SAP partners can now use LinkedIn’s recruiting service for a deep discount to find and hire talent.
Participating SAP VARs or ISVs looking for marketing, sales, programming or development help can use the service to search 40 million LinkedIn members worldwide, 140,000 of which are SAP consultants, according to Pat Hume, senior vice president of SAP’s Global SME channel.
LinkedIn Recruiter typically costs a customer for $25,000 per year for three licenses. SAP partners will pay significantly less—although just how much less wasn’t specified —for one user for a year. The offer ends Dec. 31, 2009, but could be extended depending on demand.
The offer covers SAP partners with 1,000 employees or less.
A hiring manager can search the LinkedIn network by zip code and other search parameters: Business Objects, BI, ABAP, etc., said John Scola, SAP’s vice president of ecosystem expansion.
Brian Frank LinkedIn’s director of alliances said while this deal is not necessarily exclusive, the company is not pursuing similar pacts in the near term. SAP owns a piece of LinkedIn.