LinkedIn and the User Number Problem

LinkedIn have pushed out their latest user numbers today:-

Courtesy of LinkedIn.
There are now more than 18 million users in the UK. According to
NOMIS
, that is 56% of the economically active population. Wow.
So does this mean that for recruiters, LinkedIn is becoming more important? 
No.
 
When you are looking at any figures about how many LinkedIn members there are, remember the following :-
  • A recent survey I carried out found out that compared a random sample of our database against LinkedIn found that 18% of people had not updated LinkedIn with their most recent job. 
So LinkedIn is a great resource – but just bear the above in mind when you read about their statistics. 

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