LinkedIn named one of world's most ethical companies
LinkedIn included on Ethisphere Institute's list
March 9, 2017
We see this honor as a celebration of our commitment to our company’s strong culture and values — something we consider to be a real competitive advantage.
At LinkedIn, talent is our number one operating priority. We believe that we attract the best and brightest employees because we dream big. After all, our vision is to create economic opportunity for every member of the global workforce. We know we can’t achieve this vision without taking the long view.
In Silicon Valley, this long view sometimes gets obscured by the disruption and pace of our industry. While we value disruption because it breaks the mold on the status-quo and brings new and exciting ideas to life, being disruptive also puts us in uncharted territory where the legal and ethical boundaries can be unclear. That’s where our strong culture of integrity comes into play.
Championing our culture and values is part and parcel of our professional development and transformation here at LinkedIn. And more and more, our culture has become a key factor in employee retention. We found that the best qualitative measure of our cultural impact is evidenced through our employees’ voices, which reveal how our culture and values play into our everyday decision-making and thinking.
Participating in Ethisphere’s World’s Most Ethical Companies vetting process allows us to get an impartial perspective on our culture, business practices, and reputation, and compare ourselves to the best companies in the world. It drives us to continually improve, but perhaps just as importantly, it gives us another opportunity to elevate the conversation internally about sustaining and strengthening our culture.