Seems just about every corporate recruiter has a LinkedIn Recruiter account. What are some ways to make sure you and your team getting the most out of the tool?
Listen in on what our panelists have to say.
This event is part of the “Let’s Talk Recruiting” series where a panel of recruiting practitioners get together online and have a conversation on a variety of topics related to corporate recruiting.
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|Name & LinkedIn Profile||Group||Title||Company|
|Eric Jaquith||Recruiting Phoenix||Enterprise Sales||SeekOut|
|Katie Stevens||Recruiting Chicago||Talent Acquisition Leader||GE Healthcare|
|Roseanne Donohue||Recruiting NYC||Senior Talent Acquisition Manager, North America||Radware|
|Sinda Allen||Recruiting SFBA||Senior Manager Global Talent Acquisition||Moogsoft|
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We asked our attendees, “What is one thing that you do that get’s the most out of LinkedIn for you?”
Here are their answers:
- Adding meaningful notes in connection
- Ask connections for introductions
- Be personal and make it about the candidate, not why my opportunity is "best"
- boolean searching
- Catchy Subject Lines
- Competitor insights
- Connect - simplemessage
- Connect with SME or Community leaders
- Consistent Follow-up Cadences
- Continue to build my network!
- creating Projects and collaborating with hiring managers, profiles searches comments and new tools
- cross reference candidates
- daily utilization of the company page
- dedicate time to LinkedIn
- Direct and transparent communication with members.
- Direct Recruit
- Diversity Sourcing
- Executive Sourcing
- Expanding my network into highly specialized areas, this helps to source hard to fill positions
- find great talent
- Follow up and be responsive when somebody does reply.
- Good Boolean search strings
- I connect with at least 10 people today.
- Immediately follow up with the candidates that reply,
- In InMails, not highlighting one particular job I'm looking to fill, instead appealing to candidates on a more personal level.
- Industry/role latest devts, learnings
- InMails worked in the past, but not the best recently
- job postings.
- Keeping in touch with my contacts socially...
- KSA Search
- LI clone quality candidates.
- LinkedIn Job Posting responses - I have hired some really good passive job seekers that way.
- LinkedIn Quick Apply with Resumes directly to my Inbox
- LinkedIn Recruiter Searches
- Making connections
- Making sure to emphasize in my communications with candidates that I've read their profile!
- Network network network
- Network with other professionals and keep updated on trends
- networking / current and pipeline roles
- Networking with candidates and potential referral resources.
- No your audience and make sure initial outreach brief and to the point
- Not getting the most
- Not much more than LinkedIn Recruiter sourcing activities.
- not proficient with the tool yet, inadequate training
- Notes notes notes! Make lots of notes in candidate profiles so you know why you pursued or did not pursue someone
- Passive candidate recruitment
- Personalize ALL communication.
- Personalize each InMail and reference something unique on a potential candidate's profile.
- personalize everything
- personalizing messages
- Post jobs
- Post my jobs by using my own page
- Posting to Groups
- Project Folders
- Project Folders
- Project Folders
- Reaching out with targeted InMails
- Reading profiles and targeting your audience
- Regular trainings with LI Account Manager and my team
- Respond to every inmail
- respond to every person that replies to my LinkedIn and try to keep it human
- review projects with hiring teams for faster review
- saved templates saves time!
- Search Alerts
- Send effective InMail message
- send great instant messages with high rate of replies
- send inmails
- share and post the job
- Share Articles/Source
- Share the jobs that we have posted wth my Linkedin network
- Sharing company stories with my network
- sharing content
- short messages and to the point
- Source passive candidates
- Sourcing / Recruiting
- Sourcing and job posting
- sourcing candidates
- Sourcing in Linked-In Recruiter
- Sourcing through Recruiter Lite
- Staying active and publishing useful content
- Tailored outreach email
- The ability to create talent pipelines.
- Top Talent Hires
- Updated profile, keep it fresh and sharing info on discussions about the company?
- Use boolean statements
- Using all of the LIR features (projects, reports, custom filters, etc).
- Utilize Recruiter Lite to search proactively to build a pipeline for the future as well as using for any current openings
- Utilize the projects functio
- Utilizing Projects
- We don't have a Recruiter Account, so I'm interested to learn how to best leverage the standard LI platform more effectively.
- We use Gem on top of LIRecruiter seats to get personal emails (it is more expense/another tool)
- When I reach out I mention connections in common or specific skills they have
- When sending InMails be specific and not just use a template.
