Supercharging Recruiting Through LinkedIn-Connectifier Collaboration

March 28, 2016

A few weeks ago, I shared with you that we acquired Connectifier to become a part of the LinkedIn family.

We’ve spent a lot of time in the last few weeks learning about each other, and figuring out the path forward, especially in terms of the best way to create economic opportunity for both our members and our loyal customers. Today, we’re proceeding with Connectifier as a wholly owned subsidiary of LinkedIn.

So, what does this mean? Connectifier will sell to their customers and we will sell to ours, but since there is a tremendous amount of crossover between our customer base, we see great opportunities for collaboration in a way that is going to benefit the recruiting industry as a whole.

As you know, our starting point is always understanding the needs of job seekers, and how to best serve their needs. We created our business and built our products based on how we can make them more productive and successful every single time they engage with us. It’s about finding opportunities for them, showing them a path they hadn’t considered, putting them in touch with organizations that may not have been on their radar.  

If you’re a recruiter, using both our products, we want to help supercharge your efforts in contacting the right matches for jobs you want to fill. Through new features like the Connectifier-LinkedIn API, you will be able to see more accurate profile matches and more complete profile data than ever before. Our goal is to help you present both passive candidates and job seekers highly tailored opportunities that really hit the mark in terms of being more compatible with their skillsets.  
 
In the last few weeks, I’ve been getting to know the Connectifier team. While I knew that we’d have a lot in common, I wasn’t expecting this level of seamless integration. John Jersin is now Head of Recruiter within our Product organization, and he and others from the Connectifier team will be injecting their unique knowledge to make our products even more effective.

In the end, while we’re operating separately with our customers, we’re one team, and we believe we will thrive together. This is just the beginning, and I’m excited about what’s to come. Check out John’s point of view in his blog here.

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