Recruiting is a big industry. People pay a lot of money to get the right people because the right people are key to your business. That's why a number of attempts have been made to leverage the power of social networking and recommendations to disrupt the hiring model in the job space.
I've never passed on a job any more or any less because of monetary
incentives... I do it for social capital. If I actually know the
right person for the job, I pass that job on to create social capital
with both sides, and for some reason that resonates with me more than
the money. Actually, I think it is because I'm guaranteed social
capital, whereas the money always seems like a crapshoot. If I pass
you on a job, even if you don't get hired, but you're good... and the
job was right for you.. .you think of me as a resource and so does the
person doing the hiring. I make social capital that way.
Anyone building one of these systems should take that into consideration. What good does passing the job on through your system do me if I don't get paid? Can it help build my reputation as a connector? How do you enable me to store social capital?