Community Update: We’re zipped past 10,000 subscribers last week..
I was somewhere over the North Sea when a young lady from Katowice signed up to become the 10,000th subscriber to Recruiting Brainfood. Thank you Agnieszka – and the 9999 before you – who have signed up and have been following along since. It’s humbling to know that so many of you trust me with your inbox. I promise you – I’m never going to let you down. Let’s keep going.
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Kevin Green, Steve Bebbington, Igor Bobryk, Vera Stachowiak, Adam Gordon, Martyn Redstone, Maarten van der Kwaak, Jo Weech, Steve Jacobs, John Sumser, Achyut Menon, Ollie Glass, John Bersentes, Ivan Harrison, Anastasiia Holub, Dee Reid, Nas Hansra, Nick Mortimer, Grace Carey, Oliver Hague, Tom Bilton, Michael Keleman, Joanne Causer, Scot McRae, Maren Marcelis, Ali Harker, Mary-Kate Zajdlic, Kim Lokenberg, Oana Iordachescu, Theo Smith and Tony Restell – your support is vital, appreciated and noted(!)
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Hung Lee is the founder ofWorkShape.io– the revolutionary recruiting platform for Software engineers
Workable, the world’s most popular recruiting automation platform for SMBs, raised an additional $50m in growth financing. Take a look at a blog post fromNikos Moraitakis, CEO at Workable to see what they think about recruiting tech and what Workable’s future in it is going to be like
Great to see my buddyWillem Wijnansback in the recruiting game – innovating, writing, sharing. Here’s his collection on ingenious ‘recruitment hacks’ from some of the smartest folks around, which I’m pleased to see several brainfooders amongst them. Recruiters, get inspired andhave a read.
What do Startups (or any company for that matter) mean when they ask “why should we hire you?”. Some much needed reflection on the very nature of interviewing by our friends atAngelList. We ask not to investigate or discuss but to test responses. And we wonder why candidate experience is bad…
Our buddies atAtomicoproduce the definitive report on ‘The State of European Tech’. Superbly presented interactive on investment, talent acquisition, diversity & inclusion and the rest. Must read for any one involved in hiring for tech in Europe. Full reporthere
On November 5, 2018, Communications graduate studentOlympe Dupontpostedthison LinkedIn. I think she is going to get a job. Brilliant do-able, lo-fi, low cost super effective personal branding. As my buddyTris Revillsays, can we recruiters take inspiration from these techniques?
You got to give it to the ‘age fluid’Emile Ratelband– he’s triggered at least two debates, which perhaps we need to have. 1. At what point is identity externally fixed and 2. what can we do about ageism? A strong piece of reflection from our buddies atSmartRecruiters, on an unspoken discrimination which will inevitably impact us all.
‘Open Source Intelligence’ – the art, some might say ‘dark art’ – of using forensic techniques to extract data from the Internet. Here’s a site from brainfooderDenis Dinkevich(follow this guy) which lists the tools you can use to do it. One for the technical sourcers out there,bookmark itif you haven’t already.
Pudding Cool are one of the next generation of websites which tell stories through data. ‘Human Terrain’ is one of their best – a massive interactive website visualising the world’s population, in 3D. Primacy of the cities is made clear. Have a playhere
Great interactive database, packed full of the information you’d expect to find from something called ‘the Complete database of YC companies’. Funding rounds, exits, growth rate, employee counts etc. Obvious value to recruiters / hiring managershere
Japan: the only place in the world where Yahoo! is still a thing, also has some very strange professions. Not just obscura, this type of ‘emotional labour’ might be a future for us in robot dominated workforce. Have awatch
Glassdoor’s 2019 report is out – the best places to work in 2019, according to employee reviews. Not 100% clear on the methodology on ranking, so take a deeper dive and take a look for yourself – have areview.
Our buddies at AmazingHiring are running aChristmas Online Sourcing Hackathonfor Tech recruiters! 1 hour commitment, 10 sourcing tasks and outstanding prizes of FREE monthly subscriptions for theAmazingHiringsourcing tool. Your boss will approve of you being in this competition – if you win! Registerherefor a chance to win.
Thanks everyone for your contributions to the Big List – up to 180 events world wide now. Check out the pivot tables for local filters. US, UK, Canada, Germany seem dominant. Can we see more from Asia-Pac, Africa and South America? Add ‘em if you know ’em –here
I had the honour of being a guest onGarry Turner’s brilliant ’Value through Vulnerability’ podcast last month. We end up talking about community, exclusion, 9/11, the gendered nature of online trolling…and some recruitment. Have a listenhere
Chad SowashandJoel Cheesmando the best ‘industry this week’ podcast for the people business. It’s hard to stay consistently relevant, but these two heroes have got it down to a very fine art. Mustlistenfolks
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I will be in the Bike Shed in Old Street to chat with all comers on Monday and then it’s basically TV and Christmas pudding for me until the New Year. If you want to talk hiring or the future of the planet, reach out onTwitterorInstagram. I’ll do it for a pint of cold custard.