I got an email from a friend in Washington state asking why there is someone in her LinkedIn Company page that she doesn’t know. This is a very small company, she is an owner, and she would clearly know who she has hired and/or paid.
The way you end up in a Company in LinkedIn is simply to add the company to your current (or past) employers. In your Profile just say whether you do or did work there.
It’s that simple.
Here’s the company page for Oneicity, the company in question:
When I click on the “marketing engineer’s” profile, I see this:
I have no idea why that person put that company in their profile, but just by doing it they show up on the company profile page.
I think LinkedIn needs to put some kind of QA in place so the Company admin can approve people, and/or take people out… on the other hand, a company might keep it too scrubbed (which won’t be good, and will ultimately negate the integrity of the information showing).
The challenge is not trivial… what would you suggest LinkedIn incorporates?