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Email is still the contact channel which works best, which is why it’s good news that my friendJan Tegzetested some of the most popular chrome extensions on their effectiveness in harvesting them. He profiles 21 and shares the resultshere. For recruiters / sourcer types, this is amandatory read.
What is Recruitment Operations? Inspired from the development of DevOps in software engineering, this is an emerging function within a mature TA team which focuses not on headcount but optimising processes. Greatreadby our buddies atZinc.
Intriguing findings inHackerrank’s 2019 Developer skills report. Not only a massive dataset (60K+) but also superbly presented in an interactive website – check it outhereand if you prefer, download the report in pdfhere
4 big trends are: workplace flexibility, pay transparency, more soft vs hard skills and …a decent anti-harassment policy. It’s LinkedIn’s annual global talent trends report for 2019 – have a read and download ithere
Important countervailing research fromGeorge LaRoqueon the behaviour of job seekers. Google isn’t the first stop, it’s actually Indeed. US data only but I’d be surprised if it wasn’t the case generally across the English speaking world. Have a look at the researchhere
We don’t talk a lot about exec search on brainfood, so I thought the time was right to change that. My friend and ex-colleagueKen Collinshas penned this guide on how to get the best out of your exec search partner. Have a readhere.
The answer, is ‘reinforcement learning’, following on the pivotal moment in 2015 when AlphaGo, a reinforcement learning trained AI, beat Lee Sedol on Go. Excellent andaccessible snapshotof the ‘state of AI’ by MIT
Are we wasting our time with employee engagement initiatives?Fascinating brainfoodfrom Harvard Business Review, which presents an obvious-now-you-think-about-it argument: that employees might not be ‘disengaged’, they may just have low wattage personalities.
A collection extraordinary interdisciplinary essays from some of the best thinkers of the future around. It’s a great field guide from the Royal Society, no less. You’d pay money for this book, so it’s must read / download – do ithere.
Wonderful vignette of the weird jobs people do. Philip Broughton tells the story of how he accidentally became a barkeep in one of the best bars in …Antartica. In these chilly times, it’s a story towarm your heart
I had the considerable honour of guesting onLaurie Ruettimann’s superb podcast,Let’s Fix Work. So glad Laurie is back producing content – she is a natural communicator, and great interviewer. Had a blast with this – we’re talking relationships, ownership, business and the rest. Have a listenhere.
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Due to unforeseen circumstances I had to cancel my trip to Dublin this week – many thanks toPat Gaughanfor being so understanding. So I will be in London this week, so if you want talk hiring and the future of the planet, message me atTwitterorInstagram