Could be the best one yet, with some of the best original thinking / writing I’ve seen lately. It’s too hard to pick out highlights, so take your time and read through the lot. Don’t forget to also check out ‘What’s On’ section – some amazing events coming up in June, 3 of which I’ve picked out which are recommends to attend if you can.
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Hung Lee is the founder ofWorkShape.io– the revolutionary recruiting platform for Software engineers
Michael Wright, Head of Talent at Grab, is currently producing some of the best original thinking in the recruitment space. This is a longer overdue critique of everyone’s favourite hiring channel – the employee referral. MUST READ
It’s either the corporate guardian or employee advocate – it cannot be both.Karen Wickrwrites a post that needs to be read. Cross reference with the Bloomberg article below on employee’s crowdsourcing solutions instead of going to HR MUST READ
Along with ‘team-player’, ‘passion’ is probably the most over used cliche in company job descriptions. OH subscriberCherone Dugganfrom our buddies at Workable pens a much needed post on why we need to remove it. CULTURE
Behind the artificial intelligence personal assistants and concierges are actual people, reading e-mails and ordering Chipotle. Great article on how much human input is still required for basic tasks like scheduling a meeting. AI
Do you want to help train AI? Well here’s your chance folks. Check out Lorenzo – a new idea coming out of ideas factory, Founders Factory. Complete the survey and help this recruiting tech Startup along. Karma and more will come back to you. COOL TOOL
Always great to see non-specialists write about recruitment. Here’s a short post from HelloSign’s Joseph Walla on what you have to do to scale from 10 people to 20. HR gets a mention, but not much of one. CULTURE
We about candidate experience all the time but never the recruiter experience. Does it matter? Our buddies at Hello Talent come up with an important perspective – if its not fun, it’s not working CULTURE
The interactive graphic helps us to visualize the relationship between the supply and demand for over 1,400 technology skills. This is a great resource – and Visual Capitalist is showing us how to communicate – by converting numbers into shapes. RESOURCE
Another cool interactive, this time from Savills the estate agents. Useful tool to explore the world’s leading tech hubs. Interesting for anyone starting / scaling up or planning to put a dev team somewhere other than London. RESOURCE
We’re groping our way toward a consensus that interviewing is no good for functional assessment. So why do we continue to do it? This post from HR Weekly is starting to ask the right questions ASSESSMENT
And this folks, is exactly what we need. Artificial Intelligence will come to dominate every sector of industry, including and perhaps, especially people ops. Here’s a website which is designed as a resource for the uninitiated. Bookmark it RESOURCE
There’s a few massive events coming up next month. Any and everyone in the Recruitment / HR / People Ops business should take notice! Check out and get tickets now for the following:
Landing Careers Festival – from perhaps our favourite competitors(!) but all round great guys, Landing Jobs. This is happening onJune 2nd / 3rd in Lisbon – amazing speakers, the best tech companies, a festival atmosphere and beaches, the most beautiful beaches.
RecFest2017 – from our buddies The Recruitment Events Company. A superb all day event – great food, great atmosphere, great networking in a vendor free environment. This is June 6th in London.WorkShape.io went last year and it was a amazing –reviewed here.
HR TechWorld – from Marc Coleman and the rest of the HRN crew. The world’s biggest HR Tech conference comes to San Francisco for the first time. Corporate level pricing on tickets, but it’s a can’t miss if you’re doing anything at the enterprise level. OnJune 14-15 in San Francisco
Some fantastic roles here for the OH community to check out. All great but definitely take a close look at the Director of Talent position from our buddies at Beamery – rare opportunity to scale up a team plus influence a great recruiting tech product.