SoHR Tech World Congresswas excellent. It’s tough to put on a great conference, but Marc Coleman and the HRN crew have to know how to consistently pull this off. Surely now one of the must attend conferences in the HR / Recruiting tech calendar. They’re onto London, San Francisco and Amsterdam next – make sure you make your way to at least one of these.
My own thoughts on the state of HR Tech? I think we’re kind of in state of pregnant pause. Some cool stuff around, but to be honest, nothing much more interesting than the tech that has come out in the last 2 years. [Disclosure: most of you know I run @Workshape.io, of course the coolest of them all].
Of course, some awesome content in this week’s On Hiring. I’m shooting for around 10-12 articles per issue – let me me know if that is the right volume, or if you like to see less or more. It’s early days for me on this service so your feedback needed and much appreciated.
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Enjoy Issue No4 everybody – it’s On Hiring, recruiting brainfood for the week ahead.
The contradiction inherent with Diversity & Inclusion movement is laid bear in this Silicon Valley between Ellen Pao and Peter Thiel. Can we really do ‘diversity’ if we exclude diversity of thought? Can we really not hire someone because of how they voted? The implications for hiring are obvious CONTROVERSIAL
Peter Shankman calls people out for not taking the call. He’s got to be wrong on this, especially in the era of robocalls. What do we think? Is it massaging ego or optimising for efficiency by not taking calls? Pertinent to everyone in the hiring game. FUN READ
Much needed counterpoint to the tired dichotomy of ‘active’ vs ‘passive’ job seekers. As Shane Gray of Clinch describes, few people are unambiguously in these binary states, but if you look at how they behave online, we might be able to put together a more accurate picture. ACCESSIBLE
Are we tired for values and culture yet? It seems we’ve hit peak employer branding, as this latest research suggests that employees do not apply much less identify with their company’s stated values. RESEARCH
Homogenous groups aren’t as effective as they seem. “Capitalising on diversity means highlighting differences”. And herein, the struggle. Can we separate science from social values? I don’t think this piece manages it. What do you think? THOUGHT PROVOKING
Art Papas, CEO of Bulhorn, with a call for a mindset shift on email. It isn’t private and secure means of communication and never has been. There’s a false sense of security that email is safe, but it’s not. It’s time for business leaders to shift their thinking and embrace it as an open medium of communication. CONTROVERSIAL
Huge implications for the gig economy. And controversial returns for the drivers themselves – many were against the case. It’ll be moot soon enough though – Uberisation as a precursor for automisation has just been accelerated NEWS