Firstly, welcome to all our new subscribers this week! A late surge over the weekend has seen us blast through the 600 barrier to hit 636. We’ve now got recruiters & talent folks from companies such as Netflix, Amazon, Microsoft, Palantir, Facebook and many others sharing and consuming On Hiring’s weekly brainfood! Thanks everyone for your support, especially to OH subscribersMatt BradburnandMark Lundgrenfor the extra promo this week.
Secondly, the big news this week: we’re taking the OH community to livestream! I’ve got 4 guest slots on the RecruiterZone Crowdcast channel over the next month so the OH community has got no better opportunity to connect and talk hiring and the future of the planet. First show will kick off this week Wednesday at 15.30 BSTwith a topic selected from one of the most popular posts in the previous week.
First one coming up Culture Fit: is it just Class Snobbery in disguise? Sign upand tune in!
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Internal recruiters are great at negotiating other people’s salary but generally terrible at talking about their own.DBRis coming to the rescue with this global salary survey for Internal Recruiters. Complete it and you got a copy of the report. Takes 60 seconds to do – thanks! SURVEY REQUEST
Aline Lernerconsistently produces high quality evidence based recruiting content. Check out this comprehensive analysis on tech interviews. It’s a long read but a must read and must share. TECH ASSESSMENT
Azeem Azharis fast becoming one of the leading thinkers in impact of AI / Automation on the future of work. Here’s his keynote at last week’s Europas Awards. Some insightful stuff here, especially on how imperfection equates to scarcity and therefore, value. Worth 12 minutes of your time. VIDEO
This fellowJan Tegzeseems to be an interesting contributor to the community – not one but two contributions making it in this week’s issue. This one is research on job posting schedules. And he’s right on one point – most recruiters post job ads as soon as they receive the requisition JOB ADVERTS
A historical dispute over who deserves what share in the increase value facilitated by machines may hold the lesson of the our times. We’re all going to be Luddites soon – we better know their history FUTURE OF WORK
Never thought there’d be so much anthropology in recruitment. Culture divides as much as it unites. Or you can try to create a ‘cult’. But that usually requires dogma, a clerical class (‘cultural guardians’..) to police it and a system of reward and punishment for exemplars and transgressors. CULTURE
We learn best when having fun, so this is a great initiative byJan Tegzeon using online games to teach and practice sourcing techniques. Give it a go folks – possible training tool, certainly a team building one. SOURCING
Visual storytelling on the inequities of the gig economy. Hammering the inevitable though isn’t the way – collective organisation and community ownership of the means of production, distribution and consumption, might be. ECONOMICS
Folks in London might be interested in this event.
10 speakers from across the recruitment industry featuring the likes of Matt Jeffrey (SAP), Neil Morrison (Random House), Adele King (Virgin Atlantic), Johnny Campbell (Social Talent), Bill Boorman (TruConferences), Matt Alder (Recruiting Futures), John Down (The Dots), Liz Prince (Amiqus), Richard Brown (ARM) and…me. This will be filmed in front of live theatre audience by the awesome Nick Price at Working Films.
Starts at 12.30, finishes at 17.00 – beers at the Slug & Lettuce next door afterward. Get yourself a ticket folks (NB: OH subscribers might be entitled to a discount, so message me directly and I’ll see what I can do)
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.
Thanks for making this far. I’m still experimenting with content volume, and there’s a lot of stuff out there which I’ve had to leave out. Message me if you have any feedback or ideas how we can get better. I’m on Twitter@HungLeeor email on [email protected] in all other cases.