Welcome back everybody, for another issue of Recruiting Brainfood.
This week, we’re bringing you THE big list of women speakers in our industry (women brainfooders, add yourself to it if you’re not already there), a couple of excellent method posts from our buddies at X-Team (remote working) and Culture Amp (on-boarding), a cool tool to (maybe) get keep you out of LinkedIn jail, a disturbing post on the return of phrenology and beauty+value in equal measure for recruiters who love to recruit on Slack.
Enjoy the brainfood folks!
Special thanks this week goes to: Stephen O’Donnell, James Peters, David Green, Hannah Morgan, Andrew Packiarajah, Anthony Handley, Jan Tegze, Jonathan Kidder, Andrew Hernandez and Michael Monaghan for your very public support of this newsletter. It’s massively appreciated and really does help us grow – thank you!
Can you help? Share this link:recruitingbrainfood.comon a LinkedIn status update and recommend to your network to sign up.
Hung Lee is the founder ofWorkShape.io– the revolutionary recruiting platform for Software engineers
This week’s brainfood is supported by our buddies PocketRecruiter – the ‘augmented sourcing’ tool that uses unsupervised machine learning to reduce the time it takes to discover and evaluate candidates. Accelerate your sourcing folks – you want to check them outhere SPONSORS
Here it is folks: a crowdsourced list of 400+ women speakers in Recruitment & HR. If you’re woman brainfooder and have something to share with a HR or TA audience, feel free to add yourself to the spreadsheet. I think this may be useful for event organisers who want to get a diverse speaker line up for their events. I’m going to start by sending it to the folks onthisspreadsheet D&I
We all know interviews as assessment is a flawed exercise. That doesn’t meant that we give up trying to get better at it. LinkedIn’s Talent Solutions blog came out with this easy-to-use post last week – it’s well worth a read. ASSESSMENT
Slack is an employer agnostic collaboration tool, which meant that it quickly became the default tool for organising communities of interest online. This beautifully presented website is a directory of some of the most popular – obviously useful for recruiting. Use sensibly COOL TOOL
Facial recognition techniques is already making headway into the world of recruitment, with providers of video interviewing tools being the primary vector. It’s the return of phrenology, whether we like it or not (hint: we probably don’t like it all) ASSESSMENT
Superb resource from X-Team, who I’m delighted to say have been a long time customer onWorkShape.io.This is great guide for any business thinking of building a distributed workforce. Main point: Remote first is different from ‘remote ok’. RESOURCE
Culture Amp’s Senior People Operations Manager,Stacey Nordwallprovides a comprehensive, easy to navigate, practical to implement how-to resource creating an on-boarding program that puts people first. CULTURE
The excitement behind Blockchain isn’t the crypto currencies, but on the potential of programmable smart contracts that sit on the blockchain. This explainer by Gjermund Bjaanesis inevitably technical but accessible enough for the non-expert. Well worth a read for anyone interested in going beyond ‘blockchain CV’s’ BLOCKCHAIN
I didn’t realise that the government shutdown in the US wasn’t metaphorical; services do stop being delivered, federal workers told not to report, salaries not paid. It’s crazy dysfunction in the No1 country on planet earth SOCIETY
HR Uncubed is a 2-day employer branding conference in Brooklyn, hosted by my buddyTarek Partew. It looks like an amazing two day event. Did I mention discount for brainfooders? Put in ’FriendsofHung’into the discount code, and get a massive30%off the list price. Get to it folks May 1st & 2nd, Brooklyn Bowl / Williamsburg Hotel, NY, USA
For the 3rd week running I’m staying in London (mainly trying to fix my apartment), so if you want talk tech hiring or the future of the planet or help out with DIY reach out by email ([email protected]) or twitter@HungLee.