Post of HyperSocial CEO Goes Viral On LinkedIn

Chief Executive Officer of HyperSocial Braden Wallake recently posted an emotional post on LinkedIn explaining his decision to “let go” of many employees. 

Whether it’s because of the economy or bad decision-making, Wallake says it was “one of the most difficult decisions he’s had to make.”

This viral post is nothing new on the business platform, as leaders appear to post about big-time layoffs on a grand scale rather than privately.

Wallake’s post was met with praise & criticism, some believing the post to make the CEO appear “self-serving.” 

HyperSocial’s LinkedIn page shows that the company has 21 employees, not counting those without a LinkedIn account.  

Wallake’s decision appears to have hindered staffing. 

The post would’ve received different responses if it was posted on Facebook or Twitter. Why? LinkedIn is the SOURCE of B2B marketing & where professionals hang out online.

Whether Wallake’s decision was right or not, LinkedIn was likely the most informative online platform to share this news. 

Here is what the article states –

Wallake responded to many of the criticisms underneath the viral post, but made a new one Wednesday reflecting on the experience. Now, he says, he wants to help people find work for others that are hiring. 

“What I want to do now, is try to make better of this situation and start a thread for people looking for work,” he wrote. “Here it is – comment away. This is for YOU to start a new future. To highlight YOU.” 

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