Hospitals and nonprofits working on Coronavirus disaster relief and essential services (such as supermarkets, package delivery and warehousing companies), can now post new mission critical jobs for free for the next three months, on LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network. This is to help these organizations connect with professionals with the relevant skills and experience to fill critical frontline roles.
LinkedIn will do its part to support companies on the frontlines of the COVID-19 response.
Accelerate hiring for urgent roles
LinkedIn is offering companies and organizations in healthcare (including hospitals, medical device, medical practices and mental healthcare companies), disaster relief nonprofits, warehousing, supermarket and package delivery companies, the ability to post new mission critical jobs for free for the next three months (April 2 to June 30) so they can find and hire the people they need to meet the surge for urgent roles.
Connect medical professionals to critical healthcare roles
LinkedIn is also helping job seekers with the right skill sets quickly find these open roles by additionally promoting them on the LinkedIn homepage and the Jobs page. Frontline healthcare roles, such as doctors and nurses, will be automatically added to a list of urgent jobs and will be surfaced through a special banner to reach members with relevant skills and experience.
Scale hiring with Recruiting for Good
To help healthcare organizations and disaster relief nonprofits who are managing the secondary effects of Coronavirus, such as unemployment, childcare, and mental health issues, LinkedIn has expanded its Recruiting For Good program. Already more than 100 LinkedIn recruiters and talent professionals are working to help source and screen talent so that these organizations can fill urgent paid and volunteer positions.
LinkedIn has also heard from healthcare staffing firms that they need tools to identify critical healthcare professionals efficiently. To help support their surge in hiring needs, LinkedIn is offering access to LinkedIn Talent Insights for free for the next three months to give these healthcare firms access to real-time data and insights on the talent market.
A new Navigating Coronavirus microsite can help LinkedIn’s customers stay informed, connected and productive amidst a rapidly changing hiring landscape.
LinkedIn also encourages all professionals to take this opportunity to upskill, as part of lifelong learning.
- Soft skills which remain important and relevant across a wide range of jobs. Creativity, Persuasion, Collaboration, Adaptability and Emotional intelligence rank as the top five soft skills.
- There are also many other courses available on LinkedIn Learning for premium members.
- LinkedIn has unlocked free learning resources to help workers navigate the effects of COVID-19.
Olivier Legrand, Managing Director and Vice President, Asia Pacific & China says:
“This global pandemic has no doubt put a strain on economies and impacted jobs to a large degree. But in the midst of all this, we are hearing heroic stories of those on the frontlines who are working around the clock to protect the public. And it’s clear that more help is needed to fill urgent open roles within frontline organizations.
At LinkedIn, we are in a unique position to help these organizations, and connect them with professionals with the necessary skills, as well as volunteers who are keen to join this cause. These are but a few ways we can help, and we are committed to identify new ways to support the community. Together, we can overcome this.”