LinkedIn makes its second acquisition: Choice Vendor

Yesterday, LinkedIn acquired ChoiceVendor, a start-up that provides real-world ratings and reviews of business-to-business service providers in more than 70 categories across the United States.

Here's what they had to say on the ChoiceVendor website:

"Today, LinkedIn announced that it has completed its acquisition of ChoiceVendor.

The ChoiceVendor and LinkedIn teams are equally passionate about helping professionals make the best decisions. As part of LinkedIn, we’ll contribute our knowledge and ideas to the products and services that reach LinkedIn’s network of more than 75 million professionals.

Effective immediately, we’ll be ceasing operations at choicevendor.com. We’re very grateful for your support, and we look forward to connecting with you on LinkedIn!"

ChoiceVendor is a San Francisco Bay-based startup company that launched just months ago, in May of 2010. They are described as a Yelp-like review service aimed at the B2B space.

In addition, Garret Kearney of GKR wanted me to let you know he is looking for an internal recruitment manager: http://www.gkr.ie/JobDetails.aspx?JobID=36024 garretk@gkr.ie


Twitter launches new web site and some new recruitment jobs

It's been a very busy few days with lots of recruitment conferences taking place around the world with my own team in the US presenting at SocialRecruitingSummit and then a number of announcements from the world of tech. The one that caught my attention was the launch of Twitter's new web site last night.

While a lot of us use shiny tools to use Twitter the vast majority of people access Twitter through ww.twitter.com.  The new site is rolling out to users all over the world over the next couple of weeks and although Twitter are dressing this up as some sort of great new user it experience (it will improve things).  It seems like this is a big play to support the company's revenue generating model.

Here is some of the commentary from the web on what some people think: TechBytes here and TechCrunch and here.

 Hays are recruiting recruiters in Ireland and all over the world. To learn more cantact Richard.Eardley@hays.com

Philip Finane also has a recruitment manager role open in Saudi Arabia -

Hope to see you at the next Tuesday Club on the 26th of October.

As ever thanks to the annual sponsors of Irish Recruiters: Prima.ie, Loadzabjobs.ie, Arithon.com and Hays.ie!