Welcome to the Anniversary edition of recruiting brainfood!
When I started this newsletter a year ago nearly to the day, I never imagined that we’d make it to Issue No52.
Thank you all for reading and supporting me throughout this past year. It’s been an incredible journey so far with you and one that I hope we can continue together.
Recruiting Brainfood Annual I (Issue No 1-52) To mark our first year anniversary together, we have a special gift. The Recruiting Brainfood Annual I is a 30 page compendium of the greatest hits selected from the 1000’s of articles that have been collected so far. It really is the best of the best, organised according into easy-to-search chapters using the taxonomy we come to establish – Artificial Intelligence, Cool Tools, Employer Branding and deeply linked so the good stuff is only ever one click away.
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Thank you all again and here’s the next 12 months of some more recruiting brainfood!
Hung Lee is the founder ofWorkShape.io– the revolutionary recruiting platform for Software engineers
Anna Ottat hub:raum in Berlin was one of the first recruitment managers to implement a recruiting chatbot into the live environment. Here’s her 1 year review of the experience – a vital read for anyone thinking of putting in a chatbot into their recruitment flow. CHATBOTS
Great initiative from our buddies at Landing Jobs – a crowdsourced discussion on mistakes recruiters make on outreach – asked by candidates, answered by recruiters. Take a look folks and contribute – this is primary data and still on-going project. ENGAGEMENT
Brilliant essay on the fundamental problem of software engineering; we are asking human beings to think like machines. Tech recruiters should read this or anyone who is interested in big topic brainfood. Thanks to long time brainfooder John Sumserfor the share THOUGHT PROVOKING
Names are metaphors and, you know what? Metaphors matter. This is an excellent post fromBen Halsteadwho warns us to be careful when we decide what to call the work we do. A must read for anyone hiring developers / engineers CULTURE
If GDPR is not on your radar screen, it needs to be now. Fantastic to see our buddies at OnRecruit lead the way – this is their updated terms, an excellent template for other vendors to get inspiration from. Thanks to René Bolierfor sharing this with us! GDPR
So I think this is relevant to recruiting. Moran Cerf, a neuroscientist, says the surest way to maximize happiness has nothing to do with experiences, material goods, or personal philosophy – but who you hang around with. CULTURE
Advances in machine learning and mobile robotics mean that robots could do your job better than you. That’s led to some radical predictions of mass unemployment, much more leisure or a work free future. But labour saving innovations and the debates around them aren’t really anything new. FUTURE OF WORK
“We talk about ‘Diversity and Inclusion’ but perhaps it should be ‘Inclusion and Diversity’ because inclusion needs to come first”. This is a great post on a vitally important topic. Thanks to long time brainfooderStevie Buckleyfor the share DIVERSITY & INCLUSION
Ph.Creativehave been one of our favourites of late – a creative agency that consistently comes up with valuable insight, great reports, compelling commentary and now – cool tools. Check out how you job page grades out using this smart website. COOL TOOLS
Phil Tusingputs on one of the most focused recruiting events around. SOSU or ‘Sourcing Summit’ is a gathering for those who I would describe as ‘technical recruiters’ – recruiters who know how to break systems and processes to find the hard to hire. I’ll be there, so give me a shout if you’re going too. Tues – Thurs, 10-12th Oct at Meer en Vaart 300 1068 LE –Amsterdam
400+ in-house recruiters already signed up to attend this inaugural event put on by the best in the business, The Recruitment Events Co. It’s a celebration of the advancement in recruitment technology – great opportunity for anyone who is shopping for cool tools that you might actually use. Free tickethere Thurs, 19 Oct at Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, London E1 6LA
If are an On Hiring subscriber and want to post your recruiting / people ops / HR jobs in next weeks newsletter, please email me at [email protected] with job title and link so people can apply.
I’m in Amsterdam for most of this week, so if you’re at SOSU Europe, make sure you give me a shout. I’ll likely be live streaming some of talks, wandering about the stands or doing impromptu demo’s ofWorkShape.io.
Grab me if you see me or catch me on twitter@HungLee.