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‘Recruiter bashing’ is a popular sport on the internet. In part this comes from lack of transparency, in part through a lack of empathy. Sometimes, though, complaints goes too far.Rebecca Hudson’s important post shows where this line is crossed. H/T brainfooderTris Revillfor the share. CANDIDATE EXPERIENCE
So my buddy Iwan Gulenkois a rare beast – an ex-developer turned tech recruiter. His unique perspective gives him the confidence to directly engage with technical stakeholders, leading to fantastic stories like these. Recruiting – it’s a messy business. TECH ASSESSMENT
As we all know, Google for Jobs is abig deal. Our buddies at 4Mat have been on the case, providing meaningful commentary on the latest updates, and most tellingly, what it looks like for those of who’ve not yet seen it. Check out their youtube explainer also. EMPLOYER BRANDING
So the good folks at Intersoft Consulting have chopped up the original PDF of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 a.ka. ‘GDPR’, into this searchable / clickable website. Makes you wonder why all legislation isn’t presented like this because of course it should be. Bookmark this link folks, it might be useful / vital depending on what you do. GDPR
An unscheduled telephone call has become an unacceptable interrupt. James Fisher tells us why we still love to talk but only if we give consent to who, when and how. And that’s almost never first contact. ENGAGEMENT
Those who follow this newsletter know that I’m achatbot believer– we’ve just got to scale back our expectations of a fully fluid, human-like man experience. It’s going to matter in recruiting, especially in upgrading candidate experience. For those who agree, you should check this out – all the talks from ChatbotConf 2017 in Vienna – all in one place. CHATBOTS
Tim Sackettasks the hard questions in this post about the anonymity ruling on the US courts this week. This is a game changer for Glassdoor, and perhaps an end to the ‘bad review’. Did employer branding just get easier? I think it did. EMPLOYER BRANDING
It is engagement, not discovery, that is the pressing problem for recruiters today. This handy playbook shows us how to conduct experiments to improve email opens, clicks and replies. Thanks brainfooderDave Hazelhurstfor the share. ENGAGEMENT
It’s a recruitment phrase that really won’t die – maybe this Skeleton Claw cartoon will help it on its way. Metaphors are useful until they become cliché at which point they need to be lampooned. H/T brainfooder Zeshaan Shamsifor the share FUNNY
So this is what the notoriousAlan Walkerhas been up to. Only creating what looks to be the best damned recruiting hub on the planet. Check out his new site ‘ChatTalent’ – packed full for videos, blogs, podcasts and more – it’s hugely impressive new addition to the recruitment media landscape. CONTENT
Inside the lives of the RV dwellers who are spending their golden years working in the e-tail behemoth’s warehouses. Not the sob story you may first think, but a necessary hedge we humans may have to make. FUTURE OF WORK
Boston Dynamics make robots. 3 years ago, this thing couldn’t walk. Now it can do backflips and stick a perfect landing. Bio-mimicry is both impressive and frightening. 60 second video – get it watched. VIDEO
Recruitment Tech is happening this week in Utrecht. My buddyMartijn Hemmingais putting on the show – great speakers, great products, great town. It’s a sell out but you can still register on the waitlist. Very disappointed to be missing this event!
Thursday 23 Nov, Van der Valk, Winthontlaan 4, 3526 KV Utrecht
Nick Priceof Working Films does an amazing series of video interviews with interesting folk in the recruitment game. Series 2 kicks off withJohnny Campbell, CEO of SocialTalent, who tells of his amazing journey from recruitment agent to chief exec of the leading recruitment training business on the planet. It’s fascinating, witty and honest. VIDEO
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