LinkedIn’s looking to facilitate more opportunity for open positions with a new process called ‘Skills Path’, which essentially enables employers to add additional tests to help more candidates display their suitability for a given role.

The idea, LinkedIn says, came about at the height of the COVID-19 crisis last year, which saw many people being laid off or furloughed, while other industries actively sought new staff to keep up with demand. Yet, these two cohorts often failed to connect.