LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network, is offering free hiring resources to companies and organisations in healthcare (including hospitals, medical device, medical practice and mental health care), supermarket, warehousing and package delivery, as well as disaster relief nonprofits, to help find people with the skills and experience to fill critical frontline roles.
New data from LinkedIn shows that for the first three months of 2020, job postings in the UK healthcare sector overall are up 15%, compared to the same period last year. Job postings for frontline healthcare industries, including medical practice and hospital & healthcare, are up 38% year-over-year for the same period.
LinkedIn is supporting industries on the frontlines of the COVID-19 response by:
- Free job posts for frontline roles: LinkedIn is offering companies and organisations in healthcare (including hospitals, medical device, medical practice and mental health care), supermarket, warehousing and package delivery, as well as disaster relief nonprofits, the ability to post new mission critical jobs for free on the platform (from 1 April to 30 June) to find and hire people needed to fill critical roles.
- Connecting medical professionals to urgent healthcare roles: LinkedIn is helping job seekers with the right skills to quickly find open roles by promoting them on our Jobs page. 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.
- Mobilising LinkedIn’s own recruiters to help fill urgent roles: To help healthcare organisations and disaster relief nonprofits who are managing the secondary effects of coronavirus, such as unemployment, childcare, and mental health issues, LinkedIn is offering support through its Recruiting For Good program where LinkedIn employees with recruiting expertise can volunteer their time to help organisations find talent to fill urgent paid and volunteer positions.
- Supporting healthcare staffing customers with free insights: LinkedIn has also heard from its healthcare staffing customers that they need help hiring for critical healthcare roles. To help support their surge hiring needs, LinkedIn is offering access to LinkedIn Talent Insights for three months to give our customers real-time data and insights to identify critical healthcare professionals efficiently.
Josh Graff, UK Country Manager at LinkedIn said: “Everyday 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. That is why we are bolstering our efforts to help accelerate the hiring of people with the critical skills that are needed most right now. We’re committed to doing our part and we’re also grateful for the huge support from our talent acquisition employees who are volunteering their time to help recruit for urgent roles and make a difference.”
For further details about the initiative, please visit the Navigating Coronavirus microsite.