Sarah O'Brien

Posts by Sarah O'Brien

  • Here’s How Your Word Choices Could Affect Hiring Gender-Diverse Talent

    July 31, 2019

    Currently, over 50,000 job descriptions on LinkedIn include the word “aggressive.” Whether to highlight sales goals, describe the workplace, or suggest the kind of attributes they’re looking for in a candidate. New research from LinkedIn shows that using “aggressive” could discourage almost half of women from applying to your job. That’s right, language matters...

  • Research Shows Many Companies’ Office Locations Are Holding Them Back

    November 30, 2017

    When Amazon recently announced plans to build a second headquarters in a yet-to-be-determined location, it brought up an interesting question for talent leaders: As a global company today, where does it make the most sense to establish your workforce? New research from a collaboration between LinkedIn and EY has found that companies can make major performance...

  • Study Warns the Digital Talent Gap Is Widening—Here's What You Can Do

    October 26, 2017

    Talent professionals across multiple industries would agree that there is an increasing demand for talent with the digital skills that will ultimately help shape the future of their companies. In fact, a new report from LinkedIn and Capgemini revealed that more than half (54%) of organizations agree that a digital talent gap is hampering their digital...