LinkedIn acquires AI-driven employee engagement firm Glint

Career-oriented social network enterprise, LinkedIn has signed an agreement to acquire Glint, a company that involves in employee engagement, and one that delivers an enterprise-grade platform designed to help organizations do their best work, develop their skills, and improve business results.

Based in Redwood City with offices in London, U.K and Lincoln, Nebraska, Glint has more than 300+ customers globally that have adopted Glint’s enterprise-grade AI-driven approach.

LinkedIn believes that with the acquisition of Glint, the company would offer a unique opportunity to transform the talent function in a way that will help its customers build great teams through visibility into the people they have, the people they need, and with the means to attract, develop and retain the best talent.

LinkedIn’s insight into the larger workforce to find and acquire great people alongside Glint’s visibility into the overall health and productivity of the people within an organization will be a powerful extension of its talent business today.

Through Glint, executives will 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.

Combining its strengths with Glint, LinkedIn 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.

At close Glint CEO and Founder, Jim Barnett will report to Dan Shapero, VP of LinkedIn careers, learning and talent solutions, and Glint will operate as a team within LinkedIn so that they can maintain and accelerate business momentum. All Glint executives will continue to report to Barnett with the exception of HR, finance, information security, and legal, who will join the functional teams at LinkedIn. Over the next 12-18 months, Glint will functionally integrate its teams within LinkedIn.


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