LinkedIn acquires Glint to enhance its professional network site

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LinkedIn and Glint are excited to functionally integrate the teams within LinkedIn.

Microsoft’s LinkedIn has signed an agreement to acquire Glint, a leader in employee engagement and helps people in organizations do their best work, develop their skills, and improves business results. Glint based in Redwood City has offices in London, U.K, and Lincoln, and Nebraska, more than 300+ customers globally, have adopted Glint’s enterprise-grade AI-driven approach.

Daniel Shapero, VP of Talent Solutions, Careers, & Learning, LinkedIn, stated, “I’m so excited for the potential of what we can do together. We believe that Glint has uncovered a modern HR best practice that every company should do: Regularly gather employee feedback on work, culture, and leadership, and give leaders the tools they need to translate those insights into action.”

LinkedIn’s insight into the larger workforce to find and acquire great people altogether Glint’s visibility into the overall health and productivity of the people within an organization can be a powerful extension for both the talent businesses.

The partnership to be a win for humanity

Jim Barnett, CEO and founder, Glint, reported, “Beyond the synergies that exist between our products and goals, we’ve found a plethora of reasons to believe that LinkedIn is the right home for us. Our missions are incredibly well-aligned, focusing on helping people be more successful at work. Over the past 15 years, LinkedIn has emerged as the frontrunner in connecting the world’s professionals. Through both companies’ passion and commitment to people and their experiences at work, I know that our partnership will be a win for humanity — one of the principles on which Glint was founded.”

Together both the companies to help their customers improve

In a report, LinkedIn stated, “Through Glint, executives also have the tools to answer questions about the health and happiness of the talent they have, while giving managers at all levels the access and insight they need to improve and build thriving teams. Through the combination of LinkedIn plus Glint, we will have the ability to translate the specific feedback a manager gets from their employees on Glint into a personalized LinkedIn Learning experience focused on the topics that will help them improve, thus making the feedback much more actionable.”

Teams to work within LinkedIn post deal closure

Reportedly, Jim Barnett, CEO and founder, Glint, will report to Dan Shapero, VP of LinkedIn careers, learning and talent solutions. It is also been said that Glint will operate as a team within LinkedIn in order to maintain and accelerate business momentum. All Glint executives will continue to report to Jim, and other departments such as; HR, finance, information security, and legal will join the functional teams at LinkedIn.

Over the next 12-18 months, companies plan to functionally integrate the teams within LinkedIn. Both the companies will not be disclosing the financial terms of the deal at this moment. The deal is expected to close during the second fiscal quarter of 2019 with the subject to the completion of customary conditions.



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