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Howdoyou hire exceptional employees? You probably don’t pipe them into a recruiting funnel designed for volume hiring is my best guess. I spoke with brainfood buddiesWorkablelast week on how the highly skilled, in-demand might be the modern artisans of the digital era. Great job byNikoletta Bikafor making my words readable – check it outhere.
PS: The inspiration for this post was a 15 minute talk I gave on the topic of artisanal working at RecFest AU earlier this year. Published last week, you can watch ithere
Big newsof the week is undoubtedly LinkedIn’s formal entry into the ATS business. With the distribution channel they have, ‘Talent Hub’ instantly becomes a player in this hyper competitive market. Hat tip to product marketing crew too in creating some FOMO – you have to join thewaitlistin order to take a look. Let me know if you’ve had a play with this – love to get your report.
There is an entire eco-system of chrome extensions which modify – and lets face it –improvethe experience of LinkedIn for many users. Thegood times are oversays brainfooderJosef Kadlec, who reports on the disappearance of popular apps from the Chrome store and product owners being summarily blasted off LinkedIn.Must readpost folks.
NB: not all recruiters agree with this analysis. Readthis thread
It’s not about the ‘I’, it’s about the ‘You’.Kai Daviswith a simple technique to switch the focus of your messaging and boost the results of your outreach. H/T to brainfooderTris Revillfor sharing this nugget.Have a readif you want to get better at cold email.
‘A practical guide to people analytics programs that won’t creep out employees’. Not sure if the recommendation is going to do the job but this post nevertheless asksimportant ethical questionson the emergent discipline of People Analytics
Great to seeJosh Bersintake an interest Organisation Network Analysis – the discipline of analysing in company communications meta data (email / voip), to predict performance, flight risk and more. Read his excellent summaryhere.
So Amazon created a sexist recruitment machine. Accidentally, it must be said. Excellent case study in the limitations of using historical data to produce different outcomes – it’s just going to (more efficiently) deliver thesame resultsyou had before.
Accessible 52 pager from Mercer on the future of work. Focus is on organisational competitive advantage. Useful doc to circulate internally if you’re battling intransigence from the top. Download ithere.
Do you rememberrobot wars? A version of it has been quietly taking place between software developers and tech recruiters who need to hire them. This is thelatest iterationof a fascinating evolutionary arms race – an automated responder to recruiter messaging.
Outstanding brainfood on the relationship between apps vs platform. Which comes first, and what phase are we currently in? Counter intuitive essay from Union Square Ventures analystsDani GrantandNick Grant.Must readfor anyone who wants to lift their head up and see the big picture.
Primetime TV would prove the inspiration for one of the most shambolic managerial appointments in football history. And yet, the manager appointed by public vote turned out to be pretty decent.Crazy storyof Luton Town FC’s Manager Idol competition – a potential future avenue for exec appointments?
UNLEASH18 in two weeks time. HR Tech and Future of Work topics for HR leaders and business executives looking to change the way we work and get work done. Sad to be missing in action for this one, but an event you should get to if you can.
SRD is the biggest recruiting event in Berlin – 2 days, 500 delegates, 50+ speakers, and me, talking about email. Tickets are sold out but message me directly if you want to go – might be able to guest you in.
29-30 Oct, Ellington Hotel, Nürnberger Str. 50-55, 10789 Berlin
Finally got round to watching this. My friendBill Boorman’s outstanding talk at this summer’s RECex event, on the many ways in which your information is being gathered and used for hiring. Superb delivery of an important message.Watch it, if you haven’t already done so.
There’s been a surge of recruiting / HR related podcasts over the past year, as the competition for audience intensifies. If you’re considering launching one (who isn’t? I certainly am), then you may be interested in thispiece of researchfrom our buddies at Chartable. Big takeway: podcast hosting is a fragmented market.
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