Trends & Research Articles

  • These are the Best Times to Post Your Jobs on LinkedIn

    May 3, 2016

    Writing a great job post is a feat on its own, but it turns out so is getting people to apply to it. Don’t think so? Currently, unemployment in the U.S. is at a post-recession low, hovering around 5% (down from nearly 10% in 2009). The situation in Europe is similar with unemployment figures down to 10% from above 12% in 2013. While this has brought on a lot of exciting work for recruiting teams and staffing agencies, it also means that the competition for talent is increasing....

  • LinkedIn Data Shows That Job-Hopping is Accelerating (Particularly Among Women)

    April 12, 2016

    Next month millions of college students will graduate and enter the workforce. That’s great news because it provides recruiters like you and me with a new pool of talent to tap into. But recruiting them is merely half the battle, since they’re likely to change employers three times their first five years after graduating. Or so our Economist Guy Berger tells me. His team recently used the Economic Graph to find out whether or not job-hopping is increasing; which industries...

  • The Biggest Problem With Companies’ Parental Benefits: Employees Don’t Use Them

    March 23, 2016

    To keep new parents in the workforce, many companies are offering benefits like extended parental leave and the ability for new parents to work part-time schedules. Sounds good, right? The problem is a very small percentage of their employees actually use these programs, according to a September 2015 report by McKinsey & Company. The reason? Employees believe that these programs hurt their position at work, and prevent them from moving up the corporate ladder, according to the...

  • Here Are the Best Social Recruiters Across Asia Pacific

    March 2, 2016

    APAC is the fastest developing region in the world and its demand for talent is huge. This means that perhaps recruiters are busier in APAC than just...

  • The Top Recruiting Priorities of Small and Medium Businesses in 2016

    February 16, 2016

    Sure, every company wants to hire smart and talent employees. But for small to mid-sized businesses, there is no margin for error – every hire counts, as...

  • Introducing the 2016 Industry Reports Featuring Exclusive LinkedIn Candidate...

    February 10, 2016

    Centuries ago, the Polynesians, who lived on islands scattered throughout the Pacific Ocean, were among the best sailors in the world. Why? They were...