We’re talking custom search engines, primary research from Textio & Indeed, a code of conduct for recruiters(!) and one quite amazing video from our buddies at Ph.Creative, walking the talk on employer branding.
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An excellent counterpoint from Matej Latin to popular post, 6 things ‘I hate about your design CV’ (see posthere). Some genuinely great advice here, especially point 5 on the futility of design challenges. Design is a social process. Thanks to long time brainfooder,Stevie Buckleyfor the share ASSESSMENT
What does an employer branding agency do when it comes to revampingtheir ownemployer brand? Some challenge for our buddies at Ph.Creative. This was their response – it’s a stunningly ambitious piece of work EMPLOYER BRANDING
‘Hiring for values’ has been a thing for a little while now, but the tooling hasn’t really caught up to support the effort. Lynne Tye’s work with Key Values it’ll be a player in the game. Thanks to brainfooderOllie Glassfor the share. COOL TOOL
Irina Shamaevahas been one of the foundational pillars of entire sourcing community. She also creates customised google search engines, which can be hyper targeted to index only specific sites or specificpartsof sites. This one searches only for LinkedIn Headlines. Read the blog, use the engine. It’s great. COOL TOOL
Some interesting primary research from our buddies at Textio here. It turns out, people in the same companies use the same words in their job postings. The interpretation is that this maybe an important cultural signifier. Don’t underestimate the impact of copy / paste though. Thanks to brainfooderJohn Sumserfor the share. RECRUITMENT ADVERTISING
Well done to the Association of Talent Acquisition Professionals (ATAP), for producing the first voluntary code of ethics for their membership. To be a recruiter is to be in a position of power – its long overdue to see these commitments codified and published. Expect other associations to follow suit. CULTURE
Functional assessments are necessary when hiring for ‘hard’ technical skills. But how much, is too much? This is fascinating thread on Reddit, where developers discuss what is a reasonable coding challenge. Essential reading for anyone hiring developers and sending our tech assessments. ASSESSMENT
Are you bored of GDPR yet? Well brace yourself because the bad medicine is going to keep coming here. Here’s a superb post on the implications of the regulation at the level of software. Accessible for non-technical people. But if you do store personal data of any type, please do forward it to your developers to review. GDPR
2017 has seen an improve in content quality across the board in the recruitment industry. This includes the agency side, where company’s like ISL Recruitment can put together documentation like this. H/T to brainfooderAlan Furleyfor putting this together. RESOURCE
Recruiting Toolboxis a recruitment consultancy in the real sense of the term – theydon’trecruit, but help companies recruitbetter. Some evidence of their philosophy in this excellent post on how to manage your hiring managers – a crucially under estimated part of recruiting success. CULTURE
Genius, rockstar, guru, wizard, ninjas….are these terms still around in job descriptions? They are according to this primary research from Indeed, at least, in places like Idaho. Fun bit of research. Thanks to brainfooderTris Revillfor the share RESEARCH
It’s thatStevie Buckleyagain, this time on video, talking tech hiring. This is a really good Q&A interview. Features strong language and big bellies. If you can get through the industrial language, you might learn a thing or two. VIDEO [NSFW]
Long time brainfooderJames Ellisruns a superbly quirkly one man podcast, called ‘The Talent Cast’. It’s a great listen for anyone interested in employer branding. James also writes some excellent long form blog post on the topic. Needless to say, he’s a fellow you should follow. PODCAST
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I’ve handed in my passport this month so I’m going nowhere from now to at least some time in the New Year. I’ll be around in London so if you want talk tech hiring or the future of the planet, reach out by email ([email protected]) or twitter@HungLee.