80%

“80% of companies use, (or are planning to use), LinkedIn as their primary tool to find employees in the course of this year.”

This seems incredible, so I am looking for reasons to disbelieve that statement.  Extremely poor use of commas could do it…

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2 Responses to “80%”
  1. Ming says:

    Who said this?

    • David says:

      I think the original report is here:

      The survey was administered by a company which sells social network recruitment services, and if you look at their method, you can see there will be a fair amount of selection bias. They also don’t give us enough information to try to calculate the nonresponse rate, which leads me to believe that is high as well. However, the statistics are there…

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