Brendan Browne writes for LinkedIn, sharing insight into the unique talent acquisition roadmap and what's in store as the company continues to grow after the recent acquisition by Microsoft. Efforts are more collaborative and cross-functional. The visual roadmap looks to be heavily focused on the vision and mission objectives.
The most critical area of the LinkedIn recruitment roadmap has to do with six rules of engagement and the social contract that outlines how they behave and treat candidates. Employees at LinkedIn apply this to every area of their business interactions.
Building the roadmap has had several surprising benefits including the ability to boost morale, foster collaboration, demand excellence from all team members, improve flexibility, and develop future leaders.
We have seen this before. A company makes an effort to improve a particular area and what results is across the board improvement and innovation. In this case, what began as an effort to improve the talent acquisition process resulted in an overhaul of many business standards at LinkedIn. This is not surprising as they are evolving as a professional networking platform and must set the bar high for others.
The most important takeaway is that LinkedIn worked in a true collaborative sense, with all team members coming together to define a new and better culture and mission. Whether branding the recruitment team or the entire company, this can be an example that other organizations can follow in order to attract the best candidates.