LinkedIn introduced new features to its jobs platform, including updates to Job Search, as well as improved accessibility, post scheduling and content analytics. Most notable are changes to LinkedIn’s job search function, said Search Engine Journal. Many workers are looking through job postings more casually, and on a more regular basis, LinkedIn said. Plus, recent changes in the workforce and labor market have made employees more open to new opportunities, even if they are not actively looking. The site’s users are looking into jobs that “fit better with their values and preferences,” said LinkedIn, such as those incorporating upskilling and career growth, flexible schedules and work-life balance.

Swindlers are using fake job opportunities to pursue laid-off tech workers, reports The Wall Street Journal. The newspaper said their plots can include having accomplices pose as recruiters and fake onboarding processes designed to get hold of a job seeker’s money or identity. The practice spread during the pandemic. Currently, the thieves are focused on workers who’ve recently been laid off, the Journal said.

While the impact of potential recession and rising inflation dampens the hiring outlook, U.S. employers continue to report upbeat hiring plans, says ManpowerGroup. IT remains the strongest sector, despite headlines about tech hiring and layoffs. Employers predicted the weakest outlooks would be communication services (18%), goods & services (15%), transport and logistics & automotive (5%).

Some 88% of companies worldwide are already using some form of AI to streamline their hiring, onboarding and upskilling processes. However, the talent platform Clapself said the level of automation in HR continues to lag other business functions such as sales and marketing. “Overall candidate experience, hiring costs and time it takes to fill a position continue to be major worries for hiring managers,” said CEO Anuj Kanish. 

Barely a month after it hit unicorn status, Beamery said it’s laying off “around 12%” of its workforce. According to media reports, UK-based Beamery informed its staff about the cut backs during an all-hands call on Tuesday. The call was followed by a company-wide email that said it intended to let go of more than 10% of its staff. 

Mark Feffer

Mark Feffer is executive editor of RecruitingDaily and the HCM Technology Report. He’s written for TechTarget, HR Magazine, SHRM, Dice Insights, and TalentCulture, as well as Dow Jones, Bloomberg and Staffing Industry Analysts. He likes schnauzers, sailing and Kentucky-distilled beverages.


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