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Hung Lee is the founder ofWorkShape.io– the revolutionary hiring platform for Software engineers
I’m not sure who first came up with the 10x programmer idea, but it’s since become convention in the world of tech and beyond. This amazing post takes a decent stab at describing what this mythical beast might look like. Worth a read for anyone thinking of hiring software engineers. MUST READ
Who else needs to hire in difficult locations? Superb initiative here from Wellington, New Zealand, where the city, employers and tourist board have come together to make the location a strength rather than weakness. Forget employer branding, this islifestylebranding. Something we can learn from here. TALENT ATTRACTION
The Coalition for a Digital Economy is a UK initiative that seems to have widespread cross party support. Here is the report on a ‘Global Britain’. Worth a read for UK recruiters / rec tech vendors REPORT [DOWNLOAD]
There are two tribes in the gig economy – precarious vs privileged. Accessible report on the future of work in Britain, though relevant to all who are thinking about the future of work. Download it and read it. REPORT [DOWNLOAD]
Everyone knows WorkShape loves Berlin! Our visit last month underlined to use how exciting the city has become for tech recruiting / recruiting tech. We were honoured to take part in the inaugural ‘Founder-to-Founder’ event at HR Tech Berlin, hosted by our friends at hub:raum. Here’s our write up! EVENT REVIEW
It takes a deep thinker and a good writer to reference Donald Trump in a recruiting blog post and still hit the mark.Felix Wetzeldoes the job here, with a very clear understanding as to the importance of authenticity in employer branding. EMPLOYER BRANDING
Back in my agency days, this was called ‘reverse marketing’ a candidate into a prospective client. With a lot of research, consideration and a clear mandate from the candidate, this might just be ok. But there’s no way this approach is going to work. Doesn’t help agencies, or their reputation. Good post from blogging newbie Richard Saunders. RECRUITMENT AGENCIES
If you don’t knowMatt Alderyou probably should. He runs a superb podcast called Recruiting Future in which he interviews innovators in recruiting.Jane Hatton, ofEvenbreak is this week’s special guest – a job board for differently abled. [PODCAST]
‘Professions’ will be the next to go, maybe at the same time as truck drivers. We’re going to see a squeeze on white and blue collar, at the same time. Have we got a plan? We don’t have a plan. WORKFORCE AUTOMATION
Driving trucks is the most individually popular jobs in the majority of the States in the US. Automation is going to have huge socio-political implications, as this handy map from Axios will show WORKFORCE AUTOMATION
Are we tired of hearing about Uber yet? Probably not, so here’s an intelligent discussion on how performance management influences culture. For Uber – and other companies that use ‘Stack Ranking’ – culture is a dark forest, where to succeed others must fail. CULTURE