Linkedin, which claims to be the world’s largest professional network on the Internet, has recently announced the opening of their Asia Pacific regional headquarters in Singapore. Read on for the full story.
LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network with more than 100 million members worldwide, has announced the opening of its Asia Pacific headquarters in Singapore. The Singapore office will serve as the regional headquarters to more than 18 million LinkedIn members in Asia Pacific and Japan. Supporting existing markets in Australia and India, the Singapore headquarters will also be used as a launch pad for further regional expansion. The company’s office in Japan is set to open later this year.
Arvind Rajan, managing director and vice-president, Asia Pacific and Japan, will be in charge of driving the company’s diverse business model comprised of recruitment licensing solutions, advertising sales and member subscriptions. Recruiters rely on LinkedIn’s large talent pool to find ‘passive’ candidates – highly skilled professionals who are currently employed. These passive candidates may not be actively seeking a new job opportunity but may be the best suited for key roles.