The Most Popular LinkedIn Recruiting Articles of 2016

December 30, 2016

It seems like 2016 has gotten a bad rap (deservedly or not) and everybody is looking to 2017 with anticipation. Right now is the perfect time kick the unpleasant memories and focus on what’s been great about this year and what you want to take into the next.

For recruiters 2016 has been a busy one -- hiring volume was up for many companies and (not a shocker) most of you had to face this with flat budgets. As a wise person said once, constraints and lack of resources breed creativity and we did see plenty of that from recruiters. From incredibly fun and heart-warming ways to welcome new hires to the fold, to shaking up hiring norms and casting aways terms like “culture fit” in order to embrace the more diversity-friendly “culture add.”

Those are just a few of the inspiring stories stories that we featured on the LinkedIn Talent Blog and I am eager to share with you the full list of articles that really made a difference for you and were our most read pieces for 2016.

Here is what you recruiters enjoyed reading the most:

The Top 10 Most Read Articles on the LinkedIn Talent Blog

  1. Richard Branson’s Secrets to Recruiting the Right Personality

  2. CEO Ruins Company’s Employer Brand With a Single Email

  3. The Woman Who Built Netflix’s Culture Did It With These 5 Things In Mind

  4. How a Single Recruiter Made 120 hires in One Year

  5. Why You Must Rethink How You Reject Candidates In 2016

  6. New Report Reveals the Trends That Will Define Recruiting in 2017

  7. Find Talent Faster In LinkedIn Recruiter With 3 New Search Filters

  8. 4 Interview Questions You Should Stop Asking (and the Ones You Should Ask Instead)

  9. A Look at the World’s Most Passionate Recruiter: Jim Harbaugh

  10. Why the LinkedIn Recruiting Team is Waving “Bye-bye” to Traditional College Recruiting

Of course out of hundreds of posts, there were quite a few that didn’t make the top 10 but generated a lot of dialogue and reactions among our audience. Below are five of those posts that are near and dear to my heart -- couldn’t resist the Game of Thrones shout out of course.

The Top 5 Editor’s Picks:

  1. 4 Recruiting Lessons From Game of Thrones

  2. The Unique and Fun Way Our Company Shows New Hires Some Love

  3. 6 Things You Can Do Today That Will Make You a Better Recruiter: Advice by Stacy Zapar

  4. Ban the Term “Culture Fit” and Other Great Diversity Tips From Pandora

  5. The Gap Between Women and Men in STEM and What You Can Do About It [INFOGRAPHIC]

Thank you for reading the Talent Blog -- we cannot wait to share more great stories with you in 2017!

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