There’s more important things going on in the world than LinkedIn users losing Premium Filters but it’s both a demonstration of the ubiquity of the world’s largest professional network that the platform changes this past week have dominated the conversation amongst recruiters online.
So premium filters have gone, searching for job titles as gone – at least, for the unpaid accounts. The pattern is clear, you’re going to pay more, and get less, so time to update skills and check out some new tools and techniques to source talent. Hopefully, this newsletter can provide some value in this regard. Our mission is to bring to you the very best recruiting content on the web, delivered once a week in your inbox.
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LinkedIn’s maniacal rush to monetise previously freely available features are inevitably drawing ire.Katrina Collierminces no words in this excoriating piece of LinkedIn’s removal of Premium filters feature. LINKEDIN BACKLASH
More luminaries of the recruiting world take aim at LinkedIn’s functional changes. This time, it’s sourcing genius Irina Shamaeva, who illustrates why the loss of job title search makes a huge difference to the results you’re going to get. LINKEDIN BACKLASH
An excellent how-to from GroupM Head of Talent, Michael Wright on two of the main resources used by developers today – GitHub and StackOverflow. And how about Articulate as the delivery medium? Fantastic resource for anyone wanting show what you know. HOW-TO
You can not separate your hiring process from your team’s culture. If the values and priorities of your team can be influenced by the hiring process, your hiring practices should resemble good engineering practices. Namely: move fast, be test-driven, and communicate. MUST READ
NASA is getting serious about recruiting, and to beef up their outreach efforts they debuted some of the coolest graphics in recent history. With a style that’s equal parts sci-fi throwback, Uncle Sam, and NASA at heart, they’re something you’ll probably want for your wall, earthbound or otherwise. SUPERB ADVERTISING
CreditSocial Talent for consistently coming up with some of the best recruiting content on the web today. Accurate, useful, easy to understand – exactly what you might expect from the perhaps the premier recruiting training company on the planet. TRAINING
It’s hard to do satire and still make a decent point. Yegor Bugayenko might not entirely pull it off here but his post is certainly worth a read on whatnotto do when working with Software developers. SATIRE
Amazon continues to bring automation to the people – by relentlessly getting rid of people. Check out the Amazon Go video came out a week or so ago – an amazing checkout free retail experience, surely the default for all supermarkets in the near future. Now we have also Amazon Prime Air – delivered by drone. It’s great for consumers / bad for workers – the recurring motif of our times. VIDEOS
These days, it’s hardly surprising to hear that a hot new startup has received gobs of money from eager investors. But a new company called the DAO (short for “decentralized autonomous organization”) is not your average startup. You got to read this. BLOCKCHAIN
Leicester City captain Wes Morgan recently signed an endorsement deal with Captain Morgan – the rum company. After tweeting out the key clause, it’s pretty clear that it’s the best contract anyone has ever signed. FUNNY
Age discrimination is a thing folks. Love this idea – connecting Senior Advertising Professionals & the Companies Looking for Them. Certain to roll out across other industry sectors. We need it. COOL TOOL
The only job you need to care about this week is this awesome role from our buddies at Link Humans, one of the leading social communications agencies in the UK. A Recruiter-turned-Marketer needed, so you think the time to leave the game, click on the link and apply.
Final week before shut down and the Christmas holidays. Let me take the opportunity to wish you all the best for the holiday season – I hope you’ve had a great 2016 and wish you all the best for the year ahead. Thank you for being great subscribers to On Hiring – we’re going to continue this service throughout 2017. Remember, teach out to me on Twitter@HungLeeor by email [email protected], if you want to talk tech hiring or the future of the planet.