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Kenexa helps candidates and hiring companies save time and money with LinkedIn

Kenexa helps candidates and hiring companies save time and money with LinkedIn

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Kenexa&reg (NYSE:KNXA), a global provider of business solutions for human resources, today announced details of its alliance with LinkedIn. Kenexa’s integrations with LinkedIn support candidates throughout the job application process and enable recruiters to work faster, smarter and more effectively in managing these candidates. The new tools are being incorporated into future product releases from Kenexa.

The job application process is often long, frustrating and complicated, which results in a percentage of application abandonment especially by passive candidates. By using “Apply with LinkedIn” technology, Kenexa will enable candidates to use the profile they have created on LinkedIn to complete the fields on the job application. This improvement ensures that higher numbers of candidates will apply for job openings by leveraging their existing LinkedIn profiles. “Apply with LinkedIn” also ensures data consistency and diminishes reliance on unstructured CVs.

For hiring companies, recruiters can utilise the “Profile Preview” feature in Kenexa’s solutions to view candidate updates such as a promotion, additional schooling or LinkedIn recommendations. This real-time feature reduces the amount of time spent by recruiters updating candidates’ information, or searching LinkedIn for new candidates when those candidates’ records already reside in the Applicant Tracking System.

Announced at LinkedIn’s Talent Connect conference, the companies have been collaborating since August 2011. LinkedIn has more than 135 million members worldwide and is the world’s largest professional network on the Internet. A rich resource for corporate recruiters, the ability to identify candidates as well as track when candidates change elements of their profiles on LinkedIn helps reduce recruiting costs while streamlining the process.

Eric Lochner, President, Global Talent Management, Kenexa, said: “Like LinkedIn, Kenexa is committed to accelerating the benefits of social recruiting for our global clients. We want to focus on saving time and money for the hiring company and ensuring a positive candidate experience for the talent.”

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