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    领英(LinkedIn)第一位CTO Eric Ly (华裔)开始做区块链 编者按:本文来自微信公众号“硅谷密探”(ID:guigudiyixian)作者:绥蔚; 作为一名越南华裔难民的他,他是如何成为领英(LinkedIn)第一位CTO的? 他有何等魅力,让硅谷人脉最广的顶级投资人Reid Hoffman劝说他共同创办领英? 硅谷连续创业23载,他创办的多家公司被收购。早已财富自由的他,为何年近六旬开始创办区块链技术应用公司? 面对众多风险投资公司抛来的橄榄枝,创业经验丰富的他为何没有像其他创业者一样转行风投界? 他,就是Eric Ly(埃里克•李)。 你可能从未听说过他的名字,但你一定要听听他的故事。 创建领英,他如何“五分钟不到就把自己给卖了” 2002年12月的一天傍晚,在硅谷山景城里的一间民宅内,青年Reid Hoffman正手舞足蹈地给他的朋友们讲述自己的一个创业想法。 原来,两个月前 Hoffman 参与创立的电子支付公司PayPal (支付宝的祖师爷)刚刚以15亿美金的价格被eBay收购。本来准备修整一下写本书的他突然改变主意,想再次创业,成立一个职业领域的社交网站。 要知道,当时正处于互联网泡沫破碎后整个行业的休整期。过去10年中,当几千家互联网公司在硅谷如雨后春笋般涌现时,同时涌现的还有四处跳槽的工程师们。有些工程师甚至直接辞职,自己创立公司。 这种频繁的跳槽导致了一个问题:同事们之间常常一换工作就会失去联系。有时,连公司都不知道自己的员工后来去了哪里工作。 Hoffman相信,要解决这个问题,必须搭建一个平台让人们了解自己身边的同事的职业变换信息。   当时,虽然多家社交网络服务(SNS)公司已经出现,但还没有一个职场专用的社交网络。 为什么不搭建一个职业社交平台?让职场上的人可以随时保持联系? 当天晚上,领英,作为一个还不成熟的项目,就诞生在了Hoffman的家中。 在初始项目团队中,有一位高高瘦瘦的华裔青年。他,就是Eric Ly。 Eric出生于越南。六岁时,他跟随父母以难民身份来到美国。天资聪颖又格外勤奋的他从斯坦福大学毕业后,前往在麻省理工学院著名的MIT Media Lab专攻人工智能与人机语音交互方向的研究,之后又继续回到Stanford攻读博士。 其实,早在加入领英之前,Eric已经创办过两家公司。其中一家网络公司仅仅用了4年时间年利润就达到1000万美金,并在1999年以4000万美金的价格被成功收购。 20年前的四千万,按当时硅谷的平均房价可以买80套房子! 为何Eric会成为Reid Hoffman再次创业时第一个想到的创业伙伴呢? 这又是一段“当年情”种下的因果。在大学期间,同为斯坦福大学Symbolic System(符号系统)专业的Eric与Hoffman就是一对好友。在学习之余,两人还十分喜欢讨论人工智能作为未来科技趋势,并且讨论还常常会升华到高深的哲学领域。 “Deep intellectual level”(深度神交),这是Eric对两人关系的概括。 即使是在二人毕业后,远在英国牛津的Hoffman 和在麻省理工的Eric也没有中断联系,经常互相发邮件询问近况。 回到硅谷分别创业的两人,小聚不断。虽然交杯换盏之际也会半开玩笑地提到以后两人要合伙创业,但是Eric并没有当真。 但是,慧眼识人的Hoffman相信Eric无论人品还是学术、创业背景,都是自己创业伙伴的最佳人选。 于是,Hoffman一封邮件把Eric请到自己家中,又凭借自己的三寸不烂之舌拉他入伙,两人的“基友情”迅速就转变成为了“战友情”。 “Hoffman讲完不到五分钟,我就把自己‘卖’给他了”,Eric笑着回忆。 LinkedIn初创团队,左二就是Eric Ly 就这样,Eric成为了领英的创始CTO,和其他四位创始人开始缔造一个后来市值高达260亿美金的社交网络帝国。 领英创办初期,作为CTO的他“撸起袖子写代码” 右二为Eric(图片来自Eric) 在创办领英的第一年,因为经费紧张,公司规模又小,Eric带领的整个技术团队只有3个工程师。Eric虽然顶着CTO的头衔,但做的都是码农的工作。 “因为工程师太少了,我只能撸起袖子自己写代码。” Eric回忆起公司起步时的情景,仍然历历在目。 从最早的信息发送系统, 到搜索引擎,再到客户档案资料平台,全是他与另外3名工程师一行代码一行代码写出来的。 就这样辛辛苦苦做了6个月,Eric完成了软件的开发,整个团队完成了网站的搭建,领英作为一款职业网络社交产品终于在2003年上线了! 一年后,随着公司规模的逐渐扩大,更多工程师加入了Eric的技术团队,Eric决定创建领英的第一支移动手机应用团队(mobile team)。 在当时,这个想法极为大胆。要知道,在03、04年的时候,手机上网并不常见,智能手机还没有普及。Eric 的想法有多超前?在领英开始研发手机应用的4年后,苹果公司才推出iPhone手机! 但是,Eric通过研究数据发现,手机用户在逐年呈井喷式增长。他敏感地意识到,在不久的将来,手机一定会赶上、甚至取代电脑,成为社交的重要工具。 提前一步布局,Eric带领团队成员经过了大量的摸索、失败、返工后,领英移动手机应用最终上线。这为之后公司在手机移动端的业务的开展打下了坚实的基础。 要用数据说话,更要坚守“初心” “用数据说话”,这是领英创立第一天Eric与整个团队所坚守的座右铭。 如果不是Eric透露,小探根本想不到硅谷第一家成立“数据科学”(Data Science)团队的公司竟然是领英!甚至连“数据科学家”(Data Scientist)这个现在很常见的名称,都是由领英提出的。 虽然现在企业们对于数据的搜集与分析非常重视,但在当时,以庞大的数据库中的数据作为制定商业策略的依据,领英算是先锋了。 Eric带领的数据科学团队当年有多牛? “今天美国白宫的首席数据科学家(Chief Data Scientist) DJ Patil, 当年就是我把他招入领英的。” 虽然技术团队给力,数据分析超前,但是,领英的发展并非一帆风顺。Eric也曾为公司的发展方向而迷惘。 在领英成立时,社交网络平台已经开始逐渐流行。对手们资金实力更加雄厚,消费者注册量更高,媒体报道更频繁。领英的发展举步维艰。 在公司成立的第一年,领英的会员增长率十分缓慢,甚至有的时候一天只有20几个新会员加入。 2004年,Facebook突然异军突起。由于深受青少年追捧,Facebook很快占领了市场的半壁江山。此时的领英到底该何去何从? “大家当时有很多想法:要不要走Facebook相同的道路?把职业社交转换为更吸引年轻人的社交平台?要不要把网站转换成公司软件直接卖给其他公司?赢得短期利益?大家当时有很多争论。但是最后,我们还是坚持了最初的职业社交平台的战略。” Eric对于当年领英所面临的挑战,记忆犹新。 事实证明,他们的坚守是正确的。 2004年,领英用户数达到50万人。 2006年,用户数达到500万人,领英上市。 2016年,微软以26亿美金的价格收购领英。 截止目前为止,全球共有5亿用户使用领英。 前排左5为Eric Ly 小探跟Eric聊到此处,真想代表吃瓜群众说一声:感谢创始者们的坚持,让大家如今找工作省了不少力! 连续创业23载,让科技为社交铺路 创办LinkedIn,其实,只是Eric创业生涯短暂的一瞬。从1995年开始,Eric就已经开始探索如何用科技帮助人们更好地沟通、交流。 1995年,Eric创建了Netmosphere , 一个电子商务交流平台。在这个2B平台上,客户们可以和商家自由沟通,从而选择更适合自己企业的服务项目。 从1995年到1999年,短短四年时间,Eric带领着Netmosphere团队把利润从0做到了年利润1000万美金。1999年10月,互联网公司Critical Path以4千万美金收购了Netmosphere。 仅仅四个月后,Eric又建立了另一家人机交互平台公司Tresidder Networks,通过在移动手机上搭建立一个服务器平台,为客户提供个性化的内容和无线服务。 2002年,Eric创立领英,建立了职业社交网络平台。 然而,2006年,就在LinkedIn正发展迅猛,准备上市的前夕,Eric突然决定离开。这是为什么? “领英产品可以让人与人沟通,但是能不能通过管理人日常的活动也达到沟通的目的呢?我想试试。” 离开自己一手创办的领英的第二天,Eric就着手开发利用人机交互技术帮助人们搜索并管理周边活动的应用软件Presdo Match。这管产品也被业界称为“活动管理软件中的‘领英’。” 如今,不忘初心的Eric,在2017年,面对刚刚发展起来的区块链技术,希望能做些什么去更好的帮助人们交往,就像他以前所创立的所有社交平台那样。 “接触到区块链技术后,我感到非常兴奋。由于白天还要管理自己的公司,我就用夜晚和周末的时间去做大量的研究。” 2017年,Eric创办了区块链技术公司Hub。 作为社交网络平台创业的“老兵”,Eric从以往的经验中发现,对于陌生人的交往,尤其是涉及到雇佣双方的利益交往时,一个中心化的机制可能会出现人为的错误。而信用指数被一个中心机构所掌握,存在一定隐私泄露风险。 而如果以去中心化的区块链为基础,在其上建立Human Trust Protocol (信任协议),将信任与信誉以具体的雇用行为(actions),“信任股份”(Trust Stake), 和结果输出(outcomes)来展示,那么陌生人之间的交易就会变得更加可靠,交易双方的隐私也不会被轻易泄露。 比如,当你打算雇佣一个陌生人作为你的英文家教,你们双方首先都要在公链上给出“信任股份”,也就是代币。当教授课程完毕后,如果你对你的家教很满意,那么你的“信任股份”将会打入他/她的账户;如果不满意,则是家教的“信任股份”打入你的账户。而结果会被记录在双方的信誉档案中。 简言之,就是在公链上建立智能合约(smart contract ),让每一笔交易都被记录,并成为下一笔交易的信任凭证。 虽然公司仍在起步阶段,但目前已有信息平台,物联网,人工智能,无人驾驶等多个社群加入到Hub中。 谈及区块链技术,曾经亲历互联网泡沫时代的Eric,承认当下追捧区块链的情形和当年追捧互联网有很多相似点。但是,并不能因此就否定区块链技术的应用价值。未来的区块链技术的应用,一定会像如今互联网技术应用的这样普遍。 在采访的最后,小探有个小小的疑惑。虽然Eric有过过短暂的兼职风险投资人的经历,也时常收到风投公司抛出橄榄枝希望他去做合伙人,但是为何Eric没有像其他创业者那样转行风投?而还要在创业这条24/7的道路上继续走下去? “哈哈,其实我老婆也很纳闷为啥我一直要每天起早贪黑创业?低三下四问投资人要钱?她甚至有时候还开玩笑地说,要是我早点转行做风险投资,我们现在地球都旅游好几圈了。” 说到创业,Eric觉得很对不起自己的妻子。 “但是她还是非常支持我的。因为她知道我对钱看得没那么重,而创业才是我快乐的源泉。” 1979年,当10岁的Eric跟着姨夫在三藩市的一家公司里第一次看到电脑时,他一定不会知道,多年后,他,一位曾经的难民,却用电脑科技缔造了一个社交帝国,并在科技的最前沿连续创业23载。而精彩的故事,还再继续。
    linkedin
    2018年02月12日
  • linkedin
    「职业链 CTEChain」获数千万人民币融资,想建一个区块链版 LinkedIn 人力资源信用区块链项目「职业链 CTEChain」获得由极豆资本、香港尚亚交易所、创大资本联合投资的数千万元人民币。本轮融资资金将主要用于建立和强化职场人的职场价值标准化体系,建立诚信化、价值化、技能具象化的开放性职业信息链。职业链 CTEChain,全称职业信用价值链,是基于区块链去中心化协议所建立的项目,定位于区块链行业的“领英 LinkedIn”。CTEChain 项目在二级市场将以代币 CTE 的形式存在,具有流动性、去中心化、透明化等特性,借用区块链分布式、可信任、不可篡改、智能合约来记录所有职业相关的数据。 CTEChain 有三大应用场景: 职业信用生态平台会通过招聘方的人力流失率以及信用、未来发展规划等发面的数据分析资料,为求职者寻找最适合自身的工作; 有现金借贷需求的用户可通过职业信用生态链完成能力评估,包括个人信用、技能、职业操守等,从而使金融机构更好地分析到用户未来的还款能力。用户则有希望获得更高的借贷额度及低廉的利息; 用户通过职业链获取各类职场人在理财产品上投资的数据,从而分析出各理财产品安全系数以及年利率高低,有效保障自身的财产并提高收益。 CTEChain 将与职场平台合作,分析求职者、招聘方的数据。预计随着合作伙伴的增加,会有更多的应用场景落地,包括并不仅限于:人力资源、培训学院、创新金融、媒体、心理学等。未来的主要市场在海外。 职业链用户需要支付 CTE 代币来获取职业信用信息。CTEChain 告诉36氪,CTE 将不会进行 ICO,而是进入各海外交易所进行交易。CTE 有望在交易中不断升值,在更多的实地场景中展示价值。 职业链创始人张议云是名 95 后创业者,也是口袋兼职 CEO 和极豆资本创始合伙人。口袋兼职、极豆资本计划将其各项核心业务接入到 CTEChain 平台生态体系中。 来源:36氪,作者:雨柔。
    linkedin
    2018年01月05日
  • linkedin
