Data helps defend the hiring strategy at Autodesk.
Autodesk was in search of a new software engineering manager but had set lofty role requirements that made finding candidates extremely difficult. Armed with data provided by LinkedIn Talent Insights, recruiter Jennifer Kopatz was able to reduce job requirements while maintaining quality searches. Within two weeks an offer was extended.
Kopatz was working with a hiring manager who had 11 must-have prerequisites for a new software engineering manager role. Her instinct told her the expectations were unrealistic.
A realistic view of the talent pool
Using LinkedIn Talent Insights, Kopatz discovered that fewer than 300 people fit the job criteria and 30% of them had recently changed jobs. What’s more, a significant portion of the available pool worked for companies that offered higher compensation, further limiting the pool. Equipped with these insights, she convinced her hiring manager to cut the must-have role requirements by 50%. She was also able to identify adjacent skills to expand the search. Within two weeks, Kopatz extended an offer without compromising on quality.
With insight into the size and competitiveness of the talent pool, Kopatz quickly adjusted the hiring manager’s expectations and informed the strategy.
Offer extended in record time
With a holistic view of the talent pool, she was able to limit “must haves” without compromising quality.
Better-informed hiring managers
Data helps Kopatz engage in more productive conversations with hiring managers and HR business partners.
"Now we have real-time, exact data on the talent landscape so we can have more productive conversations with hiring managers and can make better decisions. I love it!"
Senior Engineering Recruiter, Autodesk
Over 100 million people use Autodesk software like AutoCAD, Revit, Maya, 3ds Max, Fusion 360, SketchBook, and more to unlock their creativity and solve important design, business and environmental challenges. Our software runs on both personal computers and mobile devices and taps the infinite computing power of the cloud to help teams around the world collaborate, design, simulate and fabricate their ideas in 3D.
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