Recently, I read an article about crowd-sourced recruiting. As the leader of the crowd-sourced recruiting, LinkedIn successfully provides the solution on recruitment and users’ information services. All of top 500 companies began to use crowd-sourced recruiting since 2002. After LinkedIn was launched in the market successfully, more and more companies increased investment in social media channels, and decreased the spending on recruitment fairs. Companies are willing to use internet and outsource vacancies, in order to find creative ideas and employees. Crowdsourcing applications help companies save much time and cost during the recruitment procedures. Because, interviews, online tests, interview recordings, training are all automatically managed by software.
Benefits from crowdsouced recruiting:
1.Candidates stand out: Candidates are better placed to make sure they stand out from the crowd, by sharing their ideas and applying their skills to a problem you set
2.Organizations stand out: Organizations can stand out as a recruiter, demonstrating innovative and open thinking
3.Live assessment: Seeing candidates in action and applying their skills to a task you set enables you to assess them based on a real-life scenario, rather than just a list of qualifications and an interview
4.Multi-tasking: Not only can a recruitment challenge bring you the next bright hire, it can also solve as a brainstorming exercise to generate news ideas and fresh perspectives on a problem you’re facing
5.Not just the usual suspects: A new and more open recruitment process, placing more emphasis on ability to complete a task, gives you a risk-averse way to consider strong and viable candidate who may have something incredible to offer but may be otherwise overlooked due to not fitting the standard form
6.Fun! Recruiting through a Challenge should be much more fun (and a learning experience) for both the candidates and the recruiting organization
However, recruiting systems are not always stable, which result in candidates reject by recruiters accidentally. Therefore, talented person might drain to other companies. So, what do yo think of crowdsourced recruiting? Were you suffered from recruiting system problems? What other disadvantages exist in crowdsouced recruiting?