    LinkedIn 发布2017美国新兴工作岗位报告 在美国,现在的就业市场充满了新的机会,新的工作机会对于求职者来说也意味着有了潜在可能性。 在未来的十年内,美国劳动统计局预测会创造出11.5百万个工作机会,甚至未来65%的孩子将从事着现在还不存在的工作岗位。 为了找出什么是更有前途的岗位和更能带来成功的技能,我们分析了LinkedIn过去5年间的数据,来寻找哪些岗位和技能处于上升趋势,并对这些趋势在未来的工作市场中代表了什么进行了分析。 从中我们发现了: 技术为王 软技能的必要性 高流动性的岗位处于上升趋势 有才能的人在顶尖岗位中供不应求 面向未来的技能非常重要 在过去的5年内,技术岗位的激增并没有使我们感到惊讶。十一月的劳动报告中指出,在硬件行业,招聘率增长了近10%,同时从去年10月起到现在,软件行业,招聘率增长了近15%。 以下为2017美国TOP 20新兴岗位排行榜: 更多详细信息欢迎点击链接查看原文: https://economicgraph.linkedin.com/research/LinkedIns-2017-US-Emerging-Jobs-Report     The explosion of tech roles over the past five years comes as no surprise given the impact of technology in every sector. Our November Workforce Report noted that hiring is up nearly 10% in the hardware industry, and nearly 15% in the software industry from October 2016. Specifically, the growth and widespread application of more sophisticated technology - like artificial intelligence - we are seeing more specialized machine learning and data-specific roles top the list of emerging jobs. These jobs are also widely available outside the technology industry. The number of customer experience roles that made the list indicates that the “age of the customer” was more than jargon. These jobs are among some of the non-automatable jobs on the market today, and the skills associated with them aren’t necessarily taught in university, as they rely heavily on soft skills. There can’t be emerging jobs without some jobs being replaced. When looking at the roles that are starting to lose steam in today’s professional landscape, two trend stands out: Comprehensive sets of skills that cover multiple disciplines are seemingly in higher demand. Many of the roles on this list cover multiple disciplines and are applicable to multiple industries. Certain specialist roles are on the decline. From specialized developer roles, to legal specialists, and even specialized logistics roles, we are seeing these roles be replaced in favor of more comprehensive skill sets and job titles. For example, Flash-related roles are on the decline as the technology loses steam in favor of more big data and machine learning roles. Software engineers are feeding into nearly all of these emerging jobs. We looked back at the career paths of professionals who hold these top 5 roles to get a sense for where they were in their careers 5 years ago, and what we found is encouraging for professionals no matter their career journey or the types of skills they have. In analyzing the career path of professionals who hold one of the top 5 emerging jobs, there was a common thread throughout: software engineers are feeding into all of the technology-related professions. Sales Development Representatives, while growing rapidly, is still an entry-level role and a great option for those looking to break into any industry. In fact, this is one of the most popular roles for recent graduates. Machine Learning Engineer 1. Software Engineer 2. Research Assistant 3. Teaching Assistant 4. Data Scientist 5. System Engineer Data Scientist 1. Research Assistant 2. Teaching Assistant 3. Software Engineer 4. Data Scientist 5. Business Analyst Sales Development Representative 1. Server 2. Sales Associate 3. Account Manager 4. Administrative Assistant 5. Customer Service Representative Customer Success Manager 1. Account Manager 2. Project Manager 3. Customer Service Representative 4. Program Manager 5. Sales Manager Big Data Developer 1. Software Engineer 2. Hadoop Developer 3. System Engineer 4. Java Engineer 5. ETL Developer Among these emerging jobs, some of them offer more mobility for those looking to explore new cities or industries, while others are more limited.Let’s take a look at the jobs that are widely available in cities across the country, but have fewer opportunities to pivot to a different industry… These Are the Jobs Available in Many Cities, But Few Industries Roles in the real estate, fitness, or retail space tend to be more widely distributed across U.S. regions. However, while these roles offer more options for location mobility, there are fewer options to pivot industries. Licensed Realtor Brand Partner Independent Travel Agent Brand Activation Manager Barre Instructor These Are the Jobs That Offer Industry Mobility, But Are Concentrated in the U.S.’s 10 Largest Metros These are jobs that are highly concentrated in the top 10 largest urban areas in the United States, but span across several industries. Many of the emerging roles in tech are concentrated in urban areas, like San Francisco, New York and Los Angeles. When looking at industry mobility among these emerging roles, many of them skew heavily towards the software and IT skill set, but provide opportunities across nearly every industry. Head of Partnerships Head of Customer Experience Data Scientist iOS App Developer User Experience Researcher Most Common Skills Among Emerging Jobs According to a recent survey conducted by LinkedIn and Capgemini, nearly 30% of professionals believe their skills will be redundant in the next 1-2 years, if they aren’t already, with another 38% stating they believe their skills will be outdated within the next 4-5 years. This feeling is largely driven by lack of access to adequate training to stay abreast of new - largely digital - skills that are necessary to be successful in today’s fast-paced jobs landscape. We looked at the skills that were most strongly represented among the top 20 emerging jobs. While many of these roles require specialized experience or an advanced degree, one thing remains constant: soft skills are important across the board. You’ll also notice these skills encompass a range of professions from marketing, to engineering, to sales, and it’s likely many possess at least one. Management Sales Communication Marketing Start-Ups Python Software Development Analytics Cloud Computing Retail We also took a look at the skills that were growing the fastest across these professions, and the same trend emerged: soft skills are represented across the board, as well as basic computer literacy. We noticed skills like social media, Microsoft Office, and digital marketing skills were on the rise across a number of these emerging jobs. Most Important Soft Skills (According to Hiring Managers) For those not interested in roles associated with the above skills - never fear, soft skills are an incredibly important part of being a fit for any role and more than 60% of hiring managers told us they had a hard time screening for them. We surveyed more than 1,200 hiring managers to find out what they’re looking for in a candidate when it comes to soft skills: Adaptability Culture Fit Collaboration Leadership Growth Potential Prioritization Learn more about how to prepare to talk about these skills in an interview, in this blog post. These Are the Top Skills for the Top 5 Emerging Jobs When looking more granularly at the skills most common among professionals in the top 5 emerging jobs, we’re able to get a clearer picture of the skills needed to be successful in these roles. Whether it’s understanding the ins and outs of enterprise software to help customers, or specialized engineering and programming skills - it’s clear that