Two recruiters share how 2020 helped us grow together
In 2020 we all had to quickly respond and adapt to new realities. Whether it was rapidly shifting to remote work, freezing hiring plans or offering entirely new services, we all found ourselves facing new challenges.
Two recruiters from across the region shared how the lessons of 2020 have taught them how to help talent grow and flourish.
How Johnson & Johnson is building a diverse talent pipeline
We spoke to Sarah McKensey, Head of Executive Search at Johnson & Johnson, who shared her insights about moving away from a reactive hiring process, why she thinks remote work is helping us connect and communicate more meaningfully, and how tracking talent goals is key to meeting them.
COVID-19 fuels internal hiring in Asia-Pacific
Uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 means many organisations are considering hiring freezes, while talent is also more likely to stay where they are. For recruiters, this means internal mobility has become even more important.
The average rate of internal mobility in Asia-Pacific increased 15% in 2020, compared to a year earlier. We took a look at what industries have strong internal mobility, and what type of roles and skills are most likely to transition.
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.