Facebook is definitely taking over all the obstacles out of its way. Facebook earlier in September began integrating popular features found in apps like Snapchat. These features were used in Messenger Live Video, Lifestyle, Instagram Stories, WhatsApp’s new Snapchat-like Updates and now their latest additions or take over is Jobs Search a very popular feature found in Microsoft acquired LinkedIn.
Facebook Inc said yesterday that, it was testing a feature that would let page administrators create job postings and receive applications from candidates, a move that could pressure LinkedIn’s recruiting business.
Based on behavior we’ve seen on Facebook, where many small businesses post about their job openings on their Page said a spokespersons in an interview.
LinkedIn makes most of its revenue from job hunters and recruiters who pay a monthly fee to post resumes and connect with people on what is often known as the social network for business. Currently Facebook has 1.79 billion users as compared to 467 million users with LinkedIn and with this the latter is definitely in for a hard time.
Facebook Jobs Feature
TechCrunch first reported the news on the November 7th,2016. With the Facebook jobs feature, companies will be able to drive more traffic to their Facebook pages from which they can post job openings and recruitment related posts.
Companies and Businesses
These job postings will also show up on the Jobs tab of the Page, creating a dedicated landing place where companies can send job seekers. Businesses would get the added benefit of potentially gaining new followers whether or not someone inquires about the open position, compared to a relatively static Careers page on a company’s website.
Job postings will include an “Apply Now” button that launches a standard job application flow, but pre-populated with information from a user’s public profile. That could help people quickly apply for multiple jobs without typing in redundant information as stated by Tech Crunch.
Facebook Inc. also launched Marketspace which allows people to buy and sell goods and services , and also Workspace a dedicated and secure space for companies connect, communicate and collaborate where organizations of all sizes can use familiar Facebook features such as News Feed, groups, messages and events to get things done.
Workspace by Facebook is tailored to meet the daily needs of employees and employers. The main aim of Workspace by facebook is to enhance collaborative participation of employees in companies.