Talent on Tap Articles

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    Brendan Browne Looks Back on 10 Years as LinkedIn’s Head of Recruiting

    March 25, 2021

    When Brendan Browne joined LinkedIn in 2010 to lead talent acquisition, the company had fewer than a thousand employees, recruited in three countries, and had a talent team of — hold your breath — a dozen people. Today, his team of 350 works out of 15 countries. There are nearly 16,000 people working full-time at LinkedIn and nearly all were found by someone on...

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    How LinkedIn Is Training Its Recruiters to Champion Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging

    January 19, 2021

    Moving diversity, inclusion, and belonging (DIBs) efforts forward is a top priority for many talent professionals this year, including the team at LinkedIn. In fact, championing DIBs is one of the 12 functional and foundational competencies outlined in the LinkedIn talent acquisition team’s Book of Recruiter Competencies, known as the BoRC for short. “We built...

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    How LinkedIn’s Recruiting Leaders Are Helping Their Teams Become Strategic Advisors

    December 3, 2020

    Recently, LinkedIn’s talent acquisition team unveiled the Book of Recruiter Competencies (known affectionately as the BoRC for short). A list of 12 functional and foundational competencies that all LinkedIn recruiters should aspire to, the BoRC is designed to equip the team with the tools they need to thrive in a changing recruiting landscape. And in the latest...

  • Quote from the Future of Recruiting Report from Lauren Gardner (Microsoft’s Corporate Vice President of Global Talent Acquisition)  “Recruiters have to be able to answer questions on culture. They have to be able to answer questions about the company’s stance on diversity. They have to teach leaders and managers how to think more broadly about their own choices and coach them to gravitate not towards who they ‘like’ but who adds to the organization.”

    Microsoft’s Head of Recruiting Shares Her Take on the...

    November 10, 2020

    Predicting the future right now might feel impossible — after all, who could have predicted everything that 2020 had in store for us?...

  • 12 Competencies Shared by Exceptional Recruiters, According...

    October 15, 2020

    The role of the recruiter has evolved a lot over the past decade, shifting from largely transactional to highly strategic. Recruiting...

  • LinkedIn's Head of TA Shares How Recruiting Teams Can...

    May 27, 2020

    In 2010, Harvard Business Review published research that examined how companies fared in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crash....