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The LinkedIn newsfeed is perhaps the most powerful channel for recruiting content today. It’s important we know how it works.Falcon.iodo a decent job of working it out for us, so this is an essential read for anyone looking at getting more traffic on the platform – check it outhere.
No bullshit (as ever) from my friendLaurie Ruettimannon workplace culture. Love this post on walking the talk when it comes to cultivating a positive company culture. It’s do-it-tomorrow advice folks, so get a load of ithere
I’m glad I’m not the only one who thinksBret Feigshould have more followers.Jonathan Kidderexplains why with this excellent review of Bret’sownreview of a new Facebook scraping extension called: DiG. Read Jonathan’sreview, and watch Bret’show-to. H/T alsoMichał Bieńkofor the initial share.
The internet is not short of stories from engineers telling us how tech recruiting is a broken experience. Whilst we might allagree that it is, I suspect recruiters and engineers have different ideas as to why. Someone needs to write this post or I’ll have to do it myself…. In the meantime though check outthis postwhich went viral last week, and follow up with thethreadon HN also – food for thought, both.
Rare Recruitmentare doing tremendous work exposing the hidden bias which exists within the educational system. State vs Private as a diversity metric isnotenough. Must read postherefor anyone interested in D&I in the future talent pool.
Can’t get a date? Time to outsource your chat folks. MeetMeredith Golden, perhaps the world’s first dating app ghostwriter who will do theearly groundworkfor you. Its outreach-by-proxy, an old recruiters trick.
BrainfooderBas van de Haterdleads by example on the theory and practice of assessments in recruiting. His ‘No CV, no not even interview’ approach might be a little extreme for some, but it sometimes makes for a great story and maybe greater results. Have a readhere.
She’s a pretty easy target for comedy these days, but I didn’t think anyone could turn Theresa May into an employer branding asset. Studio Yes have done it though, with this brilliant lampoon cum job advert. You have tolaughand you might just apply
Weird bit of speculative fiction from PwC of all companies – a report outlining 4 possible scenarios which might shape the world of work by 2030. Reads like Kim Stanley Robinson so I really liked this – give it areadif you’re into sci-fi….
Is the ‘Big Five’ the most credible psych assessment out there? Any psychologists out there want, pipe up because I want to know what you think. This online assessment is at least is a great UX – give it gohere
‘Attention is the currency of today’s distraction economy ‘someone said. This extraordinary essay on digital pollution gives us both the ‘where we are now’ and suggestions on ‘where we need to go next’. As recruiters, we’re in the front line of this problem and we could all do well toread this
3000 in-house recruiters, 70+ international speakers, 5+ big tent stages and 1 massive party celebrating recruiting. It’s the must attend event on any year, but big news for us is that in 2019,Brainfood is owning one of the big tents. Our topics, our speakers drawn from the brainfood community. I’m MC-ing it and I’d love to see as many of us there. Of course, there’s a brainfood discount: use thislinkand this promo code:BRAINFOODfor the best price you can get on these tickets.This event is a guarantee to sell out, so get them now folks.
Thu 11 July, Mudchute Park, Isle of Dogs, London, UK
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