LinkedIn is an amazing tool and has completely disrupted the way we recruit and even the way businesses connect. Every recruiter uses it and currently their database sits at 332 million, with 2 new members joining every second.
But is it working for recruiters as much as it used to?
The answer is it definitely still is a primary source for many recruiters searching for talent but there is a fast growing trend attacking the platform that will likely force recruiters – both internal and external – to seek alternative methods to find talent.
That growing trend is LinkedIn users becoming fatigued by the general onslaught of information on the site. From mass inmails about a ‘potential opportunity’ to high-volume job posting blasts (usually in batches of 6 or 7), the platform has clearly got a spam problem and it’s forcing people to definitely leave their accounts dormant until they’re actually looking for a new job or they just want to look something up.