I’m working as a recruiter for the Italian community and I get a lot of contacts, mainly online but also in live, 1:1 to people that are interested to join the community.
The problem is that: leave only links about sites (ex: oneandone, talks, whatcanidoformozilla) is not enough, the people lost interest.
I saw that if there is an 1:1 contact and a mentor that guide him, the people join more easily for every area (ex: Localization, Development, Support ecc).
My idea is create a protocol/boilerplate (I love IT terms), to adapt for every community for their approach/workflow, as a start point for people involved in the first step of recruitment.
I call this part scouting/or the padawan way: listen the person for him interest, what he want to do, what he want to do when will have the knowledge etc…
I think that protocol need to be a simple document with questions, maybe a flowchart/uml and few tips.
Actually my protocol is ask:
- What is your job/study course?
- What is your passion?
- Do you know English?
- Do you know develop?
- what would you start?
- What you like to do when you will have knowledge/time?
After that found the area and another mentor/myself and a path to help him to join.
Create the path can be difficult for every person and create a starting protocol/boilerplate can be useful.
Before to create a ticket on https://github.com/mozilla/participation-org/ I want your feedback about that idea or experience.