REACH Articles

  • REACH turns five - Celebrating the power of apprenticeships

    August 24, 2022

    Every tech company wants to hire great talent, but many have historically hired based on pedigree -- where candidates went to school, where they worked and who they know. However, there's a pool of qualified talent who have followed non-traditional paths but may have been overlooked in traditional recruiting pipelines. Five years ago, we piloted our REACH...

  • Talent spotlight: REACH at LinkedIn

    August 29, 2019

    Co-authors: Nicole Brunnett, Shalini Agarwal Engineering talent comes in many different forms and from many different backgrounds, and it’s more than just technical chops: it involves curiosity, problem solving, and passion. At LinkedIn, we recognize that engineering talent doesn’t always come from traditional training, especially when there are so many...

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    REACH Pilot Results in 80% Conversion: Making Strides in Cultivating Talent from Non-traditional Backgrounds

    October 26, 2017

    Our REACH program is designed to give highly determined individuals with strong technical skills the opportunity to gain on-the-job experience they need to become full-time software engineers. It also helps us hire more talent to join our engineering team. I’m thrilled to report, now that our first REACH cohort has finished, the program is a success on both...

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    An Update on the REACH Program

    August 24, 2017

    Co-authors: Shalini Agarwal, Joel Young, Ali Mohamed, and Yi Shen Earlier this year, we kicked off our inaugural REACH program, which...

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    REACH Opens the Door to New Tech Talent

    April 25, 2017

    For many years, we in the tech industry have faced persistent challenges to meet our demand for software engineering talent. One hard...