Welcome to the New Year’s Eve Special Edition of Recruiting Brainfood!
We did the mega retro of this years best posts last week (if you missed it, you can check it outhere); it’s only fitting that for this final issue of the year, we look forward. The brainfood this week will follow a theme: they are all collections of tools, people, communities and resources that we in the talent business can all use to get better for 2018.
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Hung Lee is the founder ofWorkShape.io– the revolutionary recruiting platform for Software engineers
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What events are you planning to attend in 2018? There are over 150 of the best recruitment / HR themed events listed in this crowdsourced spreadsheet. Please feel free to use this – copy it, add to it, download it, share it. RESOURCE
LinkedIn has strangely become a compelling place for publishing and consuming content. It’s been a fascinating development to watch the humble ‘text only’ status update become sort of a mini-blog post, especially as reach / engagement seems at least x10 superior to any comparable channel. As recruiters, it’s critical we better understand how to work with this ‘medium within a medium’, rather than just dumbly using it for job distribution. I’ve created a list of people in recruiting who I think do this exceptionally well. All worth a follow and connect – tell them I sent ya. RESOURCE
Online communication is moving from public broadcast (too noisy, no-one listens) to in-group messaging (gates increase relevance). The old idea of ‘talent communities’ is back, and there’s no better example than the ones we in the recruitment game have created ourselves. Here’s a list of the ones which I think will be cool places to hang out in 2018. Confession: I like them mostly because they allow me in. RESOURCE
2017 was a fantastic year for audio only. There are some exceptional recruiting/ HR related podcasts around at the moment. I’m honoured to say many are hosted by subscribers of this newsletter. I’ve featured a lot of these podcasts in ‘Who’s Talking’ segment over the year, but I’ve now also created a place where you can browse through the lot of them in one go. Enjoy! RESOURCE
With informational overload as default to daily experience, it’s critically important to write in plain language that makes it easy for the intended recipient to read. This US government website – amazingly – does a great job of providing quick tips for those looking to improve their written communication in 2018. ENGAGEMENT
Todd Davismaintains the most incredible list of of sourcing tools. This is his publicly available list – 150+ of the great, good, never-heard-of-that-before tools which you can use right now to get better at recruiting. Follow Todd, check out hisvideosand definitely bookmark this Airtable. It’s an amazing resource. COOL TOOLS
Superb post from brainfooderMatt Buckland,who surveyed the awesomeDBR community this year on the tech stack they planning to use to hire talent in 2018. Some great tools in here, make sure you take a look folks. RESOURCE
Our buddies at StackOverflow have done a great job in producing data driven content this year. This is an easy-to-digest primer for tech recruiters in 2018 – employers ability to handle different types of employment type / contract will be key to competitive hiring. Must read if you’re a tech recruiter in UK / Ireland. RESEARCH [DOWNLOAD]
Wealth inequality seems inherent with any society featuring economic growth. Can we figure out a way to manage it? It’s getting increasingly urgent that we do. Massive 300 page report from the World Inequality Lab. FT does has an accessible helicopter view of the report – seehere if you don’t want to read the whole report. REPORT [DOWNLOAD]
If 2017 has taught us anything, it’s that we’ve forgotten how to trust each other. It’s something we all need to get better at doing in 2018. I would urge everyone to set aside 30 minutes today and press play on this website. You’ll learn about game theory, trust and modern interactive storytelling. We need more people likeNicky Case. RESOURCE
US centric, but relevant to all of us here, as many of the topics centre on the workplace and the economy. FromChip Cutter, Managing Editor of LinkedIn, whose handily crowdsourced many of these ideas from the LinkedIn Top Voices. It’s an excellent primer for the coming year and covers a great deal that is relevant to us in the recruiting business. Must read. RESOURCE
Only one event to book right now – Landing Festival goes to Berlin! One of my favourite events of the year, in one of my favourite cities on the planet – what’s not to like? Landing Festival is a unique take of the tech hiring – developers areflown in, expenses covered to meet with companies who want to hire them. Register usingthis link if you are building a dev team in Berlin and snag the exclusive 15% brainfooder discount whilst you’re at it. BERLIN, 14-15th MARCH
Business and science fiction writerCalum Chacetalks toJohn Thornhillabout the exponential growth of AI and why we need to start planning now for a world without work. It’s 25 mins of easy listening to perhaps the defining mid term challenge of our times. PODCAST
If are a brainfood 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.
It has been another crazy year on planet earth.
As the world turns around us at seemingly ever dizzying speed, it’s critically important to remember that we are always stronger together. I hope that we – in this community – will continue to share, support and inspire each other in the year ahead. I’ll be speaking to you all in the coming weeks to see how we can do this better.
Thank you for being with me so far on this journey.
I’m officially back in the saddle on the 4th January, so if you want talk tech hiring or the future of the planet, reach out by email ([email protected]) or twitter@HungLee.
If you’re out partying tonight, enjoy, take care and make it home safe.