Samantha McLaren

Posts by Samantha McLaren

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    How LinkedIn Is Training Its Recruiters to Champion Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging

    January 19, 2021

    Moving diversity, inclusion, and belonging (DIBs) efforts forward is a top priority for many talent professionals this year, including the team at LinkedIn. In fact, championing DIBs is one of the 12 functional and foundational competencies outlined in the LinkedIn talent acquisition team’s Book of Recruiter Competencies, known as the BoRC for short. “We built...

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    Recruiters Share Their Top Priorities for 2021

    January 13, 2021

    Between sudden hiring slowdowns and ramp-ups, the meteoric rise of remote work, and a heightened emphasis on diversity, the world of talent acquisition underwent some major changes in 2020 that are still creating ripples today. To find out exactly how the role of the recruiter has evolved, John Vlastelica and his team at Recruiting Toolbox recently posed a...

  • "None of us get to ‘own’ an employee. If someone’s hiring an employee from your team, that’s not poaching. That’s two managers collaborating for the win of the company.” — Chuck Edward, corporate vice president of HR at Microsoft

    10 Insights From Talent Leaders That Will Help You Prepare for 2021

    January 7, 2021

    The events of 2020 had a monumental impact on the way companies hire, manage, and develop talent. It’s enough to make you wonder what 2021 has in store — and how you can prepare. To help you shape your strategy for the coming year, we’ve rounded up 10 insightful (and inspiring) forward-looking quotes from recruiting and HR thought leaders in 2020. These nuggets...

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    How to Run a Virtual Recruiting Event That’s as Good — or...

    January 4, 2021

    At the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic, countless organizations had to make a tough decision: Cancel their planned in-person...

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    9 Holiday Gifts Every Recruiter Needs This Year

    December 18, 2020

    Last year, we shared a list of 12 gift ideas for those special recruiters in your life — the people who work hard every day to make...

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    The Fastest-Growing Skills for Recruiters — and Why They...

    December 9, 2020

    Recruiting underwent several massive shifts in 2020 — many of which fundamentally changed how talent professionals thought about and...