From Paper Mess to Recruiting Success, Meet CheckIn

May 8, 2013

Today, I’m excited to introduce CheckIn – the newest member of the LinkedIn Talent Solutions product family that we unveiled at Talent Connect Australia 2013. CheckIn is a mobile app that radically simplifies how recruiters collect and manage candidate information at events.

We built CheckIn for two reasons. First, the fastest growing demographic on LinkedIn is students and recent graduates, who now comprise more than 30 million of our more than 225 million members. Second, lots of recruiters annually fill hundreds to thousands of internships and entry-level jobs via campus events. Unfortunately, most of the products used to collect student and recent-graduate information at campus events are archaic and cumbersome.

In fact, our research indicates that recruiters collect about 100 resumes per event and spend 10 minutes manually entering each resume into their ATS systems. That means you could waste about two workdays per campus event just moving information from one place to another. Plus, it’s hard to measure the success of events via paper resumes and spreadsheets because they aren’t designed to track metrics – like the number of candidates you met and their interest areas.

Checking In Is a Snap

Candidates enter information via three simple steps:

1)    Welcome Screen – Candidates arriving at a recruiter’s booth are greeted by a welcome screen.

2)    Checking In – They enter their name, email address and phone number (phone number is optional), all of which CheckIn uses to identify their LinkedIn member profile. If they don’t have one, they continue by using their email address.

3)    Areas of Interest – Then they select their areas of interest based on options that recruiters can customize. Candidates’ information is automatically stored within a Recruiter project and CheckIn automatically reverts to the welcome screen.

Check it out for yourself:

Student Recruiting Ebook