Future Friday: Letting employees select the new boss

What if you had a way to get company leaders based on their ability to interact with peers rather than their resume? Would you be interested? A company named Tiny Pulse, led by David Niu, thinks they have developed a way to select leaders that is more effective than traditional methods. They crowdsource them. Collaborative …

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Future Friday: Can Crowdsourcing be a solution or be a problem?

By now all of you have heard of crowdsourcing. If you haven’t here is the definition from Miriam-Webster “the process of obtaining needed services, ideas, or content by soliciting contributions from a large group of people, especially an online community, rather than from employees or suppliers.” There are numerous things accomplished through crowdsourcing and numerous …

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Future Friday: Is there a future solution for HR in crowdsourcing?

I was reading an article on crowdsourcing and it prompted a thought about crowdsourcing and its use by HR professionals. Many HR professionals are single or small departments that may struggle with handling innovation or even thinking through new ideas. Many of us may have a network of contacts we use to ask questions, which …

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Crowdsourcing as a Human Resources Tool

 I must admit I was not all that familiar with the term “crowdsourcing”, but I have run across it twice in the past two days. First in the book The 2020 Workplace and secondly in a little video that Laurie Ruettimann made to help her decide on the best style of glasses for her.  I …

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