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LinkedIN Calls Soft Skills And Pay Transparency Key Hiring Trends in India in 2019

For developed markets like the European and American counterparts, the report revealed work-flexibility as an important factor in considering a new job. 

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LinkedIn also introduces Scheduler feature to make things easier. Wikimedia Commons

When it comes to hiring, soft skills, work flexibility, anti-harassment policies and pay transparency have emerged as the four trends that will gain momentum in India this year, Microsoft-owned professional networking platform LinkedIn said on Wednesday.

The research revealed that soft skills have been assigned greater importance in developing markets like India that would play a crucial role in transforming the future of HR and the recruitment industry in developing countries, noted LinkedIn’s “Global Talent Trends 2019” report.

With the rise of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and automation technologies, 87 per cent respondents in India believed that candidates with strong soft skills are becoming increasingly important to their organisations, while 53 per cent say their companies have a formal process for assessing soft skills to employees.

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For developed markets like the European and American counterparts, the report revealed work-flexibility as an important factor in considering a new job. . Pixabay

“Salary has always been a confidential topic in the workplace and now with salary information on sites like PayScale and LinkedIn, companies are facing more pressure to own the conversation on pay,” the report said.

Around 71 per cent people in India agreed that sharing salary ranges is fostering greater job satisfaction for employees and 78 per cent people fear that this could create salary disputes among current employees.

The report also stressed that compared to the 71 per cent participants globally who believed that harassment prevention is a very important trend for the future of the hiring and HR industry, 87 per cent Indians agreed with the notion.

“In India, 50 per cent of hiring professionals say that companies talk about their harassment policies as part of their pitch to potential hires, nearly double the global average of 29 per cent,” the report claimed.

For developed markets like the European and American counterparts, the report revealed work-flexibility as an important factor in considering a new job.

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The research revealed that soft skills have been assigned greater importance in developing markets like India that would play a crucial role in transforming the future of HR. Pixabay

Even in India, 67 per cent employees gave a thumbs up on joining companies that gave them an option to work irrespective of their locations.

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“With technology easing the way we work, 74 per cent respondents in India believe that the main benefit from allowing employees to work remotely, is enabling them to achieve better work-life satisfaction,” the report said.

The report had over 5,000 professionals across 35 countries, including more than 400 participants from India.

The Microsoft-owned platform recently announced that it has touched the 50 million user-mark in India with 562 million global members. (IANS)

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LinkedIn to Recruit People for Urgent Jobs Amid the Pandemic

COVID-19: LinkedIn offers free job postings for critical roles

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LinkedIn said that it is offering free job postings, promoting urgent jobs and hiring resources to companies from industries in critical need. Pixabay

In a bid to help fight against the new coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), Microsoft-owned professional networking platform LinkedIn on Thursday said that it is offering free job postings, promoting urgent jobs and hiring resources to companies from industries in critical need.

LinkedIn is offering companies and organisations in healthcare (including medical device, medical practice and mental health care), supermarket, warehousing and freight delivery, as well as disaster relief non-profit organisations the ability to post jobs for free on the platform — from April 1 to June to 30 � and hire people needed to fill these mission-critical roles.

“We are hearing heroic stories of how those on the frontlines are working around the clock to protect the public. It’s clear, however, that more help is needed to fill the most urgent open roles,” Ruchee Anand, Director of Talent and Learning Solutions, India at LinkedIn said in a statement.

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LinkedIn has also heard from its healthcare staffing customers that they need help hiring for critical healthcare roles. Pixabay

“That is why we are bolstering our efforts to help accelerate the hiring of people with relevant skills that are most needed in India right now,” Anand added. According to the professional networking platform, the company is helping job seekers with the right skills to quickly find open roles by promoting them on our Jobs page.

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For instance, frontline healthcare roles, such as doctors and nurses, will be automatically added to a list of �urgent’ jobs, which will be surfaced to LinkedIn members with relevant skills.

LinkedIn members that have relevant skills that fit these open roles will receive automatic real-time alerts and emails that inform them so that they can apply immediately. The company has also heard from its healthcare staffing customers that they need help hiring for critical healthcare roles.

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To help support their surge hiring needs, LinkedIn is offering access to ‘LinkedIn Talent Insight’s for three months to give our customers real-time data and insights to identify critical healthcare professionals efficiently.

They have expanded its ‘Recruiting For Good’ programme to deploy its own team of recruiters to help source and screen talent for organisations on the front lines so that these organisations can fill urgent paid and volunteer positions. (IANS)