If you needed more evidence of LinkedIn’s influence (or should that be dominance?) in sourcing professionals, Bullhorn has it. The vendor, the largest technology provider to staffing and search agencies, this morning unveiled its new integration with the business networking service.
Now, subscribers to Bullhorn’s Corporate and Enterprise ATS/CRM will be able to access LinkedIn directly. Without leaving their Bullhorn dashboards, recruiters will be able to search LinkedIn, review profiles and see which potential candidates are already in their agency database. In time, the integration will permit InMail and bulk linking.
As integrations go, this one is fairly basic. Blame LinkedIn’s protectionism for that. The company has rigidly enforced its terms of service, which, among other no-nos prohibits bulk downloading of candidate profiles for local storage. (Individual profiles can be downloaded as PDFs.)