Articles by Catherine Gutermuth
I’m thrilled to announce that Mayor Cory Booker of Newark, New Jersey will keynote at LinkedIn Talent Connect Las Vegas, this October 10-12. Named to TIME’s annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2011, Mayor Booker is an extraordinary leader: innovative, social media savvy, and devoted to his community.
At LinkedIn, our vision—which we’re committed to realizing—is to create economic opportunity for every professional in the world. Mayor Booker shares that same commitment for his community and for the United States. During his tenure as mayor of New Jersey’s largest city, he has championed job creation and education reform, in addition to initiating programs to reduce violent crime, increase affordable housing, and support high-risk youth in Newark.
Editor’s Note: Earlier today, LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman shared this post–on his new book, becoming the CEO of your career, and taking an entrepreneurial approach to your professional life–on our corporate blog. We’re re-posting it here because we feel that Reid’s perspective is particularly relevant to this audience: the world of work is ever-changing, and as recruiting leaders, you’re uniquely positioned to be a part of that transformation. Enjoy!
We founded LinkedIn in 2003 because we recognized that the world was changing in two interrelated ways. First, technology advancements were disrupting companies and changing entire industries. Second, globalization — which is partly a function of technology — was making the world of work for professionals more competitive. These changes are redefining how individual professionals survive and thrive in the modern economy.
Since he joined Sony Electronics (SEL) in March 2011, Peter Moore has revamped his company’s employment brand, driven incredible scale in his team’s recruiting activities, and re-positioned Talent Acquisition as a strategic partner to the business. We recently spoke with Peter to learn more about his transformational first year at SEL.
How did you come to work at Sony Electronics?
I was actually identified by Sony Electronics through LinkedIn in December 2010. Sony was looking to hire someone who had a strong presence in social media and was active within the LinkedIn community, and my profile came to the surface. I was based out of Chicago at the time, working for a major retailer. Sony was interested in my background in social media and in retail (given SEL’s retail presence)—the two worlds came together and here I am in San Diego a year later!
2011 was undoubtedly LinkedIn’s biggest year to date: we crossed the 100 million member mark, started trading on the New York Stock Exchange and welcomed President Obama for a town hall on jobs and the economy. We also spent plenty of time thinking about how we can make Talent Acquisition professionals more productive and successful in their roles, and how we can work with them to revolutionize the recruiting industry.
Before we jump feet-first into the year that’s upon us, let’s take a look back at the biggest milestones of last year. Here are the top ten ways that LinkedIn made you a better recruiter in 2011.
A few weeks ago, we announced the Talent Connect recast series. If you weren’t able to make the conference in Las Vegas, this is a great way to take advantage of the best practices, data and tips shared at Talent Connect.
In December, we’ll provide a double-click on Talent Pipeline, the exciting new product announced at the conference, and recast a session on how LinkedIn data can power your recruiting strategy. Here’s more info on these webcasts and how you can register: