Talent Traffic - John Rothe | Portfolio Manager, Quant, Tech Geek, And Sometime Superhero To My Kids

Talent Traffic

Interesting graphic showing where all the talent in the tech industry is going. Facebook is clearly the big winner:


Winning (had the most people join): Google, Facebook, Microsoft, LinkedIn and Apple

Nothing too surprising – these are companies who are killing it. Google, Microsoft and Apple are massive companies who need to hire, LinkedIn just filed for an IPO, and Facebook just had a movie made about them! Now let’s look at who wasn’t as fortunate:

Losing (had the most people leave): Microsoft, Yahoo!, Google, eBay, and Amazon

Well, you’d expect these large companies to lose a lot of employees. But what gives? Google and Microsoft can’t be both winning and losing! We wanted to see what was underneath, so the next question we asked was: how many people did each company hire for each person they lost? This is where it gets interesting:

Winners: Twitter (10.9), Facebook (8.1), Zynga (8.0), LinkedIn (7.5), Groupon (3.9)

Now that’s more like it – the IPO starting lineup. Twitter amazingly has hired almost 11 people for every person who’s left. Talk about re-spawn!

And those who didn’t make out so well: Intuit (1.2), Google (1.2), eBay (0.8), Microsoft (0.4), Yahoo! (0.3)

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