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LinkedIn goes 'local'

By afaqs! news bureau , afaqs!, Mumbai | In Digital | February 08, 2012
Professional networking website announces localised hiring solutions for India.

The professional networking site LinkedIn has announced the launch of localised hiring solutions to give recruiters in India access to high potential candidates, and drive the growth of the local talent economy. LinkedIn India is rolling out localised versions of the network with special pricing for its offerings such as LinkedIn Recruiter, which will allow Indian recruiters to search and target profiles in India.

Irfan Abdulla

Commenting on the launch, Irfan Abdulla, head, hiring solutions, LinkedIn India, says, "Our member base consists of educated and engaged professionals who are sought after by recruiters from corporations and executive search firms. By creating localised products for recruiters in India, we will be able to respond to specific requirements more effectively."

LinkedIn is also offering its various products such as Job Network, Work with Us Ads, Targeted Recruitment Ads, and Talent Direct at differentiated India pricing. "Our localised pricing is in line with its commitment towards introducing efficiency-enhancing tools for professionals, and an acknowledgement of the growing demand for customised solutions in the Indian market. Localised pricing will be customised according to the services used by the customer," adds Abdulla.

LinkedIn Talent Pipeline enables recruiters to manage their talent leads in one place, LinkedIn Career Pages, is a one-stop virtual destination which helps companies build a brand amongst prospective candidates, and Targeted Recruiting Advertising is a strategic tool which enables recruiters to reach a specific population of candidates as per skill, location or experience -- all of which empower hiring managers to make effective and strategic hiring decisions.

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