HR and #BigData – How LinkedIn Uses Data Research for Recruitment

HR and Big Data – How LinkedIn Uses Data Research. Microsoft said they bought LinkedIn for the data – such an interesting video on how LinkedIn intends to use the information we provide.

Dear studentsOpens in a new tab. (and workshop participants!) the LinkedIn Economic GraphOpens in a new tab. is the equivalent of Facebook’s Social Graph and aims for these six pillars: 

  1. Data/profile on every member of the global workforce (3 billion)
  2. Data/profile for every company (60 million SME and up)
  3. A profile for every job (20 million online)
  4. Data/profile for every skill required and coursework to acquire those jobs
  5. Digital representation (data/profile) for every Higher Education and vocational training facility in the world that provides training in those skills.
  6. A publishing platform for the above (individual, company, and education facility) to share.

Together: Leveraging intellectual capital, working capital, human capital to for example:

  • look at a region anywhere in the world and it’s fastest growing jobs
  • look at the skills for those jobs
  • understand the job market in that region
  • measure the gap in the skills and job market vs the fastest growing job requirements
  • advise Gov and companies, educational facilities on just-in-time training for the growing need.

Basically LinkedIn will map out every part of the vertical for HR and recruitment, training, globally and use data research artificial intelligence to do predictive analysis.

What do you think? Good, bad? Can we opt out? Too late?

My LinkedIn courseOpens in a new tab.. And student notes: LinkedIn recently turned off RSS for social media monitoring so use FetchRSS to bring LinkedIn news into your journalism/monitoring dashboard.

Laurel Papworth

Named by Forbes™ Magazine in the Top 50 Social Media Influencers globally, named Head of Industry, Social Media (Marketing Magazine™) and in the Power150 Media bloggers (AdAge™). CERT IV Training and Assessment certified trainer (Diplomas and Certificates etc) Adult Education. Laurel has manager Facebook Pages for Junior Masterchef, Idol, Big Brother etc. and have consulted on private online communities for banks Westpac, not for profits UNHCR & governments in SE Asia. Lecturer, social media, University of Sydney for 10 years and Laurel has 11,000 online students. Laurel Papworth personally connects to 6 million followers online and has taught around 100,000 people in the last 10 years how to be social media managers.

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