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LinkedIn Talent Solutions latest report on the most recruited jobs on the platform. Technical Recruiter, Recruiting Co-ordinator and HRBP are the 3 in the people segment. Blog posthere, and read / downloadthe full reporthere
The internet is not short of tales of terrible candidate experience. Incidents of the type thatIgor Krominendured might be extreme but not unusual, as perhaps can be seen on the followingthreadon Hacker News. Risk mitigation from permanent-hire-as-default is the problem. Answer is more obvious than we might think.
“….The virtual Museum of HR has a big room full with Employee Journey Maps…”Tom Haakwith a wonderful line to start his exhibition of the ways in which we describe the employee journey. The design makes a difference. Have a lookhereand see for yourself.
Wonderful essay byAngela Chen, critiquing the reductionism inherent in ‘personality profiling’. Her argument that humans are irreducibly complex is validating, but is it wholly correct? Brainfood for sure, so have a readhere. Artwork in this piece is a considerable bonus.
Our buddies atIndeedsurveyed 1,000 women to learn more about their experiences working in tech. Veryinteresting surveyresults, which shows a great deal about how the surveyed sample view themselves. Would the answers be the same for us, in recruiting? H/T brainfooderTris Revillfor the share.
Now this is what I call employer branding. Bit unfair for the rest of us, as Microsoft have more money than nearly everybody, but an amazing example of what can be achieved with technology that is here with us right now. Click onthis siteand enjoy. Also now inMinecraft, because why not?
Great piece of research from our buddies atRelocate.me– outlining the differences between the industry standard vs industryleadingrelocation packages. How does your company measure u? See for yourselfhere.
“…tap into the network early in problem solving…” just one of the insights from this fabulous research paper fromConnected Commonson the network strategies of the super successful. Accessible paper which is packed full of actionable insight. In the hyper-connected era, we allneed to downloadand read this.
I had the pleasure of sharing a video call with estimableSteve Levylast week. One of the good guys, and a fellow you should follow. Also shouted out this sourcing tool. Like Steve said, you really shouldgive it a try.
Proof we are suckers for social proof, this incredible story from the world of hard rock has plenty lessons for us in recruiting. How sure are we on the information we use on candidate prescreening? It’s rarely much better than the stuff we see from Jered. H/T brainfooderMark Mansourfor the share. PS:Belfast gigis still on…
McKinsey Global Institute analysed 6000 of the world’s largest companies with annual revenue of over $1BN and present their findings inthis paper. tl:dr: power law applies(which means only 20% of you will download the paper...)
It’s hard to underestimate the scale of Github. As an open source, cross company, collaborative space, there are so many lessons to learn from this community of (31MM!) software engineers. Superb interactive report from Octoverse brings it all to life –enjoy. H/T brainfooderGuillaume Lhotefor the share.
Hiring for tech has never been tougher, so great news to see that our buddies atTalentfulare running a creative sourcing lab for tech talent this week. Panel, talks, networking with the community. Free to attend, sosign upand go!
Nov 13, Talentful HQ, 4th Floor, 115 Shaftesbury Avenue, London
This is where it all started for me. 10 years ago, I was doing nothing much as a struggling ‘consultant’. Then I went #truLondon. Get your ticketshere– if you go to one more event this year, it should be this. 100 tickets only!
Nov 26, City Hotel, 12-20 Osborn St, London E1 6TE
Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Rt Hon Esther McVey MP will be leading the debate at the REC on the future of jobs. £225.00 + VAT on the door for non-members, but I have secured5x tickets for brainfooders on a unique 100% discount– email me in reply to this to newsletter and I’ll reply with instructions on how to claim. Event detailshere. First come, first serve on this deal folks.
Nov 28, Dorset House, First Floor, 27-45 Stamford Street, London, SE1 9NT
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