Discovering and adding candidates via LinkedIn Recruiter System Connect

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This article depicts and describes Lever's LinkedIn: Recommended Match & Unified Search feature included in the Winter 2024 Product Release, scheduled to rollout progressively in February 2024. For full details, refer to our Winter 2024 Product Release Notes.

Lever's integration with LinkedIn Recruiter System Connect (RSC) allows you to export candidates directly from LinkedIn to Lever, so you can spend less time on data entry and more time sourcing. Candidates are added with all of their historical InMails and Notes so you can see every interaction the candidate has had with your recruiting team. For instruction on how to enable this integration, refer to the following article: Enabling the LinkedIn Recruiter System Connect (RSC) integration.


Adding Candidates

Method 1: 1-Click Export

When viewing a candidate in Recruiter, click the ellipses (⋯) next to the profile and select Export to ATS.

Linkedin RSC showing candidate profile and arrow pointing to Export to ATS option in dropdown menu.

An export frame will open on the right-hand side of the screen. Select Lever and search for the appropriate job name.

Linkedin RSC showing candidate profile and arrow pointing Job name dropdown menu.

Once you have selected the relevant job posting, click Export to send the candidate to Lever. The candidate profile will be created with an opportunity for the selected posting and will be added to the 'New Lead' section of the pipeline with the following fields populated:

  • First and last name
  • Employer name
  • LinkedIn URL
  • Headline
  • Location
  • Recruiter Notes and/or InMails

 

LinkedIn provides the ability to disable the 1-Click Export feature of RSC to customers on their New Recruiter and Jobs platform. This feature is on by default when an organization enables the LinkedIn RSC integration. If your organization has chosen to disable this feature, the 1-Click Export option will not appear to you on LinkedIn profiles. To check whether the 1-Click Export feature is enabled for your organization, navigate to 'Product Settings' in LinkedIn Recruiter, select Advanced > ATS Integration and click Edit under Lever. For more information, refer to LinkedIn's Help Center documentation.

Method 2: InMail Response

When a candidate receives a new InMail from you, they are presented with options to reply:

Modal in LinkedIn reading Would you like to learn more about this opportunity? with options to select Yes or No

If the candidate selects No thanks in response to your InMail, no action will be taken in Lever. If they select Yes, they will be presented with the option to respond by sharing their e-mail and phone number:

Share your contact info modal in LinkedIn with fields to input email and phone number.

When a candidate selects Yes, please share, a candidate profile and an associated general opportunity are automatically created in Lever with the following fields populated:

  • First and last name
  • Location
  • E-mail Address and phone number (if provided by the candidate)
  • Position
  • Recruiter Notes and/or InMails

If the candidate already exists in Lever and has been LinkedIn Recruiter connected, a new general opportunity will be added to their candidate profile and any new InMails will be synced to that opportunity. If the candidate selects No, don't share, no information about the candidate will be passed to Lever. Opportunities generated for candidates sourced via InMail response will appear in the 'New Lead' section of the pipeline.

 

LinkedIn provides the ability to disable the InMail profile creation feature of RSC to customers on their New Recruiter and Jobs platform. This feature is on by default when an organization enables the LinkedIn RSC integration. If your organization has chosen to disable this feature, candidate profiles and opportunities will not be created for candidates that consent to the sharing of their contact information via InMail. To check whether the InMail profile creation feature is enabled for your organization, navigate to 'Product Settings' in LinkedIn Recruiter, select Advanced > ATS Integration, click Edit under Lever and check the Inmail stub profile API setting.

Searching Candidates with LinkedIn Unified Search

  • Click into the search candidates bar and click LinkedIn Unified Search.

Lever Search Candidates search bar with arrow pointing to LinkedIn Unified Search option in the search dropdown.

This will open the LinkedIn Unified Search page. Note that this page will always open with no filters or search terms applied yet. 

  • Enter your search parameters: Open to work, Locations, Current job titles, Keywords, and Only candidates in my ATS
  • Click Apply filters

Results will display on the right-hand side, categorized by non-LinkedIn members matched in your ATS and matches on LinkedIn.

LinkedIn Unified Search.png

  • Click the Send InMail button to compose and InMail to the candidate
    • The number of InMails can send per month depends on your LinkedIn contract.

Linkedin Unified Search page with arrow pointing to spotlight filter options and candidate results list.

LinkedIn Unified Search Send InMail

LinkedIn RSC Send InMail and Save to Job options

LinkedIn Unified Search page with Save to job in your ATS options

Candidates will be added to your Lever environment and will appear in the Lead stage. 

Using LinkedIn Recommended Matches

On the ‘Recommendations’ page, users with LinkedIn Recommended Matches enabled can view suggested candidates from LinkedIn.

  • Navigate to Candidates page > Recommendations
  • Click the LinkedIn Recommended Matches tab
  • Choose a job posting from the dropdown menu to find recommendations

LinkedIn Recommended Matches tab with arrow pointing to job selection menu.

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