Welcome to the Sharing Economy. Millennials get it already, they’ve flocked to Uber, AirBnB and ZipCar
because sharing just makes sense. From Wikipedia: A sharing economy takes a variety of forms… to empower
individuals, corporations, non-profits and government with information that enables distribution,
sharing and reuse of excess capacity in goods and services.
Worqplace is a Cooperative Sourcing platform allowing businesses to link with other businesses as
Sourcing Partners. When a business has excess applicants, those applicants can be invited to apply at
their sourcing partners. Both companies benefit by expanding their reach and promoting their employment
brand to a new audience of potential talent.
Why should you care? Simply stated, over half of applicants focus their job searches on companies they
already know or have in mind, and if an applicant isn’t thinking of your business, you’re out of luck.
A recent CareerXroads survey showed that only 15 percent of positions were filled through job boards.
Every business knows that job boards are generally the source of the weakest hires. Applicants also know
a connection is the best route to a job they actually want to have.
Sourcing Partnerships expand an applicant’s ability to connect with employers who are looking for them.
An applicant who is a customer of and applicant of my peer company, who self-identified as fitting their
business, and took the initiative to apply is far more valuable as a potential hire than a random job