Microsoft’s LinkedIn to acquire Glint, a people success platform for organizations

LinkedIn today announced the acquisition of Glint, a people success platform built on a new approach that helps organizations increase employee engagement, develop their people, and improve business results.

What does Glint offer?

  • Glint provides executives with 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.
  • Organizations can 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.

As part of this acquisition, Glint CEO and founder Jim Barnett will join LinkedIn and report to Daniel Sharero, Vice President Talent Solutions, Careers, & Learning at LinkedIn. Over the next 12-18 months, LinkedIn is planning to functionally integrate the teams within LinkedIn.

“Together, we will be taking a major step toward achieving our vision to create a world where people love their jobs. We couldn’t be more thrilled with the partner we’ve decided to continue this journey with. Our insights into people success, along with LinkedIn’s insights into the broader workforce, will be a powerful combination that can help customers attract, develop, and retain the best talent,” wrote Glint CEO and founder Jim Barnett. Read his full post here.

Source: LinkedIn

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