Companies use LinkedIn to Find Top Talent

In 2006, more than 350 major companies deployed LinkedIn Corporate Solutions across their staffing departments, establishing LinkedIn as one of the leaders in the recruiting and sourcing of passive job candidates.

“With LinkedIn, we’ve been able to fill positions faster than ever before,” said John Zwieg, Senior Staffing Manager at Logitech. “I started a pilot program with LinkedIn last year and in the first three months we were able to successfully fill 22 positions. We’ve now deployed LinkedIn Corporate Solutions across our entire North American staffing team.”

LinkedIn’s corporate customers cover a spectrum of industries including tech giants Microsoft, eBay, Intuit and Adobe, leading mass market retailers such as Circuit City, Target and Walmart.com, and top consumer brands such as L’Oreal and NetFlix.

These companies have adopted LinkedIn Corporate Solutions across their staffing and recruiting organizations and pay between $10,000 and $250,000 annually for subscriptions, which include access to the LinkedIn network of over 8.5 million professionals, enhanced search and communication capabilities, as well as job listing packages.

“The LinkedIn network provides our global recruiters a consistent pipeline of pre-qualified passive candidates,” said Scott Morrison, Director of Global Recruiting Programs & Technologies at salesforce.com, whose entire team uses LinkedIn’s Corporate Solutions. “Through the trust-based network, we are able to leverage the salesforce.com brand, the reputation of our recruiting organization, and the high-caliber of LinkedIn’s members and powerful service. The company is truly at the tipping point of social networking for Web 2.0 recruiting today.”

Barbara Massa, Director or Recruiting Services at EMC, testifies, “LinkedIn has proven to be an incredibly effective tool for our organization. Networking and connecting with people is the essence of what we do in attracting the best and brightest to EMC. LinkedIn gives us the ability to reach trusted contacts across the globe with just a few clicks.”

LinkedIn Corporate Solutions include custom packages that bundle premium search and candidate sourcing capabilities with job listing subscriptions. Staffing and recruiting professionals can leverage their professional networks to broadcast their job listings and seek referrals through the people they know.

In addition to the advanced search capabilities, premium subscribers are able to communicate with any member of the LinkedIn network.

"LinkedIn has been a huge success and win for our recruiters,” said Lori Rogers, Recruitment Services Manager with UnitedHealth Group. “We've had numerous hires since we upgraded our users to LinkedIn Corporate Solutions. It's a great source for our recruiters to search for business professionals and network with others in the industry."

“Our burgeoning customer list is a testament to the simple fact that LinkedIn works,” said Brendon Cassidy, director of sales at LinkedIn. “We have established ourselves as the market leader in the recruitment of passive job seekers. In 2007 we expect to continue adding premiere customers and helping them achieve their recruiting and hiring goals.