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LinkedIn Report: These 4 Ideas Are Shaping the Future of HR and Hiring

Source | | Mark Lobosco

The relationship between employers and employees is fundamentally changing, but your hiring and HR practices may not have caught up yet.

People expect more from you as an employer—more transparency, more accountability, and more trust. And you need more from your employees—not only their technical skills, but also their ability to think creatively, collaborate effectively, and adapt quickly.

Today we’re thrilled to release LinkedIn’s annual Global Talent Trends 2019 report, which explores the four big trends fueling this transformation and how they will impact your workplace:

This report is based on a survey of over 5,000 talent professionals in 35 countries, behavioral insights on how people use LinkedIn, and conversations with experts and employers like Starbucks, Cisco, and Sodexo—all to bring you actionable insights and advice on these four trends.

You can download the full report now to get all the new original research to inform your strategy and tactical tips to help you take action. Read on for a brief overview of each trend.

Soft skills: what everyone wants, but no one knows how to find

While hard skills are about doing specific technical tasks, like tax accounting or graphic design, soft skills are more about the way you do them, like your ability to creatively solve problems or work within a team. As automation and AI continue to reshape entire industries, companies, and jobs,  strong soft skills—the one thing that machines can’t replace—are becoming absolutely vital.

Soft skills can make or break a hire—and they can also make or break a company: 92% of talent professionals say they matter as much or more than hard skills when they hire, and 80% say they’re increasingly important to company success.

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