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LinkedIn is about to make it a lot easier for recruiters to quickly reject unqualified job candidates as part of a broader overhaul of how companies find and evaluate quality applicants on the platform.

The new “closing the loop” feature is one of more than 15 new tools the business social network is debuting as part of a rebuild of its core offerings for recruiters. The company is combining several of its key recruiting tools — LinkedIn Jobs, Recruiter and Pipeline Builder — in attempt to create a more streamlined hiring process.

Scheduled for launch this summer, the new Intelligent Hiring Experience LinkedIn’s ability to learn user preferences, to more simple fixes, such as the ability to more easily review and collaborate on a job search. Overall, the goal is to create a unified pipeline for finding and managing top-notch applicants.

Here is a look at a few of the new features:

  • Closing the loop: A new option within recruiters’ application tabs lets them “reject and send message” to either single applicants are a large batch of candidates.
  • Recommended candidates: Over time, LinkedIn will learn what recruiters are looking for in a position and automatically surface relevant candidates through the recommended candidates tab.
  • Skill recommendations: LinkedIn will recommend skills to include in job postings, based on signals like current employees’ capabilities.
  • Shared InMails: This new feature lets several team members see communication history between a candidate and recruiter, add notes and share messages by tagging coworkers with @mentions.
  • Slide-in profile: Instead of having to open a new tab to see a candidate’s profile, a page slides over the top of the search that recruiters can easily annotate without losing their place.
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