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Hung Lee is the founder of Workshape.io – the revolutionary hiring platform for Software Engineers
We all talk a good game on culture, but do we really know what it means, much less encourage the development of it? I think Netflix have the theory down at least. Rightly famous slide deck – check out this 124 slide monster, it’s well worth a read. RESOURCE
Let’s be real saysAmir Yasin.Interviews are a terrible way to hire tech candidates. Here’s why paying candidates to solve problems works. Can’t disagree with this – conduct ‘real world assessments’ for every role. Question is, how / when. ASSESSMENT
Why look for work when you can a chat bot to do it for you? Great new entrant into the job discovery space by On Hiring readerAnna Ott, Head of Talent at hub:raum, Deutsche Telekom’s Berlin accelerator. How soon before we have automated recruiters? Bot to bot communication is near future folks as we strive for relevance in a world full of noise TRY IT OUT!
We need to have this conversation – now. Up to 75% of the jobs in the developing world threatened by automation. Companies will go ‘home’ and not bring jobs back with them. UBI – Universal Basic Income – is the only answer. REPORT
Last week Facebook, this week Google. The big beasts of the internet are finally paying attention to challenge of connecting people to opportunity. Google is still locked into search though, and this is step seems less ambitious than might otherwise have been. Take a look at the documentation and see for yourself. MUST READ
Is diversity superficial or substantial? Received wisdom in HR and recruiting has been the former but weight of research is building that it may be the latter. How to do diversity, when we really are diverse? DIVERSITY & INCLUSION
Zach Holman has a problem with Startup interviewing. Excellent exposition on the power dynamics, conventions and biases of what remains a key part of how we hire. And to be fair to Zach, the problem extends way beyond Startup MUST READ
The 6th edition of the EF English Proficiency Index ranks a total of 72 countries and territories. A fantastic resource for any recruiter doing research for their companies on where to source / where to locate English speaking teams RESOURCE
Joe Riggs has some simple how-not-to’s for tech recruiters. You can sense his frustration through this short post – it’s a serious problem when agency vs candidate have this level of antagonism. We all know this – we know less about how to fix it. CANDIDATE EXPERIENCE