Weekly Trending Skill: Giving and Receiving Feedback

May 6, 2020

Weekly Trending Skill

Online learning continues to surge globally with 3X the number of learners visiting LinkedIn Learning in April versus February. When we looked into the skills our members were learning, we saw an interesting one rise in popularity: Feedback -- how to give and receive it.

Now, it’s no secret that this is an important skill to have in order to be successful in your career. In fact, according to a recent Glint survey, when managers provide performance feedback to employees, those employees report a belief that they can meet their personal career goals with the company at twice the rate of employees who don’t.

Why might it be even more important to master this skill now? Many of us are in a virtual workplace and have lost some of the natural interactions and feedback loops that tend to happen in the office. Giving and receiving both positive and constructive feedback in the right way can go a long way towards keeping people engaged and motivated.

Interestingly, we found that while first time managers are taking these courses at the highest rates, we’re also seeing a lot of individual contributors viewing them as well. This indicates that the skill of giving and receiving feedback is not exclusive to people managers -- all levels within an organization can benefit from it.

Here are the courses that can help you give and receive feedback, which are free for you through the end of June.

Missed prior week’s trending skills? Find them and their related free courses here: