Welcome, 2024! We have great hopes for you! And you, our dearest readers, are most welcome to the first LinkedLetter of the year! In today’s issue, you will encounter some great news around the business platform, and caution—some of it is heartwarming, so prepare the tissues next to you. We will also see how LinkedIn found a way to manage its developers’ productivity.

As for the new year, we hope it is filled with great joy in what you are doing, and let 2024 be the most successful year for your LinkedIn, and more! To achieve that, you may want to be persistent with the next editions of our LinkedLetter and the articles of The Linked Blog, so you can be prepared for the new trends and read some professional advice on how to be the most authentic business person on the platform.

LinkedIn says hello to the new year while doing good deeds! The recently released Ad Grants Program is a game-changer, connecting organizations to free marketing solutions. Or simply put, Ad Grants lets nonprofit organizations advertise on LinkedIn free of charge. Whether your company’s focus is diversity, equity, and inclusion, providing economic opportunities for professionals overcoming barriers, or championing environmental sustainability, LinkedIn’s got your back. 

The program is now rolling out the welcome mat for applications from organizations ready to make a difference. Use the most hospitable world of LinkedIn ads to create awareness, recruit participants, snag volunteers, hire top-notch talent, and build partnerships with corporate superheroes. Don’t let the opportunity slip away; the application window closes on January 22, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. PDT. Don’t miss your chance to join this dynamic program and amplify your nonprofit’s reach on LinkedIn. 

Selected organizations will be notified by the middle of February, opening doors to a world of possibilities for making a positive impact. Learn more about the success stories of organizations like ABCN, benefiting from LinkedIn’s Ad Grants, and driving transformative change. Apply now to unlock the potential of your nonprofit’s marketing journey.

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Bearing with the challenges of remote work, the Great Resignation, and the impact of AI coding assistants, developer productivity remains a complex issue that has barely improved since the pandemic. Atlassian’s success with allocating 10% of developers’ time to enhance their work experiences sets an inspiring precedent. However, measuring productivity isn’t straightforward, risking micromanagement or unintended consequences. LinkedIn aims to address this with its open-sourced Developer Productivity and Happiness (DPH) Framework

Max Kanat-Alexander, a technical lead at LinkedIn, emphasizes the significance of data and feedback in understanding and enhancing developer experiences. The DPH Framework facilitates defining customized metrics, recognizing that one-size-fits-all metrics often fall short in effectiveness. By prioritizing goals, signals, and metrics, organizations can align efforts, optimize resources, and ensure systemic improvements without compromising developer happiness—a crucial factor tightly linked to productivity.

If you are eager to find more details around the Developer Productivity and Happiness Framework, visit this link.

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