Get Your HR Team Serious Street Credibility

July 16, 2009

Share your success story with LinkedIn and get noticed

When you make a tough or interesting hire for your company, it makes you feel like a million bucks and you probably want to shout your win from every rooftop (or okay… maybe just from the top of your cube ☺).

It may interest you then that others do want to learn about LinkedIn Talent Advantage customers who’ve used the site to hire stellar employees… and sometimes those “others” can include journalists and reporters at top tier publications and websites.

Sharing your successes with LinkedIn and LinkedIn Talent Advantage has a number of benefits:

  1. Typically the time investment is minimal (usually an interview with a reporter only lasts 15-20 minutes).
  2. Your HR team gets the credit they deserve for filling multiple, unique or hard to fill positions both within your company AND in local, regional or national print or online publications.
  3. The resulting article can be a terrific way to vouch for the effectiveness of your team especially when it comes to making additional hires or requesting additional budget.
  4. Chatting with a journalist about your experience with a cutting edge tool like LinkedIn Talent Advantage also helps showcase the innovative and advanced technologies your HR team is utilizing to save  your company money and make better hires.
  5. Perhaps even more importantly, sharing your LinkedIn and LinkedIn Talent Advantage success stories with the press also helps make your company look like the hot happening place that it is for qualified passive and active candidates (which can help make future hires for your company even easier).

If you or someone you know has had success using LinkedIn, we’d love for you to share your story with us and/or join our Friends of LinkedIn Group.

If you’d like to see what a positive press article looks like, check out this recent BusinessWeek article in which not one, but two LinkedIn Talent Advantage customers were quoted (corporate recruiter Elisa Bannon of US Cellular and Scott Morrison, director of global recruiting programs at software giant Salesforce.com).

Even if you aren’t a LinkedIn Talent Advantage customer and are just a regular LinkedIn member, we’d still love to hear your story. Here’s a Fortune article that features the story of Seema Kumar. Seema found her job at Slide.com via LinkedIn.

If you’re curious about how LinkedIn members across various industries and continents are finding success using the site you can read their stories here.

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