UC refines talent acquisition with real-time data.
With over 200,000 employees across 10 universities and six medical centers, the University of California has an incredibly diverse range of roles and open positions. In a competitive job market impacted by the economics of the pandemic and hybrid work, LinkedIn Talent Solutions has helped the university reduce costs and remain competitive to attract qualified candidates.
Hiring for such a wide range of roles across a large organization, the university needed a more centralized way to recruit and track the movement of talent. According to Donna Salvo, director of systemwide talent management, they had 18 different talent acquisition solutions in place. And given the challenges of a limited budget, they needed smarter insights into how to attract (and compensate) the right candidates — especially in areas like housing, IT, and nursing that had become difficult to fill during the pandemic.
Having a more centralized, data-driven way to hire
Using LinkedIn Recruiter, LinkedIn Career Pages, and LinkedIn Jobs allowed the University of California to streamline their recruiting and hiring process for better efficiency and cost-effectiveness. With more centralization and insights from analytics, they were able to get a clearer understanding of who they were hiring — and losing to other employers — which informed how they found and attracted candidates.
With clearer insights into what motivates job seekers, including compensation and benefits, and which companies or organizations they’re joining or leaving, the university was able to attract more qualified people.
The university saved money with a more unified and efficient recruiting process. LinkedIn worked with recruiters to provide training on topics like writing more effective job descriptions. They also cut costs by bringing all campuses and medical centers together under a single LinkedIn contract.
Meeting diversity goals
With increased visibility from real-time data, they were able to identify and attract more diverse candidates. In turn, this helped them better track and meet state and federal diversity goals.
"LinkedIn Talent Solutions brings a lot of expertise to the table to work alongside you as a business partner. They can give you the right resources and tools to help you reach your strategic goals.”
Executive Director of Systemwide Talent Management, University of California, Office of the President
ABOUT UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA.
The University of California opened its doors in 1869 with just 10 faculty members and 40 students. Today, the UC system has more than 280,000 students and 227,000 faculty and staff, with two million alumni living and working around the world.
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