iCIMS buys TextRecruit, Mark Zuckerberg tweaks the newsfeed algorithm and LinkedIn seeming goes crazy on a profile banning spree – it’s been a busy week in the talent industry!
Good thing recruiting brainfood is here to restore order. This week, we’re talking the pointlessness of meetings, 7 stages of grief over being banned on LinkedIn, yet another great list of HR events to attend, an archive of every chrome extensionever,some intriguing primary research from TalentWorks and the last predictions post for 2018.
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David Greenis perhaps the leading commentator / analyst in the People Analytics space. If you’re interested in this topic, you need to check out this events schedule he’s put together – it’s great. Combine this withRecruiting Brainfood Big List of Events and I think we’ve got the event schedule covered for 2018. RESOURCE
Last week it seemed a lot of prolific and prominent users of LinkedIn had their accounts restricted or blocked, for reasons unknown. Brainfooder favouriteKasia Borowiczwas among them – her story here tells us a great deal about power in relationships, and how tough it is to be the weaker party. Story continueshereandhere(PS: Kasia got her account back following a minor public outcry) NETWORKING
“…Every morning when I wake up I feel a heavy sense of trepidation as I contemplate the complex series of social interactions I will have to navigate in order to make it through the day at work….”. Challenging interview on aspergers, gender, tribalism, politics and the true meaning of safe places in tech. D&I
Jeff Bezos famously has the ’two pizza rule’ where no meeting should ever be large enough that 2 pizza’s can’t feed the entire room.Laurence Krubnergoes further – anything beyond a one to one is a complete waste of time. He makes a persuasive argument in this excoriating post. CULTURE
“It’s blatantly unlawful,” says one employment law expert in this post from Propublica. Where then does that leave recruitment, perhaps an inherently discriminatory exercise? Goes to heart of ‘persona marketing’ and the application of general heuristics to individual cases. D&I
Exceedingly clever tool for content marketers: find out what your customers care about by getting a free report of what they’re searching for in Google. And then write a blog post about that. Recruiters interested in in-bound / talent attraction techniques, take note. RECRUITMENT MARKETING
Excellent checklist post from Aja Frost – especially points 2, 4 and 5. Relevant to everyone reading this newsletter, whether your sales pitch is to candidates, clients or internal stakeholders – we’ve got new ways to engage and we’ve got to get better at them. ENGAGEMENT
100,000+ chrome extensions you can download and use, ordered according to installation popularity. It will take forever to dig through, but there’s gold in this archive for someone with unusual curiosity or patience. COOL TOOL
Extremely interesting research from TalentWorks, a candidate side job application optimisation service. Timing, terminology and identity seem to be the key factors in boosting your job search. Bad news for the over 35’s also – 8% drop in hire-ability, YoY. RESEARCH
The creation of a new asset class is perhaps an unexpected outcome of the mainstreaming of blockchain. ICO’s though, make more sense than stock options though, asNick Neumanexplains in this excellent overview of the tokenized economy. BLOCKCHAIN
This is the last forecast post I’m going to highlight, as we’re already into week 3 and it’s now kind of cheating. This one may be interesting for us, coming as it does fromoutsidethe recruiting industry.Gary Andrewstakes on text only, video, GDPR, fake news, augmented reality, blockchain and influencer metrics. He does an excellent job. ENGAGEMENT