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Recruiting in Turkey: Linkedin InDay Istanbul

Here’s a piece of LinkedIn trivia you may not know, Turkey was LinkedIn’s fastest growing market in 2012.

After being the LinkedIn’s fastest growing market in 2012, we had our first ever corporate recruiting event in Turkey on April 30th. Over 160 recruiting professionals attended, which speaks to the high level of interest in finding new ways to recruit, under the backdrop of Istanbul’s beautiful weather.

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There are at least three ways in which Turkish talent acquisition leaders are similar to their counterparts around the world:

1. They care about the talent brand. According to speaker Yavuz Elkin, Senior VP of Denizbank of “Denizbank is no more using traditional recruitment methods to attract talents.”

2. They are moving on from posting and waiting. As speaker Esra Altun, International Director of LC Waikiki put it, “Linkedin is the best experience for LC WAIKIKI to search the top talents.”

3. They are also using the talent data that Linkedin Talent Solutions provides to make better recruiting decisions and learning from it.

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On the event, Prof. Dr. Remzi Sanver, President of Bilgi University also mentioned that Linkedin is a global way to create business connections.

Also, I had a chance to share Linkedin’s Turkey statics in which you could find all the details below.

Today, hundreds of millions of professionals around the world are turning to LinkedIn to connect with each other, manage their identities, get insights they need to be great at what they do, and find their dream jobs.

And as we announced during the event, from CXOs to students more than 2 million Turkish members is living in the City of LinkedIn Turkey now.

We look forward to continuing to connect our Turkish members with opportunities of many different types.

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Ali is a seasoned business leader and executive with 10 years of diverse experience in Digital and Commercial areas of IT industry. He gained broad experience in managing on-demand (cloud) and on-premise offerings in both Public and Private sectors in Turkey and UK&I.

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