December 13, 2022
Staffing Business Analysts defines “expertise platforms” as digital marketplaces connecting purchasers and freelance employees. Nevertheless, there are two subsets of expertise platforms. One is “expertise platform aggregators,” which assist corporations entry employees by means of a number of platforms. The opposite is “crowdsourcing,” and it’s the Staffing Phrase of the Week.
SIA’s Lexicon defines crowdsourcing as:
“A web based platform mannequin that allows work assignments to get parsed out and carried out (typically as disaggregated ‘microtasks’) by a far-flung ‘crowd’ of unbiased employees who carry out (paid or in any other case compensated/incented) work at will. Usually, the consumer of a ‘crowdsourcing’ platform is buying ‘an final result’ (as a service output, not a labor relationship). Crowdsourcing additionally consists of work preparations the place a ‘crowd’ of employees compete or bid in opposition to each other to resolve issues or duties, with winner(s) chosen and compensated primarily based on the benefit of their submissions.”
The Lexicon could be discovered within the free sources part of SIA’s web site.
Examples of crowdsourcing companies embody Topcoder, Amazon Mechanical Turk and Gigwalk.