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Why is HR one of the largest networks on LinkedIn?


The more obvious reasons include: Building networks.  LinkedIn is one of the largest job boards. Personal branding. Connecting with colleagues. Discussion groups and learning. Keeping tabs on old colleagues.  There is plenty of sniper fire on HR departments with too much time on their hands/not adding value to the business.

On LinkedIn, HR “is” the largest networking group and the function accounts for one of the largest number of groups on LinkedIn – 4,051 groups!

As of Monday 23 November LinkedIn’s membership stands at 14,713,004.

Here are some numbers I managed to gather which are not advertised by LinkedIn …..

845,156 are listed Human Resources professionals.

407,032 are female.

Those who shared their DOB – a breakdown of users by age as follows:

  • +55 =21,906 or 5.4%
  • 35-54 = 54,706 or 13.45%
  • 25-34 = 246,975 or 60.73%
  • 18-24 = 83,072 or 20.42%

On seniority: HR Chiefs = 21,186 and Managers = 224,446.

On company size: Largest Group  is +10,000 employees = 222,829. The second largest group is between1000-5000 employees = 107,658.

LinkedIn HR is the largest “Group” which was first listed on September 19, 2007 now accounting for +206,000 members globally.

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About Marc Coleman

Marc is founder and Managing Director of the Pan European HR Network. He is responsible primarily for strategy, member networking, product development and business development.

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