Big Companies: The Hiring War in Numbers

Big Companies: The Hiring War in Numbers

Of course, if there is a factor that seems to be decisive when it comes to the success of large companies and brands present on the Internet, that is the human one, well know by the greats among the greats who have created authentic platforms to attract new talent and in which the most common is the raising of professionals who work for the competition, thanks to juicy contracts and incentives for this.In fact, for example, Google, in an effort to keep its star talents, has come to pay juicy bonuses of five and six figures to his best engineers to stay at home, plus stock packages that have reached over $ 50 million; But with all this and despite the huge numbers at stake, the war to attract talent is raging between the large Internet companies.

Today we echo an infographic made by the topprospect team and that has been widely commented on in the Anglo world, even by prestigious media such as Forbes, which puts in figures what is known as the war of talents and in which graph the personnel movements between six large companies: Google, Apple, Facebook, Yahoo, LinkedIn and Microsoft. In the first place, if there is a definitive winner in this war and who with his crane has managed to raise the greatest number of talents from the rest, that is Facebook, which has not stopped attracting the best talents not only from the big ones, but also He is constantly searching in smaller companies and startups to have the best human capital for himself and that can make a difference. On the other hand, on the losing side, Google, e-Bay, Amazon, Microsoft and Yahoo are the ones who have lost the most employees in recent years, a figure that does not keep them in such an unpleasant category, at least for some, since within the ranking of the largest employers in the sector, in addition to Facebook, Apple and LinkedIn, are Google and Microsoft. But we also have more players on this table, we cannot leave out dazzling startups, like Twitter, Zynga and Groupon for example, which also have their market share on the rise, with 10.9,8.0 and 3.9 people hired for each abandonment respectively. Thus, the analysis of the data reflected in this infographic, we can obtain interesting or at least curious information, as, for example, Google is strongly attracting Microsoft staff, while Facebook is pulling more than smaller companies and has a ratio of 15.5 to 1 with respect to Facebook. In global terms, this infographic also, although it is in English, can be perfectly analyzed, it can also serve as an indicator of market share, power and attractiveness that each company has within the labor map of the industry, an important indicator of credibility and future projection of each brand in terms of its market share and power.

Ranking of winners and losers

Winners: In number of new hires: Google, Microsoft, LinkedIn, Facebook and Apple, some of them due to their nature and size, but two of the newcomers social networks burst onto the Internet: LinkedIn and its recently launched IPO and Facebook , which we already know will do so in the first quarter of 2012. Losers: Those who have lost the most employees have been Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, e-Bay and Amazon.Okay, so far we have two sides, but in very relative terms, already that if we see it in proportions of the number of professionals who leave the company, versus new hires, things change:

Companies that have hired the most new staff:

1.- Twitter: 10.92.- Facebook 8.13.- Zynga 8.04.- LinkedIn 7.55.- Groupon: 3.9

Companies that have hired the least:

1.- Intuit: 1.22.- Google 1.23.- eBay: 0.84.- Microsoft: 0.45.- Yahoo: 0.3 Obviously you have to take into account the growth phase of each one, a growing company is not the same as Twitter. a consolidated one like Microsoft, but in the case of Yahoo, Microsoft and eBay, all of them with lower percentages, at least it gives food for thought.