Is RIM scared of losing employees?

Is success going to RIM’s head? I invited a former colleage who now works there join my LinkedIn network. But apparently LinkedIn is now verboten at RIM. When she tried to link to me, this is what popped up:

Access to this site is restricted

Restricted Access Note – All RIM Employees

RIM places a high value on security, safety and intellectual property. All RIM employees share in the goal of safeguarding our assets and keeping the best interests of RIM in mind.

The use of internet access is governed by the Acceptable Use of RIM Systems and Data Directive, as well as the Employee-Consultant Confidentiality and Intellectual Property Agreement, which is included in the RIM Business Standards and Principles. The RIM Business Standards and Principles must be adhered to at all times.

A quick check of LinkedIn found that hundreds of RIM employees have posted profiles there. I told her she was being singled her out because RIM doesn’t want recruiters poaching her. 😉

Seems a bit artificial to restrict access to LinkedIn. RIM’s success and employee satisfaction should naturally be enough to retain talent. If you have to put fences up, what does that say?

I guess announcing blockbuster partnerships and continuing stock price strength isn’t enough for the co-CEOs. Now they want to hoard all the good people to themselves…

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2 Responses to “Is RIM scared of losing employees?”


  1. 1 drunkk pee pants July 23, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    nice! i’m gonna make my own journal

  2. 2 cars tend November 18, 2016 at 1:50 am

    I seldom comment, however i did a few searching and wound up here Is RIM scared
    of losing employees? | The Day After Tomorrow.

    And I do have a few questions for you if it’s allright.
    Is it only me or does it look like some of these comments come across like they are left by brain dead people?
    😛 And, if you are writing on other sites, I’d like to keep up
    with anything fresh you have to post. Could you make a list of all of your social sites like your
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