At one point or another my directs have sent me LinkedIn requests. It has been my position not to connect to directs, be they FTE's, or Contractors. Reasoning: I prefer my directs not be linked to my professional contacts and LinkedIn stream postings - that site is for me and I do not want to have to filter my posts (always appropriate) specific to my interests inside, or outside my firm.
Again this week, I received a request from a contractor - also an internal stakeholder, a marketing person below my level. I am concerned about saying no, especially as they are both in the same office however, I want to feel free to express ideas on my (home page stream) and do not want people eying my page - tend to be private outside the office and in personal affairs.
Btw, our firm just launch a tibbr social media Hub and I have connected to my directs and others on that internal-only platform - so I feel that is the platform to connect to these folks. At my wife's firm, everyone connects with everyone else.
Am I over-thinking this, what are others doing, thoughts?