Trends & Research Articles

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    4 Trends Changing the Way You Hire and Retain Talent in 2020

    January 22, 2020

    If ever a year demanded acute vision, it’s this one, 2020. This year will call for the kind of vision that allows talent professionals to see beyond the horizon, look around corners, and spot things the competition is missing. It’s a tall order, but you can do it (you already do) and we can help.  We pulled out our microscopes, telescopes, and periscopes to see...

  • 15% fewer job posts are live in January than in an average month

    LinkedIn Data Reveals an Overlooked Opportunity for Recruiters in January

    January 10, 2020

    The month of January takes its name from Janus, the god of beginnings and transitions in Roman mythology. We tacitly acknowledge that each year when we make resolutions — to exercise more, learn a new skill, call home more often.  Data from LinkedIn suggests that talent acquisition professionals might want to make a resolution to seize an opportunity that crops...

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    The Most In-Demand Hard and Soft Skills of 2020

    January 9, 2020

    Recruiters have a front-row seat to the ever-changing mix of skills most prized by the business world. Understanding what those skills are early on can give you a leg up on the competition. And while the soft skills valued by companies tend to change gradually, the most sought-after hard skills evolve lickety-split, pushed largely by the relentless...

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    The Top Moments for HR in 2019

    December 23, 2019

    Unquestionably, 2019 has been a huge year for HR. (You’re right — HR always has a huge year.) There has been an increased focus on pay...

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    These Are the Fastest-Growing Jobs Around the World

    December 10, 2019

    I’m happy to announce the roll out of the third LinkedIn Emerging Jobs Report, particularly because — judging by the results — this...

  • 3 Factors Strongly Linked to Better Employee Retention,...

    November 20, 2019

    When you sign up for life insurance, they use a fancy calculation called a “survival curve.” That’s the probability of you being alive...