technology has become a part of nearly every role. The rise of customer success managers can likely be attributed to the explosion of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offerings, a theory that holds true when looking at the skills these professionals possess. Two of the top five skills for this role are related to enterprise and SaaS software know-how. If professionals don’t have the hard tech skills needed, or aren’t interested in pursuing a career in engineering or development, but want to work in the technology industry, pivoting to a more customer-centric role is a great way to get a foot in the door. Machine Learning Engineer             1. Machine Learning 2. Research 3. Algorithms 4. Software 5. Deep Learning Data Scientist             1. Data Science 2. Machine Learning 3. Analytics 4. Data Mining 5. Python         Sales Development Representative             1. Sales 2. Sales Management 3. Business Development 4. Account Planning 5. Start-Ups        Customer Success Manager             1. Management 2. Software as a Service 3. Enterprise Software 4. Sales 5. Customer Success Management        Big Data Developer             1. Big Data 2. Hadoop 3. Java 4. [Apache] Hive 5. Start-Ups Skills Trending On the Decline When analyzing the skills that are on the decline among these roles, a couple trends stood out. The increasing focus on digital skills and digital experiences, meaning skills like “shopper marketing” - that are traditionally focused on understanding shopping habits in physical stores - are on the decline. Additionally, as noted above, legacy technology skills associated with older technology systems like Java are also decreasing across the more technology-focused roles. Extremely saturated and general skills like “strategy” and “marketing” are being replaced by more specific skills associated with these professions, for example “integrated marketing.” Beyond emerging roles, we’re seeing a surge of freelance professionals in the United States, and they’re often choosing to pursue freelance work as a side hustle to a full-time job. So much so that in a recent survey of freelance professionals, a quarter of them told us their freelance work is in an entirely different professional field than their full-time career. In fact, the skills associated with one of our emerging jobs, Barre Instructor, indicates this is a freelance job on the side that U.S. professionals are embracing.However, this is often more than just a side hustle; in the same survey, nearly 20% of freelancers indicated they will make six figures or more this year with freelance work alone. What’s more, freelancers are driving more workforce growth than traditional 9-to-5ers. Where The Growth Is Happening Growth in the freelance sector is booming, especially for legacy industries including retail and healthcare, and oil and energy. Industry Sector Freelance 5-Year Growth Non-Freelance 5-Year Growth Healthcare 47% 20% Retail & Consumer Products 42% 5% Staffing 41% 30% Oil & Energy 39% 9% Professional Services 34% 15% The states where freelancers are seeing the most growth also might surprise you. The freelance population is growing quickly in the South and Midwest, but for now remains heavily concentrated on the coasts in New York, California, and Oregon. State Freelance 5-Year Growth Non-Freelance 5-Year Growth North Dakota 45% 24% Louisiana 44% 17% Mississippi 44% 16% District to Columbia 41% 17% West Virginia 40% 16% What This All Means It may come as no surprise that technology-centric roles stole the show among emerging jobs in the United States, but the prevalence of machine learning and data science roles and skills indicate a shift in the types of technology we can expect to be using in the near future, as well as what professionals should be preparing themselves for. Having an academic background and a comprehensive suite of skills were also strong trends, especially among professionals who are now machine learning engineers and data scientists. Both of these roles are also often held by professionals with 10 years or more of professional experience, so for those just starting out and having trouble landing one of these titles, don’t be discouraged! It’s always a good reminder that soft skills will always be important, no matter the profession. The ability to collaborate, be a leader, and learn from colleagues will stand out in interviews, and even more once starting a job. Methodology: The results of this analysis represent the world seen through the lens of LinkedIn data. As such, it is influenced by how members choose to use the site, which can vary based on professional, social, and regional culture, as well as overall site availability and accessibility. These variances were not accounted for in the analysis. We looked at all members who list dated work experience on their profile and grouped the millions of unique, user-inputted job titles based on common job roles (which have many permutations). For example, the “machine learning engineer” job title includes user inputted titles such as “machine learning software engineer” and “machine learning engineer II.” We then counted the frequencies of job titles that were held in 2012 and compared the results to job titles that were held in 2017. “Emerging jobs” refers to the job titles that saw the largest growth in frequency over that 5 year period. To determine common career paths, we looked at members who list a current position with one of the “emerging" job titles and counted the frequencies of job titles these members held in 2012. The availability of jobs by region and by industry are based on the company and location information of members who currently hold these job titles. 原文地址:https://economicgraph.linkedin.com/research/LinkedIns-2017-US-Emerging-Jobs-Report  
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    2017年12月12日
