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Hung Lee is the founder ofWorkShape.io– the revolutionary recruiting platform for Software engineers
There is truth in cliché. National management stereotypes and how to adapt to them. This report from Harvard Business Review can be read on many levels – as a practical how-to, an appeal for better cross cultural communication and perhaps, as a deterrent to diversity? CULTURE
Richard Claydonis one of Linkedin’s great story tellers. This one is about ‘Johan’, an exemplar of the ‘neo-generalist’, a super connector who catalyses value by connecting people who might not know they needed each other. A great complement to the NY Times article above. NETWORKING
Cities are going to pitch to host Amazons 2nd HQ. There’s 50,000 jobs up for grabs for the winning city – a transformatory number for a city ofanysize. It’s Amazon, getting on the right side of the people. Smart politics by Bezos, and perhaps the future for corporate / community / country relationships? FUTURE OF WORK
Here’s how much tech companies make per person on staff – Apple, Facebook, and Alphabet all make well over $1 million in revenue per employee. It’s numbers like these which drive the idea of massive hiring spikes for funded tech companies. Great information, brilliantly displayed as ever, by Visual Capitalist. INFOGRAPHIC
CV builder for developers. We did something similar withWorkShape.ioonce, but realised that github activity alone was not representative of a developers true interests / capabilities. This is on the way to a good idea though – and it does look great. COOL TOOL
It’s all about the follow up. If you’re going to do ‘drip marketing’ make sure you do it right. Marketers know about this, recruiters, rarely do. PS: use these techniques with respect – nobody needs more spam! ENGAGEMENT
David Greenof IBM presents a comprehensive overview of the critical role of People Analytics in Recruiting. The highlight of Social Recruiting Days event – and, for my money – the best talk I saw. TALK [VIDEO]
The legendaryJim Stroudsteps up at Nordic Recruitment Day to keynote the future of recruitment technology. If you haven’t seen Jim on stage before, now here’s your chance – it’s a unique experience! TALK [VIDEO]
Recruiters, put this in your diary now folks – #truLondon is coming round again next month. Hosted byBill Boormanat the amazing King’s Head private members club, this remains one of the most interesting, inspiring, bang-for-you-buck (honesty box ticket policy – chuck in 20 quid) and downright memorable recruiting event on the planet. You can get your ticketshere MONDAY 2nd OCTOBER