In the wake of much consolidation in the HR applications space, it is easy to lose sight of the fact that the world’s most popular HR system in the space of online recruitment anyway is, in fact, LinkedIn.
But while such numbers may be staggering in their own right, they are only the beginning, he insists. “While the LinkedIn network is comprised of more than 150 million professionals around the world, it is still early days,” Weiner says. “By our count, there are more than 640 million professionals today and more than 3.3 billion people in the global workforce.”
He adds that the offering is targeted firmly at the enterprise. “The value that those [enterprise] customers are getting from LinkedIn is really unique. The ability to do pass-of-candidate recruiting on scale to the extent that they are able to do that on LinkedIn is really changing the way a number of these companies are doing their recruiting,” Weiner claims.