has rolled out a new Polls feature which helps members to tap into the collective knowledge of their
to gain opinion and perspective on topics and conversations that matter. The company adds that the Polls feature will be rolled out globally on both mobile and desktop in the next few weeks.
allows members to reach out to their networks to ask for feedback, share it with others, spark new conversations, and make informed decisions based on the responses.
Here’s how you can create a lightweight poll to gain insights
· Start a new post and click the “Create a Poll” option in the chooser menu
· Type a question, enter up to four answer options, and select the poll’s duration—between 24 hours and up to two weeks
· Write up a post to go along with the poll—you can include hashtags to help your poll get more attention
· Push the poll live to either connections, specific Groups you are part of, or to anyone across the LinkedIn network. By targeting specific Groups with the poll, members can get even more relevant insights.
Once the poll closes, all the pertinent information is available in one place: the winning option, the percentage of votes for each option and the total vote count. The feature also allows the surveyors to message voters directly from within the poll, to get deeper insights and to stay in touch with the connections.
Recently, LinkedIn revealed that finance, technology and consumer goods firms are hiring tens of thousands in the United States and other countries. LinkedIn, with over 690 million users worldwide, counts new hires when people add a new employer to their profile. The rate is the number of new hires divided by the total number of LinkedIn members in a country.