Published By : 15 Feb 2018 | Published By : QYRESEARCH
LinkedIn, the professional social networking site, has introduced a new tool, named 'Scheduler', which automates the initial interview scheduling for candidates and recruiters, directly through InMail. This new tool would assist in simplifying the hiring process for both, candidates as well as recruiters, by saving the time consumed on scheduling a meeting. It also assist recruiters to focus more on hiring strategically and getting the best candidate on board, LinkedIn told in a statement. By using this feature, candidates and recruiters, both, can reach each other through InMail to see the calendar availability of each other and schedule an interview at a time that works best for both of them. It also allows candidates to provide their contact information to quicken this process.
Peter Rigano, a senior product manager at the company, stated in a blog post that the company’s goal is to save candidates and recruiters some time and advising, delighting, and helping them make the right decision. To utilize the feature, recruiters are required to sync their calendar (Google Calendar or Office 365 with LinkedIn, which automatically will set the availability for the potential interview times. Then the recruiters can share a scheduling link with the candidates with the help of the new InMail message tool, which will provide the candidates with a real-time view of the calendar availability of recruiters and then they can choose a suitable time slot for the interview, add their contact numbers, and confirm the meeting schedule. Candidates can also reschedule the meetings via this confirmation link.