The first week of the new year has seen a surge of posts on one of brainfood’s favourite topics:sourcing.
So we’re going to kick off Issue No 65 with a run of 5 of the best sourcing articles to come out last week. The issue also features an excellent lecture from Joe Mullings, a very cool interview scheduler tool, #TalentTalks featuring yours truly and a fascinating long read from on the scams that occur in the Indian graduate jobs market.
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Massive piece of work from long time brainfooderDenis Dinkevych, who not only breaks down a Stack Overflow profile for the newbies but also provides advanced search and engagement techniques on and off the platform. It’s a must read for any tech recruiter. SOURCING
Sometimes you just need someone to pull it all together for you in one place. For sourcers, this week, that person isShannon Pritchett. Well linked post that takes up and down your sourcing stack. You saw it in the title –read it. SOURCING
Recruiting has a simple rule: go where the talent is. Long time brainfooder,Adriaan van der Heijden shows us how in this post introducing groups in two of the most popular messaging apps around. SOURCING
More on sourcing on Google products – where everything is basically a website with greater or lesser visibility – that means they are a recruiting goldmine if you know how to dig. Some new ideas and techniques from a master of the sourcing trade –Jan Tegze. SOURCING
Perhaps the best industry analyst around –Joel Cheesemanis prolific, original,on top of it.Some excellent thoughts here on what might happen in 2018 – not only for the predictive power but also for the nuggets of information most folks in recruiting don’t know about (LinkedIn invested in Cornerstone? Me neither) NEWS
So apparently CV Library – UK’s largest searchable candidate database – still does a 7 day, no questions asked, no demo required free trial. Here’s the direct link for it – there’s a ‘might as well’ element here isn’t there? H/T brainfooderKaren Azulaifor bringing this to our attention… SOURCING
Email messaging has consistently been amongst the most popular posts in brainfood. This one from Vengreso has some excellent tips. You’re going to need to get past the annoying presentation here – the content is well researched, well linked and practical enough for recruiters to use straightaway ENGAGEMENT
’…diagnostic value of interviews is nearly zero…’. Some thrilling research here from the University of Warwick, which tells us in this short and accessible report, what we already know. Worth a read though to get to the language on how we really do make recruiting decisions. ASSESSMENT
It’s always great to see non-specialists think and write about their hiring experiences. João Luis shares his experience of hiring software developers – there’s some can’t-argue-with-this content here, as well as innovative ideas even experienced recruiters can learn from – it’s an excellent read. CULTURE
HR has always straddled the competing responsibilities of employee advocacy vs corporate guardian. 2017 may be the year when we realise that this is an untenable position to take. Powerful introspective on the role of HR byJane Watson, who asks all the hard questions. D&I
I reckon scheduling is around 30% of an average recruiters day. It’s definitely way too big a part of the job than it should be. Startups are trying to solve it – check out interview Schedule, a calendar manager / appointments booker designed specifically for recruiting. COOL TOOL
How about this for a job? Literally play games for a living. Scenario modelling of this type – a form of training AI – is purported to be the silver lining the clouds of workforce automation. For now though, this looks like a dream job for some gamer out there. RECRUITMENT ADVERTISING
Candidates being charged to interview, fake job adverts, fake jobs, to recruitment agencies charged with staffing companieswho havefake jobs, this is an astonishing dive into a system corrupted by imbalance in supply and demand. Sadly, a lot of it will be familiar to folks who’ve worked in recruiting businesses, anywhere in the world. It’s an incredible read and a worrying augury of a future we might all soon have to face. ECONOMY
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Fantastic lecture from Joe Mullingson the future of agency recruiting. Great to see this type of thinking emerging from the 3rd party recruiter side. Take a look / listen at this folks, especially if you’re a staffing agency. VIDEO
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