Can the communities drive jobs?
Just mulling over this tidbit today in my head. Wouldn’t it be interesting, if some of the larger companies (say, Microsoft) allowed community comments on folks they were thinking of hiring? How would that change the landscape of hiring and Human Resources?
As an example, say there’s a couple folks MS is thinking of hiring, but they put both names out to the community and allow the community to choose? Resumes ALWAYS look good. But, what really counts is the customers opinions, right? What if someone like Microsoft posted, “Hey community! We’re thinking of hiring one of these people. Which one do you respect more?”
Maybe, there’s a better way for folks like MS to hire the “right” people. Maybe, professionally polished resumes can be a thing of the past. Just a thought…
And, in that same vein, can communities decide what vendor properties are outsourced? I think this one is a bit tougher since it’s about the bottom line — but when’s the last time you really enjoyed a chat with PSS and figured out that it was someone from India?