Welcome to Issue 20 of On Hiring! Bumper issue this week with 17 original pieces of content which are sure to make you think about your week ahead. Check out ‘Who’s Hiring’ also – jobs in SF, London and elsewhere posted OH subscribers.
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Brian Finkhas done everyone a massive favour by collecting together some of the most engaged developer communities on Slack into a single post on LinkedIn. Please don’t spam these places with job ads. RESOURCE
If you’re tech recruiting, it’s likely that you’ve read this post from Susan Fowler already. So many things here, but the one that stood out for me was the role of HR. For too long HR tries to play the employee advocate role, when it always – and can only be – agent for corporate interest. DIVERSITY & INCLUSION
It is always refreshing to see recruiting commentary from hiring managers. Todd Jackon, VP of Product at Dropbox, has hired a lot of Product Managers in his time. This is his framework on how to do it. MUST READ
Do we need another open letter from a developer about how crap recruiters are? Answer is ‘no’, I think but this post does provide some insight into the psychology of those with ‘abundance bias’, as well as the heightened (perhaps impossible? certainly impractical) attention to candidate experience required to engage. Edge case, or something we can learn? CANDIDATE EXPERIENCE
Ageism is perhaps the most understated yet widely accepted bias in recruiting today. And there’s nothing at all the protect against it.Tom Goodwinmakes the important point on an issue we will all one day become personally familiar with. DIVERSITY & INCLUSION
A collection of examples of workforce automation. We’ve seen some of these examples before but rarely collected together in one place. Good overview on what we have to know about tech unemployment FUTURE OF WORK
Seth Godin is famous for writing micro blogs. Turns out, he’s pretty useful at the longer form also. This is his take on the skills we need to reposition in order to stay relevant in an AI dominated world. FUTURE OF WORK
Maria Konnikova writes about how to create a positive work environment. Research shows that it involves not telling people to ‘be positive’ but to create ‘a moderately regulated environment …with a high degree of autonomy’. Can we do that? I think we probably can. CULTURE
Writing quality messaging copy is essential to a being a great recruiter. And yet have you ever received any training on copy writing? Here’s a a great tactical how-to post which you can use to instantly get better today – because it matters. ENGAGEMENT
Teaching your kids of code? We’re preparing them for a future that might not exist. Mark Cuban makes the case for the liberal arts, much needed counterpoint to current consensus towards STEM FUTURE OF WORK
The technical potential for automation differs dramatically across sectors and activities. Mckinsey – of course – have a framework for analysing which jobs are going to go. Long read with a bonus infographic they want you to download (to be fair, it’s pretty good) WORKFORCE AUTOMATION
More on ‘soft’ or non-cognitive skills. The future of work depends on training ourselves to be as least like machines are possible. An overdue corrective to a STEM train currently in overdrive FUTURE OF WORK
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Quick shout out to OH subscribers Anna Ott and Bill Boorman for hosting two incredible events in Berlin last week. Keep an eye on HR Tech Berlin and TruBerlin in 2018 – events you should attend. I’m back in London this week, so reach out to me if you want to talk tech hiring or the future of the planet. DM on Twitter@HungLeeor email [email protected]