BUSINESS LinkedIn unveils its first 'Top Companies List' in China

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LinkedIn unveils its first 'Top Companies List' in China

CGTN

15:09, April 03, 2019

LinkedIn, the world's leading professional network, has launched its first "Top Companies List" in China on Wednesday. The list unveils the country's 25 most sought-after companies, with a ranking based on billions of actions by more than 610 million professionals on LinkedIn. It's been released simultaneously in different markets around the world.

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The LinkedIn Top Companies list is a part of the LinkedIn List franchise, which celebrates companies and individuals making an impact in the professional world. It spotlights the companies that attract and retain top talent globally.

The list enables companies to realize they must identify new ways to entice professionals while setting an example for the workplace treatment of employees. It also reveals China's ultimate corporations where professionals dream of working and developing their careers.

In an interview with CGTN, Jian Lu, president of LinkedIn China, said, "Our List is designed to provide all professionals a window into the world's best employers, prompting these employees to follow them, learn from them and discover new job opportunities."

He added, "Organizations today need to have a clear vision statement that rallies employees and guides all their decisions. For LinkedIn, our vision is to provide economic opportunities for each and every member of the global workforce."

Lu explained to CGTN, "Professionals come to LinkedIn every day to discuss the things that matter to them – whether that's the news, trends, ideas or insights – or to identify the right people or jobs that will lead to new opportunities. The List examines billions of these actions to uncover the employers that are most in demand."

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List provided by LinkedIn (Photo: CGTN)

The Top Companies List in China has identified key findings as follows:

The List reflects new emerging market trends by analyzing and ranking company performance using a solid assessment metric. 70 percent of companies on the List come from the new economy sector, including 13 Internet companies, the most popular choice for the industry's most talented professionals.

Chinese local enterprises have become a magnet for talented employees. More and more Chinese brands realize a healthy corporate culture can provide great potential to secure and retain qualified talents.

Out of the 25 companies featured in the List, 15 are based in China, with eight of the top 10 being local brands. The List showcases how these corporations optimize their core pillars to develop a healthy, reputable brand which attracts and retains the nation's top talents.

Along with the List, LinkedIn has also released the China Employer Branding White Paper, and the Global Talent Trends Report.

The China Employer Branding White Paper guides employers to foster a healthy corporate culture to attract new employees, especially under the popularity and wide application of AI and big data technologies. It is believed that business decisions must include a talent plan that puts human capital on equal footing with financial capital.

In 2019, LinkedIn conducted research on professionals from 35 countries around the world, and revealed the four key findings of the new employment relationship through the Global Talent Trend Report – soft skills, work flexibility, anti-harassment and pay transparency. These measures provide an indication for companies to understand the trend of target talents, enabling the creation of effective talent strategies to improve employer brands.

LinkedIn was founded in 2003 and headquartered in Silicon Valley, California, USA, with offices in more than 30 cities worldwide. The world's largest professional network has more than 610 million users, covering more than 200 countries and regions around the world, including executives from every Fortune 500 company.

Since LinkedIn's entrance into China in January 2014, the number of Chinese users has increased by more than 10 times, numbering at over 45 million users. Currently, there are over 1,000 enterprise-level and government-level clients working with LinkedIn to recruit good talents and to build business & employer brands.

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