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U.S. Hiring Levels Off Second Half of 2018: December LinkedIn Workforce Report

After a long period of increased hiring, 2018 has shown a leveling off of hiring, particularly in the second half of the year. Gross hiring in the U.S. was 0.1% lower than in November 2017. Seasonally-adjusted national hiring (hiring that excludes seasonal hiring variations) was 0.8% lower in November from October 2018. The industries with the biggest year-over-year hiring increases in November were Wellness & Fitness (8.6% higher), Software & IT Services (7.8% higher), and Corporate Services... .

Simple Tips for Getting the Most from LinkedIn Messaging

Chatting with your professional community can make a big impact in connecting to opportunities, whether that’s getting advice on asking for a raise, mentoring someone new to the workforce, or asking for an introduction to a hiring manager. A few minutes is all it takes to kick things off. Here are a few simple tips for using LinkedIn Messaging features to talk how you want, when you want: Easily coordinate a meeting spot We know how valuable it is to build relationships with your professional... .

The Meaningfulness of Mentorship

If you won an award and had the opportunity to give an acceptance speech, who would you thank? Who would you attribute your success to? Chances are there are a host of people you could mention - people who have influenced you and helped you become the professional you are today. Now, think about who would mention you. Who are the people you’ve helped get ahead? Mentorship has the potential to benefit anyone and everyone, from student to mid-level professional, to star athlete. “Don’t be someone... .

#BIYP: An Opportunity to Say Thanks for Everything They’ve Taught You

Today, November 16, is one of my favorite days at LinkedIn. On our annual Bring In Your Parents Day more than a quarter of our employees will invite someone who helped shape them as a person and professional to come to work with them to learn about what they do. We firmly believe that everyone deserves to bring their full, authentic selves to work every day, and the people who help shape us are a big part of that. It’s great for our employees – but it’s also great for business. Companies are... .

Customize Your Settings to Nurture Your Network

If you’re like me, life hacks are always welcome when you’re strapped for time. Here are a few quick ways to ensure you are making the most of your settings on LinkedIn so that the next career-changing conversation comes to you. For example, tweaking your notifications can trigger conversation starters with key connections. And, deciding if your email address is visible to your connections can give them another way to reach out to you. LinkedIn is a place where you can focus on the... .

The Secrets to Great Conversation from the 2018 LinkedIn Top Voices

Today we’re launching the 4th annual Top Voices list, which celebrates the professionals creating the most-engaging content on LinkedIn. More than 2 million posts, videos and articles course through the LinkedIn feed each day, generating tens of millions more shares and likes. We culled through the data to highlight over 340 professionals around the world that are sparking conversations that make everyone better informed. This year, the Top Voices that stood out range from IBM’s most-prolific... .

US Hiring Levels Off: November LinkedIn Workforce Report 2018

Across all industries, gross hiring in the US was 3.8% higher than in October 2017, but seasonally-adjusted national hiring has been steady in the last few months. Hiring has leveled out since the late summer, but time will tell whether we’re seeing a temporary breather or a more sustained pause. The industries with the biggest year-over-year hiring increases in October were public safety (10.3% higher), corporate services (10.2% higher), and software & IT services (9.7% higher). .

What We Can All Learn from Veterans This Veterans Day

Since LinkedIn’s program to support US military veterans was launched in 2011, we’ve learned some powerful lessons about how our 2.5 million US military veteran members provide and seek help from each other. Through their support of one another during the transition to civilian life, veterans have grown into one of LinkedIn’s most active and connected communities. This year we’re sharing the story of Moses Maddox and Angie Pazmino, two veterans of the US Marine Corps who are working to chart a... .

Cultivating Trust and Security on LinkedIn

When you’re on LinkedIn, you want to know that you’re talking to real people, you feel safe and you’re engaging with professionally relevant content. One of the most important ways we do this is by empowering you to control your LinkedIn experience. From deciding whether to accept a connection request to displaying contact information on your profile, you control your interactions on LinkedIn. Our Trust Product team is one of several groups focused on building privacy and security into our... .

Transparency Report: First Half of 2018

Twice a year we issue a Transparency Report as part of our commitment to give members visibility into government requests for member data. The report includes the number of requests for member data and the number of times we provide data in response to the request. With a goal of giving our members more visibility into our practices for content takedowns, we’ve added two new pieces to this report: a section that shows content removal requests from governments and a section that shows claims of... .

