Maybe Cee Lo Green & Adam Levine had a point with their show the voice. Making a decision to bring someone on your team based solely on their work product. You get the concept of the show. Contestants do a 90 second audition to potentially be selected by one of four judges based solely on quality of their voice. No judgments based on physical appearance. Just the impression made from the work product. Now once selected, you aren’t necessarily ‘hired’. You are on that judge’s team. They then mentor the contestant and help them improve themselves for competition (ok, I am now thinking it may be more “Hunger Games” but the voice only kills your self esteem).
Anyway, there is a growing trend among progressive employers to make hiring decisions based on an applicants social feed. More and more people are being hired based on the online persona they create via their tweets and blogs. Phrases like “the 140 character resume” are gaining traction. In a related article in USA Today, its mentioned that “the very best talent isn’t even looking for work. They are mobile and socially connected and too busy changing the world”.