LinkedIn vs Monster

Last updated: May 12, 2020

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2020. LinkedIn adds polls and live video-based events in a focus on more virtual engagement



LinkedIn announced two new feature: a new Polls feature for users to canvas opinions and get feedback; and a new “LinkedIn Virtual Events” tool that lets people create and broadcast video events via its platform. Despite now being owned by Microsoft, interestingly it doesn’t seem that the Virtual Events service taps into Teams or Skype, Microsoft’s two other big video products that it has been pushing hard at a time when use of video streaming for work, education and play is going through the roof. The polls feature is a quick-fire and low-bar way of asking a question and encouraging engagement.


2018. LinkedIn launches Talent Insights



LinkedIn launched a new feature called Talent Insights. It consists of two parts to it, one focused on people at a company, called “Talent Pool,” and another focused on data about a company, “Company Report.” The first of these will let businesses run searches across the LinkedIn database to discover talent with characteristics similar to those what a business might already be hiring, and figure out where they are at the moment (in terms of location and company affiliation), and where they are moving, what skills they might have in common, and how to better spot those who might be on the way up based on all of this. The second set of data tools (Company Report) provides a similar analytics profile but about your organisation and those that you would like to compare against it in areas like relative education levels and schools of the respective workforces; which skills employees have or don’t have; and so on.


2017. LinkedIn launched own advertising network



LinkedIn launched a new service LinkedIn Audience Network: a way for advertisers to buy inventory on a network of mobile sites and apps beyond LinkedIn itself, but still using LinkedIn’s demographic data, to broadcast their Sponsored Content — LinkedIn’s term for updates posted by companies that can be reports or other links, which the companies pay to promote. Initially, the LinkedIn Audience Network will cover tens of thousands of sites and apps globally, as well as ad exchanges like MoPub, Sharethrough, Google Ad Exchange and Rubicon and Microsoft-owned services like MSN.com and Outlook.com. The audience network is rolling out globally to all English-speaking countries first.


2017. Microsoft integrated LinkedIn with Dynamics 365



Microsoft announced some significant integrations between the professional social network LinkedIn (that it bought last year) and Microsoft Dynamics 365, the company’s CRM and ERP suite. First of all, the company is linking Dynamics 365 and the LinkedIn Sales Navigator tool to give sales people access to its database of 500 million users. Microsoft is also announcing a tool for HR pros called Dynamics 365 for Talent, which gives Dynamics 365 ERP users, the ability to search for new talent directly from LinkedIn’s Recruiter and Learning solutions, and manage employees from recruitment throughout their time with company.


2016. Salesforce wants to block Microsoft acquisition of LinkedIn



Friendship between Salesforce and Microsoft lasted only two years. Just a couple of years ago Marc Benioff and Satya Nadella made selfies together and were best friends forever. But then Microsoft betrayed the friendship. First they announced Dynamics 365 - the combined CRM/ERP cloud system, that will soon become the direct rival to Salesforce. And then Microsoft acquired LinkedIn - the professional social network. So now Salesforce is forcing US and European anti-monopoly authorities to attentively review the deal, because it "threatens the future of innovation and competition". "By gaining ownership of LinkedIn’s


2016. LinkedIn unveiled e-Learning service



Business-oriented social network LinkedIn (now owned by Microsoft) launched the e-learning portal called LinkedIn Learning, containing thousands of online courses from coding to accounting. It's based on startup Lynda.com, acquired by LinkedIn last year. The courses can be either selected by employees themselves or pushed by employers, who can use LinkedIn’s analytics products to monitor employees progress. LinkedIn education is available for free for LinkedIn Premium subscribers who look like they will get 25 new courses every week.


2016. Randstad buys recruitment portal Monster for $429M



Randstad Holdings, an Amsterdam-based human resources and recruitment company, to acquire job hunting portal Monster for $429 million. Monster will keep its brand and will operate as a separate entity, but the bigger idea here is to consolidate different aspects of the recruitment and employment industry for better economies of scale and a “portfolio of HR services,” in the words of Randstad. Jacques van den Broek, CEO of Randstad, said that Monster is a natural complement to Randstad. The transaction is aligned to bringing labor supply and demand closer together to better connect the right people to the right jobs.


2014. Job search site Monster partners with Twitter



The granddaddy of online job search sites Monster is introducing a new social recruiting solution that will crash Linkedin. Using insights gleaned from social networks (such as what conversations job prospects are engaged in, what they favorite, who they follow, retweet and so on) the made over Monster now automates putting the right opportunities in front of the right workers where they hangout online. This is in addition to Monster’s traditional capabilities. Monster also announced “Monster Social Ads,” which use Twitter’s Ads API to provide the first fully automated social recruiting job ad solution featuring additional new targeting from Monster’s proprietary social candidate search capabilities. Employers will soon — for the first time — have the ability to reach specific potential candidates directly on Twitter based on career attributes such as occupation or industry type.


2014. Evernote and LinkedIn integrate business cards into social network


Business card scanning apps were already on the market for some time (i.e. Evernote). They rescue business people from card-full wallets, but don't solve another problem: contacts may change over time. Fortunately, this problem is solved by social networks (especially LinkedIn), where people update their own contact information, and it's automatically updated in their friends' address books. A few days ago LinkedIn integrated with Evernote. Now you just make a photo of business card and your smartphone immediately shows you the person's LinkedIn profile.  You're then given the option to connect with that CEO, secretary or digital prophet on LinkedIn or add their contact info to your address book. However, things get interesting as your business relationship blossoms. Over time, you can add things like audio from a meeting, documents, or even key emails with him or her to the card's page in Evernote.


2014. Monster acquires recruiting software TalentBin



Monster has acquired TalentBin, the startup offering tools for recruiting on social networks. TalentBin describes itself as a “talent search engine” that aggregates data about potential job candidates from Facebook, Twitter, Quora, and elsewhere, while also giving tools to recruiters so they reach out to those candidates. It’s actually the latest version of a company that began as Honestly, a site where professionals could anonymously review their peers. In its various forms, TalentBin raised $3.2 million in total funding.