, you may as well recognize how and where your success is taking hold. Only then can you break down the factors that are contributing to this area of growth and repeat them elsewhere.
How and where can you find top talent?
The service allows HR managers to look at the company for meaningful data, but it also allows an outward focus on general information and trends that can inform plans and forward motion. For example, the service can provide answers to questions like “Which cities offer the highest level of engineering talent?” and “How does our company culture stack up against other players in the industry?”
Where is this data coming from?
Over the years since its initial launch, LinkedIn has gained input and insight from over 500 million members, 11 million jobs and 18 million employers. Over the years, these datasets have become a rich asset that provides “a dynamic view of rapidly changing market conditions,” according to the CEO.
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