LinkedIn acquires Toronto-based Careerify

Careerify announced today that it has been acquired by LinkedIn. The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Founded in 2009 by Harpaul Sambhi, Careerify is based in Toronto, with an office in San Fransisco. The company develops an online tool that allows HR departments to manage employee referrals, internal mobility, and employer branding within one application.

Sambhi stated on the company blog, “we decided to join LinkedIn due to what we lacked – massive scale. More than 30,000 companies across the globe leverage LinkedIn for recruitment, and with more than 347 million members, LinkedIn offers an opportunity to make a much larger impact on job seeking and hiring. We are absolutely thrilled to be joining LinkedIn to accelerate our technology and connect talent with opportunity on a massive scale.”

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Effective immediately, Careerify will cease operations of both internal mobility and employer branding to “focus purely on further improving our employee referral software for existing customers.” The company also noted it will not be taking on new customers. In addition, Sambhi and the three other employees will join LinkedIn at its Mountain View headquarters.

“Reflecting on this incredible journey, we would like to thank our customers for their unbelievable support,” said Sambhi.

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