Chat Messages from the Session…
09:59:37 >> From Eric Jaquith : Hello Everyone. Let’s connect on LinkedIn https://linkedin.com/in/jaquith or call 770-598-2751
10:00:50 >> From Katie Stevens to All panelists : Hello Everyone! I’d love to connect with everyone too! https://www.linkedin.com/in/katiestevens1/
10:02:49 >> From Sinda Allen : Let’s do it! https://www.linkedin.com/in/sindaallen
10:03:26 >> From Sean Rehder : Feel free to add any comments or questions here in the Chat area.
Make sure as an attendee, if you message something in the Chat area that you select “All Panelists and Attendees.”
The default is just to Panelists but I want everyone to see the messages coming through.
10:06:25 >> From Catherine Hansen : @Katie, any idea on cost of LI Talent Insights module?
10:07:19 >> From Steven Green : How cost effective have you found Insights to be, considering LI Recruiter licenses can pricey. Any suggestions to pitch budget requests to include Insights?
10:07:28 >> From Liza Bryant : Also can you purchase LI Talent Insights as a stand-alone product or is it bundled with LinkedIn Recruiter?
10:08:49 >> From Jenny Bastrom to All panelists : Recruiting in state government puts limits on tax payer money. At six figures, we decided to cancel our complete LI Recruiter account a couple of years ago.
10:09:19 >> From Destiny Quinn : @Liza you are able to purchase a’la’carte
10:10:08 >> From Destiny Quinn : If you have a Premium Account you can also purchase LI Talent Insights I believe
10:10:32 >> From Liza Bryant : Thanks!
10:10:42 >> From Tracey Dimof : Can anyone tell me ballpark cost for 1 license for LI insights?
10:10:42 >> From Kathy King to All panelists : Two levels of seats. Recruiter and Recuriter lite.
10:11:29 >> From Roopali Patil to All panelists : I have utilized the insight at my earlier company at J&J for hard to fill role to show the market data to HM
10:11:54 >> From Erin Marie Doucet to All panelists : is the company function similar but better than glassdoor?
10:13:02 >> From Destiny Quinn : In LI Recruiter you can use Advanced Search and target specific companies
10:15:36 >> From Roopali Patil to All panelists : Yes in advance feature of LI recruiter you can look for specific company and you can also exclude a company
10:15:55 >> From Alicia Branon to All panelists : @Tracey I think it was around $20-$25k when I got a demo & pricing.
10:16:21 >> From Alicia Branon : @Tracey I think it was around $20-$25k when I got a demo & pricing.
10:16:51 >> From John Shearer to All panelists : The LI TI reports are powerful when dropped into a PPT for leaders. It resonates.
10:17:09 >> From Theresa Hart to All panelists : With regards to Talent Insights, we recommend to our recruiters not to just print a report and hand it to a hiring manager as it can sometimes create more questions or false assumptions. It’s best to take a consultative approach and use it a as a conversation piece when advising the hiring manager.
10:18:41 >> From Jennifer Ellis : I’m answering “Yes” on the poll, but it’s really LI Recruiter Lite
10:18:53 >> From Peter Garneau : Would be great to have a future session just on Talent Insights!
10:19:40 >> From Kristina Droz to All panelists : I answered “No”, I have recruiter lite and it does not have all the same functions as the recruiter seat
10:19:47 >> From Michelle McKnight : Great idea, Peter!
10:20:00 >> From Katie Stevens : @Theresa – you are absolutely correct, you don’t want to send the information – rather use it to drive a conversation
10:22:31 >> From Tracey Dimof : Thanks Alicia!
10:24:06 >> From Erin Marie Doucet to All panelists : hugely helpful
10:24:10 >> From Jennifer Ellis : Roseanne–that was really helpful!
10:24:18 >> From Giuliana Anglin to All panelists : Thank YOU! That was very HELPFUL! on SEO for LinkedIn
10:24:37 >> From Catherine Hansen : @Roseanne, would you divide these keywords with a comma? Ex: “web security”, cloud, “front end software engineer” …?
10:25:28 >> From Erin Marie Doucet to All panelists : how are you showing your success around diversity candidates?
10:25:31 >> From Vira Garcia to All panelists : HOw can you tell from a LinkedIn profile whether or not they are a diverse candidate?
10:28:00 >> From Tina Thomason : @Sinda, great point, thanks for sharing
10:29:15 >> From Roseanne Donohue : separate like this: Cybersecurity | DDoS | WAF | Cloud
10:29:17 >> From Daniella McDonald : I was going to suggest what Sinda said – searching by specific colleges, groups associated with underrepresented candidates
10:29:56 >> From Roseanne Donohue : Sindha – can you share the names of those groups again in the chat?
