Tuesday Digestif (33/2016): The real reason Randstad 😏 acquired Monster 😈

Tuesday Digestif: Weekly Perengo Newsletter on Labor Policy & HR Management

Hi there,

today:

  • The real reason behind the Monster acquisition
  • Startup stock buyout programs
  • Age discrimination against older employees

Why Randstad Acquired Monster.com

Matt Charney from Recruiting Daily (and former Monster.com employee) has written an epic analysis of the Randstad/Monster acquisition.

Most important corner stones of this deal:

  1. Buying a book of business – particularly in North America
  2. Lead generation (B2B) – lure with job postings and upsell contingency staffing
  3. Vertical integration – making Monster.com work for job seekers
Going Dutch: Why Randstad Really Acquired Monster (And Why You Should Care) [image source: rappler.com]
Going Dutch: Why Randstad Really Acquired Monster (And Why You Should Care) [image source: rappler.com]

This Week’s Finest

Less Productivity in the USΒ (URL) – Work environments are not picking up on the latest technological trends (A.I.; robotics) and hence are experiencing a slower productivity growth than in recent quarters.

Employee Terms to Cash Out on Startup Stock (URL) – A quick story how AirBnB, Pinterest, and SpaceX are structuring their employee share buyout programs.


Worth Reading

Age Discrimination Is RealΒ (URL) – A story of a 50+ year-old employee losing his job amongst 27 year-old colleagues.


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Team Perengo

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