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We have an amazing collection for you all this week – superb reports from PwC and StackOverflow, a great new sourcing tool from Brain Gain Recruiting, the usual amalgam of original content covering AI, DI, sourcing and much more, including one very special story from design leaders, ustwo. Make sure you read it.
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Comprehensive report UK’s economic outlook in 2017 from PwC. The tl;dr is slow down in growth and investment butnorecession. Caveat is that the modelling is based on no hard Brexit scenario which strangely seems to be considered an outlying outcome. Decent segment on workforce automation – perhaps, in the end – of greater significance to us irrespective of agreements made on trade REPORT [DOWNLOAD]
There’s no company on the planet with a stronger data set for tech hiring than StackOverflow. These annual reports on the developer landscape are a must read for everybody in the game of hiring them. REPORT [DOWNLOAD]
Firstly, Ilikethe name. Secondly, this is from our buddies at Brain Gain Recruiting, also one of the leading organisations in sourcing best practice over the past two decades. Thirdly, there’s a free trial. What are waiting for? COOL TOOL
Of course they are. The problem is that this is a fiendishly difficult challenge to resolve. This post tells you to get better at copy writing. Getting rid of the text is perhaps the more radical answer D&I
Comprehensive and accessible overview of where are at (and where we might be going) in algorithmic age. Not recruiting specific, but then algorithms never were and yet they are relevant to everything recruiters might do. MUST READ
Developers hate whiteboard technical assessments. And yet this form of testing is managed and delivered by other developers. We’re trending against this though and this repo might become a good resource for showcasing alternatives. ASSESSMENT
Another great piece of primary research here. The Popularity of Data Science Software – no surprises here but trends analysis is always interesting. And of course – Python – rules. REPORT
The demand for recruiting talent continues unabated. Check out these amazing roles in some of the top tech companies in Europe. Happy to post US jobs also, so please don’t be shy if you’re hiring in the States and want your job to feature.
This week, on Wednesday 29th March, will see Theresa May sending the letter to the European Commission and trigger Article 50 for the UK leave the EU. As most of you probably know my views on this, you might well have guessed that I’ll be somewhere in central London self medicating with a bottle ofBuckfast, as that’ll be the only alcohol we’re going to be able to afford. Feel free to join me if you want to talk tech recruiting or the future of the planet.