Feature Spotlight - Profile Completeness Meter

Written by Shaun / on 08/20/2009 / 2 Comments

Categories: Feature Spotlight

An important Groupsite feature that helps with member engagement is the Profile Completeness Meter. We created this because we understand that not every new user will jump right in with both feet and be a group's top contributor. Some will. Others will follow more of a walk, crawl, run strategy.

We refer to this as "progressive engagement." And, the Profile Completeness Meter is a significant reminder that there is an easy next step to getting more involved with the group.

The Profile Completeness Meter lives toward the top right of the SUMMARY page, just under the Search window. The goal? Get your completeness ranking to 100%.

If you are not yet at 100%, we will gradually give you additional links to actions you can take to boost your percentage. Just click one of the links and add some more info to your profile.

(By the way, you have a separate Profile Completeness index for each Groupsite in which you're a member.)

Here's how it all adds up:

And click on any of the actions to see how to do it

15% - Add Photo

10% - Add Contact Info

10% - Add Basic Info

10% - Add Work History

10% - Add Schools

10% - Add Interests

10% - Add Affiliations 

 5% - Add Expertise

 5% - Add Objectives

 5% - Add Connections

10% - Answer Questions

* to get the 10% for Answer Questions, you must answer all Custom Profile Questions, both required and optional ones. (If the manager has not added any Custom Profile Questions, we give you this 10% for free - woo hoo!)

By default, the Profile Completeness Meter appears in all Groupsites. If you don't see your meter appear in a Groupsite, this feature has been disabled in that particular community by its Groupsite Manager(s). Managers who want to disable the Profile Completeness Meter can click here to see how.

 

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Comments

  • C. Scott says:

    I like this feature as long as it has not reached 100%. But thereafter, is it possible to reclaim the space for something besides your own picture and a 100% bar? It seems to waste the space once completed.

    August 27, 2009 at 3:45 PM | Permalink

  • Val says:

    I totally agree with the comment already left as it relates to get rid of the !00% profile completeness after the profile has been completed.

    May 31, 2011 at 6:29 PM | Permalink