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    LinkedIn创始人告诉你:什么是互联网时代的新雇佣关系? 伟大的企业像高速列车一样不断前行,少数人从起点上车,但大多会在中途离开;有些人中途上车,经过几站后也会再换一辆车前行。能从起点行驶到终点的,寥寥无几。 被彭博商业周刊称为「硅谷人脉王」的LinkedIn创始人里德·霍夫曼最新出版的书谈论的主题就是「人脉」,里德除了与埃隆·马斯克和彼得·泰尔共同创建Paypal以及同样是硅谷最为有眼光的投资人以外,他其实是是最早的社交网站Socialnet的创建者。Socialnet的创立时间是1997年,比LinkedIn、Facebook的诞生早了六七年,里德在社交与人脉上的经验已将近20年。 《联盟》是一本谈论当今这个时代雇主与雇员的关系的书。当今时代的雇主和雇员是什么关系?即使再天真的雇员,也不会幻想自己会在一个公司工作一辈子;再优秀的企业,也无法避免最优秀的员工流失。雇主和雇员的关系更多的是,为了一部分共同的使命与目标,互相在对方身上投资。这种投资的边界既不像终身雇佣制一样,在员工正式上岗前先培训上两年;但也不像简单的商业交易,我付一份钱,你做一份工。 员工加入一家公司除了挣钱以外,考虑更多的是职业兴趣与职业发展是否能得到满足: 这家公司能不能给我提供一份我擅长且喜欢的工作? 这家公司是否能给我提供更多发展的机会和对我有益的资源? 这个公司是否有足够的成长空间,我能否升职? 对于雇主而言,它更希望了解的是: 员工是否能满足工作要求,百分之百甚至超出预期完成工作,以帮助公司更快成长? 如果将双方需求的交集提炼出来,就是二者达成共识,形成长久联盟的基础。而开诚布公承认这个现状是改善雇佣双方关系的开始。领英最资深的一位高管迈克·加姆森(Mike Gamson)对此非常坦承:「我知道我的员工可能在某个时间离开公司」,所以,在新员工加入他的团队的时候,他会对他们说,「我的工作将如何为他们改造改变职业轨迹的机会,他们的责任是利用在这里的工作经验抓住各种机会,为自身创造长期价值。在某种情况下,这种价值将在他们离职后的职业生涯中体现得最为明显。」 在员工进入公司的第一天就承认员工将来有一天会离职,能在最短时间内与员工建立信任,从而建立良好关系,反而能更好留住优秀人才。在建立信任的基础之后,双方开始为自己的工作联盟设定一个「任期」,就好像一届美国总统是四年,总统候选人会告诉选民们,「我将在我的这一届任期里,达到什么样的目标,请你们支持我」一样,雇主和员工也应该建立类似的关系:我们之间建立一个任期为2-5年的联盟关系,在这一个时间段内,雇主将为雇员提供何种的平台与资源,帮助雇员实现自己在这个任期内的职业目标;而雇员则承诺,在这个任期内,为公司完成哪些项目,创造何种价值。当任期完成之后,雇佣双方也可以继续探讨续任的可能。 当然,里德在书里做了更为细致的操作操作建议。比如他将员工在公司里的角色分为了三种类型:轮转期、转变期与基础期,分别适用于职场新人、职场中层及职场高层,在职场中每一个阶段,员工利益与公司利益的交集程度不一,双方的目标预期也不尽相同。这三个时期分别为: 轮转期 轮转期是一种有期限的标准化培训,通常针对入门级员工。比如,投资银行和管理咨询公司通常设有2-4年的分析师培训项目,目的是帮助新员工从校园过渡到职场,或者从之前的工作环境过渡到新的工作环境。硅谷的许多公司也采用类似的模式。比如Google的人力运营部雇佣的新毕业大学生将进入为期27个月的标准化轮转期,他们可以在一共3轮、每轮9个月的轮转期中尝试3种不同职位;Facebook则采用类似的模式培训新产品经理,他们要在18个月内加入3个不同的产品小组,轮换3次职位。 转变期 与轮转期相对标准化所不同的是,转变期更加个性化,它是经理和员工一对一协商沟通后的结果。转变期一般为2-5年,这大概相当于一款软件或互联网产品的开发周期。这一段时间内,员工可以完成一个重大项目,或者多个小项目。施密特说,他也喜欢将任期定为2-5年,两年学习,两年完成工作,一年安排过渡和交接。 基础期 第三个时期,基本上是职业生涯的最后一个时期,也是职业生涯达到顶峰时候的时期:可能是创业成功,以CEO的身份长期经营自己的公司,或者是公司高管,比如苹果、亚马逊和Google等公司里直接向CEO汇报的高管很多都已经为该公司效力时间超过10年。 从职场新人到职场顶峰,个人目标与公司的目标是一个逐渐聚焦的过程。新人在初入职场时无论业余兴趣还是职场选择更加发散,需要经历多个公司和岗位,才能找到适合自己的工作,这个时候个人目标与公司目标的契合度低;到了转变期,职场人在职业兴趣、个人擅长与公司需要之间找到了比较好的平衡,更加聚焦,与公司的目标更加契合;到基础期阶段,基本已经将工作当成毕生事业,个人目标与公司目标高度契合。这时候的员工与公司的沟通成本非常低,并且是最需要互相成就的阶段。 如何从终身雇佣转变为终身关系? 《联盟》一书一共谈了两个大的问题。第一个问题即前面所说的,互联网时代已经不像工业时代,员工与雇主的关系不再是终身雇佣制,更多像是一种任期制,双方约定一个2-5年的任期,员工在这一个任期里面为雇主完成一个大项目或者数个小项目,在为公司创造价值的同时,也实现自己的个人价值。任期可以是一届,也可以是多届,视乎双方合作情况与约定而定。 《联盟》的后半部分,里德·霍夫曼花了相当大的篇幅谈员工人脉网的作用,既包括现任员工,也包括离职员工。 在里德看来,员工人脉对公司有极大的价值。这些价值体现在两个方面: 人脉可以帮助公司收集信息,这些信息是互联网上所没有的,媒体会很感兴趣但是却没有报道的信息。这样说起来有一点微妙和暧昧,和其它公司员工交流的时候,大家在饭桌上总是会有意无意透露一些「秘密」——介于不可公开透露和完全保密之间的消息——比如,正在开发的新产品的部分细节,即将启动的新项目,或者正在进行的投融资交易,等等等等。这些信息无疑会为自己公司带来非常大的价值。 人脉可以为公司带来新的机会、意外发现,某种程度上它也是创新的驱动力。创新往往产生于不同学科和文化领域的交界处,与前面鼓励同行交流不同的是,当员工利用他们的职业人脉或个人人脉与不同领域的人交流时,他们会听取不同背景、不同经历和不同专业领域的朋友的意见,从而可能产生创新。 因为人脉之间流通的信息价值极大,里德在《联盟》里也给提出了明确的给雇主的建议:设立人脉基金,即使不与业务直接相关,也会报销员工与其人脉关系的社交餐费——注意,这里指的是非业务直接相关的报销,因为与业务相关的餐费,大多数公司都会给员工报销的。 报销了员工的餐费,员工不将饭桌上获得的信息带回公司怎么办?所以雇主还应建立鼓励员工将信息带回公司,做内部信息共享的机制。比如,风险投资机构Greylock(里德担任合伙人)每周一都会给所有所有合伙人发一份材料,里面列出了每位合伙人本周计划会见的外部人士。合伙人之间看到感兴趣的人,可以交换笔记,也可以交流对某个人的看法,或者提出自己想交流的话题,使得有价值的信息在公司内共享。另一家硅谷著名的风险投资机构安德森·霍洛维茨(Andreessen Horowitz)在这方面走得更远:每次合伙人会议开始时,都会提供100美元作为奖金,谁提供了最佳的小道消息,谁就可以拿到100美元。 想最有效建立优质人脉,并不是出去约牛人——牛人都很忙的,而且很多人都会想去约见牛人。——而是让自己变成牛人。从雇主的角度可以做些什么?鼓励并支持自己的员工成为行业有影响力的专家。比如,当员工获得行业会议公开演讲的机会的时候,或者参加重要行业会议交流的时候,雇主可以为员工报销差旅;或者干脆帮助自己的员工去争取这些机会,员工在参加行业会议的时候,也帮助企业推广了自身的品牌。 前面这些都是帮助现任员工打造人脉网的行动。如果当员工结束与雇主的任期之后,是否意味着双方的关系已经终止?很多公司是这么做的。我有一位朋友所在的某知名互联网创业公司,就对主动离职员工抱有敌意,并将主动离职的员工视为「背叛」。这样的公司文化显然会给员工带来非常大的压力。主动离职被视为叛徒,强行离职,势必会让自己和前同事、前老板的关系变得尴尬;如果迫于公司文化继续留在公司,可能会错过更好的工作机会,或者无法立即去做自己更感兴趣的工作。 这样的雇主除了不足够坦诚、恐怕也是不足够聪明的。因为离职员工的价值,是很多公司还没有意识到、或者意识到了但还远远没有执行到位的地方。 某种程度上来说,离职员工甚至可以为雇主带来更多的价值。离职员工有更多的工作经历和阅历,视野和技能都有提升,更重要的是,离职员工的人脉网会更加强大。离职员工的这些特征,将为雇主带来极大的机制: 帮助雇主招聘人才。一方面,前员工离职后可能「二进宫」,「二进宫」的员工可以将外部人的视角与内部人掌握的公司流程和文化结合,并且在适应公司文化上面几乎没有问题;另一方面,前员工可以推荐优秀的人才。国内很多公司都会现任员工设立推荐奖,成功推荐一个人入职奖励iPhone或好几千现金,但是我不太理解的是,为什么不给前员工也提供类似的机会?前员工人脉更广,判断力相对也会更强。 与推荐人才相似,前员工可以推荐客户。前员工有可能把ta现在的雇主当作客户推荐给前雇主,或者将ta认识的生意伙伴推荐给前雇主,与前面推荐人才的逻辑是相似的。 前员工能帮助雇主做品牌传播。他们可能不一定能在广告或媒体上帮到雇主太多,但在社交媒体上,他们都是可以为雇主品牌进行传播的节点。在社交媒体影响越来越大、而且投入也越来越大的情况下,发挥前员工的传播价值,将为雇主带来丰厚的回报。 在互联网时代,终身雇佣时代一去不复返,但终身雇佣时代的消失不意味着终身关系消失。相反,如何维系雇佣双方之间的终身关系,并从中挖掘价值,变得比以往更加重要。 伟大的企业像高速列车一样不断前行,少数人从起点上车,但大多会在中途离开;有些人中途上车,经过几站后也会再换一辆车前行。能从起点行驶到终点的,寥寥无几。即使创始人,像乔布斯一样不也中途离开过么?互联网时代的人才关系,不如从建立联盟开始。 本文作者: 师北宸,前凤凰科技主编,《纽约时报》中文版专栏作家,正在筹办自己的课程制作工作室。在行评价最高的写作课行家,即将在开氪开设写作专栏。
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    2017年12月08日
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    Cornerstone OnDemand获得银湖资本及LinkedIn领英3亿美元战略投资 云端学习与人才管理系统提供商Cornerstone OnDemand (纳斯达克股票代码: CSOD)宣布将获得私人投资公司银湖资本(Silver Lake)及全球最大职业社交网站领英(LinkedIn)的三亿美元战略投资。Cornerstone计划将此次投资用于其增长计划及资本结构管理,其中包括偿还现有可转换债券及回购普通股。 连同此次融资消息,Cornerstone还发布了其战略规划,将下一步的业务重点聚焦在经常性收入增长,推动营业利润率和现金流的增长,以及利用Cornerstone在全球企业学习领域中的领导地位,扩大在线学习内容的市场份额。 “我们相信通过贯彻执行这一战略规划,以及银湖和领英方面的支持,能够将股东价值最大化。这一决定是在对战略选择进行综合分析后制定得出,并且独立董事委员会领导评估了公司各方利益。”Cornerstone OnDemand创始人及首席执行官亚当•米勒(Adam Miller)表示。“这项投资坚定了我们对未来的信心,肯定了我们业务所做的成绩,更重要的是,这是对我们未来发展机会的大力支持。希望执行此次战略能为股东带来巨大的价值。” Cornerstone董事会成员将从8名扩大到10名,并将任命银湖资本常务董事乔•奥斯诺斯(Joe Osnoss)担任董事会成员。另一名独立董事由银湖资本提名,经由Cornerstone董事会批准,将于晚些时候任命。 米勒补充说道:“乔在管理和指导领先的技术业务上拥有丰富的行业知识和业务专长。我们致力于提高股东价值,乔的见解和贡献会为公司创造价值。” “Cornerstone是一个世界级的云软件公司,是人力资本管理行业的先锋和坚定的市场领导者。我们期待与该公司合作,以执行其战略决策,并寻求下一阶段的增长。”奥斯诺斯说道。 银湖资本(Silver Lake)和领英(LinkedIn)将以3亿美元的总本金购买2021年7月到期的5.75%的可转换债券,价格为每股42.00美元。Cornerstone投资者希望以符合惯例的成交条件在本财年结束前完成债券的销售。有关投资的其他信息将包括在一份8-K 表格中,这些资料将提交给安全与交流委员会。 Cornerstone还在当天公布了其2017年第三季度财报,主要财务数据如下: 2017年第三季度营收为1.22亿美元,较2016年同比上涨13.0%。按上年相同汇率计算,同比上涨13.1%。 2017年第三季度非GAAP净收入为734.5万美元,非GAAP稀释后每股净收益为0.12美元,与之相比,2016年第三季度非GAAP净收入为690万美元,非GAAP净收益为每股0.11美元。 2017年第三季度的自由现金流为1,413万美元,产生11.6%的自由现金流量保证金,2016年第三季度的自由现金流为780万美元,自由现金流量保证金为7.3%。 关于Cornerstone Ondemand Cornerstone Ondemand (NASDAQ: CSOD) /希索软件是一家全球领先的基于云端的学习与人才管理系统提供商。自1999年成立至今,Cornerstone一直致力于为组织提供能够充分释放人才潜能的人力管理解决方案。从员工招聘、入职管理、培训与发展、员工协作平台,到员工的绩效管理、薪酬管理、人才继任计划、人事管理,直至组织人才相关的各类数据报告与分析,Cornerstone的产品组件可以伴随组织员工的整个职业生命周期。 Cornerstone总部位于美国加州的圣莫妮卡,目前在全球范围内拥有超过3,000家客户,涵盖的终端用户遍及全球192个国家,超过3,500万人,其中中国用户超过51万人,系统支持的语言多达43种。  
    linkedin
    2017年11月11日
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    Microsoft 微软 发布 Resume Assistant “简历助手” ,收购LikedIn后整合新举措 去年 Microsoft(微软)以 262 亿美元收购了全球最大职业社交网站 LinkedIn(领英),承诺将整合 LinkedIn 相关服务,为用户带来更有价值的体验。 今天,微软官方发布了 Resume Assistant" 简历助手 ",基于强大的人工智能技术,可帮助 Office 365 用户创建履历时获得 LinkedIn 专业帮助,能够智能识别用户履历中寻找工作岗位描述,为用户推荐在 LinkedIn 上寻找相似的公开范本,专业精准词语等,让制作简历更轻松专业。 使用 Resume Assistant" 履历助手 ",当用户 Word 中打开一份简历文档时,系统将自动提示 " 助手 " 打开屏幕右侧窗口,询问用户希望看到什么行业和职位。LinkedIn 上的相关描述就会跳出来,给用户带来灵感,但这些信息不会显示 LinkedIn 用户姓名。 用户也可以搜索 " 技能 ",之后会看到专业用户如何强调某些特定职位所需要的特定技能,或者哪些技能对特定工作是重要的。 另外," 简历助手 " 也会询问用户是否需要 " 专业帮助 ",并连接到专业简历库,一些简历作者已注册成为 LinkedIn ProFinder 的自由网络成员,就可以得到他们的服务报价。 简历助理它还会询问用户是否想让招聘人员知道你在通过 LinkedIn 的公开求职计划寻找工作机会。不过,虽然范本用户可以直接复制粘贴,但是无法直接从 Word 的侧边栏拖动到文本中,这点还有待完善。 作为 Office 内部人员计划的一部分,该服务目前只针对 Office 365 用户,但微软计划在下一年度推出更广泛的服务,具体细节未公布,但提到会更人性化、智能的帮助用户,获得更专业高效的体验。 微软收购LinkedIn 之后的融合一步一步开始了,想象下如果学生都在用的时候。国内WPS目前简历模板就很多,学生简历核心其实不在于格式了,而是在于规范和内容,这点LinkedIn就相当有优势了!
