Defending Hiring Strategy with Data
Jennifer Kopatz, a Senior Engineering Recruiter for Autodesk, was faced with a challenge. Her hiring manager was looking for a new software engineering manager with 11 ‘must have’ prerequisites. Jennifer’s instinct told her the expectations were unrealistic.
Using LinkedIn Talent Insights, Jennifer discovered that fewer than 300 people fit the criteria and 30% of them had recently changed jobs, indicating that the available talent pool was even smaller. What’s more - a significant portion of the remaining pool worked for companies that offered higher compensation. For the first time, Jennifer had data to support her instincts that this role would be extremely difficult to fill under the proposed criteria. Using Talent Insights, Jennifer successfully convinced the hiring manager to reduce the 11 role requirements by 50%. Within two weeks, she was able to extend an offer without compromising on quality.
Extended offer in two weeks. LinkedIn Talent Insights provided a holistic view of the talent landscape, enabling Jennifer to identify adjacent skills to help expand her search.
Developed more effective hiring. Equipped with data on the size and competitiveness of the talent pool, Jennifer quickly readjusted the hiring manager’s expectations and informed the strategy.
Built credibility in team. Jennifer is now able to bring this data to meetings and instantly have better conversations with hiring managers and HR business partners that she’s never been able to have before.
About LinkedIn Talent Insights
Talent Insights is a LinkedIn solution that delivers on-demand access to real-time data on talent pools and companies. This information empowers users to elevate their talent strategies – from candidate sourcing to workforce planning – and make smarter talent decisions with confidence.
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. Autodesk's 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.
In their own words
"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