Welcome to Issue No38 of On Hiring! We have a massive issue for you this week, but I simply couldn’t reduce the number of recommended posts from the 16 listed today. We’re leading with a 3 posts on Google for Jobs, all of which I recommend you review before the start of the week. As recruiters or hirers, this is stuff that you simply have to know.
Don’t forget to also check out the usual smorgasboard of sourcing hacks (good one on unlimited LinkedIn Inmails), tech recruiting resources, some cool articles of data science, interview techniques, and the usual controversies around culture, engagement and D&I.
Finally, especial thanks to OH subscribers Anna Fishmann, Bas van de Hatern, Chris Raw and Andrew Stetsenko. Your shout outs on LinkedIn last week has pushed us close to 800 subscribers – up 200 from last month. We’re motoring folks!
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Superb and accessible breakdown on Google’s big move into the jobs market. If you are a recruiter, or plan to recruit, you basically need to read this post. H/T to OH subscriberJeff Dickey-Chasinfor the knowledge share MUST READ
Final piece this week on Google for Jobs, this time an online panel featuringJeff Dickey-Chasins,Gareth JenkinsandRene Bolier. We’re talking Cloud Jobs API, Google’s monetisation strategy and the impact of the job advertising landscape. VIDEO / AUDIO
Outstanding interview with Stripe COOClaire Hughes Johnson. She is the woman overseeing the company’s rocket ship ascent and here she shares a list of questions that any startup can use to guide hyper-growth. MUST READ
So TrypleByte are basically in direct competition with Interviewing.io, on this critically important part of the tech selection process. They are also one of the best data driven recruiting content producers around. Neither of them ask the fundamental question though – what is the real reason we interview people for jobs? It isn’t really to establish whether they can do it. TECH ASSESSMENT
Indeed.com, despite their challenge continue to come out with outstanding data driven content. Timing matters folks, especially if you want to get your ads seen. H/T to recruitingbrainfood.com subscriberTris Revillfor the share RESEARCH
If you’re comfortable with amending some jquery on the browser, this little hack might be of use to you – especially if you’re a LinkedIn Inmail addict. Lesson: everything you see via a browser is a webpage, which ultimately can be modified to purpose. SOURCING
Blindly worshiping at the altar of best practices is dangerous, say recruitingbrainfood subscriberMatt Bradburn. He’s almost certainly right but options are most limited to those who don’t know enough to know. CULTURE
Github is rapidly becoming the repository for some of the best content around. Accessible resource / study guide for front-end development. A bit technical but should be accessible for tech recruiters. RESOURCE
Data Engineers, Data Scientists, Machine Learning Engineers. Do we really know what we are talking about with these job titles? This break down from O’Reilly might help. A must read if you’re hiring for any of these roles. MUST READ
Some sound anthropology here, written with a literary flair you might expect from the Economist’sRyan Avent. Summary: the reason why we do work so hard is because personal / professional lives are so intertwined that our social capital is now heavily invested in the realm of work. CULTURE
Non-artisanal food retail jobs is done. No one would pretend these are great jobs, but they were an alternative to unemployment or alt-revenue. Future is bright and bleak at the same time. FUTURE OF WORK
We need to understand the anthropology of work. It’s wrapped up in status, competition, hierarchy – and none of those things are going away soon. UBI will keep people alive but that is almost certainly not enough to give us what we really want – to be needed. DIVERSITY & INCLUSION
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There’s only one event to think about this week – it’sRecFest2017! Hosted by Jamie, Lois and Bobby Leonard of the awesome The Recruitment Events Company, this is an all day food and drink festival with 800+ in-house recruiters / HR managers. Few companies could pull off an event like this and I promise you, it’s going to be a cracker. At Street Feast, Hawker House, Canada Street, London SE16 7PJ. Tickets are sold out but there’s a waitlist that’s worth signing up for. Give me a shout if you’re there!
I’m in London for the rest of this week, so if you want to talk tech hiring or the future of the planet, ping me on Twitter@HungLeeor email [email protected]