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    2017年11月11日
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    LinkedIn通过大数据选出美国最具人才吸引力的50个创业公司 LinkedIn Top Companies | Startups: The 50 industry disruptors you need to know now 作者:Daniel Rot   Editor in Chief, LinkedIn 所有估值和资金数据来自CB Insights。除非由公司直接提供,否则任职,员工增长和全球员工数据均来自LinkedIn Premium Insights。 全文是英文,我们简单列出前十名: 1、UBER 2、AIRBNB 3、WEWORK 4、LYFT( 跟UBER一样的打车软件) 5、Slack  (HR项目) 6、NIO 7、Rubrik 8、Dropbox 9、Houzz 10、Convoy ········ 16、Pinterest 19、Udacity 22、Opendoor 31、Coursera 46、Glint (HR项目) 详细的大家可以看这些项目和公司福利。   Some of the most fascinating businesses today are startups. Sensing a chance to transform (or take over) a market, founders are channeling their seemingly endless flow of venture funds into new ideas — and top talent. We wanted to see which startups were winning the talent game. Who are the 50 most in-demand upstarts in the U.S. today? The all-new LinkedIn “Top Companies | Startups” list is the answer. To surface the companies, we looked at the billions of actions of LinkedIn’s more than 500 million members to determine employee growth, job seeker interest via views and applications, member engagement with the company and its employees — and how well these startups pulled talent from our flagship LinkedIn Top Companies list. (You can learn more about our methodology here.) To be eligible for Top Companies | Startups, companies must be 10 years old or younger, have at least 100 employees, remain independent and privately held and have at least one round of venture-backed funding. LinkedIn worked with CB Insights to pull a global list of nearly 25,000 eligible venture-backed companies. Share the list and join the conversation using #LinkedInTopCompanies. Here are this year’s top 50 startups in the U.S. All valuation and funding data come from CB Insights. Tenure, employee growth and global headcount data are from LinkedIn Premium Insights unless provided directly by the company. Follow Driving forward: Uber has been in the public eye this year for all the wrong reasons: sexual harassment claims, regulatory issues, a new CEO and loads of boardroom drama. That hasn’t kept the ride-sharing giant from growing fast or attracting top talent. Of all the companies on our list, Uber has the most workers who have joined from other LinkedIn Top Companies; employees have left the likes of Google, JPMorgan and Facebook to work at the super-unicorn. Global headcount: 16,000 Global headquarters: San Francisco Catch a ride: Worldwide employees get free monthly Uber credits to use on personal rides or UberEATS, the company’s online meal ordering and delivery platform. Valuation: $68 billion Explore jobs at Uber Follow Yurt, treehouse, castle: Airbnb has had 200 million guest arrivals since the company launched. Taking on the $550 billion hotel industry is no small feat. To go head-to-head, the company has expanded its instant booking listings and even announced plans to open its first co-branded apartments (which residents will be able to share on Airbnb). Global headcount: 3,000 Global headquarters: San Francisco Royal lodgings: Employees receive an annual $2,000 (£1,516) stipend to stay in Airbnb locales around the world, including one of nearly 3,000 listed castles. Valuation: $29.25 billion Explore jobs at Airbnb Follow Creating communities: WeWork has nearly doubled its membership this year to over 150,000 users, expanded to some 170 locations (including its first India location) and purchased private coding academy Flatiron School in a recent acquisition. While the startup has been growing rapidly, a highly competitive office-leasing market recently raised doubts around the company’s rich valuation. Global headcount: 3,000 Global headquarters: New York City TGIM: New hires join WeWork every Monday for orientation at the company’s headquarters. The day includes a citywide scavenger hunt where employees get a glimpse of the company’s nearly 40 buildings across New York and ends with the weekly “Thank God it’s Monday” dinner for the entire staff. Valuation: $20 billion Explore jobs at WeWork Follow Driving across America: Lyft has been rapidly expanding across the U.S. It now covers 95 percent of the population across all 50 states, more than any other rideshare platform, and provides over 1 million rides every day. In mid-October, it raised $1 billion in a new funding round led by the venture arm of Alphabet, Google’s parent company. Global headcount: 2,000 Global headquarters: San Francisco Expanding accessibility: Lyft introduced new features to make the app more accessible to deaf or hard-of-hearing drivers, including visual notifications and a message telling passengers to contact the driver via text. Passengers can also get a quick tutorial on how to say “Hello” and “Thank You” in sign language. Valuation: $11 billion Explore jobs at Lyft Follow Revolutionizing productivity: Known as a dead-simple collaboration tool, Slack is going head-to-head with the likes of LinkedIn parent Microsoft and Atlassian to own workplace productivity. Its platform allows workers to message each other in real time, while connected apps add context or automate mundane tasks to help get the job done. Global headcount: 890 Global headquarters: San Francisco Corporate scale: Slack bills itself as the fastest-growing business application in history, serving some 9 million weekly active users and 43 companies from the Fortune 100 list. It’s been hiring rapidly to keep up with that scale: growing 32 percent over the past year.   Valuation: $5.1 billion Explore jobs at Slack Follow Speeding into the future: Shanghai-based NIO develops smart, electric and autonomous vehicles. The startup, which expanded to the U.S. two years ago, built the world’s fastest electric car, manned or unmanned, able to go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 2.7 seconds. CEO Padmasree Warrior, formerly of Cisco, says NIO cars will be available in the U.S. as soon as 2020. Global headcount: 3,000 Global headquarters: Shanghai (San Jose, Calif. in the U.S.) Welcome to the team: NIO has more than quadrupled its staff since June 2016. Amid such rapid growth, NIO shepherds its culture through bimonthly “team time,” where all employees welcome new hires and get to know each other outside of work through activities like trivia and scavenger hunts. Valuation: $2.89 billion Explore jobs at NIO Follow Cloud’s the limit: Rubrik helps companies organize their data in the cloud, ensuring instant access for recovery, analytics and application development. It counts corporate giant JLL, non-profit World Vision and the Tampa Bay Rays among its customers, but CEO Bipul Sinha has even bigger ambitions. “In the future, data will be like money,” he said in a May interview. “Rubrik can be like the Visa for enterprise.” Global headcount: 600 Global headquarters: Palo Alto, Calif. Big-name investors: The company counts NBA MVP Kevin Durant as one of its investors and board advisors alongside iconic firms like IVP and Lightspeed Ventures. It’s also notably transparent: all 600 employees can attend board meetings and see the company’s financials. Valuation: $1.3 billion Explore jobs at Rubrik Follow Refreshing storage: Dropbox has a new look these days. The online storage company went through its biggest-ever rebrand this year, repositioning itself as the tool to enable and inspire creativity in the workplace. The new branding also comes with a major milestone: Dropbox reached a $1 billion revenue run rate in February, the company told LinkedIn. Global headcount: 1,900 Global headquarters: San Francisco Giving back: Every Dropbox employee is given 32 hours of annual volunteer time off to participate in a cause about which they are passionate. The company will also match up to $1,000 for all donations made by Dropboxers to charitable organizations. Valuation: $9.38 billion Explore jobs at Dropbox Follow Bringing tech home: Houzz, the online platform for remodeling and decorating, is transforming the way people design and shop for their homes. Beyond sketching ideas or hiring the right contractor, users can experience their designs through Houzz’s augmented reality tool. The company says that shoppers who engage with the tool are 11 times more likely to purchase. Global headcount: 1,600 Global headquarters: Palo Alto, Calif. More than an office: On their first day, every new employee gets a pair of Houzz slippers to wear around the office so they can feel at home. It’s not much of a stretch: Houzz’s meeting rooms are inspired by household spaces around the world, including the British Tea Room, German Backyard and Italian Closet. Valuation: $3.84 billion Explore jobs at Houzz Follow Trucking on demand: Convoy believes the world moves on reliable trucks, and it is in the business of building innovative services to match shipments with reliable carriers. The company works with a network of independent trucking companies and uses technology to match the right truck to the right load, helping optimize supply chain performance. Global headcount: 170 Global headquarters: Seattle Staffing up: The company has been scaling rapidly since its founding in 2015. In the past six months, Convoy’s headcount has grown 37 percent — and it’s hiring for another 28 jobs currently, according to LinkedIn data. Its recent $62 million funding round, led by Y Combinator, will help rev up that growth. Total funding: $80 million Explore jobs at Convoy Follow Closing the skills gap: General Assembly is creating a new way to educate today’s workforce. The company, which started as a single co-working space in 2011, now has campuses in 20 cities. GA has served over 40,000 students through its full- and part-time programs, and it says it works with a third of the Fortune 100 to develop proprietary, sustainable talent pipelines in fields like data science and web development. Global headcount: 580 Global headquarters: New York City Moving up: While GA has some great perks (like 16 weeks of parental leave for a primary caregiver), the biggest benefit may be the upward mobility within the company. In the first half of 2017, GA had 136 promotions, the company told LinkedIn. That’s a quarter of all employees. Valuation: $452 million Explore jobs at General Assembly Follow Moving the money: Bought something online at Target recently? Or Under Armour? Then you’ve likely used Stripe’s products without even realizing it. The company builds the tools businesses need to instantly accept and manage online payments, helping buyers pay seamlessly and providing sellers real-time analytics. Global headcount: 810 Global headquarters: San Francisco Worldwide access: Stripe powers businesses in 25 countries and accepts 135 different currencies (plus Bitcoin). It enables Apple Pay across the internet and in iOS apps, and Stripe even helped launch a new cryptocurrency: Stellar. Valuation: $9.2 billion Explore jobs at Stripe Follow The birth of an empire: Before starting her direct-to-consumer skincare and makeup company, Glossier CEO Emily Weiss ran the popular blog Into the Gloss. The industry expertise and cult following she gained was a recipe for Glossier success. Her social media-savvy brand became such a hit after launching in 2014 that its products quickly sold out and garnered waitlists 10,000 people long. Global headcount: 130 Global headquarters: New York City Growth in all directions: At an annual employee growth rate of 257 percent, Glossier was the fastest-growing company on this list over the past 12 months, according to our data. The company also made strides to meet growing demand abroad with plans to ship to Canada, the UK and France. Total funding: $34.4 million Explore jobs at Glossier Follow Connecting the dots: Early in his career, Flexport CEO Ryan Petersen worked in logistics importing lawnmowers and jacuzzis from China. Now he’s on a mission to ensure any two businesses can trade regardless of distance or regulatory hurdles. His freight forwarding and customs brokerage company is growing at a rapid clip, with its base of clients up 315 percent over the past year, the company says. Global headcount: 500 Global headquarters: San Francisco Branch out: The company does a regular “lunch roulette” where you go out to lunch with coworkers you don’t see on a daily basis. Valuation: $910 million Explore jobs at Flexport Making the connection: Organizations often spend a fortune investing in telecommunications infrastructure from the likes of AT&T and Verizon. Aryaka Networks, a SD-WAN provider, is disrupting those telecom giants by providing a networking option that eliminates hardware and helps control costs with a pay-as-you-use model. The end result is seamless connectivity that’s optimized for cloud-based applications and global access. Global headcount: More than 300 Global headquarters: San Mateo, Calif. Loyal employees: The average employee tenure at Aryaka Networks is 2.7 years, the longest of all the companies on the list, according to LinkedIn data. Total