Microsoft-owned professional networking platform LinkedIn on Wednesday rolled out its "Career Advice" feature in India that will help its over 45 million members in the country seek professional guidance from experienced mentors. Piloted in Bengaluru, the move is aimed at addressing the current mentorship gap in India.
Women now represent 27.3 percent of Microsoft's and LinkedIn's combined global workforce, the tech giant has revealed, adding that the addition of LinkedIn's workforce has served to increase female representation overall. Outside of the LinkedIn acquisition, the percentage of women employed at Microsoft globally is 25.9 percent -- a slight increase from 25.8 percent last year, Kathleen Hogan, Chief People Officer at Microsoft, said in a blog post late Tuesday.
In what appears to be a fallout of the US probe into Russia's alleged meddling into the 2016 US presidential election via Facebook, the country's communications regulator has now announced it will scrutinize whether the social media giant was complying with Russian laws. According to a report in The Moscow Times, state media watchdog Roskomnadzor wants to check if the personal information of its citizens on Facebook was safe.
With an aim to help its users craft a compelling resume, LinkedIn has launched a useful feature called Resume Assistant to bring the insights of the professional networking site directly into Microsoft Word. After you select your desired role and industry, Resume Assistant will pull LinkedIn insights from millions of member profiles so you can see diverse examples of how professionals in that role describe their work.
Microsoft has rolled out Office 365 in 96 new global markets, bringing the software to over 246 markets worldwide in 44 languages, while also making the integration of LinkedIn with Outlook available to consumers.
LinkedIn, the professional playground offers people with the most organized platform to connect with people from different industries. Connecting and communicating on LinkedIn will get much easier with the latest feature introduced for its users. LinkedIn is introducing machine learning-based "Smart Replies" for messaging. It is rolling out globally for the LinkedIn smartphone app, and desktop version as well.
Facebook is testing a new feature that will allow users to post their work profiles or CVs on the platform. This new LinkedIn-like feature was spotted by web developer Jane Manchun Wong who shared screenshots of the feature with The Next Web. Facebook already allows users to post their work and education histories as part of the profile information. But the new feature would host them as a separate package, and allow users to add details like contact information, image and so on.
LinkedIn, the social platform for professional has now dropped its hat in advertising space. The company with 500 million registered users, today, announced a new service called the LinkedIn Audience Network for companies to sponsor their content to users. Sponsored or promoted content helps companies to gain a maximized reach and Facebook has been one of the leaders in the space.
Leading tech executives from Silicon Valley have come out against US President Donald Trump's recent move on DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) a program of the US government that in 2012 granted work permits to 8 lakh immigrant children / young adults known as Dreamers. The Trump administration plans to revoke DACA, and wants to ensure that their work permits are not renewed. However, chiefs of Apple, Facebook, Google, Amazon, Microsoft, LinkedIn, Netflix, Lyft, YouTube, among hundred others from the Valley have strongly opposed this protectionist policy.
LinkedIn announced the fourth edition of its Power Profiles in India a list of most viewed professionals on its network and it features some prominent names from the world of mobile and technology. Leading the list of CEOs is Manu Jain, Vice President & Managing Director, Xiaomi. Also in the category are Paytm founder Vijay Shekhar Sharma and Snapdeal co-founder Kunal Bahl. The Power Profiles are a list of individuals with maximum impact in their respective sectors. They are widely followed by the LinkedIn community.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and actress Priyanka Chopra have found a spot in the LinkedIn Power Profiles List of 2017. Professional networking giant LinkedIn announced its fourth edition of Power Profiles, a list of the most viewed LinkedIn profiles of professionals in India, read a statement. Through the list, the network recognizes 50 such professionals, who have successfully invested in building their professional brand on the platform.
LinkedIn is coming up with a service that pairs users with advisers. The feature identifies potential mentors, and those who are looking for mentorship in a particular area, and then matches them with each other. This pairing bit is a Tinder-like function, however, in this case, it is purely for work. The service is free, and will be available to users in San Francisco and Australia for now, TechCrunch reports.
Silicon Valley tech companies are taking data-light apps for India rather seriously. After Microsoft rolled out Skype Lite earlier this year, LinkedIn has announced the LinkedIn Lite app a stripped down version of LinkedIn's Android app that takes up less than 1 MB of storage. The app comes nine months after LinkedIn Lite, developed in Bangalore, launched on the mobile web for India users. LinkedIn Lite for Android will be taken to 60 other markets soon, according to reports.
Software giant Microsoft has integrated its enterprise resource planning and customer relationship management system Dynamics 365 with 'LinkedIn Sales Navigator Tool' to give salespeople access to its database of 500 million users. Users with both Dynamics 365 and LinkedIn can get contextual recommendations and provide tailored content, as well as account and lead updates, the company said in a statement.
Individuals different social networking profile on sites like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn stem from a desire to fit within the distinctive culture or etiquette of each site, say researchers, including one of Indian-origin. The findings showed that users are not explicitly modifying their profile, but rather subconsciously adapting the behavior modeled to fit in.
Thirty-two percent of professionals in India land a new job through social networks that help candidates access information about companies, their culture and opportunities at their fingertips, professional networking website LinkedIn said. The company also announced the list of top recruiting organisations in India that include communications products and services company Orange Business Services, cyber security firm VMware, management consulting firm McKinsey & Company and business process management company Genpact.
At the Future Decoded event in Mumbai, Microsoft made a number of announcements including smart city projects, Skype Lite app with Aadhaar support for authentication, and more. Satya Nadella also announced Project Sangam that aims to offer skilled training, as well as make it easier to find job opportunities. With this app, Microsoft aims to create a platform for skilled workers across all segments, rather than simply focusing on white collar jobs.
The use of mobile has changed not only the way we shop and transact, but also the way organizations hire as 85 percent of businesses across India utilize them for talent acquisition, says a TeamLease report. According to TeamLease - The New Hiring Landscape Report, the adoption of technology for hiring is not just restricted to usage of mobile phones, there is also a growing acceptance for tech tools like analytics and machine-based hiring.
Microsoft reported a rise in profits over the past quarter, showing gains in cloud computing and other new areas of focus as it absorbed the LinkedIn social network. The US tech giant yesterday said profits rose 3.6 percent in the second fiscal quarter to USD 5.2 billion, while revenues edged up one percent to USD 24 billion. The US tech giant, which is shifting away from dependence on software to a broader array of services, said the LinkedIn acquisition boosted its revenue in the last three months of the year but dragged on profit.