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LinkedIn to reinstate popular features following recruiter backlash
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LinkedIn to reinstate popular features following recruiter backlash

LinkedIn’s recent changes are to be partially reversed after kickback from agency, and in-house, recruitment firms.

The world’s biggest professional networking platform claims it made the changes to integrate both the mobile-app and website interfaces.

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Comments (2)

  • Hank
    Thu, 6 Apr 2017 3:38am BST
    I posted a job on March 20. Over the past 2 weeks I have been presented with the candidates and went through them and sent "pre-formatted" rejection notices per a template I custom built and then "hid" them from my view. This way I was able to remove the non-candidates and be left with just those I had selected.

    I now came back from 3 days of vacation and sometime around April 1-2 the entire "candidate management interface" has changed. I am now offered either "Manage Candidates" or "Discover Candidates". Under "Discover Candidates" I am presented with all 125 applicants with none marked as "hidden" and now I cannot know which I have already sent a rejection message and hidden and which I have left as candidates. Under "Manage Candidates" I am presented that none of the 125 have been processed, none have been contacted and it lists that one has been archived but when I click on that link, it doesn't show anyone.
    I find it hard to believe that LinkedIn QA and product management signed off when the program designer said “Lets redesign the UI for managing job candidates and we’ll throw away whatever processing a recruiter has done until now and have them start from square one.”

    This is a major mess-up to swap out the "manage candidates" interface in the middle of my managing the candidates. This change of who has been rejected will cause us approximately 80 hours of lost man-hours since we now need to go over all resumes and re-read them from the start.
  • Stuart
    Tue, 7 Mar 2017 6:52pm GMT
    I agree the changes were terrible and more importantly trying to get any support in Canada sucks !
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