With growing number of working professionals adding everyday into professional networking site, LinkedIn India has achieved new milestone in its user mark. According to the data available with company till November 4, 2011, there were about 13.3 million registered users of LinkedIn in India of a total workforce of 80 million professionals in the country.
Ever since its roll out in India in 2009 with initial user base of 3.4 million, it has believed to be one of the largest markets for LinkedIn . The company claims to have successfully attracted over 100 corporates as active recruiters on its website. Earlier, in June 2011, it has crossed the 10-million user mark and is adding two users every second in India.
The data driven professional networking site is focused at attracting working professionals. However, the top company officials believe that the target of the company is not just to expand its consumer base, but is to engage them in focused and relevant discussions. “Our aim is not only to expand the consumer base, but also to make sure that we serve the existing ones in the best possible way we can,” said Hari Krishnan to exchange4media, Country Manager of LinkedIn India.
While providing impetus to it, a recent report released by IMRB International and IAMAI claimed that the total number of Internet users has crossed 100 million mark in India. India is now second only to the USA in terms of number of LinkedIn users. In October, LinkedIn had announced a talent pipeline for recruiters to connect with the top working professionals. However, the company is yet to launch this service.
To rope in the working professionals of India, LinkedIn India recently collaborated with the social networking giant Twitter.