Microsoft owned Linked In has acquired acquire Glint, a company that deals in employee engagement and helps people in organizations do their best work, develop their skills, and improves business results.
With LinkedIn’s insights into the larger workforce alongside Glint’s internal view into employee engagement and skills, the company is planning to tap the talent leaders answer all the questions that keep the HR leaders awake at night.
Commenting on the acquisition, Daniel Shapero, Vice President of Talent Solutions, Careers, & Learning, LinkedIn, said, “I’m so excited for the potential of what we can do together. We believe that Glint has uncovered a modern HR best practice that every company should do: Regularly gather employee feedback on work, culture, and leadership, and give leaders the tools they need to translate those insights into action.”
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. Glint has an extensive customer base that uses it every day to help people accelerate their careers, and is loved and trusted by talent leaders. Glint’s mission to help people be happier and more successful at work aligns perfectly with LinkedIn’s mission to connect the world’s professionals to make them more productive and successful.
“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 fuelled by a great culture. We couldn’t be happier that the talented team at Glint will be joining LinkedIn,” said Shapero.
Glint CEO and founder Jim Barnett will report to Daniel Shapero, and Glint will operate as a team within LinkedIn so that they can maintain and accelerate business momentum. All other Glint executives will continue to report to Jim except for HR, finance, information security, and legal, who will join the functional teams at LinkedIn. Over the next 12-18 months, we plan to integrate the teams within LinkedIn functionally.
Subject to the completion of customary conditions, the acquisition is expected to close during the second fiscal quarter of 2019, which ends December 31.