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Crowd For those who want to discuss the topics raised in this digest, I’m hosting Ep3 of the Recruiting Brainfood CrowdCast this week. The focus is going to be recruitment tech and why it doesn’t solve the problem. As a vendor this is going to be tough one(!) so make sure to join me and my co-host, Nick Yockney, Head of Talent at KALO this Wednesday 3.30pm BST.
Along with AI, BlockChain is going to be most significant technological innovation shaping the near future world of work. As folks in the people business, we need to understand it better – this is an accessible a guide as any on how it works. FUTURE OF WORK
“Turning numbers into shapes so idiots can understand it”. Google AI is going to end the work of spreadsheet specialists, and is augury for the future of white collar disintermediation. TECH UNEMPLOYMENT
There might not be a single better collection of cool tools than this. Check out this airtable from Tom Davis – 200+ of the best scrapers, verifiers, people generators around.WorkShape.ioneeds to be there, but aside from that, it’s pretty much all there. Bookmark it folks RESOURCE
Europe’s biggest gathering of Pythonistas takes in Rimini in July this year. So here’s a great website of the attendees who’ve published their profiles. You might find a Data Scientist / Python Engineer or two here. Use sensibly folks. SOURCING
Hiring is all about making intimate connections. The science of it is not well understood. This is a decent summary of a scientific paper on how to do it. The full report of scientific paper is downloadable ENGAGEMENT
The Taylor report came out this week – all 116 pages of it. Relevant for UK employers, freelancers, gig workers, on-demand labour platforms. 7 recommendations at the end of the report for those who want to skip. Also the FT has a great summaryhere REPORT [DOWNLOADABLE]
The drive to STEM is well meaning but perhaps too late as technology might accelerate beyond our ability to contribute it. It is perhaps wiser to revalue the traits what we have historically devalued, and focus on the work machines cannot do. FUTURE OF WORK
Email remains the number one preferred method of contact by candidates, prospects, customers and everyone else. We need to find a way to acquire and verify them. So here is another cool tool worth trying out (you have to sign up for the BETA) COOL TOOL
“All data contains bias. It is created by a culture for a purpose. You can see the bias by noticing what isn’t measured or managed”. How we handle human capital data is already says a lot about what we are as an organisation or team. Great thinking again by OH subscriberJohn Sumser. CULTURE
Some interesting data on how developers report on their L&D needs. US centric but relevant food for thought for any team looking to retain and train engineers. H/T to the aforementionedJohn Sumserfor surfacing this up to the digest! REPORT [DOWNLOADABLE]
“These graphics show how machines have destroyed jobs over time – but also how they create new ones in the process” So says the blurb. An optimistic writer perhaps but another nice visualisation from a great website. REPORT
Everyone loves a method post, especially if there’s decent data supporting the claim. Check out this post from OH subscriberBen Slaterfrom our buddies@Beamery.Might help you write a better email. ENGAGEMENT
Recruiting Podcasts You Need To Hear This Week
The Talent Attraction Channel Part of the RecruiterZone, this is a weekly CrowdCast hosted by Steve Ward who this week is joined by industry legends Lars Schmidt and Stacy Donovan Zapar, no better people on the planet to talk about The Future of Employer Brand.
Recruiting Futures Regular, consistent, high quality 1-2-1 interviews by Matt Alder and a roster of fantastic pioneers in recruitment futurology. This week, it’s Euan McNair of Standard Life talking Authentic Employer Branding
The SeedCamp Podcast SeedCamp hosts a regular podcast covering all topics relevant to Startup. This week, host Carlos Espinal takes a Deep Dive into HR with Matt Buckland of Lyst and Rob O’Donovan of CharlieHR
The AirSource Podcast Fantastic new addition to the podcast landscape. 20 minutes of cool chat, cooler guests and wide ranging relevant stuff for the recruitment community. Hosted by Kat Robinson / Andy Mountney, it’s Airsource Episode 6.
The Chad & Cheese Podcast Great chat, great chemistry and great topic selection by industry vets Chad Sowash and Joel Cheeseman. This week, they’re Jumping into Indeed’s Walled Garden defence against Google for Jobs.
PS: this is a new segment, let me know if you think it’s a good idea to segment podcasts in this way or if they are better co-mingled with the rest of the content
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