Nishtha KanalOct 17, 2013 12:09:44 IST
Professional social networking website LinkedIn has revealed its annual list of the companies that are rocking the charts being the most in-demand employers in the world. The list is a follow up of one released last year, and was unveiled yesterday at Talent Connect, Las Vegas.
According to the new list released by LinkedIn, Google and Apple have stuck to their number one and two slots of being the most in-demand employers across the world since last year, not budging an inch. Microsoft has slid down from being the number three employer last year to number five this year as FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods) companies like Unilever and Procter & Gamble taker number three and four spots now.
Google, Apple lead the pack
Facebook, despite its slightly low strength of 13,000 odd employees is sitting cozy as the sixth most in-demand employer in the world. The figures are pretty interesting this year. LinkedIn says that 42 percent of the companies listed in the top 100 of most in-demand employees are located outside the US, compared to 32 percent last year. Packaged goods companies are sharing some major space with technology companies in the top 10 slots of the list.
Oil companies seem to have made some massive progress by having Shell turn up in the top 10 list. In all, 16 oil companies are on the list as the most in-demand employers, as compared to 10 last year. Music streaming service, Spotify, based out of Stockholm had become the smallest company to enter the list with merely 2,000 employees.
LinkedIn says that in order to determine these rankings, its data scientists analysed the actions of more than 238 million professionals on LinkedIn. It looked keenly at more than 25 billion interactions between professionals and companies to put together this list.
Of course, this list is only as accurate as the conversations that take place on LinkedIn and may not be reflective of aspirational value for the companies offline. Since LinkedIn is a social networking website, it is obvious that tech companies will receive a lot more attention than companies in any other field. Even so, the list seems to be one that gets the name of in-demand companies very right.