LinkedIn today announced a new feature that will make the toughest part of interview process easier for recruiters. Scheduling an interview is a tedious job as it may require several back-and-forth email to find the suitable time. LinkedIn’s new Schedule feature is trying to solve this problem. Through a new InMail message, recruiters can now let candidates reserve a time that works for them based on their calendar availability and all of this can be done without leaving LinkedIn page.
Here’s how it works:
- You sync your calendar so LinkedIn Recruiter has a real-time view of your availability (Google and Office 365 calendars only, with more coming soon).
- You set your scheduling preferences: how long you want candidate meetings to last (15 min, 30 min, etc.) and how long you’d like to share your availability.
- You add a calendar availability link to your InMail outreach —whether you send InMails to candidates one-by-one or en masse.
When they receive the InMail message, candidates can select their available time to connect with the recruiter for their interview. Once they enter the details, the event will be automatically synced back to recruiter’s calendar.