Trade unions often present themselves as organizations in which employees should take part. They stress altruism and demand employees to develop an union identity. But as unions have to merge, employees don’t find themselves and their questions in the organization – or on the union’s website. Try it!
So look at
- NursingLink for nurses
- PoliceLink for policemen
- Tech_Community for IT professionals
- IndiaOn for Indian professionals in the US
- WomenCo for female professionals in the US
- TheApple for members of the education community
- FireLink for members of the fire and rescue community
- GovCentral for members of the civilian government community
- ArtBistro for members of the visual art community
What do they do differently to unions? Let’s compare them with the web site of any union.
O.k., all these community sites are run by Affinity Labs which now is owned by Monster. These sites are commercial projects and their first job is to attract users of a certain group. I think, this job they do pretty well.
Other professional communities:
- azubister, a german community for apprentices, trainees and young people seeking orientation about there future career; publisher: Neven DuMont;
press release on pte, 8.1.2008