Have you noticed a new call to action button called“Take skill quiz” in the Skills and Endorsements area of your profile?
Recently Linkedin introduced Skill quiz (Soft Launch) which is targeted to assess skill competency.
Note from LinkedIn We’re currently testing and evaluating the Skill Assessments feature. You may notice improvements or changes to theSkills & Endorsementssection of your profile page. For now, the feature is only available in English and isn’t accessible to all LinkedIn members.
Once you successfully clears the test your are awarded a badge which you can display on your LinkedIn Profile.
Currently only Technical skills evaluation is available
Cousera has come up with Survey report on world’s top trending Key skills in Business, Technology, and Data Science and 6 competencies that span each key skills benchmarked across 60 countries and 10 industries.
The survey gives good insights on skills which are in demand across business groups and industries and it also gives an indication on countries which lag behind in developing skills.
Acqui-sourcing meaning (acquisition + sourcing) translates to sourcing for acquisition; is a newly coined term, word or phrase, that is in the process of entering common use.
Acquisourcing is a solution for companies that are interested in acqui-hiring ( Refer Wiki Link). There is a school of thought that as demand increases for talent (especially technical talent) it becomes harder and harder to recruit (acquire) that talent.
Some companies are turning to a technique called [acquihiring] wherein they acquire whole workforces by purchasing a company just to acquire that company’s workforce. Many times product lines and market verticals are discarded in this process – the (only) objective being to acquire a talented workforce. acqui-hiring (acquisition + hiring) translates to hiring by acquisition.
Acquisourcing is the function of searching out (sourcing) those companies to be purchased (specifically for their workforces) by identifying and speaking with their owners about their willingness to be acquired by another company. It is new terminology in the recruiting, market development, competitive intelligence and mergers & acquisitions (M&A) space.
One feature that is driving acquihiring and the need for acquisourcing is the desire to acquire whole teams inside companies because there is recognition emerging that development efforts are many times enhanced by a team that already works well together.
Acquisourcing is a process that identifies a potential acquisition candidate followed by a live approach to the owner(s) with an inquiry as to their interest in being acquired by (or partnering with) another company.