Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Company research at LinkedIn

LinkedIn has a new company page feature that promises to grow into a useful feature for profiling companies (via Vincent Wright). Would you like to know where a company's employees went to school or worked before? How about their average length of employment with the company? I assume the data are based on the information LinkedIn members have volunteered, so don't get too literal with the statistics, but still...

LinkedIn's strength is finding personal connections, and the bulk of the company page is a list of employees by function, with some text links to speed the kind of searches that have always been possible.

Only a few companies are listed today—Accenture, AMD, Apple, Cisco, Dell, IBM, JP Morgan Chase, Nortel and Pfizer—but this has a lot of potential.

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