Facebook’s job functionality just took a step closer to LinkedIn. Facebook members can now create “resumes” (Facebook calls them “work histories”), to share privately when members job-hunt. It brings the company closer to LinkedIn's profile/resume functionality, although one analyst wondered whether Facebook has its focus set on LinkedIn, or Craigslist?
The largest business network in DACH (Germany, Austria and Switzerland) reached a record 13 million members and has opened a software development branch in Portugal.
A new recruitment company hopes to cut out the middleman by giving job applicants the direct contact information of the HR person or recruiter within a company. ZipApply says that by pulling information from a variety of online sources, it can find the exact people in charge of hiring for just about any location or company in the world.
LinkedIn launched a new data analytics product enabling recruiters to take a closer look at specific talent pools with the help of the professional networking site’s vast data sets. The product is called Talent insights.
Customers of eight leading classified recruitment platforms, including ZipRecruiter, will now be able to post jobs from those platforms to Facebook with a simple click of a button. The other launch companies are Workpop, Appcast, Recruitology, Work4, JobScore, Harri and Jobcase.
Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) started to capitalize on its $26.2 billion U.S. purchase of LinkedIn when it released an integration between the professional networking site and Microsoft Office 365.
Remember the scene where Tom Cruise is walking through a department store and personalized ads track him without his consent? Facebook may be doing something similar --- but in reverse --- with a new option in its Ad Manager product. And it has big possible ramifications for recruitment advertising.
Onploy, an Australian recruitment marketplace that connects pre-screened job seekers with employers, is ruffling feathers in the recruitment industry due to its association with Australian jobs site Seek (ASX: SEK).
Professional networking site LinkedIn is taking another leaf out of Facebook’s playbook, this time introducing a new product called LinkedIn Audience Network. (The professional network recently introduced native video, and last year overhauled its UX to prioritize its news feed, in a similar fashion to Facebook.)
LinkedIn members will now be able to record and upload video to the professional network, and also see when their connections are online a new “active statuses” feature.