80% of Candidates Online Are Not on LinkedIn

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The facts are straight forward around 80% of candidates don’t have an active LinkedIn profile online. Globally the World Bank puts the global workforce at roughly 3.453 Billion people. Arithmetic shows us that at most, ~17% of professionals could be on LinkedIn. However, as many profiles on LinkedIn are fake, duplicate, or represent people outside the workforce (including students and retirees), the estimate is that the real number is below 15%. David Galley of Boolean Strings wrote a recent post about these data points. It was an eye opening moment for me –

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