This is really clever.
LinkedIn has released an “Apply with LinkedIn” button that any employer can list on their job listings page. With a single click, interested individuals can submit their LinkedIn profile (edited as needed) to this prospective employer.
The downside I see behind this is that making it SO easy to apply is going to force your HR rep to wade through way more resumes than currently. On the huge plus side, your talent pool just got a whole lot bigger, full of LinkedIn candidates, who tend to be at the higher levels of professionalism.
I’m really impressed, and would be surprised if I don’t see this button start popping up everywhere.