Welcome to the penultimate issue before the first year anniversary of recruiting brainfood! I got a surprise for you all coming up this week, as a thank you for your support over this past year. Watch this space!
In Issue 51, we’re talking chatbots, a Blockchain powered job board, an awesome list of sourcing tools and some very insightful articles from recruiting practitioners on the top of their game.
Also keep an eye out for some great events, including a very interestingwebinarfrom our buddies at Vettery. Check out the What’s On section.
Big shout out to:
Emma Wood, Felix Wetzel, Adam Gordon, James Finnegan, Bryan Wilson, Steve Jacobs, Jan Matthes, Christine Ng, Jason Howlin, Aarron Green, Shai Roitman, Luke Shipley, Neil Foames, Kate Blackburn, Iker Jusué, Santino Boffa and Iulia Nicolaie for your public support last week – I really appreciate it and it makes a massive difference!
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Hung Lee is the founder ofWorkShape.io– the revolutionary recruiting platform for Software engineers
As recruiters, its critical that we capture data on outreach. This is a fantastic post beSergej Zimpelof ProSiebenSat.1 Media on the effectiveness of template messaging vs hyper personalised. Have a read folks ENGAGEMENT
This case study is a great summary of the work byChris Wrayand team in using a Facebook chatbot to dramatically improve hiring rate at the Anchor Trust. Best thing about this case study is how easy it might be to clone. There’s no magic here – just smart thinking, sensitivity to opportunity and great execution. In other words, great recruitment CHATBOTS
I’m usually reporting on developer surveys on here so it’s refreshing to able to bring you some focus on other critical roles in tech; check out this report on the state of scrum master landscape – salary, experience, gender – some great segmentation on a decent sized data set. Thanks OH subscriberSam Cameronfor the share. REPORT [DOWNLOADABLE]
We’re complicit in this – we’ve all been shilling for the system for as long as we can remember. We’re still doing it, i.e ‘get into STEM everybody!’ There’s no pot of gold at the end of the rainbow folks. Just more grind. CULTURE
If you’re hiring for Software engineers, chances are you’re doing some form of tech interview. It’s a hazardous undertaking which many of us get wrong. Here is a really useful guide on how to do it better. H/T OH subscriberDanny Crookfor the share. TECH ASSESSMENT
Is the candidate funnel the right mental model to think about recruitment? It’s definitely the one we default to using.Martin Burnsasks the big questions in this thought provoking post. CANDIDATE EXPERIENCE
pix2code may be a company worth keeping an eye on. According to this white paper, they have the tech to generate functional code from a screenshot of a UI. If true, this transforms software prototyping and suggests that the future of coding – like any other form of human labour – belongs to the machine. Youtube vidhere FUTURE OF WORK
What happens when you put Pearson, Oxford Martin School and NESTA together? A 130+ page monster of a report, that’s what. Some tough sledding across some of this, but worth a skim for folks interested in the future of work. Thanks to OH subscriber Iulia Nicolaiefor the share. REPORT [DOWNLOADABLE]
Robots are coming for everyone, including Germany where precision engineering remains a mainstay of Europe’s strongest export economy. The widgets are still going to be made, but more than ever, it will be done by other machines. WORKFORCE AUTOMATION
This is a fantastic resource from our buddies at ProductHunt – 100+ page free e-book packed with actionable tips on making it in tech. There’s too much in here to describe in an excerpt – just download it and browse through. E-BOOK [DOWNLOAD]
Loving the work by OH subscriberAndrew Stetsenkoand team. TheGlossaryTechchrome plugin was perhaps the most popular cool tool ever on this newsletter (download it here), and now we have this – a big list of cool tools which recruiters should know. If you’re a people finder, this is a gold. SOURCING
It’s the return of truLondon tomorrow at the King’s Head Private Members Club. Donation only for entry (pay what you think is fair), all day event, track leaders like David Green, Steve Ward, Tasha McCluskey, Shane McCusker, Martin Lee and… me. Here’s thefull schedulefolks. If you’re at a loose end on Monday, get yourself a tickethere. See you there! Monday, October 2nd at 10.00 – 5.00pm BST at The King’s Head Private Members Club, 257 Kingsland Road, London E2 8AS
Learn how to improve your candidate closing rates!
Join Vettery & Compass on Wednesday, October 4th at 1pm EST for a webinar on The Art of Closing Top Candidates. Tune in and ask questions as these two companies cover everything from a closing mentality to negotiation tips. Clickhereto register. Wednesday, October 4th at 1pm EST [Webinar]
Jamie Leonard and the Recruitment Events Co put on perhaps the best series of events in the industry. This time, it’s a showcase of the most innovative recruitment tech in 2017. Whether you’re looking for a new ATS, a CRM, tech assessment tools, video interview software or psychometrics, you’ve got the chance to see the lot here. What’s more, its absolutely free to attend but get in quick before tickets go. Clickhereand grab on now. Thursday, October 19th from 09.00 – 18.00 BST. RICH MIX, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA
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