LinkedIn announced the launch of a new version of Projects in LinkedIn Recruiter aimed at helping recruiters accelerate their sourcing process. It has a new look and a bunch of a new features.
New features include "Smart Project Filters," "Suggested Professionals," Stars to help you keep track of people, and new collaboration tools as well as more update features.
"To help you manage your prospects more easily, we’ve created Smart Project Filters: an automated way to categorize and funnel your prospects through the pipeline," explains LinkedIn's Will Sun. "For example, if you add Kevin to a project, he’ll automatically be classified as a 'New' prospect. If you reach out to him, he’ll be marked as 'Contacted.' And if he gets back to you, he’ll be identified as 'Replied.' If at any point you think Kevin might not be a good fit, you can move him to 'Archived.' These four smart filters do the work for you so you can focus on filling your open roles."
The Stars feature lets you star people of interest and pin them to the top of the project to keep track of them easily. LinkedIn will let you know when they've made public changes to their profile via the Recruiter homepage or through notifications. You can also star key projects you wish to prioritize.
For collaboration, you can now choose who gets access to projects, and you're no longer limited to sharing projects with just those who have Recruiter access. You can share with hiring managers who have LinkedIn accounts.
There also new inline notifications to show you what's changed on your project since the last time you looked at it. LinkedIn will also send a weekly email digest giving an overview of changes.
"Finally, we’re really excited to introduce Suggested Professionals, a section at the bottom of the Project page which gives you tailored recommendations based on everything we know about the project," says Sun. "We take who you’ve added to the project, who you’ve starred, archived, and messaged, who has responded, and what jobs and saved searches you’ve linked to the project and our algorithms transform that into a shortlist of prospects that match what you’re looking for. The more you use projects, the better our recommendations will be. You can expect to see this added in the next few weeks."
LinkedIn says we can expect to see more happening with the Projects experience in time.
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