Uncovering Hidden Talent Ecosystems
Research Program Manager, Nick Brooks, was looking to recruit a number of new cybersecurity professionals to work at Microsoft’s official headquarters in Redmond, Washington. Facing a limited pool of candidates, Nick believed there might be untapped potential in other cities.
Turning to Talent Insights to support his instinct, Nick discovered a rich talent pool in a city already home to a Microsoft office. By sharing this valuable insight, the team was able to justify their recommendation to place headcount in that city. This hiring strategy was approved by leadership and Microsoft is now actively hiring and expanding their team there.
Shifted hiring strategy. Using insights on talent supply and demand, Microsoft picked an unexpected but talent-rich office location for its cybersecurity headcount.
Saved on time and cost. Microsoft was able to hire where the best talent resides and save on relocation and compensation costs. Additionally, Nick's team saved time identifying desired talent pools which used to be a very manual process.
Built credibility with leadership. By being able to justify their recommendation to the business, the team has built credibility, commanded more respect, and become a more trusted advisor.
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.
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In their own words
"Imagine being able to go to the business and actually provide rational justification, ‘Here’s what I recommend, and here’s why.’ ...Credibility is not to be underestimated."
Research Program Manager Talent Intelligence, Microsoft