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The FDBKPro application is extremely simple, intuitive, and easy to use. You will need to create an account first. You can do that on your Mac or Windows machine, or on an iOS / Android phone or tablet as well.

To sign-up on the web, simply go to https://www.fdbkpro.com/ and complete the sign-up process.

If you would like to sign-up using your Mobile device, you will need to first download the FDBKPro application from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. The sign-up process has three simple steps.

  1. Step 1: Enter your Login information, and FDBKPro will attempt to verify your information with your LinkedIn credentials.

  2. Step 2: On successful completion of step 1, you will be asked to verify your Phone Number using a One-time Verification Code.

  3. Step 3: The FDBKPro application will verify your email address using a sign-up code emailed to you.

Once you complete the sign-up process, you are ready to start using the FDBKPro application.

The FDBKPro application is and will be completely FREE for acceptable, personal use, of any individual registered user, to build your professional mentoring network, to nurture your behavioral skills and competencies and grow your career with the help of continuous feedback from your trusted professional network of mentors, coaches, peers, and managers.

The FDBKPro Enterprise Edition, to be launched later, will be licensed to companies. "Differentially-private" aggregate analytics, without any personally identifiable information (PII), will be made available to companies to help implement and improve the effectiveness of company-wide mentoring programs. All personally identifiable information is secured and kept private, accessible only by the end-users and not by HR teams or company administrators of the Enterprise Edition. This end-user privacy feature is a key aspect of the FDBKPro Network System Patent.

Cloud Information Security and data privacy are extremely important to us. We believe the privacy of all information exchange and interactions between the end-users and his/her mentor(s) is critical to building long-term, trusted relationships with mentors.

The FDBPro application is a secure, cloud-based application, and all information about the end user's feedback and comments are private to the Mentor and the end-user. The User has the option to selectively share some of the private feedback with other Mentors or his/her manager through the application. Disclosure of feedback content and behavioral skill-level evaluation scores is completely controlled by the end-user by leveraging the explicit sharing functionality within the application. This end-user privacy feature is a key aspect of the FDBKPro Network System Patent.

We intend to keep the promise of Information Privacy and Security, even when we license the FDBKPro Enterprise Edition to companies. "Differentially-private " aggregate analytics, without any personally identifiable information (PII), will be shared with companies to help improve the effectiveness of mentoring programs. At no point will the companies or their HR departments would have access to any of the mentor's evaluations and scores for any particular individual.

Aggregate analytics would be leveraged to help companies implement effective mentoring programs. We believe that keeping end-user information private is critical to building long-term, trusted relationships with mentors. This end-user privacy feature is a key aspect of the FDBKPro Network System Patent. The professional network of trusted mentors you build and nurture over time, are yours to keep permanently and grow over time, even when you switch companies and grow into leadership roles in your career.

We value your end-user privacy very highly. The FDBKPro application allows end-users to selectively pick Feedback Responses from one or more mentors and share with any individual via Email. End-users can use this feature to share specific responses with their managers during performance review processes as well as with talent acquisition contacts while prospecting for growth roles both within and outside the company. In this aspect, the FDBKPro application is intended to work along with your Resume and LinkedIn profiles to highlight the key behavioral skills and competencies and to share that information with others outside your mentoring network. End-user privacy is a key aspect of the FDBKPro network system. The information would be shared only by explicit selection by end-users within the FDBKPro application.

To summarize, FDBKPro puts you in the driving seat for all interactions with your mentors and even allows you to selectively share specific items with your manager, if you chose to do so as part of the semi or annual performance management processes, within your company. The professional network of trusted mentors you build and nurture over time, are yours to keep permanently and grow over time.

Adding a new mentor is as simple as navigating to the "Add Mentor" menu option within the FDBKPro application. Once you are on that application screen, all you need to do is add the mentor's email address, and you are ready to connect with that Mentor. Once you have added the mentor's email address successfully, you can start engaging with that mentor by requesting feedback from that mentor immediately.

Yes, once the Mentors receive a new feedback request from the end-user, the mentors will be required to register and sign up with the FDBKPro application, similar to other end-users. This process helps protect information security and privacy within the cloud-based FDBKPro application network.

Absolutely yes. Once they register and submit a feedback response to one of the mentees, the mentors can utilize the application similar to all end-users. Mentoring is, in fact, a key behavioral skill to help in their career growth. Mentors can also build their own mentoring network with the application. The FDBKPro application can help accelerate their career as well, by enabling mentors to proactively seek out, receive, and incorporate, continuous and structured, behavioral feedback, from their network of trusted peers and mentors within their LinkedIn network.

The FDBKPro application has been developed with decades of research, from very experienced HR / Talent Development experts, by analyzing what superior performers actually do on a job, rather than by relying on what people think or intuition. Instead of focusing on hundreds of different skills and behaviors, the FDBKPro application helps you to focus on the key competencies that really matter. The out-of-box, comprehensive database of feedback questions is designed around these principles.

In addition to the comprehensive database, the FDBKPro application also allows end-users to add new questions based on a system-provided ontology of behaviors.

To add a new question, select the "Add a new Personal Category Question" menu option within the application choose a Behavior Category that the new personal question will relate to, and then add the question based on the suggested "name personalized" question format. Once this question is added to the Personal Category, end-users can send this newly added personal-category feedback question to any mentor for feedback.

We believe that end-users will continue to enrich their career growth with more feedback skills over time and add questions along the way. All personal-category questions are always private to the end-user and not available to other end-users. Only the comprehensive, out-of-the-box database of questions is available to all end-users.

Yes. The reason for this feature is very simple. The LinkedIn network today has more than 500 Million professionals worldwide, and most of your network of peers and mentors already have an active LinkedIn profile. The FDBKPro application is designed to help accelerate your career, by enabling end-users to proactively seek out, receive, and incorporate, continuous and structured, behavioral feedback, from their network of trusted peers and mentors within their LinkedIn network. The FDBKPro application requires you to verify your identity and login information with LinkedIn. It is also the expectation that end-users will find it easier to network with their connections on LinkedIn. Leaders and top talent in global companies today are building their mentoring network within the FDBKPro application today by leveraging their LinkedIn connections.

The FDBKPro application has patent-pending technology embedded in its code. It is the world's first machine-learning based, intelligent professional development and mentoring network system. This networking system is currently protected under a patent application filed and pending with the U.S Patent and Trademark Office.

The FDBKPRo application helps accelerate your career by enabling you to proactively seek out, receive, and incorporate, continuous and structured, behavioral feedback, from your most-trusted, network of peers and mentors within your LinkedIn network.

Today, the FDBKPro application is trusted by industry leaders and by top talent, within the world's leading high growth, global companies. The end-user privacy feature is a key aspect of the FDBKPro Network System Patent.