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Cognitive Job Change Identification and Indication on Corporate Messaging Systems

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000248618D
Publication Date: 2016-Dec-21
Document File: 2 page(s) / 22K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a method to keep the contact lists in corporate messaging systems up to date with respect to users that are no longer employed with the company. The novel technology solution interfaces with a professional job listing data set such as a professional social network to identify employees that are terminated, retired, or otherwise departed from the company, and then indicates those individuals on the messaging system contact list.

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Cognitive Job Change Identification and Indication on Corporate Messaging Systems

When an employee leaves a company, the associated identifier might remain in the internal instant messaging system (IMS) as a ghost user. These users must be manually removed. Some systems suggest the removal of users who have been inactive for a period, but only when a contact list nears a maximum capacity.

Nonexistent employees need to be removed from the corporate messaging system. A method or system is needed that can integrate with existing professional networking websites to perform a comparison of employment changes with the current company and then indicate those changes within the IMS tooling.

Utilizing messaging systems, disclosed is a technology solution to interface with a professional job listing data set to identify employees that are terminated, retired, or otherwise departed from the company. The solution is to auto-mark the individual listing from global messaging systems so that a manual deletion is no longer required. In addition, the solution informs unknowing contacts of a change in the former contact’s employment.

The components and process for implementing the system for cognitive job change identification and responsive indication on corporate messaging systems include:

1. A user adds contacts to the corporate business messaging service(s) per the process(es) on record

2. The user grants access to the contacts within a third party professional website 3. The system monitors for last login attempts from contacts 4. A last login threshold value is set

A. System wide B. On an individual preference basis (e.g., when a contact has not logged in

for over a week) C. Cognitively, by understanding the normal login patterns of an individual in

comparison with out of office notifications (See example, below.) 5. The system compares the last login attempt from Step 3 to the threshold value in

Step 4 and determines it to be greater than or equal to the value 6. The system performs a lookup comparison between the offline employee and the

professional job site. If the user is found, then continue to Step 7. 7. The system uses text matching to determine if the current company listed by the

user is the same as the business associated with the messaging service in step 1.

A. If the companies match, t...