How does a DAO find the "right" people?

A DAO does not have an HR department. How do make sure we have the right talent available for all of our needs?

Thoughts and ideas below! :smiley:


How does any organization find the right employees or contractors? One of the big advantages a DAO has over a centralized organization is how agile they can be in hiring people, because this work is spread out among different stake holders. This is how it should work:

  1. A DAO determines a need and puts out a request for proposals.
  2. The Gen Predictors Network vets and boosts the better proposals to be approved. They can even reach out to the talent and encourage them to apply, maybe they can negotiate a finder fee with the contractor.
  3. The REP holders now have an easier decision to select the best talent for their needs.

Yes, it’s pretty basic.

When you say “…They can even reach out to the talent…”, who is “They”? Maybe we should be creating “hiring” proposals if we are finding we don’t have the right talent. .

I was thinking about this question because we have a bunch of proposals sitting in Trello, and was wondering if it was because we don’t have the right people.

Maybe it’s worth looking at which proposals might be highest priority first, and figuring out if we have the people who can execute on them.

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They are the Gen Predictors Network. If GenesisDAO says we want to hire someone to do a job and we will incentivize the people who boost the proposal, then it would make sense for a fully functioning Gen Predictors Network to find the talent that can do the job and have them apply so they can boost the proposal. Maybe we can do more. dxDAO has an initiative for storytellers, maybe we can do the same for people who promote active RFPs. We could reward people who take part in a twitter thunderclap campaign to draw viewers to our DAO RFPs. This problem could also be a good use case for the TCR idea I shared with you.

Unfortunately our Gen Predictons Network is underdeveloped. With the popularity of the dxDAO, now would be a good time to do a promotional push for it.

I think it would be perfectly fine to take those proposals from trello and submit them to the DAO explaining the work that needs to be done and a price range for each and see which ones are voted as a priority. The DAO vote would only be over deciding if we want to do that work, not approving any budget or payment. This would be the official RFP signal from the DAO. We can then promote that message through our networks to get someone to write a proposal to do the work.