10:31:25 >> From DJ Cabeen : Sinda – Have you had success in changing your company’s perspective and wording on the “diversity & inclusion” front to “under-represented minorities”?
10:31:36 >> From Alicia Branon : Yes, Sinda I’d love to get a list of the organizations & places you reach out.
10:32:42 >> From Catherine Hansen : @Sinda, you would put a “go mustangs” in the reach-out subject line? Just clarifying…..
10:33:12 >> From Catherine Hansen : 50% response rate is GREAT!
10:34:18 >> From Katie Stevens : Swoop is another tool that is much less expensive than LinkedIn – but pulls LI along with a lot of other sources
10:34:35 >> From Eric Jaquith : seekout.io is a great compliment to LI Recruiter
10:34:46 >> From Destiny Quinn : Hiretual is a great AI Sourcing tool that you are able to use in lieu of LI Recruiter – you can cross-reference names there as well
10:34:56 >> From Sandra Maldonado to All panelists : Sinda – What was the tag line you used when you have an interested candidate that recently started a new position?
10:35:29 >> From Kimberly Baxter to All panelists : I personally like to use my person LI that is free and run a Boolean in the search and connect with candidates with a meaningful note. 🙂 Free way of bypassing costs. If Boolean scares you there are a lot of tools that can auto create a Boolean.
10:35:35 >> From Roseanne Donohue : Connect with me: www.linkedin.com/in/seniorexecutiverecruiter
10:35:57 >> From Kimberly Baxter : I personally like to use my person LI that is free and run a Boolean in the search and connect with candidates with a meaningful note. 🙂 Free way of bypassing costs. If Boolean scares you there are a lot of tools that can auto create a Boolean.
10:35:57 >> From Catherine Hansen : @Roseanne, love your customized URL!
10:36:06 >> From Roseanne Donohue : ty 🙂
10:36:18 >> From Katie Stevens : I’d love to connect too! https://www.linkedin.com/in/katiestevens1/
10:37:59 >> From Bez Rengifo : Sinda, you get it. Appreciate your view on this important matter 🙂👍🏼
10:38:44 >> From Eric Jaquith : recommendation to save this chat. click on the three dots in the upper right of this chat box and click save chat.
Tip from: https://seekout.io call me for a demo 770-598-2751
10:39:03 >> From Tina Thomason : I can’t say that I would LGBTQ within my LI profile…fear of not being considered
10:39:05 >> From Sinda Allen : @Sandra Maldonado Oops you went to the wrong company you should be at…. Or I see you just moved positions, but…
10:40:28 >> From Tina Thomason : exactly Sean!
10:41:08 >> From Catherine Hansen : @Eric, totally agree this where things are going
10:41:19 >> From Erin Marie Doucet to All panelists : agreed
10:41:45 >> From Catherine Hansen : In many instances, I’m noticing non-mandatory questions (re gender, veteran status, and race) on job applications/postings
10:41:52 >> From Daniella McDonald : Or even when you first set up your profile in LinkedIn they could start collecting that information
10:41:58 >> From Vira Garcia to All panelists : Does anyone ever specify in their job posting that they are recruiting underrepresented minorities?
10:42:46 >> From Erin Marie Doucet to All panelists : agreede
10:43:48 >> From Steven Green : Some companies have policies against providing recommendations; lumping it in with limitations on who can provide employment references.
10:52:41 >> From Sinda Allen : @vira Garcia – I would not recommend that you can have a DEI statement under each job posting.
10:52:58 >> From Michelle McKnight : WOW! Good to know, Eric!!
10:54:09 >> From Wahoo Fitness : Eric, you are awesome and I can always come away with a new nugget of info!
10:54:11 >> From Lori Davis : Eric, that was amazing!! Thank you!!!!
10:54:29 >> From DJ Cabeen : Amazing
10:55:40 >> From Theresa Hart to All panelists : Eric is right
10:55:42 >> From Wahoo Fitness : Wow I thought it all went away
10:55:44 >> From Theresa Hart to All panelists : It’s true
10:55:44 >> From Erin Marie Doucet to All panelists : true. I”ve experienced it
10:56:11 >> From Sam Dumash : You can also export data as a PDF.
11:00:03 >> From Catherine Hansen : THANK YOU panelists!!
11:00:08 >> From Erin Marie Doucet to All panelists : will you send out the recording on this?
11:00:09 >> From DJ Cabeen : Great stuff!
11:00:12 >> From Elaine DeWitt : Great information! THANK YOU!
