LinkedIn announced new features to make recruiting and talent retainment easier. One of these is for Internal Job Recommendations, which raises employee awareness about open positions within the companies they're already working at. More importantly, for those looking to retain their employees, it lets them know about internal jobs when they start looking externally.
The recommendations will appear in the "Jobs You May Be Interested In" section on LinkedIn.com, as well as in corresponding emails, and on the company's own intranet if it's utilizing the new Internal Job Recommendations widget that LinkedIn also launched.
"Many customers who participated in our Internal Job Recommendations charter program saw the number of employees engaging with their jobs on LinkedIn double or more," says LinkedIn's Parker Barrile. "In fact, Johnson Controls saw employee engagement increase by more than 350 percent, and last month, more employees applied for an internal position via LinkedIn than conducted a search on the company’s internal search engine."
"But most importantly, customers have been making internal hires. Westpac Group, for example, has made nine hires using Internal Job Recommendations," he says.
The recommendations will be available for corporate customers with 100 or more Job Slots soon. Those interested are told to contact their LinkedIn sales representative.
The company has also launched a new version of the Recruiter Profile and new versions of the Recruiter iPhone and Android apps. More on those here.
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