Welcome to On Hiring: Issue No 3. This week’s edition features the rollout of new salary survey service by Glassdoor, Linkedin’s annual report on the most hire-able skills for 2017 and the introduction of interesting / disturbing technologies Faception and Fama Technologies – both of which bear portentous implications for the world of the recruiting.
Top of the list is a fantastic post byBuster Benson,who’s performed the mammoth task of categorising the 175 cognitive biases into 4 distinct groups of purpose. It’s a mighty read and highly recommended!
Buster Benson categorises 175 cognitive biases found in Wikipedia and breaks down why we need them, why they’re useful and why they may be potentially dangerous. Highly relevant to anyone involved in hiring for their business MUST READ
Facial-profiling startup Faception claims it can predict how likely people are to be terrorists, pedophiles, and more by analyzing faces with deep learning. The implications for hiring are no less profound. THOUGHT PROVOKING
Ryan Avent ponders a near future where automation and globalisation combine to generate a world with a surfeit of labour and too little work. What are the implications for society if most of us have no valuable contribution to make to the economy? A dystopian future beckons. LONG READ
Is this the way to save the inbox? Excellent advice from Sarah McCord on how to achieve inbox zero by simply registering your receipt. Relevant to recruiters, who cares about candidate experience TOP TIP
Human Resources isn’t human. It doesn’t operate according to any ‘best practices’ around how to deal with humans. Why do we still tolerate this? Intriguing piece by Ted Bauer, who ponders the history of HR and it’s potential future as a business intelligence service.
What is the future of ‘DevOps’ in a serverless world? As cloud infrastructure becomes more reliable and ubiquitous, practicitioner Susan Fowler describes the identity crisis of those whose function maybe becoming redundant EXCELLENT AND ACCESSIBLE
Artificial intelligence service that picks up “red flags” that exist within a person’s online persona? Fama technologies purports to automate social media screening of potential candidates. The implications on privacy, free speech and political discrimination are clear TRIGGER WARNING: VIDEO AUTOPLAY
Pierre Gauthier breaks down his (failed) telephone screen for a Director of Engineering role at Google. The impression Gauthier wants to communicate – that of an inexperienced tech recruiter using archaic parsing techniques – is clear. It makes a slightly bitter read, but the point is made – are there ever right answers on a telephone screen? FUN READ
It’s often difficult to understand if you’re being paid fairly. GlassDoor releases a new tool called Know Your Worth designed to help you understand your market worth. Based in market survey / reports tho. COOL TOOL
Great breakdown from the worldview of the world’s largest professional network. Technical, white collar skills dominate the rankings – interesting findings, but more evidence as to how narrow even LinkedIn is in encompassing the sum of human work. RESEARCH