Trends & Research Articles

  • Introducing the 2016 Industry Reports Featuring Exclusive LinkedIn Candidate Data

    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 among the first people to use the stars to navigate. That allowed them to sail further and more confidently than anyone else, thanks to the information the night skies provided them. Here at LinkedIn, we are happy to introduce our new Industry Talent Reports. And, much like the stars did for the Polynesians, the reports provide...

  • 5 Employee Feedback Stats That You Need to See

    February 8, 2016

    When it comes to feedback, we all want it, but none of us really want to hear it (at least when it's bad). But frankly, we all need it. It helps us improve more quickly and do our job better. In fact, according to PwC, nearly 60% of survey respondents reported that they would like feedback on a daily or weekly basis—a number that increased to 72% for employees under age 30. More than 75% of respondents believe that feedback is valuable. About 45% of respondents also value...

  • Want to Increase Sales by 35%? Have Marketing and Recruiting Join Forces

    January 20, 2016

    Peanut butter and chocolate. Netflix and sweatpants. And now, marketing and recruiting. They’re all just better together. New LinkedIn research has revealed the striking results that emerge when marketing and recruiting join forces. Not only do both departments benefit greatly, but the company as a whole does as well— to the tune of a 35 percent increase in sales.  Recently, we looked at companies on LinkedIn who have both a strong employer brand (measured by TBI) and strong...

  • The 25 Professional Skills That Will be Hot in 2016

    January 12, 2016

    Knowing what kind of talent will be in highest demand in 2016 can be a huge asset to your talent acquisition strategy. This way you will know where you...

  • 3 Facts You Should Know If You Recruit for the Banking Industry

    January 5, 2016

    Business schools, a big source of talent for the banking industry, are reporting an interesting trend. The number of students graduating and going to...

  • Recruiters Reveal Their Top Priorities for 2016

    December 16, 2015

    2016 is approaching as fast as Usain Bolt. And, when you’re not trying to figure out those last minute gifts for your family, you’re probably busy...