funding: $120 million Explore jobs at Aryaka Networks The visual search engine: Seven years after the company’s debut, it’s still hard to nail down exactly what Pinterest is: it’s part social network, part scrapbook, part catalog of ideas. But, increasingly, it’s defining itself as a search company — one that hopes to offer marketers an alternative to ad behemoths like Google. The company is expected to generate $500 million in ad revenue this year, up from $300 million in 2016. Global headcount: 1,200 Global headquarters: San Francisco Just getting started: Pinterest believes most of its site “hasn’t been built yet,” so this year it launched Pinterest Labs, a collaboration with researchers, scientists, engineers and universities to take on the biggest problems in machine learning and artificial intelligence. Valuation: $12.3 billion Explore jobs at Pinterest Follow Working to save lives: Since launching a year ago, GRAIL has attracted a whopping $1 billion in funding from Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos and some of the biggest companies in healthcare. The company's goal is to detect cancer early, when it's possible to cure. To do that, it’s attracted world-class geneticists and biostatisticians, and launched one of the largest clinical research programs in genomic health, with studies enrolling more than 130,000 people. Global headcount: 250 Global headquarters: Menlo Park, Calif. Expert leader: CEO Bill Rastetter co-invented one of the world’s most valuable cancer therapies, and has won praise for his work in academia. He held multiple faculty positions at MIT and won the award for “Excellence in the Teaching of Chemistry” at Harvard. Total funding: $1 billion Explore jobs at GRAIL Follow Growth hackers: Duo Security, the first of five cybersecurity companies on the list, provides features like two-factor authentication and secure single sign-on to clients as diverse as Facebook, Toyota and Zillow. The 8-year-old company has been on a tear: In the last year, Duo quadrupled its user base, doubled its headcount and became cash-flow positive, it says. Global headcount: 500 Global headquarters: Ann Arbor, Mich. Local flavor: The Ann Arbor, Mich.-based company embraces its Midwestern roots by enforcing a “no jerks” policy and gives each employee a personal candy pack from Zingerman’s, the famous local deli, on the first day. Valuation: $1.17 billion Explore jobs at Duo Security The Silicon Valley university: On a mission to democratize education, Udacity offers courses designed by companies like Google and Salesforce that teach professionals the foundational skills needed to land jobs as web developers, mobile developers or data scientists — all at a fraction of the cost of normal universities. Global headcount: 500 Global headquarters: Mountain View, Calif. Driving diversity: If you thought you couldn’t get a degree in self-driving cars, think again. Udacity recently created a scholarship with Lyft for its new Intro to Self-Driving Cars program to help make the field more accessible. Valuation: $1 billion Explore jobs at Udacity The Yelp for enterprise software: With nearly 250,000 verified user reviews for software and services, G2 Crowd is making it simple to find the best business technology based on people’s real experience, acting as a Yelp for enterprise software. There’s one big difference from the consumer-focused review site: G2 Crowd doesn’t sell any ads. Instead, it uses its data to provide for-purchase research reports. Global headcount: 120 Global headquarters: Chicago Personalized welcome: If you land one of G2 Crowd’s 130 forecasted job openings over the next year, expect to see your personal Bitmoji hanging at the entrance to the office on your first day. Valuation: $300 million Explore jobs at G2 Crowd Modern mortgage making: Blend provides mortgage lenders the digital tools they need to make home loan applications faster, smarter and more secure. The company, which says its clients control about 25 percent of the $10 trillion mortgage lending industry, has helped process $57 billion in applications so far this year. Global headcount: 200 Global headquarters: San Francisco Humble beginnings: Blend CEO and founder Nima Ghamsari attributes his foray into entrepreneurship to his first job at McDonald’s. “The one thing it teaches everyone is that most jobs are not glamorous, and you have to do whatever it takes to get by,” he told LinkedIn. Valuation: $500 million Explore jobs at Blend Moving on: Opendoor wants to cure your real estate woes by making it possible to sell your home online quickly — no real estate listing necessary. The company, which also operates its own mortgage business, buys your home directly then resells it. Opendoor is active in Phoenix, Dallas-Fort Worth, Las Vegas and Atlanta with plans to expand to two new markets before year end, it says. Global headcount: 415 Global headquarters: San Francisco Undercover employee: All new hires act as Opendoor secret shoppers in order to experience the service first-hand, using the app to enter a home and explore as if they were potential buyers. Valuation: $1 billion Explore jobs at Opendoor Follow Military grade security: Fighting hackers is no easy task, but Boston-based Cybereason is equipped for the challenge. Many of its employees served in the Israel Defense Forces’ cybersecurity unit and now use similar tactics to protect its clients. The company’s endpoint detection platform finds attackers’ vulnerabilities after they’ve infiltrated an organization, letting companies know if they are under attack and how to quickly stop the threat. Global headcount: 325 Global headquarters: Boston Perk alert: Cybereason offers employees unlimited vacation, reimbursement for commuting expenses, free lunch and an employee referral bonus of up to $5,000. Valuation: $999 million Explore jobs at Cybereason Follow Protection on all fronts: Cylance is one of the world’s first companies to provide an antivirus platform built on machine learning and artificial intelligence. It uses its next-generation technology to proactively protect companies like Panasonic and Gap Inc., as well as the U.S. government and even consumer home devices, from malware attacks. Global headcount: 805 Global headquarters: Irvine, Calif. The motive: On a flight to Australia in 1989, Founder & CEO Stuart McClure faced a near-death experience when the flight incurred devastating damage en route that cost eight other passengers their lives. Since that day, McClure told LinkedIn, his life’s passion has been “to find and fix the problems introduced by technology to prevent bad stuff from happening to innocent people.” Valuation: $1 billion Explore jobs at Cylance Follow Making headlines: Cybersecurity company CrowdStrike was the first to point a finger at Russia after its investigation of the Democratic National Committee email hack prior to the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Since then, it’s capitalized on the surging interest in online security to raise new funding (another $100 million in May) and to sign on ever-more clients. CrowdStrike tells LinkedIn that more than 10 percent of the Fortune 1000 now leverage its tech and services. Global headcount: 760 Global headquarters: Sunnyvale, Calif. In-person intro: The company flies all new hires in from around the world to meet with execs and learn about company's strategic direction in person. Valuation: $1.01 billion Explore jobs at CrowdStrike Increasing efficiency: Chicago-based predictive analytics firm Uptake added more than 300 jobs this year. The company’s software analyzes sensor data to improve productivity and decrease failures across a host of industries, from aviation to energy. One example: wind farms. Uptake’s software can predict when parts on a turbine may soon need to be replaced, preventing costly outages. Global headcount: 800 Global headquarters: Chicago Your name here: Employees who submit patentable ideas for company review can be awarded up to $2,000 and named inventors if the patent is granted. Valuation: $2 billion Explore jobs at Uptake Cash, credit, or a loan: Third-party lender Affirm aims to offer shoppers an alternative at the register by providing quick and easy personal loans with fixed monthly payments. The company recently announced it’s available at checkout with more than 1,000 merchants, up from 100 a year ago, often for higher-priced merchandise like furniture and electronics. Global headcount: 280 Global headquarters: San Francisco Origin story: Despite just having sold PayPal to eBay for $1.5 billion in 2012, Max Levchin couldn’t get approved for a car loan. He was haunted by minor credit issues racked up in college. The experience proved to him that FICO scores weren’t useful for determining credit worthiness and helped birth the idea for Affirm, where he’s co-founder and CEO. Valuation: $781 million Explore jobs at Affirm New foundation: Construction projects rarely finish early or under budget. Katerra wants to streamline the process — by owning all of it. With its model, developers don’t parcel out work to contractors who in turn subcontract again, which inflates costs. Katerra oversees everything, from design to materials sourcing and assembly. Its Phoenix, Ariz., manufacturing facility can build a 24-unit apartment building every two weeks. Global headcount: 850 Global headquarters: Menlo Park, Calif. Who it’s hiring: The company writes that it looks for employees who can “think big, and lead from any seat.” Another core corporate value: frugality. As the company looks to trim costs from the construction process, one cultural principle is working “in the most cost-efficient manner possible.” Valuation: $1 billion Explore jobs at Katerra Ding-dong: Video doorbell company Ring turns your smartphone into a surveillance hub, sending you a live feed of your front door. The company, rejected by judges on “Shark Tank” in 2013, went on to generate an estimated $160 million in sales last year. It recently expanded into other user-friendly home security products like floodlight cameras. Global headcount: 1,500 Global headquarters: Santa Monica, Calif. Doing battle: In his quest to stay ahead of competitors, CEO Jamie Siminoff treats employees as “confidants in war,” the LA Times reported, “bestowing them with dog-tag-style security badges inscribed with name, start date and title.” Another corporate rarity: Ring’s dozens of team leaders have nearly full autonomy — no mandatory management meetings or even budgets — to encourage speed and innovation. Valuation: $431 million Explore jobs at Ring Rethinking real estate: Convene designs and operates corporate meeting spaces, and sees its business model as much more, calling it “workplace as a service.” The company amps up the cool factor of average office buildings by adding high-end touches more common in luxury hotels like microbrew coffee shops and farm-to-table meals. It brought in $40.7 million in revenue in 2016, up from $28.9 million the prior year. Global headcount: 320 Global headquarters: New York City Coffee talk: Within a month of starting at Convene, every new hire meets with one or both of the company’s co-founders to chat over coffee. They also receive a giant chocolate business card with their name on it. Total funding: $113.5 million Explore jobs at Convene Follow Open classroom: Online education giant Coursera offers a multitude of digital courses on topics from cryptocurrency to game theory. It has grown to over 28 million users globally and is adding nearly a half million new users every month, the company told LinkedIn. Coursera is committed to amping up the technical skills of underemployed people worldwide, often partnering directly with governments to close the skills gap. Global headcount: 300 Global headquarters: Mountain View, Calif. Hit the books: Employees enjoy free Coursera courses as well as time during working hours to meet with colleagues in study groups. Valuation: $800 million Explore jobs at Coursera Follow Customized: Online styling service Stitch Fix pairs customers with its more than 3,000 personal stylists to gauge wardrobe needs and dispatch regular boxes stuffed with clothes, shoes, and accessories. There is a strict separation between the company’s merchandising and data teams to ensure its recommendation algorithms get just the right products into customers’ hands. Global headcount: 5,800 Global headquarters: San Francisco On the market: The company recently filed for its much-anticipated IPO; it reported$977 million in revenue in its most recent fiscal year and lost $594,000, although it was profitable in previous years. Valuation: $314 million Explore jobs at Stitch Fix Follow Alibaba of the West: Wish, a mobile commerce app, connects shoppers directly with the suppliers of everything from down jackets to wireless chargers. This direct access to manufacturers, many of which are in China, means cheaper prices and a huge selection: the site has tens of millions of listed