LinkedIn has announced that it’s acquiring Glint, a leading employee engagement company.
In its quest to help HR leaders answers some of the “most difficult questions that keep them up at night” LinkedIn is acquiring Glint, an employee engagement company that allows leaders to gather employee feedback on work, company culture, and leadership”, and also provides them with the tools they need “to translate those insights into action.”
In the announcement of the deal, Daniel Shapero, LinkedIn’s VP of Talent Solutions, Careers & Learning, says that his company has been a customer of Glint’s and has “experienced the value that this brings first-hand.”
Now, with the two companies’ forces combined, Linkedin “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.”
Overall, the deal and combined resulting services are expected to bring actionable insights that can help HR leaders attract, develop, and retain talent in their organisations.
The deal is expected to close during Microsoft’s second 2019 fiscal quarter that ends on 31 December next year and when it goes through, Jim Barnett, Glint’s founder and CEO will be reporting to Shapero but most of Barnett’s team will continue to report to him.