LinkedIn launches Talent Insights for HR analytics, talent planning

LinkedIn's target market is HR folks to talent and acquisition managers. The data is designed to be quick, actionable and real-time.

In a move that highlights how LinkedIn is increasingly eyeing human resources software as part of Microsoft, the company launched Talent Insights, an analytics tool for talent.

Talent Insights is a self-serve data graph that utilizes LinkedIn data to enable HR folks to benchmark where talent is being lost and where a new office should be opened.

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LinkedIn's target market is HR folks to talent and acquisition managers. The data is designed to be quick, actionable and real-time.

While the LinkedIn effort isn't directly competitive with the likes of Workday, SAP SuccessFactors and Oracle when combined with Microsoft Dynamics could be formidable. Talent Insights includes two reports--one to evaluate talent pool and one to look at overall company performance when it comes to talent and acquisitions.

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The Talent Pool report is used for sourcing strategy for talent such as developers and product managers, workforce planning, attrition rates and location analytics.

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LinkedIn's Talent Insights Company Report is used for competitive intelligence and employer branding for recruiting. Here's a sample report.

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