Help Job-Seekers Discover If Your Role Is Right for Them With “Your Commute”

June 7, 2018

Commuting to work is a pain point for all of us. And, it's something everyone takes into consideration when researching a new role. In fact, 85% of U.S. professionals say they would take a pay cut for a shorter commute, according to a LinkedIn survey.

Thats why we’re introducing “Your Commute,” a feature for job-seekers that will help them better understand their potential commute time at a job — whether they’re walking, driving or taking public transportation.

For recruiters, "Your Commute" helps promote transparency and ensures candidates know what to expect before they apply for a role. And, according to LinkedIn data, job postings with an exact address are also 60% more likely to be viewed by potential candidates.  

Alongside other insights like potential salary, How You Match, Ask for a Referral, and information about your company and team, we want to make job listings on LinkedIn a one-stop-shop for job seekers to find everything they need to know about a potential new role. In turn, you’re getting more quality candidates.

What Job-Seekers See

When job-seekers visit job listings on LinkedIn, they’ll now see a “See Your Commute” module for jobs where we have reliable location information. From here, job-seekers can enter their address to calculate how long it would take to get to your office walking, driving or on public transportation. 

They’ll also be able to set commute preferences so they’ll start to receive more relevant job recommendations that match their lifestyle.

What Job Posters See

When you add a job posting we’ve made it very easy to include the address so that job-seekers can see their potential commute within the job poster flow. If you’d prefer to keep the exact address hidden, we’ve also made it possible to include a more general location (for example, Sunnyvale, California). You can also add an address to your Company Page in lieu of adding an address to individual jobs, and we’ll use that in all of your future job postings.

We want to make it as easy as possible for job-seekers to learn more about joining your company, without ever leaving the job listing — from the skills needed, to the time it takes to get to work.

*Photo by Eutah Mizushima on Unsplash

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