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The Most In-Demand Hard and Soft Skills of 2020

The Most In-Demand Hard and Soft Skills of 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 relentlessRead more about The Most In-Demand Hard and Soft Skills of 2020[…]

The 3 Strategies X, the Moonshot Factory Uses to Find Candidates Who Will Change the World

The 3 Strategies X, the Moonshot Factory Uses to Find Candidates Who Will Change the World

When Rachel Williams joined X, the Moonshot Factory (formerly Google X) earlier this year as the head of equity, inclusion, and diversity talent acquisition, she quickly realized that this wasn’t going to be like anything she’d done before. She’d spent more than a decade in the talent space, but the corporate environments she’d previously worked in were nothing like thisRead more about The 3 Strategies X, the Moonshot Factory Uses to Find Candidates Who Will Change the World[…]

These Are the Fastest-Growing Jobs Around the World

These Are the Fastest-Growing Jobs Around the World

I’m happy to announce the roll out of the third LinkedIn Emerging Jobs Report, particularly because — judging by the results — this may be the last year we’ll need a person to write the introduction. Next year, it will probably be produced with artificial intelligence by, say, Robot Louis Stevenson. This year we’ve scoured LinkedInRead more about These Are the Fastest-Growing Jobs Around the World[…]

Instacart’s 7 Tactics for Cooking Up a Great Employer Brand

Instacart’s 7 Tactics for Cooking Up a Great Employer Brand

In Gallup’s most recent State of the American Workplace Report, 67% of U.S. workers reported being either actively disengaged (16%) or simply not engaged (51%). More than half were actively looking for a new job. Some find those numbers dispiriting. But not Marta Riggins, the head of employer brand for Instacart, the online grocery shopping and delivery service.Read more about Instacart’s 7 Tactics for Cooking Up a Great Employer Brand[…]

Generalist vs Specialist: Which Kind of Recruiter Should You Hire for Your Team?

Generalist vs Specialist: Which Kind of Recruiter Should You Hire for Your Team?

There’s a saying in certain circles that Java is to JavaScript as car is to carpet. It’s a phrase developers often use to explain their frustration with talent professionals who don’t know as much and, as a result, make some embarrassing missteps in their outreach and interviews — like mixing up the similar-sounding programming languages.Read more about Generalist vs Specialist: Which Kind of Recruiter Should You Hire for Your Team?[…]

8 Creative Job Posts and Ads That Will Inspire Yours

8 Creative Job Posts and Ads That Will Inspire Yours

Some job announcements just aren’t as juicy as others. But if you’re finding that your ad campaigns and job posts aren’t bringing in the kind of candidates that you’d hoped, it may be time to get creative. For inspiration, we found eight smart, eye-catching examples that will get your creative juices flowing. These companies not only managedRead more about 8 Creative Job Posts and Ads That Will Inspire Yours[…]

6 Gen Z Traits You Need to Know to Attract, Hire, and Retain Them

6 Gen Z Traits You Need to Know to Attract, Hire, and Retain Them

For talent and HR professionals, Millennials have been the hot-button topic of discussion for a long time. But as that generation inches closer to middle age (the oldest Millennials are already in their late 30s), Generation Z (aka Gen Z) has quickly replaced them under the microscope. Born roughly between 1995 and 2015, Gen ZRead more about 6 Gen Z Traits You Need to Know to Attract, Hire, and Retain Them[…]

VaynerMedia’s Chief Heart Officer Reveals the Secrets to a Strong HR Team

VaynerMedia’s Chief Heart Officer Reveals the Secrets to a Strong HR Team

Claude Silver had a great career. As senior vice president at VaynerMedia, she loved her team and had a great relationship with her boss, CEO Gary Vaynerchuk. There was just one problem: She wasn’t passionate about her work. “That voice came up loud, which was, ‘You really don’t care about marketing. You only care aboutRead more about VaynerMedia’s Chief Heart Officer Reveals the Secrets to a Strong HR Team[…]

5 ‘Ridiculous’ Ways Patagonia Has Built a Culture That Does Well and Does Good

5 ‘Ridiculous’ Ways Patagonia Has Built a Culture That Does Well and Does Good

The outdoor retailer Patagonia makes iconic fleeces and hoodies, backpacks and Baggies. But its signature product may be its irreverent, unconventional, one-of-a-kind culture. It has an employee handbook titled “Let My People Go Surfing,” ads that say “Don’t buy this jacket,” and an ongoing commitment to give 1% of sales to environmental groups. It canRead more about 5 ‘Ridiculous’ Ways Patagonia Has Built a Culture That Does Well and Does Good[…]