Facebook Sourcing and Recruiting Tool Identified Leaves Beta

With a spokesman saying it wants to be a “fierce competitor to LinkedIn,” the website Identified is shedding its “beta” status and launching more formally.

Identified Recruit says that its advantage over LinkedIn is that it mines data from the web and other social networks. In other words, the potential candidates don’t have to enter themselves into any database. It also says it gives you access to a billion candidate profiles.

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Its early clients include healthcare organizations like Yale-New Haven Hospital. Identified also recently announced it hired Facebook’s manager of data science to expand the company’s technology.

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