LinkedIn Adds Ways for Recruiters to Ensure Diversity in Their Talent Searches

The professional network’s new Diversity Nudges feature will alert them if gender representation is unbalanced

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LinkedIn added new features with a focus on helping recruiters improve their diversity, equity and inclusion efforts.

The professional network said in a blog post Wednesday that its research shows that 77% of talent professionals believe diversity is very important to the future of recruiting, but 47% believe hiring managers aren’t held accountable for interviewing a diverse slate of candidates.

LinkedIn’s new Diversity Nudges feature will alert recruiters if the percentage of gender representation is unbalanced in their search and suggest ways to curb that imbalance, such as by adding soft skills.

The professional network said only 25% of C-suite roles are held by women, explaining the feature as follows: “If gender representation in a given talent pool is unbalanced, a notification will pop up to let you know the male/female ratio of that search.



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