Recruiting via LinkedIn - How ATS systems have Integrated with LinkedIn By Shaun Bradley

Companies across the globe are taking advantage of LinkedIn and all it has to offer when it comes to recruiting talent. One such way companies use LinkedIn is by integrating an applicant tracking system, which is a software program that allows companies to track their candidates through the recruitment cycle. Here, we will discuss how ATS systems have integrated with LinkedIn to streamline the process. Single User Interface ATS systems that have integrated with LinkedIn provide companies with a single user interface instead of using multiple systems. This means that companies no longer have to switch between systems to monitor all of their candidates when job orders open up. This lessens the time spent sifting through candidates and allows the company more time to interact with those candidates using social networking tools found on LinkedIn. View Profiles on LinkedIn When ATS systems integrate with LinkedIn it also provides companies with a major feature: the ability to preview candidate profiles on the social network. The entire profile will be available to view, which means companies will get to see a candidate’s work history, education and recommendations all in one place. This acts as a virtual resume that helps recruiters to screen every candidate. Send Private Messages Companies using ATS systems that have integrated with LinkedIn will also be able to send private messages to the profiles of their candidates without first connecting with them on the social site. The private messages can be sent from within the ATS system that has been integrated with LinkedIn. Apply Through LinkedIn When companies integrate their ATS systems with LinkedIn, candidates will be able to apply for open jobs at those companies. All the candidate must do is connect their LinkedIn profile with the job for which they wish to apply. The company will then be able to see who has applied and view their LinkedIn profiles. Quick Post to LinkedIn Recruiters using integrated ATS systems on LinkedIn will be able to quick post job advertisements directly to the social networking site. The quick post feature makes it incredibly easy for companies to post job ads and then monitor who has applied for those jobs. Candidates can also quickly apply for jobs as they are linked back to the ATS. Better Quality of Hires A large number of ATS systems have integrated with LinkedIn because doing so provides companies with a better overall quality of hires. Being able to view the LinkedIn profile pages of prospective employees makes it easier to read their recommendations, endorsements and comments from former co-workers and employers. Recruiting via LinkedIn has become a popular method for companies to find new employees, which is why OrangeHRM has integrated with the social networking site. Take advantage of these features today by using OrangeHRM for your hiring needs. Later this year we will launch a brand new ATS module with an integrated interview assistant at our 1st user conference OHRMCon 2015.