We have another curates egg of forecasting, research, tips and tools – top quality content of use to anyone in the field of recruiting and HR. Hope you enjoy Issue No13 and get some recruiting brainfood for the week ahead!
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Hung Lee is the founder ofWorkshape.io, the revolutionary hiring platform for software engineers
PingPad CEO, Ross Mayfieldpulls no punches in this excoriating analysis of the role technology is and will play in the coming unemployment of the millions of people. What will the new Luddites do? Sabotage? AUTOMATION
Do you know a friend who always seems to be involved in the best conversations? I know I do.Julia Evansunpacks the secret of asking great questions that promote dialogue from even the most taciturn of interlocutors. Something we all need to get better at, especially those who hire. MUST READ
Fascinating conjecture on a phenomena that intuitively I suspect is real. When professions get ‘feminised’, they seem to lose status and stop being places where men want to go. Why? A question this New York Times piece tries to answer THOUGHT PROVOKING
As HR / Recruiting increasingly become ‘data driven’, we’re at risk of injecting inherent bias is how we set up our experiments. Algorithmic bias is a thing. Don’t let the software screen out good candidates, is the message. THOUGHT PROVOKING
Centralised talent management has failed saysRay Ashkenas. Difficult to argument against his analysis, nor his prescription – that every leader needs to take responsibility for the getting better people into the business. CONTROVERSIAL
Japanese Insurance firm Fukoku Mutual Life Insurance is making 34 employees redundant and replacing them with IBM’s Watson Explorer AI. Middle / Back Office white collar work will evaporate, probably faster than any blue collar factory work. Future is now folks. AUTOMATION
I’ve been waiting for someone to write this post. The world has no shortage of non-tech founders searching for someone to build their dream. It’s not going to happen says Katerina Pascoulis. Superb analysis of the developer risk profile. MUST READ
Great overview of how to use Github to recruit, written by Ninh Tran and Steve Jiang, founders of Hiretual. Worth a read this folks. SOURCING
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Busy week ahead for me with a growing team, new customers to on-board and an event schedule beginning to fill. I’m still in London for the next week, so reach out to me on Twitter@HungLeeor by email [email protected] if you want to talk tech hiring or the future of the planet.