LinkedIn update helps remote job seekers navigate ‘the great reshuffle’

LinkedIn update helps remote job seekers navigate ‘the great reshuffle’
LinkedIn also plans to make it easier to find out about companies’ vaccination requirements. (Reuters)
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Updated 07 April 2022

LinkedIn update helps remote job seekers navigate ‘the great reshuffle’

LinkedIn update helps remote job seekers navigate ‘the great reshuffle’
  • Jobs listed on the site as “remote” have jumped more than 8.5 times since the start of the pandemic to 16 percent of the total in August

RIYADH: Microsoft Corp.’s LinkedIn professional-networking site will help job seekers find remote and hybrid roles through new options that allow filtering out roles in traditional offices or find workplaces that offer a mix, the company said in a blog on Thursday.

The move aims to respond to seismic changes in workers’ attitudes during the pandemic, as it has changed employees’ mindsets in a shift that LinkedIn calls “the great reshuffle.”

Jobs listed on the site as “remote” continue to increase, with such postings jumping more than 8.5 times since the start of the pandemic to 16 percent of the total in August, according to Bloomberg.

LinkedIn also plans to make it easier to find out about companies’ vaccination requirements.

In-person work isn’t going away, the company said. An internal survey showed that Microsoft’s own workforce plans to return to the office more frequently than managers expected, with 8 percent of non-managerial employees saying they plan to be in the office every day, compared with manager expectations for only 1 percent.

Still, the survey showed that bosses generally plan to log more time in-person than their employees do, both giving the same reason: They felt it was easier to focus on work.

LinkedIn is offering nearly 40 courses for free at any time until October 9, 2021, to help professionals make the most of the Great Reshuffle, and develop skills needed to navigate this moment, including finding a new job amid the shift, managing workload and overcoming burnout, and adapting to hybrid work, the company said in the blog.