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Microsoft to acquire LinkedIn

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Platform & Cloud Solutions

REDMOND, Wash., and MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — June 13, 2016 — Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) and LinkedIn Corporation (NYSE: LNKD) on Monday announced they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Microsoft will acquire LinkedIn for $196 per share in an all-cash transaction valued at $26.2 billion, inclusive of LinkedIn’s net cash. LinkedIn will retain its distinct brand, culture and independence. Jeff Weiner will remain CEO of LinkedIn, reporting to Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft.

Your Second Resume

Your Second Resume

A survey from Jobvite concluded that LinkedIn, with over 300 million profiles worldwide, is the top social network for recruiters when they are searching for candidates. Think of your LinkedIn profile as your second resume. It is incredibly important to keep it updated, as you never know when a recruiter with your next job opportunity will be searching. 

What Talent Wants

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IT Staffing

The best recruiters know what talent wants. They understand their candidates’ deepest motivations and aspirations and use this knowledge to keep star talent satisfied and engaged throughout the recruitment process.

Alas, we can’t give you super intuition powers. So instead, we surveyed over 20,000 professionals in 29 countries to discover exactly want talent wants throughout their job search journey—and how you as a recruiter can exceed expectations every step of the way.

New Additions with LinkedIn

New Additions with LinkedIn

Wade Burgess, LinkedIn’s Vice President of Talent Solutions stated at their Talent Connect Conference that, “Today, what differentiates an average company from a great company is talent. We are working to connect talent with opportunity at mass scale.”

Combining Marketing Automation and Social Media

Combining Marketing Automation and Social Media

Full-power marketing automation has arrived and it is now affordable and easy for all types of companies to have triggered messages to move potential leads through their sales funnel. Pairing these messages with effective social media campaigns can lead to new, highly targeted viewers who could have a need for your product offerings. Through engaging viewers with helpful content about your company and industry, rather than a more sales-y message, your company’s audience can be expanded and qualified leads for automated follow-up and nurture can be captured.

Social Media and Recruiting

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IT Staffing

In today's recruiting age, 93 percent of recruiters utilize social recruiting. Today, companies need to act like marketers and showcase their employer brand to engage with candidates across many platforms, including LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.

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