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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LinkedIn’s 2016 Workforce Diversity

LinkedIn’s vision is to create economic opportunity for every member of the global workforce. To accomplish it, we believe it’s critical to build diverse teams that are a reflection of our members. However, that isn’t enough. We are committed to creating a work environment where employees not only feel included, they also feel like they belong. Without that feeling of belonging, to truly be your unique self, a company cannot unleash the magic of a diverse team. That is the goal. But to...

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Creating a Culture Where Everyone Feels They Belong

Talent is our number one operating priority and our employees take great pride in their ability to shape LinkedIn’s culture. It’s this amazing culture that sets us apart, defines who we are and shapes what we aspire to be. There are many places where we can see the strong, positive impact our employees have made on the company, but one of the biggest is in our diversity, inclusion and belonging programs. Led by our six Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) and three functional, employee-led...

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Back to the Future of Your Career: Advice for Potential Boomerang Employees

Boomerang employees are becoming a trend in the workplace. They’re people who leave a company, work somewhere else for a while, and then come back. Think Michael Jordan who left the Chicago Bulls to try his hand at baseball and then ultimately came back and took the Bulls to three more NBA championships. This is becoming more common because professionals are changing jobs more often. Over the last 20 years, the number of companies people worked for in the first five years after they graduated...

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