Crowdstaffing in Recruitment: What it Really Looks Like

For many years, crowd staffing has been operating as a cutting-edge method of hiring. Despite this, a limited number of businesses have chosen to employ community recruiting permanently. Many believe that crowd staffing could revolutionize modern hiring. 

Cooperation in resolving conflicts and attaining shared objectives has long been essential for the advancement of civilization. We need to work together more than ever in light of today’s far more complicated reality, the rapid advancement of technology, and phenomena like the paradox of choice.

So how does this apply to hiring? Freelance recruiting has become more challenging as a result of the expanding employee market and the abundance of alternatives available to candidates, necessitating new, more efficient solutions.

Crowdstaffing in Recruitment

Prior to a few years ago, the primary method of hiring individuals was through job-offering portals. The biggest firms also utilized the services of recruitment agencies. Due to the lack of a personalized recruitment experience for prospects, these strategies are currently losing effectiveness. You must provide them with more in order to attract and hire the ideal staff. Crowdstaffing is a trendy-sounding word that can be found in recruitment while seeking unconventional solutions, but what is it really?

The “Crowd” and its Influence

Over time, interpersonal cooperation has taken on a new dimension. One example is the Oxford English Dictionary project, which was made possible by volunteers from England who sent 6 million letters with suggested definitions of English terms to scientists working on the dictionary. This occurred in the nineteenth century!

What is a simple approach to raising money for a new company? Crowdfunding! New firms can grow with the aid of investments from people who choose to support them with their own money, thanks to platforms like Crowdcube or Seedrs.

Shared economy solutions are another illustration of how to use the potential of the crowd. The most well-known example is Uber, which links drivers and potential passengers and only requires that they “meet” through a mobile phone app. As a result, a network of drivers was established who could log in at any time, transport passengers, and receive payment.

Today, there are a variety of ways to tap into the power of the community, including crowdfunding,  crowd staffing, crowdsourcing, and crowd testing. 

Crowdstaffing at Talent Place

Talent Place is the first crowd staffing-only hiring service in Poland. They put this concept into practice by creating a remote network of qualified recruiters. This network’s purpose is to connect candidates and employers in a way that allows both parties to reach their full potential. Therefore, every hiring procedure is the end product of the labor, expertise, and understanding of the recruiters’ collaboration.

Crowdstaffing is distinguished above all by zero chance. This means not looking for applicants randomly but using a network of recruiters from different businesses. Each of them has experience and a personal network, so when they enter a particular project, they are aware of where to look and who to find. As a result, the recruiter is able to develop a relationship with the candidate and become his interview partner. The client receives a candidate with a strong profile and the desired competencies.

As a result, the “crowd” of recruiters is a community of professionals who significantly contribute to the labor market with their skills and knowledge.

Adam Hansen

Adam is a part time journalist, entrepreneur, investor and father.