Singapore among most “connected” countries in LinkedIn

by HRD26 Apr 2017
Singapore is the third most connected country in the world in professional social networking site LinkedIn, the company announced on Monday. The site’s users in the Republic had an average of 152 connections.

The United Arab Emirates (211 average connections) and the Netherlands (188 connections) were the top two countries, while the United Kingdom (144 connections) and Denmark (143 connections) capped of the top five.

The site now has over 500 million registered members. Of that number, over 118 million users are from the Asia-Pacific region, according to its figures. Singapore has over 1 million members.

"In Asia Pacific, our members are embracing the power of professional network in a big way - no matter whether they are from developing markets like India or Indonesia or developed markets such as Australia or Singapore. This has never been more relevant in this part of the world,” said LinkedIn's managing director for Asia Pacific Olivier Legrand as quoted by The Straits Times.

In terms of job functions, those in Human Resources ranked first with an average of 415 connections. They were followed by individuals in product management (324 connections), and business development (283 connections).

Software giant Microsoft acquired the website late last year, in a deal worth about US$26.2bn.

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