Last year Linkedin announced it would begin aggregating job listings just like Indeed does. It was a sign that job aggregation is going mainstream. I havent heard much about it recently so I asked my rep for an update. She wrote back with this info below that I wanted to pass along. It was a standard summary of what they wrote last year. Apparently the product is still in BETA and there is no timetable for release. From what I understand it will be free to employers when it does roll out.
Earlier this year (2014), we began aggregating our customers’ open jobs that aren’t currently posted to LinkedIn, and representing them in our search results. We tested this over the summer with the eventual goal of indexing all of the world’s open opportunities in our search results. Since these listings will only appear in search results, they’ll only be seen by active seekers—for example, an active candidate who starts their job search on Google—and they’ll appear below any relevant Job Slots and Posts.
So what exactly is happening and what does it mean for you?
While it will take us time to add all of our customers’ opportunities, your open roles that aren’t currently posted to LinkedIn will begin to appear in our search results as limited listings.
This will benefit you in a couple of ways:
• First, all of your open roles will be visible to active job seekers, providing a complete picture of your opportunities in one place.
• Second, by becoming, over time, the one-stop-shop for job seekers to manage and advance their careers, it will attract even more qualified candidates to LinkedIn, and to your opportunities.
It’s important to remember that limited listings are only visible to candidates in job search on LinkedIn—and only ~25% of professionals are actively looking for jobs. This means that engagement with limited listings – just as with your career site and traditional job boards – is a one-way street, where active candidates search to view. And limited listings will appear below any relevant Job Slots in their search, too.
By contrast, Job Slots proactively reach out and tap the right talent on the shoulder, regardless of whether or not they’re looking for a job. This hasn’t changed at all.
In fact, Job Slots will:
• Remain the only way to reach all of our 300M+ passive and active members. Only Job Slots will be recommended to relevant candidates in places like “Jobs You May Be Interested In”, desktop and mobile feeds, and your career page. This means they’ll automatically search and find the right passive candidates who aren’t actively looking.
• Receive more visibility and attract more applicants. During early U.S. testing, Job Slots received ~10x more applications than limited listings.
They’ll also help promote your talent brand, and they’ll be easily manageable in Recruiter.
So while this new initiative will provide you with an added benefit (particularly with active seekers), Job Slots remain a key element of your passive recruiting strategy.
Monster also said last year they will be aggregating jobs. These are sure signs of how the job board market is changing. Many boards have backfill now and aggregation is popular because it makes for a better job search experience. Job seekers need access to ALL the jobs at a company, not just a few.