LinkedIn gives free access for those hiring healthcare workers and other ‘urgent’ jobs

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  • Professional networking platform LinkedIn today announced that it will offer free job postings for critical roles and other hiring resources to companies across verticals.
  • Starting today, the free access will be applicable till June 30 to hire people for critical positions.
  • The move is aimed at helping companies operating in the healthcare, supermarket, warehousing, freight delivery and disaster relief nonprofit roles, to battle Coronavirus.
  • The company said it will promote these candidates on their jobs page. That means, a frontline worker like doctor or nurse, for instance, will be added to the ‘urgent’ jobs list by default.
While online learning platforms are giving free access to their learning modules during the nationwide lockdown, professional networking platform LinkedIn today announced that it will offer free job postings for critical roles and other hiring resources to companies across verticals.

Starting today, the free access will be applicable till June 30 to hire people for critical positions.

“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 relevant skills that are most needed in India right now,” said Ruchee Anand, director of talent and learning solutions on LinkedIn.
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The move is aimed at helping companies operating in the healthcare, supermarket, warehousing, freight delivery and disaster relief nonprofit roles battle Coronavirus. LinkedIn said that the platform will offer free job postings for hiring for frontline roles like healthcare professionals. This will also include those companies that are into manufacturing medical devices and medical healthcare units.

On the employee’s front

With this initiative, LinkedIn is also helping the job seekers that have the required skills to navigate vacant positions across companies. The company said it will promote these candidates on their jobs page. That means, a frontline worker like doctor or nurse, for instance, will be added to the ‘urgent’ jobs list by default.
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They will also receive automatic real-time alerts and emails, nudging them to apply for these jobs.

In fact, LinkedIn will also deploy its own team of recruiters to support organisations source and screen candidates to fill the urgent positions. In addition to this, the company will also assist healthcare organisations accelerate hirings. Given that, the LinkedIn Talent Insights platform will also be free for the next three months. This will give access to real-time data and insights specific to the healthcare industry.

High demand for remote working opportunities


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Overall, job searches have increased by 278% as a share of all searches on Indeed India since September 2019.

Meanwhile, more and more job seekers are now looking for remote working opportunities, amid the Coronavirus crisis. The search rate for keywords like ‘remote’, ‘work from home’ and related phrases has been high in the recent past.

“Flexibility has always been a vital aspect of job opportunities to job seekers, especially millennials, who today make up over half of India’s working population. In challenging times like these, being able to continue working remotely serves as an asset, not only to the job seeker’s skill set but also in helping the organization maintain business continuity,” said Pawel Adrjan, an economist at Indeed.

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According to Indeed, the overall job searches have also increased by a whopping 278% since September 2019.

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