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Microsoft Closes LinkedIn Buy; LinkedIn’s CEO Drops Hints at What’s to Come

Microsoft and LinkedIn officially sealed the deal Wednesday morning, closing its $26.2 billion acquisition. The official status comes almost 6 months after news first broke of the acquisition. Earlier this week, the European Commission announced that it has approved the acquisition. Though the original announcement triggered a wave of speculation about why the…

LinkedIn’s ‘Open Candidate’ Could Be a Blow for Job Boards

It’s been a busy few days for talent acquisition technology. The week got started with the HR Technology Conference in Chicago. Today, LinkedIn Connect kicked-off in Las Vegas, and there have already been some exciting new products launches announced. LinkedIn’s new Open Candidate functionality enables any job seeker to quietly indicate they are…

Try This 5-10-minute Experiment if You Are a Real Recruiting Human Being

A great analogy for candidates (both active and passive) these days is a tourist wandering into a foreign food and goods marketplace. What first starts out as a genuine desire to see what goods and eats are available quickly turns scary and intimidating. You know the scene: vendors screaming “over here!” and “I have…

Why Did Microsoft Buy LinkedIn?

Microsoft’s deal to buy LinkedIn has major implications not only for both companies, but for how workers in all sorts of occupations and industries interact and connect. It also has the potential to transform workforce management, not to mention how sales and selling are conducted. Considering that Microsoft paid a significant premium —…

Why Does LinkedIn Need Connectifier?

Last Friday, LinkedIn released its earnings statement and clearly the market didn’t like the message, as LinkedIn plunged 40 percent in early trading and erased $10B in market cap. We, however, are more interested in the announcement that LinkedIn is buying Connectifier, and to be more specific, why they are buying it. Connectifier is sourcing…

LinkedIn to Acquire Connectifier

In a letter to Connectifier users, John Jersin announced LinkedIn is planning to acquire Connectifier. Here’s the note sent to Connectifier users: I’d like to share some exciting news with you: LinkedIn — a company with a mission very similar to our own — intends to acquire Connectifier, and I’d like to let…

Why I’m Excited About New Product Enhancements for LinkedIn Recruiter By @RandyBailey

Yesterday LinkedIn hosted a webinar titled Ask the Experts about LinkedIn Recruiter (LIR) featuring Sankar Venkatraman, Global Product Evangelist & Daniel Scanlan, Customer Education Consultant. They talked about some of the upcoming product upgrades and enhancements, however, the part I was most excited about (and paid closest attention to) were some new filters…