Welcome to Issue No28! Some exceptional content for the On Hiring community this week – original posts, reports and research. Everything is worth a read but make sure you pay particular attention to PwC’s The Talent Challenge survey – well worth downloading.
Few shout outs To friends in France who have a big decision to make today: bon chance! To all the runners in today’s London Marathon: run well and good luck! To everyone else: enjoy your lazy Sunday: here’s your recruiting brainfood 😉
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Excellent essay fromEnrique Danson the history of workforce automation. Workers will initially fear it – maybe even sabotage it – but it will lead to increased productivity in the end. WORKFORCE AUTOMATION
Forget fancy stuff folks, nothing is more important to a recruiter than micro optimisations of your time. OH subscriberJames Lesner@Catawiki tells us about some of his techniques to get a little faster, a little bit better. This should be a series PRODUCTIVITY
Startups default to the radical. There’s perhaps been no greater attempt at changing organisational culture than Zappo’s attempt at radical de-centralisation. Here’s a perspective behind Holacracy, warts and all. CULTURE
More on Holocracy. Great to see some companies press ahead with experimentation in radical organisation change. Decent overview from Molly Levinson of the story at Blinkist. Thanks OH subscriberDeborah Cauletfor the share. CULTURE
Watson driven content / sentiment analytics engine for brands. Some way to go before this tool becomes really useful but one to bookmark and keep an eye on. Thanks to OH subscriberBianca Walterspielfor share. COOL TOOL
Are LinkedIn listening to their users? I’m sure they did, so well done those noisy folks in the recruiter community who joined the outcry. An important product has got better and it didn’t cost anybody anything. SOURCING
We’ve been missing this since Sidekick went and got themselves acquired. Great little extension to track whether and when someone opens your email. Only $24 per year for unlimited. Get it now before the prices go up COOL TOOL
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I’m honoured to be guesting on FireFish Software’s Crowdcast withCameron McLennan, Indeed’sMatt Burneythis Tuesday at 4pm GMT. We’ll be talking how Automation will shape the Future of Recruitment. Register for your spothere, and make sure you heckle us in real time.