LinkedIn Recruiter Gets A Homepage UpdateBy: Chris Crum - April 10, 2013
LinkedIn has announced the launch a new home page for LinkedIn Recruiter, which introduces some new tools for hiring.
There’s a new navigation bar with the Notifications feature, accessible via the flag icon at the top right. This will alert you to alerts you to job applies, new results for saved searches, completed hiring manager reviews and completed bulk resume uploads. There’s also a new “Smart-To-Do list” feature, which lets you to create to-do items that connect with a profile, project or job, using the ‘@’ symbol. Unchecked to-dos stay at the top of the list until they’re completed. Additionally, profile reminders you previously set will move into the Smart-To-Do list.
The search box has been made more prominent, and it has a new drop-down that lets you access saved searches and history. Under that is the activity feed. There’s also a new feature on the right called “People You May Want to Hire.”
Here’s what it looks like:
LinkedIn’s Elizabeth Burstein writes in a blog post:
Its “look and feel” more closely resembles LinkedIn.com, which makes the user experience more intuitive and simple. As LinkedIn Talent Solutions’ Head of Product Parker Barrile noted during today’s homepage launch event, “Most recruiting products are outdated and designed for CIOs, not recruiters. Fortunately, the consumerization of the enterprise has begun to infiltrate the recruiting industry and is influencing a new generation of products. Consumerization means putting the user’s priorities first.”
This idea motivated the Recruiter homepage redesign; we sought to build a tool that functions like a consumer app in the front, but has the power and rich feature set of an enterprise tool in the back. Let’s take a closer look.
LinkedIn lets you take a tour of the new design here.