We’re talking Amazon Go, Jack Ma on the future of work, perhaps the best chrome plugin for sourcers ever, a superbly presented interactive report from HackerRank, great deals for two amazing conferences later this year and a very good, if very long talk on everything you needed to know about GDPR.
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This week’s brainfood is supported by our buddies PocketRecruiter – the ‘augmented sourcing’ tool that combines supervised and unsupervised machine learning to reduce the time it takes to discover and evaluate candidates. Make your sourcing faster, better – check them outhere SPONSORS
Not sure I entirely agree with all the Hi’s and Hey’s here – first name / first work surely better? – but I’ve only got anecdata to go whereas Boomerang havedatadata, from 300,000 emails no less. ENGAGEMENT
Great example from our buddies atHeresy.io of the adapting the agile way of working from it’s origins in software development to the world of business. Can it work for recruiting? I think probably could, as doesMark Lundgren, who might be doing something about it soon. Examples if you have them folks. More discussionhere CULTURE
Amazon’s assault on retail continues with the open of the world’s first Amazon Go store. Arstechnica attempt a stress test – a.k.a shoplifting – and fail due to 100’s of camera’s in store. Funny and informative post on the inevitable future of retail. TECH UNEMPLOYMENT
How do experts make the calculations on potential job losses through automation and AI? Interesting post from Quartz, breaking down the method behind 3 major reports (linked in the article) on the future of work. Great primer on how to read reports in era of hype and fake news. AI
My friend and long time brainfooderShane McCuskerbuilt a chrome plugin which helps recruiters search Facebook for candidates. It’s been downloaded nearly 100,000 times – for good reason. Must have tool for anyone in a sourcing role – and entirely for free. COOL TOOL
Richard Millingtonhas been a pioneering practitioner in the online community building space. Here he shares his thoughts on the 3 broad types of community available for brands to build. Best way to engage an audience, is to first make sure they areyouraudience. ENGAGEMENT
Fantastic slide deck from ARK Invest, covering some of the big ideas that are a little under the radar for the laity. Not recruiting specific, but all of these ideas have implications for us in the people business. Recommend you read. FUTURE OF WORK
If you are in Recruitment advertising and ad tech, there is only one event for you to think about: RecPlus Berlin! Naturally, brainfooder discount is on: use code: RecruitingBrainfood150for 150 euros offanyticket. Feb 28th – Mar 2nd, 2018, Hotel Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Innovative companies put on boundary pushing events. Hiring Success 18 by SmartRecruiters is less than 10 weeks away – do yourself a favour and grab a two day conference passhere: brainfooder discount is on: use code:LEEVIP, save yourself a massive $300.00 on the sale price. Mar 12-14 Hyatt Regency, San Francisco, USA
Fascinating wide ranging podcast on the psychology of work with 3 lucid and knowledgeable guests (take a bowPerry Timms,David D’Souza,Andy Campbell) superbly handled by the excellentJosie Cox. Worth 40 minutes of your time folks. PODCAST
Outstanding Q&A by Matt Buckland who interviews Carol Umhoefer on the implications of GDPR. One hour long, but well worth the listen. Also check out this usefultweet of GDPR resources from Rob Long, Strong work by Workable here. VIDEO
Jack Ma on the future of education / future of work. We should teach kids everything machines cannot do. Real talk from the first true crossover ‘captain of industry’ from China – it’s Alibaba CEO at Davos. VIDEO
For those of you joining me for Brainfood Breakfast this Tuesday, I look forward to seeing you. This is new initiative from me, a way we can get the community closer together – more on this as we go. For the rest of the week, I’ll be London so reach out if you want talk hiring or the future of the planet. Email [email protected] or twitter@HungLee. I’m also doing a lot on LinkedIn these days, so if you want toconnect with methere, you’re welcome to do so – say you’re a brainfooder and I’ll gladly accept.