LinkedIn Taketh & LinkedIn Taketh Away
As 2016 draws to a close and most are feeling festive and generous, LinkedIn is again taking features away.
It seems I am not the only one irritated about it as my
rant post, Recruiters, would you accept this from any other service provider?, has kept me busy answering comments.
What I have found so incredible is that LinkedIn’s marketing machine is so powerful that recruiters truly feel that there isn’t an alternative. Though never my actual point, I was shot down for suggesting recruiters look at Facebook (now 4 times the size of LinkedIn), Instagram, Twitter, or any of the plethora of other online sources.
Removal of notes & tags
So while we wait for the changes to be rolled out and discover what is or isn’t to be removed let me address one we do know is going, LinkedIn notes & tags.
For years, as a paying Premium LinkedIn account holder, I have enjoyed using the notes and tags features, but these are going because, you guessed it,
We’re always looking for ways to simplify and improve your experience, helping you be more productive and successful. This sometimes means removing features that aren’t heavily used to invest in others that offer greater value to you. We’re removing the Relationship Section of your profile, which allowed you to add Reminders, Notes and Tags to your connections.
But thankfully there is Hello Talent
Many have heard me rave on about Hello Talent because it’s not network dependent, it’s its own product. They won’t be removing useful features to improve your experience. In fact, it’s jam packed with features recruiters will love.
Well I think you will…
Want to know more about Hello Talent?
I know there are others but I’ve always felt the team at Hello Talent listened and built something we need, usefully sitting between social media and our ATS / database, and creating ease. Maybe I am biased 🙂
What do you think?
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