products. Global headcount: 310 Global headquarters: San Francisco Making money: The 7-year-old startup has raised over $1 billion in funding from the likes of Founders Fund and GGV Capital. That bet may pay off. Wish has an annual run rate in the “middle single billions” and is profitable, according to Joe Lonsdale, an investor in the company. Valuation: $3 billion Explore jobs at Wish Follow Wooing millennials: Online brokerage Robinhood lets members make trades without paying any fees, an appealing proposition for many first-time traders. "Free is pretty difficult,” says co-founder Baiju Bhatt, noting that most of the company’s employees are software engineers focused on building automation into the system to ensure customers can easily trade without human guidance or intervention. Global headcount: 100 Global headquarters: Palo Alto, Calif. On the rise: Robinhood doubled its base to 2 million users in the past year, and Bhatt estimates that 90 percent are under age 40. The company expects to double its headcount next year to keep up with the growth. Valuation: $1.3 billion Explore jobs at Robinhood Follow Threats thwarted: Cybersecurity company Darktrace uses AI and machine learning to defend enterprise networks. Rather than building perimeters to keep hackers out, it looks at what normal behavior is in a system and raises alarms when something deviates. The company was founded by mathematicians from the University of Cambridge. Global headcount: 600 Global headquarters: Cambridge, UK Unsolved problem: Darktrace has raised $180.5 million in total, including a new $75 million funding round earlier this year, putting its valuation near unicorn territory. Its more than 3,500 customers include even water-supply systems, eager for help. “The problem of cybersecurity is still unsolved,” CEO Nicole Eagan told Bloomberg TV. Valuation: $825 million Follow Get connected: Sprout Social is an enterprise social media management platform that helps companies with the often chaotic task of tending to their presence across multiple social networks. More than 19,000 brands currently use Sprout, and the company has been expanding both its workforce and its capabilities to meet demand. Sprout grew its headcount by 80 percent since September 2016 and added features like Instagram scheduling and a built-in image editor. Global headcount: 400 Global headquarters: Chicago Access to the top: All new employees meet with Sprout CEO Justyn Howard shortly after starting. They can ask questions and hear straight from the top boss about the company’s values and vision. Valuation: $500 million, according to the company. Explore jobs at Sprout Social Follow Powerhouse partnership: Hyperloop One recently announced an investment from and partnership with Virgin Group that gives Richard Branson a board seat and rebrands the startup: Meet Virgin Hyperloop One. The company, which remains independent, will be able to tap into Virgin’s expertise in operations, safety and passenger experience as it looks to commercialize its first hyperloop systems as early as 2021. Global headcount: 300 Global headquarters: Los Angeles Farther and faster: Virgin Hyperloop One’s autonomous system uses electric propulsion through a low-pressure tube, which could reach airplane-equivalent speeds once fully developed. In a second phase of testing in July, its XP-1 pod reached 190 mph and a maximum distance of 1,433 feet, going farther and faster than its initial runs in May. Valuation: $700 million Explore jobs at Virgin Hyperloop One Follow Data driven: Snowflake Computing is a pay-as-you-go data warehouse for the cloud. The 5-year-old company boasts clients like Adobe, Capital One and Sony Pictures and says its sales have increased 300 percent in the past year while its workforce roughly doubled. It raised $105 million earlier this year, bringing its total funding to $210 million, in part to open more sales offices worldwide. It tells LinkedIn it expects to add another 300 jobs next year, a move that would again double the size of the company. Global headcount: 280 Global headquarters: San Mateo, Calif. Warm welcome: In a personal touch at the weekly all-hands meeting, CEO Bob Muglia introduces each new employee, asking them to stand as their colleagues provide thunderous applause and cheers. Valuation: $500 million Explore jobs at Snowflake Computing Follow AI to the rescue: ThoughtSpot is an analytics platform that aims to take the pain out of using business intelligence tools. Its AI-powered software lets users ask questions in everyday language, similar to a Google search. Customers include Chevron, Capital One and OpenTable, with the company aiming for 20 million users by 2020. Global headcount: 220 Global headquarters: Palo Alto, Calif. In it together: Co-founder and CEO Ajeet Singh describes himself as “Chief Coffee Maker” and sees his job as being there to help others, even if it's just brewing another pot. ThoughtSpot’s commitment to “selfless excellence” extends into a Slack channel where employees can applaud each other for good deeds. Valuation: $417 million Explore jobs at ThoughtSpot Follow Offline marketing magic: Zenreach has transformed free wifi from a service into a tool: brick-and-mortar businesses can collect the email, demographic information and visit behavior of customers just by inviting them to log onto in-store wifi. Companies can then use that information to better target marketing campaigns to the right consumers at the right time. Global headcount: 220 Global headquarters: San Francisco Star-studded cast: Zenreach has raised $80 million in funding and collected a star-studded list of investors, including Peter Thiel, Kevin Durant and Ashton Kutcher. Valuation: $193 million Explore jobs at Zenreach Follow Keeping data safe: Storing, protecting and analyzing data is big business, and multiple enterprise startups are competing to own the space. Cohesity has been rapidly gaining momentum with its proprietary technology that allows companies to streamline their backup and data protection while delivering real-time analytics. Its products have wooed the likes of Cisco and Hewlett Packard Enterprise, which are both investors. Global headcount: 210 Global headquarters: Santa Clara, Calif. Bonding on the beach: Last December, CEO and founder Mohit Aron paid for all employees and their families to vacation in Hawaii to celebrate the 4-year-old company’s rapid growth. Valuation: $537 million Explore jobs at Cohesity Follow Customer service meets business insight: Pendo is making that ubiquitous — and loathed — emailed customer feedback survey obsolete. Its software leverages in-app surveys, polls and analytics to give product developers more detailed user feedback. Revenue is up 400 percent compared to a year ago, Pendo told LinkedIn. Global headcount: 150 Global headquarters: Raleigh, N.C. Better than Bitmoji: The Raleigh, N.C.-based startup plans to double in size this year, with an estimated 150 job openings planned for the next year. New hires can look forward to their own hand-illustrated avatar that lives on Pendo’s website and their own personal coffee mug. Total funding: $56 million, according to the company. Explore jobs at Pendo Follow Know your customer: Moda Operandi is redefining what it means to be a luxury shopper in a digital age, allowing customers to pre-order clothing, accessories and jewelry straight from the runway online. New this year is Moda Operandi Madison, a private boutique off of New York’s Madison Avenue for exclusive events and appointments. Global headcount: 200 Global headquarters: New York City Happy (furry) employees: Dogs are welcome in the office anytime, including at Moda Operandi’s weekly Friday happy hours. Biped employees also get bonus and equity at every level. Valuation: $330 million Explore jobs at Moda Operandi Follow Open-source operation: Databricks is helping companies like Salesforce, Viacom and Shell accelerate innovation by unifying analytics across engineering teams, data scientists and business partners. The company was founded by the creators of the open-source processing engine Apache Spark and is committed to continuing that open tradition. Databricks believes “that no computing platform will win in the big data space unless it is fully open.” Global headcount: 220 Global headquarters: San Francisco This is the droid you’re looking for: Databricks employees enjoy free catered lunch every day, Boba tea twice a week and the chance to spot an R2D2 model around the office daily. Valuation: $856 million Explore jobs at Databricks Follow Easier apps: Skuid is a champion of the better user experience, believing that low adoption rates of business software traces back to bad UX. Based in Chattanooga, Tenn., Skuid’s platform lets businesses build analytics apps with a drag-and-drop interface instead of coding. It scored a $25 million investment this year from Iconiq, the family wealth manager of tech titans like Mark Zuckerberg. Global headcount: 175 Global headquarters: Chattanooga, Tenn. Health, ensured: Skuid covers 100 percent of insurance premiums for its employees and their dependents. Total funding: $35.62 million Explore jobs at Skuid Following Taking the pulse: Glint attempts to go beyond the employee-happiness survey of old. One of its newest products, Narrative Intelligence, uses AI to analyze employee comments and provide a visual map of what employees care about. HR execs rejoice: No more reading through thousands of survey comments. Global headcount: 130 Global headquarters: Redwood City, Calif. Walk the talk: Based on its own employee feedback, Glint has added programs like No Meeting Wednesdays, volunteer opportunities and adjustable-height desks for all employees. Total funding: $119.17 million Explore jobs at Glint Follow Standardizing software: Docker is an open-source platform that allows developers and system administrators to build, ship and run distributed applications. Its container-as-a-service platform packages software into standardized units for easier access by teams and clients, which can speed up software shipments as much as 7x for companies, according to Docker. Global headcount: 325 Global headquarters: San Francisco Who needs groceries: Employees at Docker can help themselves to lunch, dinner, snacks, and bottomless cups of coffee at the office. Valuation: $1.3 billion Explore jobs at Docker Follow Making free services pay: Credit Karma built a profitable business providing free credit reports, credit monitoring services, and — in the wake of the Equifax breach — free ID monitoring. Its services have attracted 75 million users to date, including almost half of all American millennials, according to the company. This year the fintech startup topped $500 million in revenue and opened new offices in Charlotte and Los Angeles. Global headcount: More than 700 Global headquarters: San Francisco Recharge in the office: Perks include an on-site spa for manicures and pedicures, nap nooks and dedicated rooms for music jam sessions, art creation and retro arcade games. Valuation: $3.5 billion Explore jobs at Credit Karma Follow Better sleep, wherever: Direct-to-consumer mattress maker Casper has gone beyond its flagship single product. It introduced products like a humidity fighting duvet, an adjustable bed frame and a dog bed. Casper has also gone offline in a big way this year, launching a roving “bedmobile,” retail pop-ups and a Target partnership that puts its products in stores across the U.S. Global headcount: 350 Global headquarters: New York City Sleeping on the job: New employees receive a full suite of Casper sleep products, from the mattress to pillows to sheets, to ensure they are well-rested. If mid-afternoon sleepiness hits, they also have access to office nap pods for a quick snooze. Valuation: $920 million Explore jobs at Casper Follow Making search flexible: Elastic believes that good things come from connecting the dots — lots and lots of them. The company builds open-source data software for easier search, logging, security and analytics in real-time. Elastic’s products have been downloaded more than 150 million times and its community has grown to more than 100,000 developers across 100 countries. Global headcount: 600 Global headquarters: Mountain View, Calif. Distributed talent: Elastic searches far and wide for the best tech talent regardless of location — and embraces a distributed workforce model. The company started with employees in places like Amsterdam, London, Prague and Barcelona. Valuation: $700 million Explore jobs at Elastic Reported by: Chip Cutter, Susan Jackson, Laura Lorenzetti and Ashley Peterson Corrections: Valuations and funding for Sprout Social, Udacity, Aryaka Networks, Convoy, Pinterest and Cylance have been updated with information directly from the company. Global headcounts for Ring, Darktrace, Pinterest and Airbnb have been updated. WeWork recently acquired Flatiron School; it was incorrectly stated as the company's first acquisition.
