Welcome to another issue on On Hiring! Some great resources for you this week including fantastic primary research from LinkedIn, Hired.com and StackOverflow – please make sure you check these out below.
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It’s the sexiest job in the world, and your company almost certainly wants to hire some of them. So this handbook of Data Science interview questions might come handy. Thanks for OH subscriberBianca Walterspielfor the share. RESOURCE
Excellent bit of primary research from Hired.com, perhaps the only company in the world who has access to this type of salary data. Very interesting to see ethnicity / age segmentation. Shame about the lack of gender data – perhaps something they should collect for next time. RESEARCH
Pulling together information from multiple sources, this is a great article on the best places to live if you’re a software developer. It’s not just about salary, but about the cost of the burgers. RESEARCH
Interesting analysis from StackOverflow, who are now really doing a great job on data driven insights. Weekday / weekend variance on developer behaviour. Key takeaway from this? Devs hate Microsoft stack but bear with it because their company forces them to do it. REPORT
Guess what folks? Recruitment is too noisy for the in-demand! Yet another post to join the catalogue of open letter complaints from developers, which now extends from agency recruiters to internal recruiters of name brand tech giants. As sourcing becomes easier, so engagement becomes more difficult. I’m sure there might be another way to do it. SOURCING
Interesting framework to use when considering team fit. What is your functional role? And – perhaps more importantly – what is yourpsycho-socialrole? As recruiters, we obviously don’t screen at all for this, beyond perhaps the team meet or team interview. CULTURE
Do you know Balazs Paroczay? If you don’t, you probably should. One of the pre-eminent sourcers in the world today. Also the producer of great recruiting content, such as this checklist post on setting up a sourcing function. SOURCING
Overview of what is swiftly becoming academic consensus. Particularly interesting is the additional idea that certain roles can become ‘feeder’ positions for future high fliers. One of chew over with the C-level. THOUGHT PROVOKING
The distributive power of the big 4 or 5 tech companies is awesome. We are fortunate that so far the general direction has been for the public good. Like this Computer Science resource from Google for instance. RESOURCE
Necessary article but not at all strong enough. Bottom line in the post Trump / post Brexit world, is that US and UK companies are going to have to invest a lot more on hiring as the addressable labour pool shrinks and bureaucratic obstacles get placed in the way of movement of labour. HR needs to plan for this now! Are you? POLITICS
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Busy last week in London for us before the Workshape crew flies out the week following to Berlin for the 22nd – 25th. Two events to get in your calendar if you around in Berlin those dates: HR Tech Berlin, hosted by OH subscriber Anna Ottat hub:raum HQ on the 22nd Feb andTruBerlin, hosted byBill BoormanandPaul Maxinat Zalando HQ on the 23rd Feb.
I’ll be giving a talk at both but don’t let that put you off – they are otherwise be great events!