I’ve blogged about LinkedIn many times in the past couple of years.
One thing that never fails is using LinkedIn to track the internal barometer of an organisation. It can even be used to track an individuals thoughts about a place.
A simple example.
Let’s say that you see a connection who has been somewhat dormant in the past few months suddenly start adding connections like crazy and writing and getting recommendations.
Maybe they got organised and started working on their LinkedIn profile; just as likely is they are fishing around for a new role and want to polish up the profile.
I’ve noticed about a 70-80% correlation on this in the last year; profile gets refreshed and updated; a few months later people move on.
Let me know your views.