Microsoft has recruited an external company to help its LinkedIn recruitment tool get better and better, according to Recruitsynonym, which first reported the news.
The news comes after Microsoft’s own recruiter network has been hacked and compromised and has caused an outcry in the industry.
Microsoft has said the hack was caused by an external contractor, but RecruitSynonym said it was an internal issue.
“Microsoft is aware of an issue with our LinkedIn recruiter application, and we are working to resolve this issue.
We have already suspended all recruiting for the current recruiting cycle and are actively working to ensure that the recruitment process is as efficient as possible,” a Microsoft spokesperson told Business Insider.
Microsoft’s LinkedIn recruitable tool has seen a lot of controversy in recent weeks, with critics calling the application too easy to abuse, as well as having a “slippery slope” to its popularity.
Recruit synonyms founder Daniel Roeske told Business Insiders that Microsoft was “not doing a very good job of addressing the issues with the recruitment platform.”
“The application has a lot to answer for.
There’s a lot more to be done.
Microsoft is not doing a great job of it,” he said.
Microsoft has said that the new recruiters will be able to submit questions to candidates who sign up for the program.
It’s unclear how many candidates will be allowed to participate in the program at this time, or how many people will be affected.
Microsoft, which has said it has over 100 million active users in the U.S., has also hired a large data scientist to help improve its recruitment tool.
Recode reported last month that Microsoft hired Andrew Lees to be the new head of its recruitable software.