LinkedIn is offering its employees a new retirement perk, a message that can be sent to their new boss if they’ve been with the company for more than two years.
The new program, called “LIVE” and which is free for LinkedIn employees who have been with Facebook for more-than two years, lets them send a message to their boss, or anyone else they want to share their life story with, that includes a link to their LinkedIn profile.
The message is automatically included in a list of employees who can see it, and will be forwarded to anyone who has access to the website.
The live messages are intended for those who have “a strong personal connection with their employer” and have a good understanding of the company.
The message will appear as a link in the LinkedIn profile of the person receiving it, according to LinkedIn.
In a blog post, the company said that “the goal of the LIVE message is to empower employees to share personal stories and connect with people in the workplace.”
The company also offers a “living message” option, which gives employees the option to send messages of their own that are sent to someone they know.
The company said it was inspired by the work of former CNN journalist Erin Burnett.
“I think it’s a great idea,” said Heather J. Burt, LinkedIn’s chief financial officer.
“There are a lot of stories that aren’t told.”
Employees can also opt out of the program if they want.
In an interview with Business Insider, Jain said that the messages are aimed at people who are on the hunt for a new job, and that they were created for those people.
Jain said the company was inspired to create the program after learning that some people are just too busy to have a LinkedIn profile and so want a way to let their employers know how much they care about their career.
“It’s just really a great way to communicate with someone,” Jain told Business Insider.
Jains comments come after a number of reports from employees who had asked that their employers send a live message to them after they were let go.
The company told BusinessInsider that it did not ask people to sign up for the program.
The LinkedIn Live feature was first announced in May.