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Mining companies dominate LinkedIn's 30 Most InDemand Employers in Australia

Professional networking service LinkedIn has revealed its 2015 top 30 “Most In Demand Employers” for Australia and the majority of the list ...

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|May 22|magazine7 min read

Professional networking service LinkedIn has revealed its 2015 top 30 “Most In Demand Employers” for Australia and the majority of the list is comprised of mining firms.

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Four of the top 10 companies mentioned were mining companies with Rio Tinto topping the rankings at number one, BHP Billiton coming in third, Leighton Contractors taking fifth and Thiess at number 10. UGL Limited rounded out the list at number 30.

The annual ranking, which is in its third year, is based on a field of 12,000 respondents registered with the networking database in Australia. The list ranks organization based on LinkedIn member awareness of a company (how many people have viewed an employer’s profile within the past year) and engagement on LinkedIn (how many members have followed a companies' Company or Career Page within the past year).

Higher talent brand awareness and engagement among members on LinkedIn equal a more effective talent brand and a higher InDemand ranking.

“LinkedIn is a key communications platform to connect with the thousands of talented and highly motivated people in Australia who are interested in our company,” said Rio Tinto spokesman Bruce Tobin. “We are grateful for the support and interest of our 215,000 followers on LinkedIn.”

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On making the list, mining contractor Thiess said: “Making the top 30 ranking is an important milestone for the company. Based on billions of interactions from LinkedIn’s 296 million members, it’s evidence of Thiess’ ability to be innovative in the way we engage with clients and potential employees.”

Other notable companies on the list included Google (#2), Microsoft (#4), Apple Inc. (#7), Chevron, Shell (#8), Deloitte (#16), BP (#18), IBM (#21), Virgin Australia (#25) and Hewlett-Packard (#28).

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