News: Users will be able to see more information about a company including hiring policies.
LinkedIn is looking to make the most of data analytics to improve its job listings feature.
The company, which has around 400 million members, has unveiled its new Jobs section with several enhancements made using its access to big data.
Improved features include things such as being able to see more information about a company, including who works there and also how you compare to previous applicants.
The idea behind the revamp is to create an improve job hunting experience, helping employers that are looking for employees and helping potential employees to identify the right jobs and companies for them.
In theory, the improvements could help build more business for LinkedIn through employers paying to post job listings.
The enhanced features won’t be available to everyone though with the new look being rolled out to 10% of the company’s English audience that covers the UK, Australia, US, Canada and India.
Some features will only be available to its premium users, which will give users more insights about the company and also wider hiring policies.
More data will be available so you can see a company’s growth rate, average tenure and also the top schools it hires from.
LinkedIn is one of the first platforms to make this kind of data fully available to regular users in order to help them find jobs and plans are afoot for further data achieved benefits to appear in "who’s viewed your profile" and "who’s viewed your posts."