Defining Workplace Culture in 2018 From the Inside Out

What does workplace culture mean in 2018? Well in truth, it varies. Different things motivate different people but what’s important is feeling motivated to get out of bed each day, and knowing that you can bring your whole self to work is an important part of building culture. At LinkedIn, culture is the glue that keeps the bonds strong and is what defines our value of “relationships matter.” Setting the tone for workplace culture may begin with the senior leadership team, but it’s something...

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Workplace Culture Trends: The Key to Hiring (and Keeping) Top Talent in 2018

While the challenge to hire and retain top talent is on the rise, companies need to understand what matters most to professionals in 2018. In fact, the largest skills shortage nationwide is for soft skills, with employers running up against a shortage of 1.4 million professionals. At LinkedIn, talent is our #1 operating priority – for all lines of business and in every region. Our new research takes a closer look at what it takes to attract, retain and foster top professionals – revealing what...

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LinkedIn Turns 15

15 years ago, we launched LinkedIn in Reid Hoffman’s living room with the tagline “relationships matter.”  I’m proud to say that this mantra still rings true today in both the halls of LinkedIn and on the platform. While the world of work has evolved immensely -- be it the tools and products we use, the ways we communicate, and even the jobs themselves -- our need to connect with one another to be productive in our careers remains at the core of all we do. Let’s take a look back at our past 15...

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Bring in Your Parents Day: Helping Parents Understand What You Do

Ask anyone that works at LinkedIn what they enjoy most about the company. You’ll hear a range of answers, from our company vision to InDays, which gives you a sense of what makes LinkedIn unique. For me, the answer is our annual Bring in Your Parents (BIYP) day. Five years ago we created BIYP as a way for our employees to give their parents a glimpse into their professional lives as research suggested that one in three parents don’t actually know what their child does for a living. That first...

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Digital Accessibility: Working to Further Inclusion in the Workplace

LinkedIn’s vision is to create economic opportunity for every member of the global workforce and that includes making it possible for individuals with disabilities or impairments to access our sites and mobile apps. Unlike race or gender, disabilities are not always something that can be seen by the naked eye, which may be why they are often overlooked or absent in conversations around diversity and inclusion in the workplace, and more broadly, in the digital world. In today’s highly connected...

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The Business of Belonging

At LinkedIn, we want to ensure that every member of our team, feels like they belong and that each of us appreciates and values all of our colleagues’ uniqueness and creativity. So it was only fitting that in celebration of Black History Month, our Black Inclusion Group hosted an all Black executive roundtable, in partnership with EYs Black Professional Network, on ‘The Business of Belonging.’ The evening featured a thought-provoking panel discussion on what it means to belong and some of the...

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Attracting Diverse Talent through LinkedIn Open Mic Night

At LinkedIn, we pride ourselves on our culture -- it’s at the core of everything we do, and our competitive advantage. A key reason we believe LinkedIn has been successful is that part of that culture involves encouraging our teams to take intelligent risks. Recently my team took a risk that reinforced for current employees what makes LinkedIn such a unique place to work and helped us bring that to life for potential employees as well. Typical recruiting events follow a pretty standard formula:...

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LinkedIn Included in Human Rights Campaign’s 2017 Corporate Equality Index

LinkedIn is thrilled to have received a 100% ranking and the designation of a Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality in the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) 2017 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) released this morning. The CEI evaluates a company’s LGBT-related policies and practices including non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive healthcare benefits, competency programs, and public engagement with the LGBT community. Diversity and inclusion are key...

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How the world of business is celebrating Bring In Your Parents Day

It’s been a busy start to the day for us at LinkedIn. While some of us were sleeping, offices across the Southern hemisphere welcomed moms and dads for the fourth annual LinkedIn Bring In Your Parents Day. In fact, the photo above was taken in our LinkedIn Sydney office where we had more than 50 parents and employees celebrating the very first of our Bring In Your Parents Day experiences. Globally, we are welcoming more than 3,500 parents across 27 LinkedIn offices. And it’s not just happening...

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Why Now Is The Time To Bring Your Parents Into The Office

LinkedIn Bring In Your Parents Day celebrates employees and the parents who helped them get to where they are today. When we first launched Bring In Your Parents Day in 2013, the intention was to help bridge the gap between parents and their children so that parents could impart wisdom to help their children’s career. But something happened that we didn’t expect; it became a day filled with emotion and gratitude. Yes, it’s funny that our parents often have no clue what we do, and I still...

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