Graylink partners with LinkedIn

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LinkedIn has chosen local recruitment software specialists, Graylink, to become an official LinkedIn Talent Solutions partner in the South African market as part of its global expansion plan.

Matthew Gray, Graylink client service director, says this partnership allows Graylink to assist LinkedIn in delivering the value of its Talent Solutions product suite to companies in the region, enabling them to target a local member base of more than two million professionals.

“Existing Graylink customers will benefit through the integration of their recruitment software with LinkedIn, enabling select job postings to be posted on LinkedIn. Candidates will also be able to apply for jobs using their LinkedIn profile, which improves the candidate experience, and provides a deeper level of candidate information for the recruiter,” he says.

Graylink provides web and mobile recruiting software solutions to some of South Africa’s top companies including: ABSA, Capitec, Discovery, Medi-Clinic, Shoprite, Sasol, Telkom and Woolworths.

“Utilising LinkedIn will enable corporates to broaden their reach in building their talent pipelines and reduce recruitment turnaround times so that they are effectively able to find new staff and employ them to ensure business continuity by hiring quickly and cost effectively,” Gray says.

Andy Lea, LinkedIn Partner Manager EMEA says emerging markets are an important growth area for LinkedIn as it expands its footprint internationally.

“Sixty-four percent of LinkedIn’s 200 million members are located outside of the United States with professionals signing up to join LinkedIn at a rate of approximately two new members per second,” he says.

There are more than 1.3 million unique publishers actively using the LinkedIn Share button on their sites to send content into the LinkedIn platform and LinkedIn members are sharing insights and knowledge in more than 1.5 million LinkedIn Groups.

LinkedIn is therefore being used by professionals for growing their influence, networking, group based activity and business development.

“With LinkedIn now the online destination for professionals in South Africa, it’s vital that South African corporates are present on LinkedIn and are actively making their presence known as part of their recruitment drive,” Lea continued.

About Graylink

Graylink is the leading provider of cloud-based recruitment software to corporate Africa. Its web and mobile recruiting solutions help corporate companies recruit the best talent quicker, more efficiently and for less.

Secure, useful and usable, graylink’s software automate tedious manual recruitment processes and enable talent sourcing direct. Solution capability covers the entire recruitment process from requisitioning to candidate acquisition, applicant tracking, hiring management, collaboration, reporting and analytics. Neptune, graylink’s highly configurable applicant tracking solution, automates complex enterprise recruitment processes. Its mobile recruitment solution, txthire, enables high-volume response management via SMS, smartphone, social and instant messaging channels.

In 2011, global IT research company Gartner awarded graylink, ‘Cool Vendor’ status as one of only five companies globally, for its innovation in Human Capital Management technology. graylink was the only African vendor to be included in Gartner’s 2012 Global Market Guide for e-Recruitment.

Founded in Cape Town, South Africa in 2002, the company also has offices in the UK. Graylink has over 120 mid-to-large companies and government clients, located predominantly across Africa. These include include: ABSA, Shoprite, Woolworths, Telkom, Discovery, Multichoice, Coca Cola SABCO, Murray & Roberts, Department Trade & Industry (SA), Mediclinic, Sasol, Liberty, KPMG, GlaxoSmithKline, Toyota, Volkswagen and Mercedes-Benz.

Editorial contacts:
Mark Gray
Head of Graylink
Email: mark@graylink.biz
Tel: 0861 145 465

Elzaan Rohde
Account Director
DUO Marketing + Communications
Email elzaan@duomarketing.co.za
Tel: 021 683 8223
Mobile: 083 256 1493

Judith Middleton
CEO: DUO Marketing + Communications
Email Judith@duomarketing.co.za
Tel: 021 6838223
Mobile: 082 889 5301

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