LinkedIn: Mobile app that simplifies how recruiters collect and manage candidate information at events

Last week we had the pleasure of learning about a new product release from the team at LinkedIn and we want to share that conversation with the community here.

Each year the recruiting and HR tech industry see's hundreds of new products, most of which simply do not make it past beta. Most of these products over the last 18 months have focused on the mobile recruiter. In fact, Mobile Recruiting has more than dominated the conversation throughout the conference circuit thus far in 2013.

But what is mobile recruiting? Is mobile recruiting worth your time and investment? The best mobile recruiting apps follow the age old concept of recruiting, which is data collection.

The real question should be: How can you as a recruiter collect data on a lead (most often referred to as a candidate) without being intrusive and in a way that is actionable once you return to your desk.

You may have already seen this floating around but this past week at Talent Connect Australia, LinkedIn released a new addition to their Talent Solutions product family – CheckIn.

What is CheckIn:

It’s is a mobile app that simplifies how recruiters collect and manage candidate information at events.

Why did LinkedIn create CheckIn?

  1. LinkedIn is no longer the new kid on the block. Simply being a large network is not going to win the hearts of an industry, therefore they must simplify the arduous life / process that a recruiter lives in daily.
  2. CheckIn creates an opportunity for mobile recruiters at events, or those recruiters on campus to capture candidate data in one easy place.

Here is how it works:

From LinkedIn:

Students and recent graduates can now check into an event in three simple steps using their LinkedIn member profiles. Their information is automatically stored within Recruiter, which helps recruiters better track who they met with at events, follow up with top candidates and measure the ROI of events.

The fastest growing demographic on LinkedIn is students and recent graduates, who now comprise more than 30 million of our more than 225 million members.

Recruiters fill hundreds to thousands of jobs each year via campus events – but they’re still collecting paper resumes. Recruiters collect about 100 resumes per event and spend 10 minutes manually entering each resume into their ATS systems. That means they waste about two workdays per campus event just moving information from one place to another.

What are you thoughts?

Read more article and conversations on LinkedIn here

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