Using LinkedIn Groups
For Integrated Communication and
Objectives for ERG/Linked In Groups
1. Create a common, interactive web space for ERG members to share
and communicate online.
2. Simplify the distribution and recording of meeting minutes, events and
discussions (avoid the clutter of emails).
3. Single location to catch up on ERG news if you’ve missed a meeting or
4. Facilitate member or network of individuals seeking jobs or work
5. Provide all members more experience using Linked In, further
leveraging this web site’s benefits.
Access Groups on Your Start Page
Receiving an Invitation.
You will be first sent an invitation to join the ERG Group via your LinkedIn email account.
Once you have accepted the invitation you will be able to access the relevant information
Through your groups link in LinkedIn.
Overview of Group Tabs
This group function within LinkedIn will allow us to create discussions, link to relevant news
articles, post jobs, create subgroups in addition to exposure to over 45 million business
Starting a Discussion Topic
By clicking on the Discussion Tab and then selecting the Start a discussion button, you will be
allowed to create a new thread. (What did you think of our Wicked Hop event?)
Create a Discussion Topic
First enter a topic or question,
then add any additional
details. Once you click on the
submit for discussion it will be
Following a Discussion Topic
After clicking the submit
button, you will see a
message letting you know
that the discussion creation
You will be able to keep track
on how many comments are
made for that particular
discussion as well.
Add a News Item
In LinkedIn we have the ability to post links to news articles that our other members might be
interested in. You simply click on the News tab and then select the Submit a news article link.
Add a News Web Link
After clicking on the Submit a news article link a pop up windows will appear where you will
simply fill in the url link to the article and then click on the continue button.
Filling in News Summary
After selecting the continue
button you will be brought to
this screen where you will need
to put in a summary of the
article , any additional
comments and then choose
the Add News Article button.
Reading and Adding News Comments
This News Discussion screen allows you to click on the link to view the entire article,
view comments, add a comment and choose to be notified via email to your LinkedIn
account when someone posts a new comment.
Posting Job Openings
You also have the option of posting a job position with a group. You only have to click on the
Post a job link and enter the job tile along with any additional details you want to include.
Intro to Subgroups
A subgroup is a space within your group where members can collaborate based on a
function, project, topic, location or anything you wish. Only managers of the group can
create subgroups and only members of this group can be members of a subgroup.
Another option that Managers
of the group have is the option
to send an Announcement to
the other members of the
group. To send it just enter a
subject, message and then click
on the Send Announcement
button. Only one
announcement per week is
Nathan Misirian, President Reed Felton, President
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