Tag Archives: crowdsourcing

August 01, 2015

Connect. Collaborate. Create

Over the past few years, talent management strategies have evolved, with the focus switching from talent as an audience to talent as a community. Strategic HR organizations are realizing that a single source of talent is not enough, especially with the increasingly competitive global war for talent. Similarly, utilizing only the traditional means of finding talent or waiting for candidates to approach the company is...

March 01, 2015

Best Practices in Recruiting for 2015

Recruiting the right talent can play an important role in the long-term success of a company. The process of finding, recruiting, and retaining new talent can be a daunting and time-consuming task, especially for hard-to-fill positions that require specific skillsets. The competition for talent is fierce. Every company wants the best to join their workforce. In today’s world of recruiting, companies have to...

January 01, 2015

The New Sources of Talent

The ever-widening skills gap, combined with the current 13-year high in number of job openings, is causing employers to look for new sources of talents. Hiring managers are starting to rely more heavily on non-traditional talent to fill vacant positions and obtain needed skillsets. Currently, according to Ardent Partners, 32 percent of the average company’s overall workforce is considered contingent or...

August 01, 2014

The Sharing Economy

Last month we wrote about the growing popularity of Everything-as-a-Service (XaaS) and discussed companies that are delivering every function as a service, such as Airbnb and Uber. This month we look at another trending term for this slew of Internet business opportunities from – the ‘sharing economy’. The sharing economy is an all-purpose term for peer-to-peer firms that connect people for the...

April 01, 2014

Crowdsourcing: An Innovative Temp Paradigm

In a recent report on global workforce trends by the Society for Human Resource Professional Foundation (SHRM), an interesting topic was how technology is transforming temporary hiring practices. An example of this is the growing model of crowdsourcing talent. Globally, temporary employment models are becoming a normal and permanent method of talent acquisition and workforce management. As Work-as-a-Service (WaaS)...

September 01, 2013

The New Employment Model: Open Talent Economy

HR experts have a new term for the employment model that organizations are shifting towards – the open talent economy. While the classical employment model relied on HR departments hiring full-time employees who work eight-hour shifts on location, the new open talent economy model is a collaborative, technology-enabled, fast-paced way of sourcing workers through networks and communities. “There’s a...

December 01, 2012

CrowdSourcing: Recruitment that Harnesses the Web

Crowdsourcing is defined by Jeff Howe as ‘the act of a company or institution taking a function once performed by employees and outsourcing it to an undefined (and generally large) network of people in the form of an open call’. How do you recruit 10,000 people in a month? Well to start with, why would any firm need to?  To answer that, look at the growth history of Apple with a small employee base...

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