4 Ways Talent Hub Will Transform How Your Team Hires

October 3, 2019

Last year, we announced that we’d be launching something users have been requesting for years — our first-ever applicant tracking system (ATS). And following its launch announcement at Talent Connect, we’re excited to say that LinkedIn Talent Hub is officially live. (Yay!)

If you’re not familiar with it yet, Talent Hub is the only ATS built on LinkedIn’s network, meaning it seamlessly integrates with all your most-used recruiting tools. The platform was designed to make your team’s lives easier, solving some of your most frustrating day-to-day problems — like the need to constantly toggle between tools that don’t speak to one another. 

Here’s how Talent Hub can improve your team’s efficiency — and help you make smarter hiring decisions.

1. Source, manage, and hire on a single platform, giving your team more time to focus on the things that matter most — like building relationships with candidates

Having a dozen tabs open at once just isn’t productive — nor is it good for your sanity. Finding candidates, moving them through your pipeline, scheduling interviews, and extending offers takes long enough as it is without the added frustration of needing to switch between systems. 

As an all-in-one platform, Talent Hub makes toggling between tabs a thing of the past. Rather than moving between different platforms all day long, you can use Talent Hub as a one-stop destination to source, manage, and hire. 

Immediately after posting a job, you’ll see a list of top candidates pop up to kickstart your sourcing efforts. From there, you can do everything from scheduling panel interviews to completing candidate background checks and extending offers, without ever leaving the platform. 

This not only puts hours back into your day, but helps you avoid the headache of transferring candidate data between multiple tools. Important information (and, more importantly, candidates) won’t get lost in the shuffle, and you can ensure you’re keeping accurate records. And since your team won’t have to waste time on tedious manual processes, you’ll be able to dedicate more time and energy to the things that really matter — like getting to know your candidates better. After all, that’s the best part of being in this business right? 

2. Tap into powerful insights about your talent pools, making it easier to set or refine your strategy

One of the biggest benefits of using Talent Hub is the access to talent pool insights you can’t find elsewhere. Since it’s built on the LinkedIn network, Talent Hub allows you to tap into data from the world’s largest talent community — helping you closely tailor your search to generate the best results. 

As you start outlining the requirements of a role, the platform will automatically populate with custom insights that let you evaluate the size and scope of your talent pool. For example, if you began to fill out a job post for a senior account manager in New York City, Talent Hub would tell you how many professionals on LinkedIn have that job title, how many are in your area, and how many meet your requirements. The insights will change in real time as you add or remove requirements, so you can adjust to find the perfect balance. 

Talent Hub also provides insights into your candidates, like what channel they came from. You’ll be able to see at a glance whether they applied, were sourced, or were referred, helping you more successfully tailor your messages to them and evaluate which channels are providing the best results. You’ll also be able to see whether they’ve applied for previous jobs at your company, are willing to relocate, and other information they’ve shared on LinkedIn, giving you a more holistic view of their suitability. 

All these insights make it easy for recruiters and hiring managers to work side by side. Rather than having an intake meeting, spending weeks searching for candidates that possibly don’t exist, and going back to your hiring manager empty-handed, you and your team can quickly show them what’s realistic and work together to set better goals. Eliminate days or even weeks of trial and error — all while building stronger and more strategic relationships

3. Boost alignment and communication among your team — and with your hiring manager

It’s not just talent insights that help you work more seamlessly with your hiring manager. Talent Hub allows you to keep hiring managers and other team members in the loop by increasing visibility among key stakeholders. 

When you create a new project in the platform, you can invite specific team members to collaborate throughout the process. Team members can share notes and feedback on candidates, see if someone has already been sourced or contacted by a coworker, and ping hiring managers and interviewers to draw them back into the process. 

Every designated team member will have access to this rich history of candidate information, creating more alignment among everyone involved. The result is a team that works together harmoniously, built on a strong foundation of shared knowledge.  

4. Track your team’s progress and hiring data, helping you optimize your collective performance

Talent Hub isn’t just designed to help teams work better together. It also provides insights into how individual contributors are utilizing the platform, allowing you to set each team member up for success. 

The built-in reporting tools can help you spot opportunities for improvement, like where your candidates are getting held up in the process, allowing you to adjust your strategy as you go. That means your process will only get stronger the more you hire — and you’ll be able to track your progress easily and share it with your leaders and team. 

You have a lot of great choices when it comes to ATS platforms, but LinkedIn Talent Hub is the only one to incorporate all these features. The platform is now live, so request a demo to see for yourself.

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