Bidirectional Incentives :-)

Ray  Nolan - Founder
Ray Nolan February 24, 2010 at 5:52 PM
A wise sage told me recently that for a network to flourish, and for people to truly engage, we need what he called "Bi-directional Incentives". AKA .. I've I give someone a hand, I will get something back.

So I challenge you all .... what incentives would you like to see in

How about :-
If I see a job that might suit a friend ... I can forward that job to him/her and receive Kudos (maybe Kudos points?)
If I know of a job coming up in my company, I can post a quick alert to my network, in case someone knows someone
If I answer a question posed by another member, the answer is credited to me, therefore improving my standing within the community.

That's just the start ... Any others?

Thanks guys.
Alex L. - Executive Assistant (Full-time)
Alex L. February 9, 2011 at 11:19 AM

Hi Ray. Thank you for the presentation in UCD last night!

What about those people who have nothing to give because they are only starting to establish themselves? Do you think this website could help?

Thank you for the easy to use app and website.

Last edited by Alex L. at February 10, 2011 at 7:08 PM
Ray  Nolan - Founder
Ray Nolan February 10, 2011 at 4:52 PM

Hey Alex,

Glad you enjoyed the talk.

It's important to own "brand you" as soon as possible.  

Whilst profiles can be light on experience at least you've set your marker down.

If you wanted more traffic, you should add descriptions as to what you did in the various roles you've had, connect to people, and maybe post to some forums.  If you ask, or answer intelligent questions, and a potential employer sees them, then you are improving the perception of you on the web.

Worky will add more "recognition" badges which shows your contributions, making it easier for people to see what you've been posting about.

In short ... yes it's good for you :)



Alex L. - Executive Assistant (Full-time)
Alex L. February 10, 2011 at 7:15 PM

Hi Ray,

Thank you for the tips. I improved my profile a bit.

I know you have big hope for Ireland. I feel pessimistic to be honest. Ireland paid for our education and now so many young people are leaving because we are unable to find a decent job. Furthermore, the recent four year plan means that the jobs will continue to be cut, taxes and price of the average consumer basket will continue to rise and the gap between the poor and rich will get bigger.