We’re coming to the final few weeks of 2017, but rest assured the brainfood is going to keep on coming. This week, we’ve got a number of cool tools (thanks Buffer, Index Ventures!), a gigantic report on Gender Inequality, a massive list of internal recruiter jobs and a wonderful crowdsourced list of sourcing hacks, most recently from our friends in Berlin following last week’s #truBerlin event.
It’s a great issue – enjoy the brainfood folks!
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FirstRound continue to produce the best content in the industry. Most are interviews with amazing figures who have something unique to say. Here we haveKenneth Lin, CEO of Credit Karma, doing branding by not caring about brandingtoomuch. It’s a great interview, profound and pragmatic. Must read CULTURE
A collection of sourcing hacks and tools crowd sourced from #truMunity events. There’s a couple hundred here in this sister site we’ve built offWorkShape.io, crowdsourced from recruiters as far afield as Delhi, Cape Town, London, and from last week, Berlin! SOURCING
Buffer is perhaps the organisational poster child for running a transparent culture. Perhaps most famous for their formulaic calculation of employee compensation, where no negotiation takes place and salary is determined by role / contribution. Here they have taken things one step further by creating a free tool to help you do the same. COOL TOOL
Proponents tout the benefits of sharing pay information across an organisation. But it seems that for many companies, the costs outweigh the benefits. Counter point to the Buffer philosophy from Wall Street Journal, is well worth a read, especially on the unexpected consequences of well meaning culture change. CULTURE
redditors have been publishing visualisations of their salary / expenses in the subredddit r/PFPorn. Totally SFW for feel free to check it out at work – it’s the sort of thing the Internet was made for. NB: they are using the open source tool SankeyMatic to build the visualisations, so feel free to give it a go yourself. COOL TOOL
Last week, Amazon quietly unveiled what could turn into a fundamentally different way to build software. Think machine learning tools ‘baked in’ to your software development. Expect massive adoption from the tech community. For the luddites, this is a further step towards to de-skilling of software engineering. It’s thought provoking stuff. Thanks to brainfooderRandy Baileyfrom Walmart for the share AI
Strange, funny and maybe useful post by long time brainfooderStephen O’Donnell. What are the crazy interview questions you remember being asked? There’s a long list of them here, for your entertainment and maybe for your use. ASSESSMENT
You only have one chance to on-board your new hires. So why do we consistently neglect this critical stage in the recruiting process? Great Fastcompany post on Finnish company Reaktor on how they do. Main takeaway is: do the simple stuff that doesn’t scale. CANDIDATE EXPERIENCE
Are you prepared for GDPR? If you needed a second to think about your answer, you might like to give this readiness survey a go.Lucy Kendallwill give you a free consultation after you complete this survey. Worth a go if you’ve yet to get a lawyer on this. GDPR
This is cool from our buddies at Zalando. Telling people how to succeed is an outstanding way to market your EVP. Long time brainfooderMatthias Schmeißertakes the lead by telling you how to get a recruiter job in his team. It’s much better than a standard job ad. EMPLOYER BRANDING
Why are software developers so hard to hire? In large part, it’s because they really don’t respect the process that employers put them through. The ‘assessment load’ is too high.Melissa McEwentells us what she thinks with this readable and good natured thought experiment, which aims to illustrate that point. Thanks to brainfooderStephen Killileafor the share. ASSESSMENT
Technology to be the engine of jobs growth, according to this report from LinkedIn. No surprises where the bulk of this new work is going to be: AI Engineering / Data Science / Machine Learning. Accessible report, well worth a look. ECONOMY
More great audio content fromChad SowashandJoel Cheeseman. The Chad & Cheese Podcast is a whirlwind tour of the recruitment landscape – fantastic journalism from two guys who could be pro’s at it. PODCAST
Those of you who follow know I’m a big fan of the CLS series byNick Priceof Working Films. There’s definitely room in recruiting for a longer form interview format, especially when the guests are of this calibre. This week, it’s the legendaryGerry Crispin. It’s a fantastic interview VIDEO
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No more travelling for me this year – it’s time for me to get rich on Bitcoin and fat on mince pies. If you want to take a break from seasonal indulgence, and talk tech hiring or the future of the planet, reach out by email ([email protected]) or twitter@HungLee.