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How To Remove Ex-employees From Your LinkedIn Company Page

Profile photo of James Potter Submitted by James Potter March 30, 2016

One of the most common questions I am asked by administrators at the end of our company profile course is how to remove the ex employees that are still showing on their company profile.


LinkedIn doesn’t make it obvious, or easy, to make it happen but does have some processes in place to help you once you know where to look and what to do. To be fair, it is not LinkedIn’s fault that the ex employee is still showing.

When employees join you and amend their personal profiles they appear on your company LinkedIn profile, reflecting the real time and size of the business. If they don’t amend their personal profile when they leave they will still show as working at your company.

I am a fan of asking the ex employee first, most often people have just forgotten or go on to create another profile (you should only ever have one profile – if you have two then you need to read this blog).

If you don’t get anywhere with the ex employee there is a simple process to address the issue by filing a formal complaint about a profile, using a form that LinkedIn makes available here for false profile reporting. This flags to LinkedIn that a profile is erroneous, they will investigate and action – it can take a little while for LinkedIn to process but it is the best way.

If you want to make life easier for yourselves in the future I would suggest you make an addendum to the terms and conditions for employees to say that they amend all online and offline profiles to reflect that they have left the business. It really helps for future leavers.

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Expert at helping people turn LinkedIn into the success they seek be it sales or projects. Professional hybrid - sales director by background, actually used LinkedIn to raise more than £10M of new business revenue in my first few years and now teach others. I am not a trainer that learnt how to train people on how to use LinkedIn, but a corporate Sales Director that learnt by using LinkedIn, not from reading a book, but by trying the angles and seeing what worked in real life. It enabled me to get new relationships, remind clients of breadth of value, and get engagements worth over £10 million in sales. I then decided to launch the business The Network Coach Limited and rapidly got given the pseudonym of “The Linked In Man” as I shared my passion for LinkedIn, my stories and the hybrid knowledge of how LinkedIn can get you the success and sales you seek – when you apply it properly. Working in over 50 countries in the last year alone to help a range of global, national and individual executives across IT, management consultancy, sales, software development, accountancy, law and more. I have been lucky enough to help all sizes of companies such as CEB, Dell, HSBC, IBM, O2 and more right through to small businesses. I am qualified in accountancy, business development, consultancy, project management, networking and selling from a range of professional bodies, and I have trained in four different sales methodologies and come with over 26 years of experience in making relationships and sales deliver.
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8 Responses to “How To Remove Ex-employees From Your LinkedIn Company Page” Leave a reply ›

  • Profile photo of Sunday William Profile

    Hi James,
    Thanks for sharing this piece. It is revealing that one can actually go ahead to remove ex-employees from LinkedIn company page. I barely have an idea of how to approach this before now.

    At least, the two methods suggested here – ask the employee to remove their profile and file a formal complaint with LinkedIn – can be followed for starters.

    I agree with the idea of making an addendum to the terms and conditions for employees. This should be an effective precautionary measure!
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  • Profile photo of Celine Profile

    Hey James,
    I definitely will follow the steps you have highlighted in this piece. They are simple and straight forward.

    Although, no one knows when actual resolution would be achieved after a formal complaint is filed officially, the best bet should still be convincing the employee to remove their profile.

    If he refuses, the company can spread the news that the employer no longer works with them!

  • Profile photo of Sarah John Profile

    Filing a complaint to LinkedIn seems to me the best option if the employee cannot be reached. However, I am a advocate for preventative measures.

    Before company allows a staff to fill in their profile on their LinkedIn page, there is need to ensure before hand that such information can be removed when the time comes.

    Yes, an addendum to the terms of condition is a just a perfect strategy to consider!

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