Our Commitment to Our Customers and Members on the Frontlines
April 1, 2020
Around the globe, hospitals and essential services are facing critical talent shortages as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, needing to hire hundreds of thousands of people over the coming weeks and months. At the same time, millions of people – including medical professionals and front line responders – come to LinkedIn every week to search and apply for jobs.
We’re seeing this on LinkedIn. Our recent data shows job listings for healthcare, from doctors to medical assistants, is surging in the US at 35% ahead of January’s pace when looking at the average number of job postings per day.
We believe we can help. That’s why starting today, we’re making a commitment to connect essential businesses that have urgent hiring needs with people who have the right skills through access to free hiring resources. We’re focused on helping these organizations:
Accelerate hiring for urgent roles: We are offering companies and organizations in healthcare (including hospitals, medical device, medical practices and mental healthcare companies), disaster relief nonprofits, warehousing, supermarket and package delivery companies, the ability to post new mission critical jobs for free for the next three months (April 1 to June 30) so they can find and hire the people they need to fill for the surge of urgent roles.
Connect medical professionals to critical healthcare roles: We are also helping job seekers with the right skill sets quickly find these open roles by additionally promoting them on the LinkedIn homepage and our Jobs page. Front line healthcare roles, such as doctors and nurses, will be automatically added to a list of urgent jobs and will be surfaced through a special banner to reach members with relevant skills and experience. Members that have applicable skills for these roles will receive real-time alerts and emails so they can apply immediately.
Scale hiring with Recruiting for Good: To help healthcare organizations and disaster relief nonprofits who are managing the secondary effects of coronavirus, such as unemployment, childcare, and mental health issues, we have expanded our Recruiting For Good program. Already more than 100 LinkedIn recruiters and talent professionals are working to help source and screen talent so that these organizations can fill urgent paid and volunteer positions. We’ve seen it work by helping hundreds of nonprofits around the world find and hire senior level talent and believe we can create an even bigger impact by scaling it today.
Gain insights: We’ve also heard from healthcare staffing firms that they need tools to identify critical healthcare professionals efficiently. To help support their surge hiring needs, we are offering access to LinkedIn Talent Insights for free for the next three months to give them access to real-time data and insights on the talent market.
Stay informed: A new Navigating Coronavirus microsite can help our customers stay informed, connected and productive with the rapidly changing hiring landscape.
These are a few ways that we believe we can help our customers and the well-being of our global community. We’re not going to stop here and will continue to listen and explore new ways to help the people and organizations on the front lines fighting this pandemic.
If you are part of these essential services, you can post jobs for free starting today here.
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