LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network, with over 135 million members worldwide and over 13 million in India, has introduced localized hiring solutions for Indian recruiters. This move, a global first for LinkedIn, will give more recruiters in India access to high potential candidates and drive the growth of the local talent economy. Specifically for India, LinkedIn India is rolling out localized versions with India pricing for offerings like LinkedIn Recruiter, which will allow Indian recruiters to search and target profiles in India. Other offerings with differentiated India pricing include Jobs Network, Work with us Ads,Targeted Recruitment Ads and Talent Direct.
In India, LinkedIn Hiring Solutions are used by a number of companies including ING Vysya, Genpact, Biocon, Wal-Mart , HCL Technologies, L&T Infotech among others.
According to Irfan Abdulla, Head of Hiring Solutions at LinkedIn India, “The growth currently being experienced by the Indian economy needs to be complimented with the right talent. Our member base which consists of educated and engaged professionals, are much sought after by recruiters from corporations and executive search firms. By creating localized products for recruiters in India, we hope to build on our philosophy of connecting talent with opportunity. ” Further, LinkedIn’s localized pricing is in line with its commitment towards introducing efficiency enhancing tools for professionals and an acknowledgement of the growing demand for customized solutions in the Indian market.