Thursday, March 08, 2007

The Future of Staffing is Crowdsourcing

In my humble opinion the future of staffing lies in Crowdsourcing. Individual recruiters in local markets, with local connections and local talent pools will be able to recruit for open positions much faster and less expensive than the branch staffing and internal HR department models of today.

To better understand crowdsourcing and how it may impact talent acquisition I recommend watching this video of Don Tapscott, best selling author of Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything, as he speaks at a recent tech conference. Also view the website of Cambrian House, the Canadian Crowdsourcing company that hosts the video. If you don't have time to watch the whole video I recommend moving ahead to the 36th minute where the evolution of Crowdsourcing is explained:

Economic Revolution. Crowdsourcing as natural extension of decreasing transaction costs which have been steadily dropping ever since industrial age. Industrial Age. Extended Enterprise. Business Webs. Mass Collaboration.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the link, Bill!
Come one over to Cambrian House and take a look. If you have any questions about crowdsourcing, Cambrian House or are looking for other examples of crowdsourcing, drop me a line! blue [at] cambrianhouse [dot] com