Hiring is a challenge for all companies, costing lots of time and money. A community-based hiring flywheel can help by producing quality candidates who are already familiar with the company and its product.
This flywheel often starts when a user falls in love with a product, begins advocating for it in the community, and then joins the company to work on the product full-time.
The great thing about flywheels is that outputs from later steps feed back into earlier ones. As Sally discovers more future advocates, some will enter the flywheel as Buzz has done. Once they reach later stages, they'll find future advocates too.
The outcome of this funnel can measured by the number of candidates applied, given offers, and hired. Looking at all these metrics together will help make sure that not only is the flywheel product candidates, but that some of these are a good fit for the company.