11:00:13 >> From Daniella McDonald : Thank you! This was very useful and informative!
11:00:17 >> From Steven Green : Tank you!
11:00:18 >> From Mary McNaugher : Thank you!
11:00:21 >> From Erin Marie Doucet to All panelists : You covered so much. So helpful! THank you!
11:00:22 >> From Stacey Kramer : Excellent info — thank you!
11:00:26 >> From Arpita Agarwal to All panelists : Thank you!
11:00:43 >> From Roopali Patil : Great information ! Thank you
11:00:53 >> From Michelle McKnight : Thank you for all the information shared today!!
11:01:17 >> From Tracey Dimof : Great content! TY all 🙂
11:01:47 >> From Jenny Bastrom to All panelists : thank you!
11:01:52 >> From Erin Marie Doucet to All panelists : Thanks again!!
11:01:53 >> From Sandra Maldonado to All panelists : Thank you all
Some of the attendees…
|Name & LinkedIn Profile||Group||Title||Company|
|Amanda Mich||Senior Recruiter||Heidrick & Struggles|
|Dan Baker||Recruiting Atlanta||Senior Corporate Recruiter||Healthstat|
|Saundra Ramsey||Recruiting Atlanta||Talent Acquisition Business Partner hiring all levels of Technology||Wahoo Fitness|
|Nyesha Song||Recruiting Atlanta||Talent Acquisition Coordinator||Solidifi|
|Stephanie Reese||Recruiting Atlanta||Senior Sales Recruiter||Apptio|
|Justin Dobbie||Recruiting Boston||Senior Technical Recruiter||athenahealth|
|Alyssa Mullen-Zidik||Recruiting Boston||Talent Acquisition and Development Manager||WGBH|
|Gina Kelleher||Recruiting Boston||Vice President, Talent Acquisition/Executive and Diversity Sourcing||Citizens Bank|
|Patrick Ward||Recruiting Boston||Talent Acquisition Partner||Halloran Consulting Group|
|Barbara Fasth||Recruiting Chicago||Recruiting Manager||Menasha Packaging|
|Cindy McWilliams||Recruiting Chicago||Talent Manager||American College of Surgeons|
|Sam Dumash||Recruiting Chicago||Senior Recruiter||FTI Consulting|
|Dana Brandt||Recruiting Chicago||Sr. Talent Acquisition Partner||Zebra Technologies|
|Amanda Albrent||Recruiting Chicago||National Retail Recruiter||Blick Art Materials|
|Kendall Lockwood||Recruiting Dallas||Principal Technical Recruiter||Cambium Learning Group|
|Jennifer Ellis||Recruiting Dallas||Corporate Recruiter||Three Wire Systems|
|Tina Thomason||Recruiting Dallas||Director of Business Development||ThinkWhy|
|Kimberly Baxter||Recruiting Dallas||Talent Acquisition Specialist||The Delta Companies|
|Theresa Hart||Recruiting Dallas||Talent Acquisition Program Manager||Altice USA|
|Rob Sheard||Recruiting Denver||Senior Recruiter||CGI|
|Justin Zapol||Recruiting Denver||Sr. Talent Acquisition Business Partner||KBR, Inc.|
|Natalie Guerrero||Recruiting Denver||Talent Acquisition||State Farm|
|Allyson Leszman||Recruiting Denver||Talent Acquisition / Operations Transformation||Looking for Work|
|Elizabeth Ramos||Recruiting Houston||Talent Acquisition||Blue Sprig|
|Vira Garcia||Recruiting Houston||Director of Recruiting||vcfo|
|Sandra Maldonado||Recruiting LA||HR Business Partner and Recruiter||Esri|
|Bez Rengifo||Recruiting LA||Sr. Manager / Director, People Services (HR Business Partner department)||Loma Linda University Health Care|
|Jessica Pasco||Recruiting LA||Lead Recruiter||Internet Brands|
|Deanna Berry||Recruiting LA||Human Resources Manager||CASA of Los Angeles|
|DJ Cabeen||Recruiting LA||Recruiter||Amazon|
|Dang Hua||Recruiting LA||Talent Acquisition Business Partner||Opus Bank|
|Katherine Amato||Recruiting LA||Senior Corporate Recruiter||Guitar Center|
|Lance Hunsicker||Recruiting LA||Executive Recruiter||Parsons Corporation|
|Michelle McKnight||Recruiting LA||Senior Recruiter||Herbalife|
|Dani Michael||Recruiting LA||Technical Sourcer - Product/UI/UX||The Walt Disney Company|
