Samantha McLaren

Posts by Samantha McLaren

  • LinkedIn's Head of TA Shares How Recruiting Teams Can Effectively Navigate Economic Downturns

    May 27, 2020

    In 2010, Harvard Business Review published research that examined how companies fared in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crash. And the results may come as a surprise: The companies that cut costs fastest and deepest were less likely to succeed in the long run than those that struck the right balance between investing and streamlining. For Brendan Browne,...

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    5 Ways Companies Are Supporting Employees’ Mental Health and Preventing Burnout

    May 20, 2020

    Since 1949, May has been observed as Mental Health Awareness Month in the U.S. to shine a light on mental illness. And the conversation feels especially urgent this year. A recent global study of more than 2,700 employees found that 75% feel more socially isolated as a result of coronavirus, with 67% experiencing higher stress levels, 57% feeling more anxious,...

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    5 Ways Companies Are Making Their Remote Candidate Experience Stand Out

    May 7, 2020

    For companies that are currently hiring, providing an exceptional candidate experience may look a little different than it used to. In the age of social distancing, in-person coffee chats, on-site interviews, and lunches with the team are no longer an option. As a result, many companies are finding new ways to make their candidates feel valued — or creative ways...

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    How to Become a More Empathetic Communicator — and Why It...

    May 4, 2020

    In a recent article on his blog, industry analyst Josh Bersin wrote that leaders must respond to the coronavirus by putting “empathy...

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    How Recruiters Can Stay Resilient in a Crisis, According to...

    April 30, 2020

    Over the course of his career, Brendan Browne, LinkedIn’s head of recruiting, has faced multiple economic downturns, from the dot-com...

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    7 Impactful Things Recruiters Can Do If Hiring Has Slowed...

    April 22, 2020

    With hiring slowing down across many sectors, recruiting teams are refocusing their energy on new projects and challenges. From...