LinkedIn’s First Self-Service Data Product Gives Talent Insights

In order to help talent professionals to keep track of workforce market trends, identify talent pools and understand how talent flows to and from peers, LinkedIn has launched a business intelligence tool ‘Talent Insights’.

LinkedIn’s first self-service data product, Talent Insights taps into its network of more than 575 million professionals, as well as over 20 million companies and close to 15 million active job listings to empower HR professionals, talent and acquisition managers with the data they require to make informed business decisions ranging from peer benchmarking and retention analysis to university recruiting.

“We have always looked at ways to offer products that enable businesses and professionals to benefit and engage on our platform. Providing information culled from publicly available data shared by our members, our latest analytics tool, Talent Insights, will revolutionize the way businesses search for specific talent pools as well as individual company details. The insights, matched with recruiters’ instincts, will inform strategic talent decisions and enable more productive conversations with hiring managers and executives,” said Ali Matar, Head of LinkedIn MENA.

Talent Insights features two reports – one focused on people at a company called ‘Talent Pool’, and the other focused on data about a company titled ‘Company Report’.

Talent Pool lets businesses run searches across the LinkedIn database to understand where the most people with relevant qualifications are located, who’s currently employing them and what specific skills they have. For its part, Company Search provides insights into where a competitor’s main workforce resides, the talent flow by industry and skill, attrition, skill inventory and education.

The new product launch coincided with LinkedIn MENA Talent Awards.

“Our theme this year at the LinkedIn MENA Talent Awards was talent intelligence where the use of data and insight is primary to make people the competitive advantage. This fits in with our new proposition where we use dynamic data insights for business on talent pools and companies to get ahead of the trend. We congratulate all the finalists and winners on their achievements and wish them continued success,” added Mr Matar.

The 2018 LinkedIn MENA Talent Awards featured multiple categories, including LinkedIn’s recognition Award Thiqah Business Services, Top Social Recruiter on LinkedIn that had four winners including Emaar (UAE) Abunayyan Holding, KEO International Consultants, and Khatib & Alami.

Smart Dubai and Thiqah Business Services won the title of Top Social Recruiter on LinkedIn while Careem (UAE), Abunayyan Holding (KSA), KEO International Consultants (Kuwait), The Kanoo Group and the Department of Culture and Tourism and CyTech (KSA) walked away with the accolades in the Best Talent Acquisition Team category.

Other big winners included Ford, Chalhoub Group, Emirates, Dubai Airports, Monsha’at for Best Employer Brand on LinkedIn, Naspers for Talent Intelligence Pioneer, ADNOC and DEWA for Best Culture of Learning, Credence International for Top Digital Sales Team, as well as Namshi and General Authority of Zakat and Tax for LinkedIn Rising Star.

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