Staying Informed and Connected: Resources to Help Navigate Work and Coronavirus
March 10, 2020
The world of work has changed dramatically in the last few weeks. The coronavirus epidemic has prompted people to seek trusted news sources and facts; companies to ask employees to work from home; organizations to cancel major events, from Mobile World Congress to SXSW; and industries, businesses and supply chains to face very real challenges.
In times like these, we take our job as the world’s professional network very seriously. We’ve moved quickly to use our platform to bring trusted news and facts to members, like broadcasting WHO updates live daily; we’ve scaled our events platforms to enable companies to reach audiences virtually; and we’ve unlocked learning courses and resources that help professionals be productive and successful.
Underlying everything, we remain the professional community that helps people adjust and thrive in a different normal.
Our global team of 60-plus LinkedIn editors are curating news and perspectives about the coronavirus from trusted sources. This includes insights on the impact on the economy, how companies are responding, new policies that are being put in place, and best practices for people and companies adjusting how they work.
We’ve also created a new section in the feed -- Trending News -- to feature reliable updates from experts, including the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, that is available in 54 countries and 9 languages.
If you are using our search functionality to find information about the coronavirus, you’ll find a new trusted information section curated by our editorial team at the top of the page. All this information is also featured in the Daily Rundown we send to members in 96 countries in 9 languages. It’s an easy way for you to get top news of the day.
We know people are looking for information on this dynamic environment and sharing how they’re adapting to it. Searches on LinkedIn for #WFH and #RemoteWork have increased significantly over the last several weeks. This is a great place to start if you’re looking for tips or best practices from your community on how to transition effectively from traditional office to a remote work setup.
We’re also seeing organizations starting to use LinkedIn Live to share updates in real-time. We’ve seen companies take their in-person gatherings virtual, including Chanel, which streamed its runway show on LinkedIn Live, and the World Health Organization, which did it’s first LinkedIn Live Q&A on mental health. You can discover a live video stream from your homepage feed or through your notifications.
We have 16 LinkedIn Learning courses available for free including tips on how to: stay productive, build relationships when you’re not face-to-face, use virtual meeting tools (Microsoft Teams, Skype, BlueJeans, Cisco Webex and Zoom), and balance family and work dynamics in a healthy way.
We’ll keep moving quickly to make sure we are helping you get information you can trust and are able to stay connected to your community. While the world of work is changing, sharing perspectives and having conversations on related topics not only helps others who are looking for advice, but also serves as a reminder that we’re not alone in working through these challenges.