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Linkedin now lets you tag, add notes, reminders and how you met feature

careercloud:

We just noticed something new about viewing your contacts on Linkedin. Check out the image below.

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You can now add a note to someone, set reminders, how you met and tags. These features are customarily found in many CRM platforms and it was wise of Linkedin to add these features especially as your network gets bigger and bigger. People need more tools to add context to their contacts.

(via jeremy-roberts)

fastcompany:

For Happier Employees, Learn To Give More Gratitude Than “Thx”
We all know happier companies make more money—and nothing makes for happier employees than learning how to show real gratitude for what they do. Here are some pointers to get you started today.
How to really say thank you
Goulston lays out three steps for getting good at giving gratitude: 
Be precise: Thank the person specifically for their exceptional actions: Tell them what they’re doing awesome.
Acknowledge the effort: Note the personal cost of their getting it done. If they work through the weekend, appreciate the social and family costs.
Share your stakeholdership: Make a point of how their great work helps your work, show how you’re in this together.
Developing a sense of how to show gratitude is a leadership key—one that can help you (and your employees) reach their potential.
Here’s the full story. Want more? 
How To Give A Meaningful “Thank You”

fastcompany:

For Happier Employees, Learn To Give More Gratitude Than “Thx”

We all know happier companies make more money—and nothing makes for happier employees than learning how to show real gratitude for what they do. Here are some pointers to get you started today.

How to really say thank you

Goulston lays out three steps for getting good at giving gratitude: 

  1. Be precise: Thank the person specifically for their exceptional actions: Tell them what they’re doing awesome.
  2. Acknowledge the effort: Note the personal cost of their getting it done. If they work through the weekend, appreciate the social and family costs.
  3. Share your stakeholdership: Make a point of how their great work helps your work, show how you’re in this together.

Developing a sense of how to show gratitude is a leadership key—one that can help you (and your employees) reach their potential.

Here’s the full story. Want more? 

How To Give A Meaningful “Thank You”

thisistheverge:

‘Riot’ software could help governments spy on your real-life activity through social networks
If you need yet another reason to ensure your Facebook privacy settings are adequately locked down, Raytheon’s “Riot” software should do the trick. Developed by the Massachusetts-based security firm, Riot — short for Rapid Information Overlay Technology — can quickly mine various social networks for an individual user’s data, using previous posts to predict your future behavior and / or your location at any given time.

thisistheverge:

‘Riot’ software could help governments spy on your real-life activity through social networks

If you need yet another reason to ensure your Facebook privacy settings are adequately locked down, Raytheon’s “Riot” software should do the trick. Developed by the Massachusetts-based security firm, Riot — short for Rapid Information Overlay Technology — can quickly mine various social networks for an individual user’s data, using previous posts to predict your future behavior and / or your location at any given time.

(via fastcompany)