So it’s a pretty big week ahead for us all as US goes to the ballot box this weekend. It’s incredible to see an outsider like Donald Trump in with a chance of the biggest job in the world. We all wish our friends in the US the best – may you choose wisely!
It’s also been a big news week in the world of recruiting.Monster / Randstaddeal finally gets done. Dice more or less puts itself up for sale. LinkedIn bangs out a new product (salary predictor) whilst quietly withdrawing another (Booleans search on Recruiter Lite) and Indeed continues its invasion into everyone’s market with a launch of another product, this time a crowdsourced referral play. All this and more in this weeks On Hiring, along with the usual content on diversity, decision making, economics and the future of work.
It’s On Hiring: recruiting brainfood for the week ahead.
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LinkedIn respond to GlassDoor’s salary benchmarking service with this new feature. Data is all through sampling though LinkedIn’s sample size is going to be large enough to matter. Could be the first global salary benchmarking service. COOL TOOL
Small sample but note none of them are ‘learn to code’. Human beings need to learn things that machines cannot do better than us – and most of these are related to dealing with other human beings INTERVIEW
Indeed going for all the marbles –again. You have to admire how aggressive this company is – going after established markets, attacking entrenched incumbents, all at the same time. Nothing is a moonshot when Indeed is involved. COOL TOOL
Why can’t you programme in English? Every generation of programming language moves us further away from the machine and closer to how humans actually communicate. Eve, is the latest, most transparent attempt. Here’s the announcement text. RELATED
Bloomberg’s counterpoint to Lerner. The data shows that interviews don’t predict success, but here’s why we can’t let them go. Overdue analysis on the last of the sacred cows in hiring. As Seth Godin once famously said, it’s a sniff test. MUST READ
Boolean search has developed into an industry itself, one in which skilled practitioners can retrieve significantly better results that random amateurs. Is LinkedIn trying to democratise discovery? Or is this the cash machine continuing to grind away? It’s probably a first step away from search, and towards match. ThanksIrina Shaemava – one of the world’s best sourcers – for the spot. IMPORTANT
The big daddy of recruiting tech disruptors might finally be round the corner.Todd Raphaelprovides a brief summary of the key elements of IBM’s potentially game changing entry into the recruiting market MUST READ
It’s not unusual to see developers lambast tech recruiters. Eric Elliot’s post will feel familiar to all parties who might read it. What is lacking is a deeper understanding of what promotes ‘bad’ behaviour and what generates ‘bad’ experience. Are Tech Agents the way out? Maybe for some, but it will never scale beyond the elite 1% of the market POLEMIC
All kinds of wrong with this – a tired stereotype of the nerd engineer, which manages to offend the people who it does include as well as those it does not. ThanksKatrina Collierfor the share DIVERSITY
What happens when the State changes your rights and puts you to work? The US Prison system is an extreme example, but it is a pertinent reminder that we all must be vigilant in the safeguarding of our rights as citizens. Complacency is the midwife to tyranny THOUGHT PROVOKING
Anyone planning to launch a recruiting business might be interested in this – a short cut to some highly relevant domains. Thanks to theRecruiting Animal for the spot. Make an enquiry and get bidding! RESOURCE
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