LinkedIn Calls on Users to ‘Close the Network Gap’ in Hiring and Workplace Opportunity

This week, LinkedIn is holding its annual Talent Connect conference, where more than 4,000 global HR leaders will gather to hear the latest recruitment industry news and trends, and discuss new solutions and tools to help them maximize their efforts.

And a key focus of this year’s event will be inclusion, and diversifying professional networks. According to LinkedIn, more than 70% of professionals get hired at companies where they already have a connection.

"And on LinkedIn, applicants who are referred to a job by a current employee are nine times more likely to get hired."

In terms of hiring trends, that’s important to know, in relation to how talent is being sourced, but it also highlights the potential inequality of professional opportunity, which may be holding many people back from reaching their career goals, and providing the best results for businesses.

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