SupportFinity and LinkedIn are both excellent hiring platforms. However, with its millions of users, LinkedIn is the most popular and the largest hiring job board. Nevertheless, the two platforms differ in numerous ways that will be discussed in this article.
There are multiple variables involved in any hiring process, making hiring one of the most complicated problems for all businesses regardless of their size.
We have concluded the quality of any hiring platform in some specific points that any hiring manager would look for.
The following table illustrates the main comparison points that will be discussed.
SupportFinity has advanced, patent-protected technology, and it only admits top-tier talents to its community, accordingly, the average applications quality is relatively higher than the majority of other hiring platforms.
On LinkedIn, anyone can create a profile and click the Quick Apply button, making it simple for anyone to apply and may generate higher number of applicants, the flip side is that it affects the quality of applications. In many cases, hiring managers end up with a pile of CVs to review, of which only 10% are good candidates. This means that selecting the best candidates from LinkedIn might be far more exhausting.
SupportFinity states that the average hiring time on the platform is shortened by around 12x times on average, this is a result of the passive vetting process, and the matching technology that sends immediate notifications to candidates who are suitable for the positions posted.
Since everything is automated on the platform it is much quicker, this for sure shortens the distance between the job-seekers and the hiring managers.
On LinkedIn, there are always so many applicants which can be fast in a lot of cases but again, having too many applicants with poor quality is never efficient.
SupportFinity has worked extensively on data analytics and harnessed the power of big data to provide a technology for hiring managers and job seekers that is distinct from the traditional hiring platforms. This, I believe, is a key feature.
When a hiring manager types a job title, the top skills that match that job are auto-populated in the form, and the same is true for the job description section. Automatic salaries estimates are also generated immediately depending on the country, skills, and seniority, anywhere in the world. This means combining billions upon billions of data points.
LinkedIn has a good technology for populating skills and job descriptions, but it only works for the most popular jobs. Also, there is no salary prediction option.
SupportFinity implemented a multi-layered vetting process, where job seekers get vetted once registered on the platform via taking some exams (passive vetting), then their profiles are re-evaluated again after applying for jobs.
On LinkedIn, there is no vetting whatsoever.
Since SupportFinity is only focused on tech, the number of candidates in this community is much less than LinkedIn, however the level of focus and growth is one of the highest in the world.
LinkedIn has a large number of candidates and sub-communities, but because it is not focused on technology, it is considered a good place for other non-tech jobs.
SupportFinity provides a modern and complete ATS (applicant tracking system). The platform has a great option called the hiring card where all details about applicants appear to Hiring Managers in a super quick and detailed way. This card represents each candidate’s applicant and can be moved to any status along the hiring funnel.
The user experience on LinkedIn is very outdated and poor, funnel management is very limited too.
SupportFinity’s main focus is on tech jobs and has 16 verticals covering only the tech domain.
LinkedIn has no specific focus. It is a great platform for professional networking though!
SupportFinity has dedicated support that comes for free with every job post, the team is always there with you throughout the whole hiring process end to end.
LinkedIn has no dedicated support, it is an open platform for anyone.
SupportFinity provides a simple and predictable cost. This is because the hiring managers are charged by the number of job posts and each job post can be online for up to 60 days.
On the other hand, LinkedIn has a bidding strategy, which consumes a budget on daily basis, so Hiring Managers ends up with very high and unpredictable cost.
To sum it up, LinkedIn is a global professional network with main focus on education and marketing rather than hiring. While SupportFinity is a very modern hiring platform with much richer and smarter features than LinkedIn.
- Impressive technology
- High quality candidates
- Smart Design
- Simple and clear funnel
- Only tech jobs
- A growing community that is not as large as LinkedIn
- Very large platform
- High traffic
- Complex price per post
- Random quality
- Poor ATS
- Outdated design
When it comes to hiring, SupportFinity provides a more comprehensive set of tools and technology that makes hiring process more efficient with impressive user experience.
Read more at SupportFinity’s blog.