Lookup came first, and is on and working
OK, so Linkedin Lookup is a new tool, working since August 2015, where you can find all your co-workers, you can see their Linkedin profile easy and gain benefit for both you, the company and your fellow worker.
Lookup started by one of the co-founder of (Linkedin) Pulse, Ankit Gupta. He says in his blog post, that Lookup is a "new LinkedIn app that makes professionals more productive and successful by helping them easily find, learn about, and contact their coworkers."
This tool is a bit like what slack is for creative or small companies (I love it), but on steroid of the Linkedin Profiles.
How does it work:
"Easily Find Your Coworkers
Let’s say I recently met a person on our corporate communications team whose input I’d like on a product I’m developing, but I can’t remember her name. No problem! With Lookup I can search for coworkers by name, title, current and past experience, education, and skills.
Since she works on our corporate communications team, I enter “Corporate Communications” in the search field, and click “search.”
Lookup provides me with the photos, names, and titles of my coworkers whose LinkedIn profiles include the skill or title “corporate communications.” There she is: Julie."
ProFinder is available in the Bay area ONLY
I tried to hack, in 24 hours I'll see if it works that way.
With ProFinder Linkedin might open a new platform, and give a boost to the workforce.
The 2015 McKinsey Global Institute Report, up to “200 million who are inactive or employed part time could gain additional hours through freelance platforms” - as Linkedin says in its blog.
How does it work:
"The ProFinder workflow appears to be as follows: 1) a hirer posts a description of the gig/freelancer needed; 2) through combined algorithmic search and human vetting, a short list of candidates if determined (with 24 hours); 3) the candidates then make proposals to the hirers; finally the hirer selects a candidate, and they both go off happily into the sunset (most likely to return to ProFinder on another day)." - as found on spendmatters.com
You can become a PRO, I already became one: http://j.mp/TamasBanki-Linkedin-PRO