LinkedIn’s new line of thinking about saying “yes” to connecting with strangers is a radical change. On October 7th, Inc. magazine published a really good article (opinion piece) where the writer, Contributing Inc. Editor Bill Murphy Jr., shows his support for the Plus One Pledge. Read the article here.
The Croixstone team has long held the belief that you should not make a practice of connecting with strangers on LinkedIn. In fact, LinkedIn’s terms of service originally prohibited the practice of inviting people you do not know to join your network. But times are changing, and LinkedIn has shifted its thinking. The site is now asking for all of us to take the “Plus One Pledge” to ensure that equal talent has equal access to opportunity.