Research by LinkedIn Tells How Candidates Want to Be Recruited

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In the latest HR news, LinkedIn published a survey conducted by Global Talent Trends with more than 26,000 professional participants. LinkedIn is social media platform for working professionals to stay connected. It also consists of a lot of information regarding the current business trends, latest requirements etc. which has proven to be important for many professionals and job-seekers.

This survey provided insights into what drew people to new opportunities. This information has turned out to be extremely useful for various executives, recruiters, talent managers, sourcer and talent acquisitions.

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The report consisted of biggest roadblocks that candidates felt while looking for a new job were, not knowing the company’s work culture, not understanding expectations, not receiving replies after applying to a company, difficulty in negotiating salary, title, role etc. and lack of clarity while communicating with recruiters.

The survey also consists of 4 key findings from the Executive’s summary which stated that global professionals are enthusiastic about hearing new job opportunities, knowing about the company and the job profile, landing a new job through an employee referral and preferred recruiter who looked for motivated employees rather than status or money.

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A lot could be referred from the survey; however the key point to remember is that respondents are working professionals, thus providing valuable opinions for this survey. LinkedIn surveyed about 26,151 members using their platform worldwide between January and March 2016. The survey was offered in multiple languages without any incentives. Along with this they also surveyed 6745 LinkedIn members globally between February and March 2016 to confirm the survey, thus increasing the confidence level of the survey between 90-95 percent.

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