When I started this project just under a year ago, it never occurred to me that we’d ever make this type of milestone. Thank you all for your kind messages, tweets, public shout outs and the rest – it is great to see so many in our industry get value from what we’re doing here and it’s super motivating for me to continue.
Hope you enjoy this edition – we got more great writing from First Round, great research from StackOverflow, a really funny / alarming twitter bot to follow and some great tips on how to be a better writer of email. Carry on folks!
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Is there a better corporate blog on talent than First Round? Here’s an interview / case study with Patreon’sLucia Guilloryon her pioneering approach to People Ops that creates an end-to-end employee experience. It’s kind of a must read. H/T OH subscriberKayleigh Smartfor the share. CULTURE
Folks, can we write better email please? Some great observations on the banality of written communications these days. Highly relevant to everyone in this group – our outreach needs to get better. ENGAGEMENT
‘Destination branding’ is starting to become a thing. Collaboratively selling a lifestyle is a real technique to hire those in-demand. Check out ‘Project A’, where 10 x tech companies in Amsterdam make an open invitation to software engineers from around the world to apply. This is what you need to do to compete, especially if you are hiring for a tough location. EMPLOYER BRANDING
More superb analysis from our buddies at StackOverflow, on the rise of Python programming language. Basically, it’s because of it’s ubiquity in Machine Learning and Data Science. Coincidentally, Python 3.7was also released last week RESEARCH
This is a cool twitter bot which tweets exclusively about other bots, specifically ones that are directly replacing humans at work. It’s a visual exploration of the world of automation and well worth a follow folks. WORKFORCE AUTOMATION
Fascinating thesis offered up in a Hacker News thread a few weeks ago on how poor performance measurement creates bad candidates who nevertheless look great on CV. H/T OH subscriberOllie Glassfor the share THOUGHT PROVOKING
According to this research from the University of Arizona, 40% of the ants just sit around, not doing very much. Why are the ‘lazy ants’ tolerated? Reserve labour / emergency food source is the fashionable theory. The things we can learn from mother nature. Original researchhere. Downloadable PDFhere. TECH UNEMPLOYMENT
Dustin McKissenwith a fine essay on how the future of work – and why his father-in-law doesn’t have a shot at it. He’s right of course, and we need to join his call for a society wide conversation on the economics we need to transition to in the face of inexorable tech unemployment. It’s a conversation we need to be having now. TECH UNEMPLOYMENT
GitHub is fast becoming a publisher and content aggregator. All through developers creating public repo’s for content rather than code. This is massive list of websites / resources that developers might find useful. Therefore something that recruiters of developers might find useful. RESOURCE
If you are a technical sourcer SourceCon is an event that you really do have to pay attention to. Ran over 3 days from 25th – 27th, it’s a festival of sourcing hacks, tips, techniques and cools from some of the best practitioners in the business. Tickets are still on so if you get to Austin in time, go for it! Here’s theschedule. For those who can’t attend, monitor the livestreamhere SEPTEMBER 25TH-27TH – AUSTIN, UNITED STATES
I’m withBill Boorman,Alex Charraudeau,Alex van KlaverenandNigel Diason Thursday – talking hiring, recruiting tech and implicit bias. At Google Campus on Thursday 10-12. Open for anyone to attend who might be interested in these topics. SEPTEMBER 28TH – LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
OH subscriberBas Van De Haterdhosts one of the most popular recruiting conferences in the Netherlands. He has generously offered a €50 discount for recruiting brainfooders (use’OH-guest’ on Relationship Code field) for his event in Utrecht later this year. Superb speakers, split English morning / Dutch afternoon programme, cool tools and a chance to visit a truly beautiful city. What are you waiting for? NOVEMBER 2ND – UTRECHT, THE NETHERLANDS
More good news for those of you who like discounts!Louise Trianceof the UK Recruiter Network is holding The Recruitment Conference in November. 30% discount on tickets if you buy in September. Great conference for the UK scene – relevant to agency / in-house alike. I’ll be giving a talk also, so there’s that. NOVEMBER 15TH – LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
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Good luck to our friends in Germany who go to the polls today – make this a boring one eh? I’m in soon to be Uber-less London for the rest of the week, so will be around if you want to talk tech hiring or the future of the planet. Email at [email protected] or DM on twitter@HungLee.