Today, at LinkedIn’s Talent Connect event in Las Vegas, they unveiled the most InDemand employers, a set of rankings of the most sought-after companies on LinkedIn. Here were some interesting findings on a global scale:

  • Tech is hot: Software was the most represented industry on the list, and Googletopped several categories including our global rankings.
  • A strong consumer brand helps, but isn’t essential: Consumer powerhouses likePepsiCoCoca-ColaNike, and Disney ranked highly. But so did leading professional services firms like Deloitte.
  • Bigger isn’t necessarily better: Big global brands are well represented, but 50% of the top 100 are under 7,000 employees.

How did LinkedIn garner these statistics? They’re based on the actual actions of over 175 million professionals on LinkedIn. Last year, LinkedIn was home to over 15 billion interactions between professionals and companies. They cross-referenced their data with thousands of survey responses to pinpoint the specific activities that best indicate familiarity and interest in working for a company: connecting with employees, viewing employee profiles, visiting Company and Career Pages, and following companies. After crunching this data and normalizing for things like company size, they developed their top 100 global list. LinkedIn then applied LinkedIn profile data to rank the most sought-after employers among professionals in five countries and four job functions.

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For Canada, Research In Motion ranked the 3rd most InDemand employer. Above RIM was Google in 2nd and Suncor Energy in 1st. Check out the full infographic below for more details on the InDemand rankings.

via LinkedIn