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Outstanding essay fromArjun Sethion the journey a company makes when it scales from single product teams to ‘people platforms that support teams’. Great balance between depth & accessibility, along with some excellent cameo portraits which illustrate the main points Arjun makes. Have a readhere
Forget the innocuous headline, this is big news from Indeed. Job adverts published by 3rd party recruiters willno longerbe appearing in organic search as of next year. Along with GfJ prioritising direct employer ads, it’s clear that the era of the ‘blind agency advert’ is coming to an end. If you’re a recruiter who posts ads, you need to readthis post.
Jeff Moore, Staffing Manager at Google, comes up with some excellent tips on how to rethink and redo the candidate rejection process. It’s a golden opportunity to create brand evangelists and future candidates for future position folks. H/T to brainfooderLauren Bassfor the share – it’s amust read
Yeah, I know – the era of globalisation iscoming to an end. That’s not to say it will for everyone, especially those with an in-demand, work-from-anywhere skillset. This is a cool country-by-countrycomparison site– here is theUK comparedwith the Netherlands. Useful if you’re thinking about it yourself or recruiting for those who need to relocate. Have a gohere
Detailed post on how to get hired at Google. Written by lead engineer and interviewerAlex Golec. Quite technical but is accessible for most, and a fascinating journey into testing for how people think. Needless to say for tech recruiters, this is amust read.
There’s a growing interest in Open Source Intelligence (OSINT), especially as technical sourcers dive ever deeper below the surface of visible web.SpiderFootis kind of the next generation OSINT tool – automated search with a UI most can use.
Josh Bersinisn’t joking. LinkedIn’s Talent Hub (see last week’sbrainfood) gets a mention, as does Talent Insights, enhanced AI, LinkedIn Learning and more. There are two more product innovations which didn’t make this list. I’ll be talking about them inLinkedInmyself this week, so join me there if you want to know more.
The conversation about D&I is traditionally dominated by gender & ethnicity, and yet there areother diversitieswhich rarely get consideration. Can we say there is a hierarchy of diversity?Theo Smithmakes the case for theneurodiversein this post for our buddies at ChatTalent. Let the conversation roll on…
Nice thought experiment from Deloitte Insights, profiling 5 new jobs of the near future (2025), in job description style. Particularly like the ‘time-over-tasks’ breakdown, though a bar rather than a shape ;-). Download the accessible reporthere.
Free copy of Full Stack Recruiter II– from brainfooder and resourcing heroJan Tegze. His first book was excellent and now for some reason he is giving away his second for free in e-book format. No brainer this one folks – if you recruit for a living, download the bookand pay it forward for the price of a social share.
I’ve been interested in this product by brainfooderDanny Hodgsonsince I first saw it two years ago. The best ideas solve problems you didn’t even know were there. Foresight gives you a credible a 12-month hiring plan to work to. Stupidly simple – and now – free 1 month use if you claim it before Oct 31st. So get to it folks – clickhere.
Sourcing Summit series rolls onto to its next chapter to sunny Toronto. Some great speakers going on stage, and a fantastic chance to connect with the Torontian recruiter community. Use promo code:BRAINFOOD75for $75 offhere
30 Oct, Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front St West, Toronto
“..conference led by Talent Acquisition Leaders from top brands opening their playbooks on hiring strategies..” The line up backs up the tag line. Well done brainfooderStacey Broadwellputting this show together – love to get this next year.Brainfoodersget a20% discountusingthis link.
EVOLVE! Summit is the biggest recruiting event in Central and Eastern Europe. I’m looking forward to visiting Brno and saying hello to the local community.Massive 35%discount available for brainfooders. Limitation on how many of these redemptions I can give away, so email me in reply to this newsletter and I’ll give you instructions on how to trigger this discount. First come, first serve!
HOXO Mediado a recruitment podcast series. I was honoured to be guesting on it last week. It got more personal than I intended but I’m glad it went that way. Thanks toHishem Azzouzfor a great interview. We talk mental health, audience building, the recruitment journey and 15-to1. Have a listenhere
Recruiting AnimalvsJoe Mullings? This sounded like a terrible idea until I put it on and gave it a listen. Turns into a 45 minute conversation on inbound marketing, recruiter division of labour and looking good in front of a camera. I must admit – I enjoyedthis.
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Load of travel cancellations means I’m staying in London this week. Just as well I’ve got to prep for a talk at Social Recruiting Days in Berlin week following. If you’re town this week, and want to talk hiring or the future of the planet, message me ontwitterorInstagram.