When you consider the rise of automation in recent years, we can see that time is still the most important factor when it comes to getting things done in any industry. In short, these automated processes or even machines are enabling businesses to focus on other areas of importance which are otherwise neglected.
With this in mind, the recent announcement of two features on LinkedIn was received with great excitement in the recruitment industry. That is to say, LinkedIn Scheduler is designed to streamline the process of organizing interviews for recruiters while Salary Insights is tasked with tending to some of the most time-consuming questions which candidates are likely to have regarding the potential earnings of a role. After all, according to a 2017 survey on LinkedIn, salary is the second-most important piece of information which candidates want from their recruiter.
With this in mind, let us consider the features of these concepts and how they are likely to have a beneficial impact on the daily responsibilities of the recruiter.
LinkedIn Scheduler and Automated Scheduling
There was a time when technology was confined to rather meaningless tasks or labor but improved algorithms and increased intelligence have enabled certain software to tackle many of the routine jobs in the workplace.
In the case of recruitment, organizing a suitable time for interviewing candidates is an age-old dilemma and one of the most time-consuming tasks for every recruiter. In fact, recent studies suggest that an average recruiter will spend more than ten hours per week on the process of establishing a suitable time to interview potential candidates.
Simply put, LinkedIn Scheduler automates this aspect of recruitment by establishing and setting the most suitable time for an interview with each candidate. For this reason, instead of going back and forth with a candidate, the recruiter can carry on with other important tasks while the LinkedIn Scheduler organizes the next or best available time with a candidate for their appointment.
As you might expect, this smart piece of technology is a hugely productive tool for recruiters and even in the case of last-minute cancellations, LinkedIn Scheduler can even rearrange a suitable time with the candidate without any need for input or action from the recruiter.
In case you might be asking yourself, the setup process for LinkedIn Scheduler is also extremely easy and requires little more than for the recruiter to sync their Google Calendar or Office 365 with this incredibly useful addition to LinkedIn.
Salary Insights and Automated Estimations
Many experts suggest that money is still one of the most vital incentives to motivation in the workplace. As already mentioned, recent surveys indicate that salary is the second-most important piece of information that candidates expect from their recruiters.
Although none of this is surprising, for money is the one medium which allows employees to purchase their wants and needs and in some instances, it also serves as a symbol by which candidates assess the value being placed on their skills or talent. Either way, recruiters should be familiar with the fact that candidates are always eager to know more about the potential earnings of a particular role.
At the same time, most recruiters are also aware that questions surrounding potential earnings are often repetitive and hugely time-consuming. For this reason, LinkedIn Salary Insights was welcomed with a sigh of relief by recruiters as it set about tending to some of these questions on their behalf.
As part of this powerful tool, Salary Insights enables candidates to access a highly detailed breakdown of the salaries for specific job titles in the same industry. Aside from saving recruiters a significant amount of time and effort, LinkedIn Salary Insights provides professionals with a transparent look at the earning potential in their chosen career.
While these insights are purely estimations, the projected salary for each role is calculated based on factual information from other members of the LinkedIn platform.
However, the real benefit of this particular process is often the expectations these insights can set for a candidate. Furthermore, with many of these time consuming questions out of the way, recruiters can focus their efforts on discussing other important aspects of the role such as the company culture or core beliefs of a business.
These new features on LinkedIn are designed to save time and streamline what can often be a complicated process. LinkedIn Scheduler is an easy way to automate the process of scheduling meetings with candidates while also providing a straightforward solution to those who may need to adjust or cancel their appointment. On the other hand, Salary Insights places an estimated salary module on certain jobs while recruiters can also use this feature to provide an expected salary which can nurture a better understanding and realistic expectations with candidates.