In the news this week:
Glassdoor Raises $50m
Glassdoor, the site where employees review employers, has raised $50 million to boost their product development and global expansion efforts. CEO and co-founder, Robert Hohman, said “This additional capital will allow us to further accelerate our growth and capitalize on our sweet spot at the intersection of social, mobile, and data to deliver on our mission to help people find jobs and companies they love.” Despite initial fears when the company started in 2008 amongst employers, that disgruntled employees may post bad reviews of the company, Glassdoor grew into much more than an employee review site and into a much wider career site that included job postings, career information, and corporate profiles, among other features. It is now not only a site for employees to conduct some company research when job seeking, but a nice talent pool for recruiters to source candidates from. Today, Glassdoor ranks as one of the leading career portals and counts around 22 million members. It has data on nearly 300,000 companies in 190 countries and about 25% of Glassdoor visitors come from outside the United States. This new and significant investment can only mean good things.
HiringSolved launches new filters
HiringSolved, the database/search tool combined, has expanded their search syntax to include the abilty to specifically search for both Education and Experience. Under Education you can now search by School, Degree, Year Graduated (or last year attended), Field of study and more. Under Experience you are now able to search by Current Title, Past Title, Years of Experience. Both new search filters are added to the current list of HiringSolved search fields which includes: name, title, location, resume, profiles, phones, emails and websites.
New Slideshare Home Page
LinkedIn have updated the look and feel of the Slideshare homepage to include:
- Like, share and save SlideShares directly from the homepage which mades it easier for you to share SlideShares with others, or save them to read later
- A fresh design that puts content in the spotlight by utlising larger thumbnails and a new look and feel for how you experience content on SlideShare
- A new “topics” section includes curated content in the site’s most popular categories, including Technology, Business & Management, Career and Design. This takes the guesswork out of finding some of the most engaging and valuable content across SlideShare
And if you haven’t already done so, you can log into SlideShare using your LinkedIn credentials to make it easier for you to follow your LinkedIn contacts on SlideShare, while also sharing updates on what you upload to SlideShare with your LinkedIn network.
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**And for all you Boolean string fanatics, make sure you stay tuned until the end of the news for a VERY special Social Talent announcement 🙂