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Hung Lee is the founder ofWorkShape.io– the revolutionary recruiting platform for Software engineers
FirstRound has one of the best business blogs for the talent industry around. Here is another in a long line of gems: a great essay fromPatty McCordcreated the famed ‘Culture Doc’ that became Netflix’s foundation. Radical honesty that isn’t an affectation. It’s brilliant, inspiring and true. CULTURE
Deloitte – or more accurately –Josh Bersinfor Deloitte, produces some exceptional industry reports. This is one of them – HR Tech Disruptions for 2018. Accessible high level overview – worth a download folks REPORT [DOWNLOADABLE]
Fantastic commentary from long time brainfooderLars Schmidton the end of ‘culture fit’. It’s a catch-all phrase for rejecting folks who aren’t like us. Examples of a new way from Facebook, Pandora and Atlassian included in this short accessible essay. CULTURE
The mental models we use to assess software engineers come from sales & marketing. How about we apply engineering principles to interviewing engineers? Takes an engineer to do it so here’s fantastic post from Wesley Aptekar-Cassels on what it might look like if we applied engineering principles to hiring engineerings. H/T long time brainfooderStevie Buckleyfor the share TECH ASSESSMENT
Massive article by Harvard Business Review on the impact on augmented and virtual reality to the world of work. This long read pulls off the trick of being comprehensive and accessible, as well as being stuffed full of use cases. It will take forever to get through but do it – trust me, it’s a must read. AR/VR
Scott Santens tracks the historical trends of workforce automation. Turns out, robots have been with us for a long time, just hiding in plain sight. It’s time we realised where we’re headed. WORKFORCE AUTOMATION
ONA stands for ‘Organisation Network Analytics’. It’s something I’ve discovered quite recently, and I’m banging the drum about it. It’s a change of perspective on how to analyse teams and individuals. This is a useful and accessible post fromPhilip Arkcollfor those who want to know more. CULTURE
When you don’t delegate decision making to your front-line recruiters, you can terrible candidate experience like this. A series of screenshots between a tech recruiter going by script and an experienced developer who understandably got a little upset. CANDIDATE EXPERIENCE
If you’re hiring for a developer, it’s essential you conduct some sort of assessment to confirm required job knowledge. Asking candidates to do an entire project for free (for the reward of an unpaidinternship, no less) is going way too far. Cue outrage on reddit. TECH ASSESSMENT
This month see’s the National Online Recruitment Awards return for it’s 15th(?) anniversary. As a previous winner for ‘Best Innovation’ with WorkShape.io, I’m honoured to be part of the judging panel this year. It’s a great event to celebrate innovation – tickets still availablehere (of course brainfooders get a 30% discount off all prices) Wednesday 7pm til late 15th November Sway Bar, London, 61-65 Great Queen Street, London. WC2B 5BZ
If you’re in the recruiting business, you’ve probably heard of the ’Recruiting Animal’. He runs a remarkable radio talk show, owns the largest group for recruiters on Facebook and has been on twitter long enough to actually have the @animal user name. Never did I expect to see him ‘live’ though – albeit in Sia-like disguise. This is kind of a much watch. CROWDCAST
If are an On Hiring subscriber and want to post your in-house recruiting / people ops / HR jobs in next weeks newsletter, please email me at [email protected] with job title and link so people can apply.
Sadly, I’m not at Web Summit this week, so enjoy the event / sun / city of Lisbon for those who are. I’m in autumnal London for the next two weeks, so reach out if you’re in town and want to talk hiring or the future of the planet. Email at [email protected] or twitter@HungLee