What’s New: LinkedIn; Bizible; Social Recruitment Monitor

Oct 16, 2012
This article is part of a series called News & Trends.

Wowzer — So much new, so little time. You have updates to existing products, like LinkUp’s, and startups sprouting up left and right faster than you can say Vieple.

From video interviewing to “job matching” to social media-oriented job boards, recruiting technology continues to proliferate, including two or three companies you may not have you’ve heard of yet (below). Meanwhile, as I mentioned was coming, LinkedIn is out with those “big, not-yet-specified changes” to profiles. Here’s some of what’s new:

  • Bizible is not a recruiting product exactly, but a marketing product that could be used for sourcing. It was accepted into Techstars Seattle this summer. You use it to figure out the “exact ROI generated per online marketing source.”
  • A marketing/advertising agency called Maximum has launched the Social Recruitment Monitor to measure your social media recruiting activities. As you can see, the focus right now is on Facebook, and later other channels. You can benchmark yourself against other companies, with data changing weekly.
  • LinkedIn is changing its profiles. (If you are connected to me, you can see my profile looks different if you view the full profile — or check out your own). Photos are bigger. People’s connections are more prominently displayed. The “strength” of your profile will be more obvious — to encourage you to update it. Also, check out someone you’re connected to: you’ll get a more visual representation — more than with the old profiles — of what you have in common with the people you’re connected to, using the circular comparison graphics you see here in the screenshot below.

Anyhow, back to the startups: More are on the way. One I’m in touch is an applicant tracking system that’s based on your email inbox — you can schedule interviews, for example, using Gmail and Google Calendar. It’s backed by two venture capital firms and will launch soon.

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