Speakers at this event:
- David O’ Leary, Recruiting Manager – APAC at LinkedIn http://sg.linkedin.com/in/davidoleary1
- Atul Harkisanka, Corporate Sales, Talent Solutions at LinkedIn http://sg.linkedin.com/in/aharki
- Richard Branson has almost 100 million followers on LinkedIn
- People are looking up who they want to work for
- 25% from mobile platform in 2012
- Compared to 12% in 2011
- LinkedIn putting in more effort into personalisation
- The LinkedIn iPad / iPhone apps all have different features because of the different user experience needed on those devices.
- LinkedIn started in 2003 and are now at 200 million member, up from 117 million in a year with 37 million in APAC
- In Singapore 980,000 there are members which is 65% penetration of all professionals
- 12K organisations using LinkedIn for recruitment
Points from David O’ Leary:
- Companies have access to both passive (company sourced) and active (self-applying) candidates.
- It is important to note that not everyone is a job seeker and that people do change industries.
- How does one find candidates? Firstly build a search criteria, then complete a job profile / description.
- Candidates and company’s get more viewing time and interaction if they have a complete profile.
- Due to a culture shift in Japan, people generally do not feel comfortable putting photos up and usually prefer to have avatars.
- It is important to recognise cultural differences, language being an important part of this.
- LinkedIn have recently released ‘Endorsements’, however they are seeing a kickback from the community in those endorsements, as those involved are often not closely related to the person they’re endorsing which has become very misleading for all involved.