Last week 4,684 or so talent acquisition and HR practitioners from around the world gathered in Dallas, Texas, to attend LinkedIn’s 10th annual Talent Connect. Quite a few professionals attending the event in the Lone Star State had also been at SourceCon in Atlanta that same week, and would also soon be heading to D.C. for ERE, clearly indicating to vendors and influencers alike that recruiting professionals are willing to go to great lengths to learn best practices and to obtain the industry insights they seek.
The ruling by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in favor of hiQ Labs, Inc. v. LinkedIn Corp affirmed that the automated scraping of publicly accessible data likely does not violate the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. Call this a true David (hiQ) vs. Goliath (LinkedIn) story. The decision upholds the right to innovate and develop new ways of gaining analytical insights. While hiQ may be one small private company with 12.4M in estimated funding, it isone of many businesses whose operational model is based on using publicly accessible data rather than collecting their own user data as Intellectual Property.
As you’ve probably heard by now, in a 3-0 decision, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld its 2017 ruling, blocking LinkedIn’s efforts to stop hiQ from using information that users have deemed public. “The panel concluded that hiQ established a likelihood of irreparable harm because the survival of its business was threatened,” Circuit Judge Marsha Berzon said.
A fast and simple way to improve both your speed and quality of hire is to use LinkedIn profiles for your initial candidate screening. They are superior at this first assessment stage because they are more likely to be updated, accurate, and their uniform format makes side-by-side comparisons easier. By relying on LinkedIn profiles, you can begin your prospect screening faster and you are much less likely to make a screening error. Many firms are making the shift, but if you haven’t yet. Here are the top five reasons why these profiles are superior to resumes for your initial screening pass.
Historically, the LinkedIn brand is not one small businesses think of when it comes to hiring the likes of cooks, dry cleaners, and janitorial staff. However, the world’s largest professional network is working hard to change that perception.
Microsoft doesn’t want to lose its hold on enterprise computing. It ousted IBM from that mountaintop many moons ago, and it’ll be damned if Google or Salesforce or whoever is going to return the favor. That’s a big reason it dropped $26.2 billion for LinkedIn in 2016 and $7.5 billion for Github this year.
LinkedIn knows how to put on a show, and this year it didn’t disappoint at its annual Talent Connect Conference in Anaheim, California. The headliner this morning was CEO Jeff Weiner and the announcement from Sarah Beth Anders that LinkedIn is building a new applicant tracking system, set to launch in the middle of 2019. Dubbed Talent Hub, LinkedIn’s ATS puts the entire candidate journey, from sourcing to hiring, in its users’ hands with an efficient design and seamless experience.
LinkedIn knows how to put on a show, and this year they didn’t disappoint at its annual Talent Connect Conference in Anaheim, California. The headliner this morning was CEO Jeff Weiner and the announcement from Sarah Beth Anders that LinkedIn is building a new applicant tracking system (ATS), set to launch in the middle of 2019. Dubbed Talent Hub, LinkedIn’s ATS puts the entire candidate journey, from sourcing to hiring, in its user’s hands with an efficient design and seamless experience.
LinkedIn has signed an agreement to acquire Glint, an employee-engagement platform that aims to deliver insights to improve employee satisfaction, happiness, and performance. Terms were undisclosed, but CNBC is reporting that the deal was in the $400 million ballpark.
LinkedIn Groups have always felt like an afterthought. They’re sort of like the guest room that gets a lot of initial attention but sits there collecting dust because so few people come to visit. In my own experience, I’ve found them to be too spammy platforms for members to plug their stuff.