LAUREL REITMAN - General Manager, Dynamics 365 for Talent
66 percent of CIOs state they believe there’s a scarcity of talent and it’s approaching “crisis” proportions. With digital transformation changing the nature of how we work, finding people with the skills required to drive business results is becoming even more critical and more challenging.
Nothing has a bigger impact on business results than hiring—and empowering—the right people. And yet almost no one wants to spend time on recruiting, interviewing and onboarding new hires. People managers and leaders are busy and struggle to prioritize the time to finding and hiring the people who will become your competitive advantage. Often, legacy recruiting, applicant tracking, and talent acquisition software were put into place to automate processes that were created back in the ‘70s and ‘80s. These processes are not only outdated and obsolete for the talent-driven market today, they are complex and focus only on the needs of the business. The unfortunate result is a poor candidate experience, low offer acceptance rates and roles that go unfilled for long periods of time. Without high-performing people, the productivity of a team suffers, products and services take longer to get to market, customer expectations go unmet, and ultimately businesses fail.
Talent acquisition programs must shift from treating people like ‘human capital’ to delivering an engaging candidate experience. That’s why Dynamics 365 for Talent is focused on creating collaborative people experiences. Our goal is to help talent professionals partner with managers to find people that have both the right skills and are the right culture fit for the company. Then ensure new team members are set up for success and accelerate their time to impact. Empowered people deliver extraordinary business results. When you prioritize the digital transformation of HR, you can accelerate the culture transformation required for the business change.
We understand that today’s talent professionals require a breadth of technologies to recruit world-class talent. This often leads to errors and interrupts communication between recruiters and the hiring team. LinkedIn Recruiter offers talent professionals access to the largest talent network in the world. And now Dynamics 365 for Talent: Attract is fully integrated with LinkedIn Recruiter. This allows talent acquisition teams to quickly see the full context of an applicant’s hiring journey without toggling back and forth between applications and losing critical information and context.
Dynamics 365 for Talent is fully certified with LinkedIn Recruiter System Connect. We will be showcasing how this powerful integration enables high-performance hiring across your business departments this week at LinkedIn Talent Connect. Using these two solutions together provides better insight into both systems, including:
In LinkedIn Recruiter
- Enhanced in-ATS indicatorEasily view candidate information, like application history and status, directly within LinkedIn Recruiter to prioritize new leads and avoid duplicating outreach. This ensures a personalized experience for the candidate, as recruiters are more informed during every interaction. Recruiters can also avoid reaching out to a candidate that has applied and is already speaking to the hiring manager.
- Past Applicant SpotlightEasily identify candidates that have previously applied at your company. This allows recruiters to improve response rates from qualified candidates, as they understand the application history and can personalize outreach.
In Dynamics 365 for Talent: Attract
- Data linkingRecruiters can access the information they create in LinkedIn Recruiter from Dynamics 365 for Talent, including any notes they create about candidates and communications history such as InMails.
- Enhanced Profile WidgetMembers of the hiring team can now view the candidate’s up-to-date LinkedIn profile directly from Dynamics 365 for Talent. This ensures everyone on the hiring team can have more informed conversations and results in a more structured interview experience.
And this is just the start of how Dynamics 365 for Talent will leverage the full power of LinkedIn and Recruiter. We are excited to continue to partner with the LinkedIn team as they extend the capabilities available to modern recruiting platforms, like Dynamics 365 for Talent: Attract.
I’d like to extend an invitation to view our latest on demand webinar, which highlights how the Dynamics 365 for Talent + LinkedIn Recruiter partnership can help you quickly build winning teams. Don’t miss the opportunity to see how combining these two powerful solutions can help you modernize hiring and win top talent.