Daily Insights
for Business Leaders
LinkedIn to reinstate popular features following recruiter backlash
Executive Grapevine | Executive Grapevine International Ltd

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.

To continue reading FREE content

For news and offers direct to your inbox and online, pop your details below.

Register

* By registering you agree that you have read and agree to our Terms and Conditions and that Executive Grapevine International Ltd and its partners may contact you regarding relevant content and products.

If you find yourself asked to register again, please make sure that your browser cookie is enabled.

We would like you to become part of Executive Grapevine and join one of the fastest growing and engaged online communities of Business Leaders and Entrepreneurs in the UK. Thousands of our readers, people just like you, have already registered with Executive Grapevine and we would like you to join in - its FREE!

However, an EU regulation coming our way means that to continue hearing from us, you will need to become a registered user. No matter the outcome of BREXIT, this regulation will apply to us while we remain in the UK and perhaps beyond.

Access across the Executive Grapevine site will continue to be free of charge once you register.

Every reader we retain, is very important to us, and we would appreciate you taking the time to Register with us now.

Comments (2)

  • Hank
    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
    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 !
EG - 40 Years of Excellence

Related Content


Sage People

Webinar

Recording available
Executive Grapevine | Executive Grapevine International Ltd
Are you ready for automation? How to use automated HR to get ahead

Executive Grapevine

Learning Resource

Download Now
Executive Grapevine | Executive Grapevine International Ltd
Five reasons why Executive Recruitment Consultants need a digital footprint

Most Read This Week