|Denise Ward||Recruiting Minneapolis||Technical Recruiter||Wunderlich-Malec Engineering|
|Christine Smith||Recruiting Minneapolis||Talent Acquisition Lead North American Region||CommScope|
|Becky Gramenz||Recruiting Minneapolis||Sr. Talent Acquisition Specialist||Looking for Work|
|Robin Kohls||Recruiting Minneapolis||Talent Acquisition Recruiter||Cargill/Versique|
|Jenna Kalish||Recruiting NYC||Sr. Recruiter, Talent Acquisition||WebMD|
|Peter Garneau||Recruiting NYC||Director, Corporate Talent Acquisition + Operations||Mattress Firm|
|Hansol Lee||Recruiting NYC||Talent Acquisition Manager||CAST|
|Roopali Patil||Recruiting NYC||Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist - R&D Engineering||Johnson & Johnson|
|Alexa Montane||Recruiting NYC||Talent Acquisition Partner||Realogy Holdings Corp.|
|Elaine Dewitt||Recruiting Phoenix||Contract Recruiter||HonorHealth|
|Brandy Burrows||Recruiting Phoenix||Recruitment Operations Manager||Medix Team|
|Erin Doucet||Recruiting Portland||Sr. Technical Recruiter||XPO Logistics|
|Marita Arevalo||Recruiting Seattle||Recruiter||Aegis Living|
|Abby Dooley||Recruiting Seattle||Recruiter (Technical)||Edifecs|
|Thom Macfarlane||Recruiting Seattle||Sourcing Recruiter||F5 Networks|
|Melayne Smith||Recruiting Seattle||Talent Acquisition Specialist||Washington State Employees Credit Union|
|Jessica Burgess||Recruiting Seattle||Director, Talent Acquisition||Zones, Inc.|
|Tracey Gilbert-Dimof||Recruiting Seattle||Talent Acquisition Manager||Urban Plates|
|Jenny Bastrom||Recruiting Seattle||Senior Recruiter / Sourcing Specialist||Washington State Department of Social and Health Services www.careers.wa.gov|
|Natalya McCool||Recruiting SFBA||Recruiter||Berkeley Lab|
|Catherine Hansen||Recruiting SFBA||Senior Manager, Recruiting||Hippo Insurance|
|Alyse Parrino||Recruiting SFBA||Corporate Recruiter||Veev|
|David Berthiaume||Recruiting.Work||Director Of Recruiting||Minnesota IT Services|
|Abby Snauwaert||TA Leaders||Director, Talent Acquisition||Revenue Analytics|
|Mike Sensenig||TA Leaders||Director of Talent Acquisition||Haller Enterprises|
|Diane Mariuzza||TA Leaders||VP, Senior Recruiter||SitusAMC|
|Destiny Quinn||TA Leaders||Assistant Vice President, Talent Acquisition||Corvee|
|Jay Barrow||TA Leaders||Head of Talent Acquisition||Southern States Cooperative|
|Melissa Rutledge||TA Leaders||Talent Acquisition Director||Point B|
|Steven Green||TA Leaders||Vice President | Global Project Lead – Associate Recruiting |Global Human Resources||Looking for Work|
|JoDee Klinker||TA Leaders||Director of Talent Acquisition||Carson Group|
|Kathy King||TA Leaders||Director of Talent Acquisition||Confluent Health|
|Nancee Martin||TA Leaders||Managing Director Corporate Recruiting||AvAirPros|
|Eddie Stewart||TA Leaders||Head of Talent Acquisition||Radius Health|
|Daniella McDonald||TA Leaders||Talent Acquisition Leader||Looking for Work|
|Glenn Murani||TA Leaders||Director of Talent Acquisition||Optima Global Solutions|
|John Capozzi||TA Leaders||Director of Recruiting and Retention||On-Ramps To Careers|
|Trish Kellow||TA Leaders||Director of Talent Acquisition||Lifespace Communities|
|Kristina Droz||TA Leaders||Director of Talent Acquisition||Bluestone Properties|
|Stacey Kramer||TA Leaders||Director, Recruiting||314e Corporation|
|Steve Chapman||TA Leaders||Director Talent Acquisition||Thornton Tomasetti|
|John Shearer||TA Leaders||Director Talent Acquisition||Looking for Work|
|Bennett Yang||TA Leaders||Director Talent Acquisition||SoundHound|
|Kevin Francis||TA Leaders||Director of Talent Acquisition||Lark Technologies|
|Greg Schmaltz||TA Leaders||Director Of Recruiting||Precision Medical Products|