The professional social network LinkedIn, recently launched two new tools which promise to automatically schedule interviews and provide salary details respectively.
The first tool, Scheduler, uses LinkedIn’s in-house private messaging service, InMail, to check for free slots on the calendars of recruiters and candidates before scheduling an interview.
“Imagine sending a dozen InMails before lunch, grabbing a bite, and coming back to see your calendar is suddenly full of candidate calls for the next week, without you lifting a finger,” LinkedIn wrote in a blog post.
Peter Rigano, Senior Product Manager at LinkedIn, was quoted by Indo-Asian News Service as saying that the idea behind Scheduler was to cut down on back-and-forth messages between recruiters and applicants.
To use Scheduler, LinkedIn users need to sync their calendars (only Google and Office365 calendars are currently supported). This will give the recruiter a real-time view of the candidate’s availability.
The recruiter can set scheduling preferences such as duration of the meetings. Recruiters can also send a calendar availability link via InMail.
Microsoft-owned LinkedIn also introduced a tool called Salary Insights on its platform.
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