The Job-Hopping Generation: Young Professionals Are On The Move

Change is in the air. More than 40% of professionals are interested in making a career pivot, whether that’s to a different industry or a different function entirely. And of those that do pivot, 50% move to a different industry, and more than 60% change functions entirely. While this behavior is common across the board, Gen Z is taking the cake as the most mobile professional generation. Young professionals making moves Gen Z is more than 3X more likely to change jobs, with 20% of them... .

Your Guide to Winning @Work: FOBO - The Fear of Better Options

Picture this - you were just offered a new position at work, or even a new job. Initially, you’re thrilled by the opportunity, but then thoughts of possible better options flood your mind. “Is this the right fit for me? What if I could find a role that offers more pay, a different title, more flexibility, the option to work from home?” Now you are struggling to make any decision. You are experiencing FOBO - the fear of better options - and you’re not alone.   More than 2 in 3 employees today... .

Hiring Growth Shows Signs of Leveling Off: LinkedIn Workforce Report October 2018

Nationally, across all industries, gross hiring in the U.S. was 1.1% lower than in September 2017. Seasonally-adjusted national hiring remained steady, with no change from August 2018. This may be an early sign of hiring growth starting to level off, after rising at a decent clip through most of 2017 and 2018. The industries with the biggest year-over-year hiring increases in September were transportation & logistics (7.5% higher); energy & mining (4.6% higher); and manufacturing (3.1% higher).... .

Your Guide to Winning @Work: Decoding the Sunday Scaries

You know the feeling. It’s Sunday and the start of the work week is only a few hours away. For some, it's time for a new chance to chase your goals, but for many of you, worries about the week ahead are making their way front and center. It’s called... the Sunday Scaries. If this sounds familiar, you’re in good company. According to new LinkedIn research, 80% of professionals experience the Sunday Scaries, with over 90% of Millennials and Generation Z reporting they feel it. So what causes the... .

New LinkedIn Features in Office 365 Help You Build Relationships and Better Collaborate

When I talk to people about what they love most about their jobs, the answer I hear most is that it’s the people; nothing is more important than working with people you know and appreciate. And when I ask what they love about their community on LinkedIn, I actually get the same response: it’s the people in your professional community and the relationships you’ve formed with your connections.   That’s why I’m excited today to show how LinkedIn and Microsoft are making it easier to collaborate... .

Building Community and Celebrating Women in Tech: We’re in it together

We've seen a shift in what the traditional notion of success looks like. For many, it's not defined by a title, promotion or securing the corner office. The definition of success is expanding to include things like building a great team, establishing a side hustle or finding the perfect work/life balance. As a way to determine what success means to you, we’re asking our members, “What are you in it for?” For me, I’ve been fortunate enough to have mentors play an important role in pushing me... .

Your Guide to Winning @ Work: The Art of Asking for Help

Success means different things to different people and the journey is different for each and every one of us, but one thing we can agree on is this: no one goes it alone. In fact, 70% of professionals say their support system is one of the top factors contributing to success at work. While we know help is crucial, new LinkedIn research reveals that most of us are experiencing a help gap -- 84% of professionals admit that they’ve needed help at some point in their career, yet more than 1 in 3... .

We’re in it together

Earlier this year, we invited people all over the world—more than 575+ million LinkedIn members—to join us in a conversation about what drives them. Each of us has our own unique definitions of success, our own motivations, and our own inspirations. We’re all in it for different reasons. Yet there is a common thread that runs through our professional journeys: whatever your version of success, everyone needs other people to help them get there and to support, inspire and encourage them along... .

On the Fly: In Flight, On-The-Go Learning with Delta Airlines

For professionals on the go, we want to meet you where you are, and on a flight is no exception. To help you always be learning, we’ve teamed up with Delta Airlines, among others, to make flight time, a time to learn -- all for free. We’ve all had time to kill on a flight. When I travel with Delta I can take advantage of the free inflight entertainment which now lets me choose select LinkedIn Learning courses, watch interviews from some of the world’s top leaders with LinkedIn Editor-In-Chief... .

Hiring Remains Steady: LinkedIn Workforce Report September 2018

Retail on the rebound. Employer demand for retail workers is surging: since January 2018, the national surplus of people with retail sales skills has decreased from a massive 115,155 people down to 11,632 people as of August 2018. NYC alone has swung from a surplus of 2,692 people with retail sales skills in January to a shortage of 6,168 people by August. .


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