Shoe e-tailer Zappos is ditching job postings and trying out a new way to recruit workers. The Las Vegas-based company recently announced that it won’t be posting wanted ads for the 400-plus jobs it plans to fill this year. To be considered for a job, aspirants would have to join the company’s social network, called Zappos Insiders, where they will engage with and try to impress current employees.
By creating its own social recruitment network, Zappos is hoping to make the hiring process faster and easier. But is the company in danger of turning its work culture into a work “cult”?
Andrew Hill, Management Editor at the Financial Times in London
Donna Buschle, Director of Organizational Development at Strategic HR, Inc, a human resource management firm in Cincinnati, Ohio