The Top LinkedIn Recruiting Stories of 2017
December 18, 2017
2017 has been quite a year (don’t worry - I’m not going to get all political on you). From an increased focus on diversity and AI in recruiting to becoming better storytellers, a lot has been going on in the world of recruiting. That’s why at this time of year, as the Talent Blog editors we like to look back at the stories we published that resonated with you the most this year.
From the top trends for the future of recruiting to recruiting lessons from Game of Thrones, here are the top articles out of the nearly 300 we’ve published in 2017:
The top 10 most read articles on the LinkedIn Talent Blog
Speech patterns can be a signal if a candidate is a high or low performer and paying attention to them can help you make better hiring decisions.
Lou Adler has had a long and distinguished career in recruiting and now he takes a step back to explain what the top 10 most persistent recruiting problems.
Jeff Weiner walks through how AI and automation, the skills gap, and the rise of independent work will change how we hire.
“How would your manager describe you? Now tell me, how would your best friend describe you?” is just one of the 9 questions in this post that will help you really get to know a candidate.
Every recruiter needs to be able to be vulberable: have difficult conversations, fail, and take risks—all of which require courage. Brené Brown breaks down courage into skillsets and tells recruiters and HR professionals how to measure and cultivate these key skills.
Lesson #1: Jon Snow proves that returning “boomerang” employees can be an invaluable hire, as he comes back more motivated than ever and inspires his coworkers.
Seven-year-old Chloe Bridgewater from Hereford, England, applied to work at Google and got an unexpected, heart-warming response.
Barbara Corcoran asks candidates: Tell me about your family. “If their family couldn’t give them a positive attitude, there’s nothing I can do that’s going to change it”, she says.
When hiring managers are rejecting candidates, Lou adler argues that recruiters should take a page from Elon Musk’s playbook: They should stop sourcing new candidates and instead should focus on identifying why their current prospects are not meeting the business needs.
While those top 10 posts received the most views, there a few posts that we loved working on and also generated a lot of great dialogue. Bonus: the last two include videos we hope you get a kick out of—one of them is just in time for the holidays.