LinkedIn has added internal mobility tools to its suite of recruitment solutions, with the aim of helping employers identify internal candidates for open jobs and employees find positions at their company that align with their career goals.

The new tools also include capabilities to aid employees in their career development, enhanced personalization on LinkedIn Learning Hub and tools for skills evaluation and career pathing.

In a blog post, LinkedIn Vice President of Product Hari Srinivasan said that “to maximize the full potential of their workforce, employers are taking a closer look at sourcing open roles internally: 25% of recruiters at our largest customers are already using tools on LinkedIn to support internal hiring.”

To help, “we’re making it easier for talent leaders to foster a culture of internal hiring and career development by launching new features across the LinkedIn hiring and learning products they already use,” he said.

Goals and Learning

According to the website Tech Report, LinkedIn has introduced a “Spotlight” to identify and highlight the benefits of hiring internal candidates. The feature will align with conventional criteria to encourage consideration of internal candidates who match the criteria of a job posting.

The network’s new learning tools allow employees to specify their goals and receive customized learning recommendations, based on them. Individuals can also assess their proficiencies with evaluations across 42 hard and soft skills.

In addition, “role guides” simplify career pathing by offering resources such as relevant content, communities, pre-certifications and others that help workers better understand the skills they need for a specific role.

LinkedIn also introduced changes to help employers identify and hire matching employees. A new commitments feature added to company pages allow employers to highlight specific commitments they’ve made in diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI); environmental sustainability; social impact; career growth and learning; and work-life balance.

Earlier this year, LinkedIn partnered with IBM, Meta, Oracle and other platforms to expand its professional certification offering. With the partnerships, learners can directly build skills from providers and include their certifications on their LinkedIn profile.

By Mark Feffer

Mark Feffer is executive editor of RecruitingDaily and the HCM Technology Report. He’s written for TechTarget, HR Magazine, SHRM, Dice Insights, and TalentCulture, as well as Dow Jones, Bloomberg and Staffing Industry Analysts. He likes schnauzers, sailing and Kentucky-distilled beverages.


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