When Google released its workplace diversity report in 2014, this was an eye-opening moment for many (and I am sure a “doh” one for the women in this industry). The tech giant revealed that for technical roles, the gender split was 83% men and 17% women (as of 2016, the split is 81% to 19%). Numerous other companies, including LinkedIn, followed in Google’s...
Posts by Esther Cruz
In one of the the largest surveys of professionals globally, we asked 33,000 LinkedIn members how they look for a job and what it takes to make the jump from one company to another. The results are in: almost everyone is open to hearing about a new job opportunity. And the top roadblock for people trying to change jobs is one that companies can overcome with a...
Esther Cruz February 10, 2016
Centuries ago, the Polynesians, who lived on islands scattered throughout the Pacific Ocean, were among the best sailors in the world. Why? They were among the first people to use the stars to navigate. That allowed them to sail further and more confidently than anyone else, thanks to the information the night skies provided them. Here at LinkedIn, we are happy...
Esther Cruz December 7, 2015
If you want to make one investment next year to increase your quality of hire and retention rates, then consider investing in your...
- Employee Referrals
Esther Cruz November 25, 2015
The world of recruiting has changed. Drastically. Until about the 1990s, companies advertised jobs in these things called “newspapers....