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Roundup: LinkedIn Release Resume Assistant & Indeed Tell us Something Surprising about Jobseekers

Roundup: LinkedIn Release Resume Assistant & Indeed Tell us Something Surprising about Jobseekers

LinkedIn are levelling up with LinkedIn Performance Summary and Resume Assistant

LinkedIn Talent Solutions have released a new report that will help TA leaders assess their recruiting efforts. LinkedIn Performance Summary provides tips and resources to help talent leaders get more value from their LinkedIn Talent Solutions products based on their current use and performance. It highlights metrics such as “influenced hires,” based on tracking InMail, Recruiter and Job Slots performance, and then gives insights to help drive strategic decisions.

LinkedIn Performance-Summary

Some highlights available in LinkedIn Performance Summary include:
  • See how many hires your tools have influenced with the “Influenced hires” metric, represented by candidates on LinkedIn who engaged with paid products prior to being hired.
  • Get a better idea of how far your messages to candidates are going with Inmail Analytics to see how your response rates are trending over time.
  • Make sure all of your jobs are being used through the Job Slot Utilization insights that show you how to get 100% Utilization on your job posts.
  • Get an idea of the talent that you’re winning and losing with the Talent Flows feature, which highlights where most of your departing employees are going, and which companies you’re successfully hiring from.
Also, the new integration with Microsoft called Resume Assistant, will bring your LinkedIn jobs automatically into Microsoft Word.
LinkedIn introduce LinkedIn ResumerWith Resume Assistant recruiters are able to:
  • Find candidates earlier in their job search – As jobseekers edit their resume in Microsoft Word, they’ll see job recommendations, like yours, and can go directly to your job posts without having to search.
  • Grow your recruiting pipeline without any extra effort – Based on the role and industry the candidate is crafting their resume for, LinkedIn Jobs will surface automatically in Word LinkedIn’s more than 11 million active job postings
  • Engage with interested candidates faster Candidates can quietly signal to recruiters they are open to opportunities via Open Candidates, allowing recruiters to prioritize who to connect with.

Indeed unleash the truth behind AI-driven hiring

The world is used to sensational AI themed headlines by now. ‘The Robots Are Coming’, ‘Bots will be doing your job by 2020’. Of course, I’ve written a few of them myself. But Indeed has released new data to help us change the narrative around the AI conversation.

People are becoming more comfortable with parts of the hiring process being automated and driven by AI functionality. From their study “The Rise of AI-driven Hiring”  (which interviewed 2,005 people) Indeed claim that 30% of job seekers would feel comfortable taking career advice from a robot and think it may help them find a job.

What about people’s job safety? Who will the robots replace? Well, it turns out this question isn’t causing as much concern as we thought. 58% of job seekers felt confident their role would not be replaced by robots or automated technology compared to 27% who thought their role might be susceptible to complete automation.

So what jobs are people most comfortable with automated?

  1. Job search assistance (35%)
  2. News reporting (33%)
  3. Healthcare support (25%)
  4. Finance management (24%)
  5. Driving (23%)

Where is this new confidence in technology coming from?

So how did we go from terminator jokes and distrust in robots to 1 in 3 people welcoming the robot revolution?

AI within the recruitment industry can help job seekers navigate the treacherous waters of discrimination and bias. Over the years, jobs seekers have lost confidence in the recruitment process and many feel that an automated process would help re-build the trust. Millenials, in particular, feel the recruitment process has become unfair and AI could be one of the solutions.

Aside from the issue of discrimination- job searching has another principal flaw. It takes so gosh darn long. 43% of people surveyed report that there is too much choice and 38% say recruitment processes are too time-consuming. Automation will help whittle down the dead time and help humans connect faster so the real recruiting can begin.

Finally, the introduction of AI has helped make job searches more effective. 41% of people had complained that they were not being shown relevant job ads.Artificial intelligence is able to use data sets to produce a more personalised shortlist for searchers. AI can clearly bring jobseeker and employer together, but making the decision on whether the fit is right remains an inherently human decision.

“Far from people fearing robots and automation, this study shows that there’s a real enthusiasm among job seekers to turn to robots to progress their careers – whether receiving careers advice or help finding the right role.

“With new challenges facing the UK’s labour market, equipping individuals the best chances of finding the right jobs is the Holy Grail of recruiting. More data available to both applicants and employers leads to better matches and helps eliminate human bias. AI-powered technology gives recruiters back the time to make human connections, transforms the job seeker experience and ultimately, helps match talent to roles as Britain tries to plug its skills gap.”
– Raj Mukherjee, Senior Vice President of Product, Indeed


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