Australia leads Asia-Pacific in diversity efforts
Once seen as something of a checkbox exercise, diversity and inclusion is now a key pillar in talent planning. In Asia-Pacific, Australia has been a leader in hiring these roles but the region is catching up with this trend. LinkedIn took a deep dive into the data to find out how growth has been pacing in the region, popular diversity roles, and asked leaders in the field how they see their work evolving.
LinkedIn data reveals: Diversity conversations growing in Asia-Pacific
On LinkedIn, posts on diversity earn on average 125 percent more engagement than the average company post in APAC. A greater focus on diversity, inclusion and belonging is seeing companies, employees and candidates engage in more meaningful and authentic conversations online. It's also a great way companies can demonstrate their values and employer brand. We took a look at how conversations are playing out across Asia-Pacific, and how these conversations are delivering real-world changes.
Is remote work here to stay?
The transition to remote work used to take organisations months, even years, of careful planning and implementation, however COVID-19 saw many of us make the change in days and weeks. But is this a permanent shift, or a temporary response to the current health crisis? We took a deep dive into Asia-Pacific’s remote job application and postings to find out how the region fares in remote opportunities.
Employees are engaging as companies speak up: Asia-Pacific leads engagement growth
Companies are shifting conversations to reflect global realities, and so are employees. Tracking conversations led by employees on LinkedIn in Asia-Pacific, we looked at some of the top topics employees are engaging with.
With the region leading engagement growth on LinkedIn, how can brands speak to them to cultivate connections that last?
How recruiters can manage a surge in job applications
Recruiters who are still hiring are likely to see a surge in applications. Hear from a senior talent advisor in LinkedIn on his 3 tips to manage the quality and quantity of candidates flowing through your process.
Making remote work, work
As employees across Asia get used to the ‘new normal’ of working from home, we’ve seen a sharp spike in people searching for remote working content on LinkedIn Learning. From employees looking for tips on time management and productivity, to managers searching for topics like managing virtual teams and leading at a distance, there’s a growing appetite for content that can help remote workers, ace remote work.
The gender gap among AI talent
AI is one of the fastest rising skills in APAC. However this sector misses out on something crucial – a gender balanced workforce. Today in the APAC region only 2 out of every 10 AI professionals are women. This trend is consistent across the different countries in our region. The AI workforce of today is building the technology of tomorrow and the norms that will guide the future of AI. As AI touches more and more people, it is important that we develop it with inclusivity in mind.