Microsoft has been on a shopping spree for a while, and it looks like it has no plans to stop. Now, LinkedIn the company owned by Microsoft said that it plans to take over Glint, a business specializing in employee engagement. Glint’s platform aims to help executives obtain an internal view of employee engagement and skills, and also offer suggestions on how to turn insight into action.

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With the different insights offered by LinkedIn along with Glint’s internal view into employee skills and engagement, the tech giant is in the direction of tapping talent leaders answer all the questions. The aim of this move is to bring Glint’s toolset into the LinkedIn fold. This will, in turn, prove to be useful for gathering much relevant employee data for creating customized LinkedIn learning programs

Benefits to LinkedIn by Obtaining Glint

As LinkedIn focuses on the human resource segment, the company has started building a portfolio of services. These services specifically target HR, talent, and acquisition managers. Glint offers companies with tools to answer questions and answers about different topics in order to know their talent better.  This gives managers at all levels the access and insight they need to improve. 

LinkedIn has used Glint’s tools in its own organization. And it has stated that the hands-on experience that it has of the employee engagement firm has been huge. The representative at LinkedIn claimed that Glint has uncovered a modern HR best practice that every company should implement. This includes regularly gathering employee feedback on work, culture, and leadership. Such feedback gives leaders the tools they need to translate those insights into actions.

Through the combined offerings of both the companies, the employee management process is going to be streamlined. The process would involve translating the specific feedback a manager gets from their employees on Glint into a LinkedIn learning experience. It would be focused on the topics that will help them improve, thus making the feedback much more actionable.

Further Proceedings of the Acquisition

Glint and LinkedIn will work together as a team with the aim of accelerating business growth. Executives from both companies highlight the synergies in corporate culture and product as they move forward with the merged workforce.

“We are excited about the possibilities that could come from the integration of Glint and what we can deliver together to advance the growth of Glint. The Glint team is one that understands that great companies are built by great teams, and great teams are fueled by a great culture. Vice President of Talent Solutions, Careers, & Learning, LinkedIn, Daniel Shapero said, “We couldn’t be happier that we are getting a chance to associate with the talented team at Glint.”

Glint CEO and founder Jim Barnett will report to Daniel Shapero. The HR, information security, finance, and legal team will join the functional teams at LinkedIn while other Glint executives will continue to report to Jim. They plan to functionally integrate the teams within LinkedIn over the next 12-18 months.  

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Recently LinkedIn also launched Talent Insights, an analytics tool for talent. The platform works as a self-serve data graph which utilizes LinkedIn data to enable HR personnel to benchmark where talent is being unrecalled.

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