LinkedIn

Toronto, Canada
Denyse Cowling, Government Lead, Talent Solutions
Which of the following best describes your company?
Multinational

Type of company (check all applicable)
  • Software

If other, please specify

Area of Specialization
  • AI and Machine Learning
  • Big Data (Data Governance/Data Science & Analytics)
  • HRtech
  • Marketing Tech
  • SaaS (software as a service)

If other, please specify
LinkedIn's Ecosystem consists of talent recruitment, learning and employee engagement solutions

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Describe your company's current technology and solutions
LinkedIn is the world’s largest social media platform with a professional network of more than 675+ million users in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide and our vision is to create economic opportunity for every member of the global workforce. Now, more than ever, that means connecting people to one another and to the jobs, information and skills they need; it means enabling companies to connect with their customers and employees virtually as effectively as they did face to face; and it involves helping governments build their economies for the future

The LinkedIn Ecosystem is an unrivaled enterprise solution that helps both organizations and government effectively Plan-Hire-Develop talent and formulate strategies for success. The key products are outlined below:
- Plan Effectively: LinkedIn Talent Insights is the to tool to help organizations make informed talent and workforce development planning decisions with real-time data to formulate policy plans and strategies for economic recovery.
- Hire Effectively: Get the right people in the door with easy-to-post jobs, smart talent sourcing/recruiting and effective employer branding.
- Develop Your Team: Nurture the people who work at your company and they’ll want to stay.
- LinkedIn Learning: Invest in your employees - with over 13,000+ unique courses LinkedIn Learning provides opportunities can close company skills gaps, build company advocates, and decrease time to hire
- LinkedIn's GLINT: engage your employees - GLINT is an online engagement platform that allows organizations to measure and improve employee engagement by delivering actionable real-time data insights to your executive teams.


Are you aware of any current government challenges or opportunities that would be addressed by using your technology solution? Or a future need you can identify?
Currently government organizations at all levels - federal, provincial and municipal - are under pressure to provide plans for how we are going to open our economy and what can be done to recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Often these same organizations do not have access to real-time data around market trends, talent flows, market comparisons, and company profiles. With access to this data governments can:

• Economic Recovery post-COVID is where LinkedIn can really help. Our vision is to provide economic opportunity to every member of the global workforce and now more than ever we can help both individuals and organizations connect with each other to do just that.
o LinkedIn Talent Insights (LTI) into what the region’s current economic profile looks like; areas of growth and areas that require additional support to survive and thrive post-COVID; skill sets in the region and how they can be leveraged to attract new companies to the region, and much more
o Research into trends around growing/shrinking skills, emerging companies/industries for business retention or foreign investment opportunities
o Real-time access to current data and insights will help paint a picture of recovery over time versus waiting for stale data from other sources
o Workforce Development initiatives with LinkedIn Learning can help governments re-skill, up-skill and redeploy displaced workers back into the economy

As the COVID crisis continues, please describe specific opportunities where your technology might support Canadian needs / government needs
Currently government organizations at all levels - federal, provincial and municipal - are under pressure to provide plans for how we are going to open our economy and what can be done to recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Often these same organizations do not have access to real-time data around market trends, talent flows, market comparisons, and company profiles. With access to this data governments can:

• Economic Recovery post-COVID is where LinkedIn can really help. Our vision is to provide economic opportunity to every member of the global workforce and now more than ever we can help both individuals and organizations connect with each other to do just that.
o LinkedIn Talent Insights (LTI) into what the region’s current economic profile looks like; areas of growth and areas that require additional support to survive and thrive post-COVID; skill sets in the region and how they can be leveraged to attract new companies to the region, and much more
o Research into trends around growing/shrinking skills, emerging companies/industries for business retention or foreign investment opportunities
o Real-time access to current data and insights will help paint a picture of recovery over time versus waiting for stale data from other sources
o Workforce Development initiatives with LinkedIn Learning can help governments re-skill, up-skill and redeploy displaced workers back into the economy

Do you have any final reflections or comments?