What is Profiles?
- What is Profiles?
- How do I update my profile?
- What are tags?
- How do I find people?
- How do I build up my own network?
- I accidentally clicked Invite to My Network when viewing a colleague's profile. Can I cancel the invitation?
- If I ignore an invitation to join someone's network, will the person who invited me find out?
- Can I block someone from following me?
- What is the difference between following someone and inviting someone to join my network?
- I recently got married and want to change my name in my profile. How do I do this?
- My department has been reorganized and I report to a different manager now. How do I update the information in my report-to chain?
How do I update my profile?
The Profiles application provides a directory of the people in your organization, giving you the information you need to contact them and find out about their projects, skills, and interests.
What are tags?
Use the Edit My Profile page to update your profile. You can change your contact details, background information, and upload a new profile photo or pronunciation file using the options available on this page.
Some profile information is automatically filled in by your administrator based on the information in your organization's personnel directory. For example, your name and the details of your report-to chain might be pulled in directly from your company directory. The administrator might also set some fields to read-only so that you cannot update them yourself. To update read-only fields, the information must be updated in the corporate personnel directory first, then the changes will be updated to your profile the next time the administrator synchronizes Profiles with the personnel directory. If you need to update information in your profile but cannot do so from the Edit My Profile page, contact your administrator or Human Resources department for assistance.
How do I find people?
A tag is a descriptive keyword that you assign to your profile or someone else's profile to identify work activities, skills, or interests.
How do I build up my own network?
You can search profiles using a simple search to find people by their contact information, such as name and job title, or use more advanced information to find people by searching on their interests, experience, and work projects. The search control is available on every page in Profiles. You can also open the Directory
tab to search for people in your organization. For a more targeted directory search, use Display full search options
on the Directory
tab to search for data in specific fields.
I accidentally clicked Invite to My Network when viewing a colleague's profile. Can I cancel the invitation?
After you've found the people that you want to connect with, add them to your network to build up a set of useful contacts. When you add someone to your network, they receive an email invitation asking them to join your network, which they can accept or decline.
If I ignore an invitation to join someone's network, will the person who invited me find out?
There is no way to revoke a network invitation once it has been sent.
Can I block someone from following me?
No, if you do not accept the invitation, the person is not notified.
What is the difference between following someone and inviting someone to join my network?
No, there is currently no way to prevent a person from following your profile.
I recently got married and want to change my name in my profile. How do I do this?
When you invite people to join your network, and they accept, they are added to your list of networks on the My Network page of Profiles. When you choose to follow someone, whenever the person you are following performs an action, such as posting a profile status message, adding a blog post, or commenting on or recommending something, the action is listed in the All Updates view of your Home page. When people in your network perform the same types of actions, they are not listed to your All Updates view. You must explicitly choose to follow someone if you want the person’s latest updates to be displayed in your All Updates view.
My department has been reorganized and I report to a different manager now. How do I update the information in my report-to chain?
Your administrator can set certain fields, such as your name, to be read-only. If you cannot update your name directly from Profiles, contact your administrator or Human Resources department to advise them about your name change.
The information in your report-to chain is automatically added to your profile from your organization's personnel directory; it is not possible to update this information directly from Profiles. Contact your administrator or Human Resources department for assistance.The display of people's business cards as the cursor moves over names in views such as Directory and My Network is really distracting; is there a way to prevent that?
Using the keyboard arrows to scroll minimizes that behavior. Parent topic: Using
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