Amazingly LinkedIn has 20 million users in the UK, a 100 percent increase from 10 million members in September 2012. Recently there has been a furore over the changes introduced by LinkedIn in the move to encourage people to subscribe to their paid services.
But LinkedIn should be viewed only as another tool to assist with recruitment, it can never replace your recruitment CRM. A high value private network of candidates is what sets a recruiter apart from the competition, not what access to candidates on LinkedIn they have.
This blog sets out 3 really good differences between your recruitment software and LinkedIn.
1. Only you have access to your recruitment CRM data. Why are you not seeing this as an opportunity to get your clients queuing up and pay through the nose for your warm talent? 2. When you come (or your recruitment boss wants) to sell the business, your recruitment CRM will be valued (or laughed at by the auditors)… No-one will be looking at your LinkedIn network and valuing it… If anything they will look at your empty/out of date database and frowning as to why you have spent so much time not creating a talent pool you can sell. 3. Creating a warm list of candidates and clients, that hear regularly from you, that value you, that look at your jobs, that respond to your emails and calls – the fact is most recruitment CRM do this for breakfast