There are many lessons that can be learned from the fabled career of Apple cofounder Steve Jobs, but there’s one that’s especially relevant for recruiters: Look for talent where no one else is looking..
In the face of an uncertain macroeconomic climate, the ability to learn and showcase in-demand skills is critical to helping people get a foot in the door with a new company or finding a new role within their organization. For many professions, certifications have emerged as key to this, with the number of people on LinkedIn who've added certifications to their profile increasing 44% over the last two years. Today, we’re expanding access to certifications by partnering with leading third-party providers like IBM, Meta, and Oracle to help more people discover their certification content on LinkedIn.
Here’s the bad news: 99% of job descriptions are painfully long and boring.
Here’s the good news: 99% of job descriptions are painfully long and boring.
Since so few companies invest time or effort in writing compelling job descriptions, you have an enormous opportunity to stand out. Job postings can be so much more than a list of requirements — they can strengthen your employer brand and inspire the right candidates to take action.
Over the past few years, we’ve witnessed a near constant state of change in the world of work — from how and where people get their work done to what they expect from their employers in terms of benefits and support. One notable shift is that many organizations now recognize that there’s no need for their employees to go back into an office full-time. And that’s why hybrid work models have become the way forward in nearly every industry that can accommodate remote working.
The once rock-solid labor market is on shaky ground. Are you ready for what’s ahead?
The weakening global economy means employers will be facing big decisions. What can they do to avoid layoffs? If they’re forced to let go workers, how can they minimize the damage to their employer brands? With hiring slowing down, should companies hold on to their talent acquisition teams?