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    2017年11月05日
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    LinkedIn推出“活跃状态”功能 标记用户是否上线,但是不能隐身 小编发现LinkedIn推出了在线和活跃状态的功能! 绿色表示目前在线,绿圈表示过去在线,同时会告诉你的message 是否被阅读。感觉有一种时刻被盯着的样子。。。这样对于猎头或HR对于候选人沟通的过程可以进行管理了,比如候选人看了消息不理你,或者是根本就没看,或者不在线等等。。。。。   LinkedIn正悄悄上线名为“活跃状态”的新功能。当用户在线,可以通过LinkedIn消息平台聊天时,头像就会出现绿色圆环。这个简单的举措可能会彻底变革用户浏览和使用LinkedIn的方式。而如果企业员工希望偷偷通过LinkedIn寻找新工作,那么也会面临问题。 对所有主流社交平台而言,消息收发都是重要功能。然而在此之前,LinkedIn这方面处于落后。新功能可以提高LinkedIn的粘性,使其对候选人、同事和招聘人员更有用。“活跃状态”功能将默认开启,不过用户也可以在设置选项中将其关闭。尽管这不太可能对Facebook和谷歌产生太大的影响,但很明显,微软正试图让LinkedIn深入5亿多用户的日常生活。 “活跃状态”功能的使用场景非常明确。不过目前也不清楚,活跃用户是否会因此受到更多骚扰。LinkedIn希望通过该功能提高用户参与度,吸引用户更频繁的使用,从而展示更多广告,吸引更多用户购买付费服务。 LinkedIn高级产品经理萨米·谢雷巴蒂(Sammy Shreibati)表示,LinkedIn专注于速度。“这项新功能帮助用户查看,哪些联系人是活跃的,而用户将可以知道什么时候适合联系对方,发起对话。最终,我们希望帮助用户更方便地进行富有成效的对话,获得职业生涯的成功。”
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    2017年08月23日
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    LinkedIn推出免费的撮合“师徒关系”服务,美国版“在行”? 近日,职业社交网站LinkedIn推出一项免费新服务,撮合相关职业领域的人组成“师徒关系”,并将首先面向旧金山和澳大利亚的用户开放。 初期,LinkedIn会人工筛选一批潜在的导师,当有用户表示自己希望能够获得指导时,便可对双方进行撮合。另外,导师可以通过设定一些前提条件来筛选徒弟,比如说和自己社交网络的远近关系、所在的地区、毕业院校等。后期,LinkedIn将充分贯彻“三人行,必有我师”的理念,向所有人开放导师资格。 在徒弟端,当用户表示自己希望在特定话题获得建议或帮助时,LinkedIn就会为其提供一些指标来缩小搜索范围,如地理位置、毕业院校等。 一旦成功撮合师徒配对,双方就可以自由进行沟通,但任何一方都可以随时终止沟通。 LinkedIn表示,希望能够借助这项功能填补市场空白。如果能够通过工作或其他渠道接触同一领域的前辈或资深人士,那么新入职场的人获得职业指导就是一件简单的事情。 虽然目前BetterUp和Everwise等能够提供职业指导服务,但都较为正式,并且都是付费服务。相较之下,LinkedIn新推出的这项服务可以免费使用,并且覆盖范围广泛。  
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    2017年08月06日
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    招聘技巧:LinkedIn上回复率最高的InMail,有什么共同点? 编者按:Neha Mandhani最近发表了一篇题为These Are The LinkedIn InMails That Get The Highest Response Rates的文章,介绍使用领英InMail发送招聘信息时的一些雷区和成功经验。 如果你是领英用户,而且资料较全,你就很有可能收到InMail,招聘人员可通过 InMail 向未建立联系的领英用户直接发送站内信。如果应用得当,InMail会成为有力的社交工具。过去两年,领英上招聘人员和用户的互动增加了40%,InMail回复率今年提高了25%,六月甚至达到了历史新高。越来越多人通过InMail的回复找到工作,招聘人员也越来越注意InMail中的措辞。 随着InMail的流行,不论是原始用户还是招聘人员都想确保发出的信息被看到且被认真回复。所以我们研究了一下领英上最成功的招聘人员发出的信息类型数据,以找到最有效的信息类型。   私人化 发出的信息偏向私人化而不是直接复制模板会提高15%的回复率,群发的回复率肯定是很低的。但是你可以使用模板,只是需要根据个人信息做一下修改。 我在领英上的资料除了营销之外还是瑜伽老师。几年前,一个做过瑜伽老师的招聘人员在领英上找到我,并巧妙地提到了我们共同的经历,内容是这样的: Hi Neha, 我在你资料里看到你是个瑜伽老师,我最近也刚刚拿到瑜伽教练的资格证明,我也知道工作以外的兴趣也是生活中重要的一部分。 我现在是ABC公司的员工,我们公司刚刚得到了融资,所以公司将会平稳持续发展。我们现在正在招聘一名项目经理,我觉得你在科技行业的工作经历相当出色,我也很欣赏你工作与生活之间的平衡。所以我认为你可能会很适合这个职位。请问方便在空闲时间跟我们通话吗? 其实我对这个工作不太感兴趣,但是我还是抽时间在领英上谢绝了这个邀请。提到你们的共同点会拉近你们的距离,提高收到回复的几率。有共同点的人回复你的概率要比其他人高出21%,若你在信息中提到你们以前共同的东家,回复率会提高27%。   强调联系 这可能有点陈词滥调,但是提到“联系”这个词的确会提高InMail的回复概率,“聊”“谈”“电话”等词也有同样的功效。 但是不要做得太过火!我们看到很多招聘人员连工作安排,薪水,邮箱等信息都写到了InMail里面,这反而会降低回复概率。(比如,据说最近领英关掉了发送视频的功能,因为很多招聘人员会给用户发送企业文化的视频。) 很多招聘人员还会询问用户知不知道其他对这份工作感兴趣的人,这也是不对的。这会让用户觉得他们只关注自己的招聘,而不是应聘人员。你们要先和用户之间建立信任的基础,这样他们就会更愿意为你们推荐合适的人选。示例如下: 主题:请联系我! 我看到了你的资料,并觉得你的设计背景十分令人惊艳。我现在正在为费城的一家著名制药厂招聘,希望知道你有没有兴趣成为我们的美术总监。如果愿意,我们可以详细聊聊细节信息。 如果不愿意,我也很高兴能与你交流!   短而亲切 和邮件一样,InMail也要简短一些。主题要醒目易懂,InMail整体长度为200-500字。 主题:交友机会 我是XX公司的营销经理,我想十分想求教于您这样的人才,我碰巧看到了您的领英资料,对您的职业道路很感兴趣,十分想向您学习。请问您是否愿意交个朋友,改天一起喝个咖啡? 谢谢!   时间不重要 不管你信不信,发送的时机并不重要。大部分的人喜欢在周中发送InMail,以避开周一的烦心,周五的浮躁,以及周末的黑洞。但我们的数据显示回复率其实在一周之中都是一样的。这是因为人们会根据自己的时间回复信息,而不是你发完就立刻回复。   参考他们的资料 成功的InMail都是那些研究过用户资料的人发送出的。对招聘人员来说,承认赞扬别人的成就,询问他们的兴趣和职业目标都是不错的选择,这也会帮助你认识到他们是不是合适的人选。 在第一次发送信息的时候,千万不要向对方要简历,也别提供一个比别人现在职位低的工作邀请。我们的数据显示,70%在一年内刚刚跳槽的人都不会换工作。 主题:与X公司领导层试探性交谈 一切可好?我是X公司人力资源部的一名员工。我看到了你的资料,你的背景让我印象深刻。你在ABC,XYZ公司做产品经理的经历证明你很优秀。 我们的产品领导层团队很想进一步了解你的经历,我想请问你是否愿意同我们交流。我很乐意认识你,并搭建一个你与我们交流的平台。 希望可以收到你的回复。   关注那些希望收到你信息的人 如果你是一名招聘人员,这是很简单的。从你们公司主页分享过四次以上链接的人会更倾向于回复你的信息。在领英上关注你们公司的人比其他人的回复率高出81%。 还有一些小技巧可以提高回复率,但是和邮件与其他交流方式相同,你在与陌生人交流的时候很容易就会变得啰嗦。所以下一封InMail你可以从其他招聘人员那里借鉴经验,上述的一些坏毛病都是很容易纠正的。 编译组出品。编辑:郝鹏程 本文来自翻译:www.fastcompany.com,如若转载,请注明出处:http://36kr.com/p/5084221.html
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    2017年07月19日
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