LinkedIn Unveils 2019 Global Talent Trends Report

Today, LinkedIn released its annual Global Talent Trends report, that provides information into the trends that are impacting HR leaders today. Focused on the changing relationship between the employee and the employer, the results are based on a survey of over 5,000 talent professionals in 35 countries, including 287 professionals in Canada, and looks at four main trends: pay transparency, soft skills, work flexibility and anti-harassment practices.

Here’s a closer look at the top trends transforming your workplace:

  • The future of work relies on soft skills. Nearly all Canadian respondents (94%) agree that soft skills are an important trend for the future of hiring.
  • Companies adapt to workplace flexibility. Research reveals that 69 per cent of HR and hiring professionals believe that allowing employees to work remotely improves employee morale, but with these benefits come their own unique challenges. Only 49 per cent of respondents believe that it’s an attractive perk that helps to hire talent.
  • Harassment prevention takes the front seat in the modern workplace. Talent professionals are putting policies, practices, and work cultures under a microscope to create safer workplaces. Nearly half (49%) of Canadian HR and hiring professionals have noticed that employees are more empowered and willing to say something when they feel uncomfortable and only 22 per cent have seen no changes in workplace dynamics and culture.

LinkedIn surveyed 5,164 talent professionals and hiring managers, including 287 non-staffing professionals in Canada, who self-identified as either talent professionals who work in a corporate HR/TA department or hiring managers who have some authority over hiring decisions for their team. These survey respondents are LinkedIn members who were selected based on information in their LinkedIn profile and contacted via email between September 18th and October 10th, 2018.

You can read the blog post featuring key global findings here.

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