Hey Everybody,

So the UK has triggered Article 50 to leave the EU. The phoney Brexit over the past 9 months will now be replaced with the hard reality of extrication from political, economic and legal system we’ve been enmeshed in for the past 40 years. If we didn’t know what the term ‘switching costs’ meant, we’re going to find out all about it now. And we think switching out legacy ATS was hard….

The implications for recruiting / HR for UK and European practitioners will be profound. In this issue of On Hiring, we cover some examples of what is already happening (Pret a Manger hiring 16 year olds to replace migrant labour…) as UK employers scramble to secure talent pipelines in the advent of a shrinking addressable labour pool, whilst employers in EU27 move further ahead with progressive / aggressive hiring strategies to draw in talent that might have previously headed to London and the UK.

All this against the backdrop of accelerating climate change, workforce automation, AI / AR / VR, the rise of the ethno-nationalism and, of course, Donald Trump in the White House and on Twitter. Chinese Premier Xi Jinping flies into Florida this week. It may be the most single important meeting we’re going to see for the future of the global economy.

My friends, we live in interesting times.

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Hung Lee is the founder of WorkShape.io – the revolutionary hiring platform for Software engineers

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If are an On Hiring subscriber and want to post your recruiting / people ops / HR jobs in next weeks newsletter, please email me at [email protected] with job title and link so people can apply.

What’s On?
Jamie, Lois, Bobby and the rest of the The Recruitment Events Co crew (formerly known as ‘Reconverse’) organise what may be the best summer party in the industry. RecFest2017 returns for it’s 4th year on Thursday 6th July 2017 at Hawker House near Canada Water. Put it in the diary folks and get yourself a ticket. 200 Early Bird tickets available now and going fast. Grab one here before the prices go up this week.
End Notes
I’ll be in London for the next week, so you are around and want to talk tech hiring or the future of the planet, get in touch. DM me on Twitter @HungLee or email [email protected]

Have a great week everybody.