We’re talking testing for key values, challenging content on D&I, the future of work being thehistoryof work, a very cool tool which transcribes audio whilst you talk, plus a massive list of TA jobs, mainly from Skyscanner
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We all want to hire people who are compatible to the values of our business. But how to get there? Key Values has a massive list of interview questions categorised according to the values you’re testing for.Lynne Tyeis onto something here ASSESSMENT
Outstanding report on developer salaries by our buddies at Hired.com. Some very interesting insight here, including the rise of alternative tech hubs to Silicon Valley, though the decline of London salaries doesn’t ring true to me. REPORT
We’re all over the map in predicting what AI + Automation will do to jobs, so how very handy of MIT to compile the relevant studies into single chart, complete with links to the primary sources. One to bookmark folks. WORKFORCE AUTOMATION
Lets agree that transcribing audio is one of the things we definitely want to automate. Descript might be one of the first tools to actually do it. Take note (ahem), the podcasters amongst us, as well as anyone who is still doing interview notes (which is more or else all of us) COOL TOOL
What an imperfect messenger this is, but the data is convincing and it’s important we get a nuanced view on gender earnings disparity. How could there be a gap when pay is calculated on a gender blind, transparent formula? Turns out, men – on average – drive faster. D&I
Want a method post on Boolean X-ray sourcing that provides instant value?Michael Crousenot only provides the explainer (hint: you’re using the site: operator) but also helpfully lists dozens of links which puts your candidates one click away. More on refining Google searchhere. SOURCING
Dan Luuis a rare bird. A developer who writes infrequent but hugely entertaining posts on the state of the tech economy. Here he’s asking a question on developer comp and why it’s so high. NB: my view: because there’s a lot of internet. H/T brainfooderMatt Bradburnfor the share ECONOMY
White-collar workers are fleeing their desks to become brewers, bakers and pickle-makers. Can the artisanal economy be the solution to AI and workforce automation? Fascinating article on the future of work, which may end up looking a lot like thehistoryof work. FUTURE OF WORK
Excellent and accessible report from MIT Sloan Management Review on meaning at work. We like our lists, so here it is laid out for us: 5 virtues to make work meaningful, 7 sins to make it meaningless. CULTURE
Take a read of this before you encourage your kids to learn to code; it’s the jobs that require a high degree of human interaction which are most resilient in the face of AI / Automation, and with ageing populations everywhere, healthcare is poised to be a massive growth industry. Doctors maybe on their way out, but nurses are definitely staying in. Status flip is on the way. D&I
Once upon a time, the job you did was a simple matter of family – that includes some of the oddest jobs in history. This is fascinating short on the job that no one ever applied for, but strangely, became respected in the community OBSCURA
Excited to be invited to the Future of Talent series by our buddies at Talenful. I hear there is free pizza andKevin Blair, VP Global Talent Acquisition, IBM. See you there if you’re going. Thursday 15th February, Talentful HQ, 4th Floor, 115 Shaftesbury Avenue · London
Breakfast at the Gherkin with our buddies EASYRECRUE and Smartrecruiters, talking GDPR and what you have to do to prepare for it. Space is limited so registerherenow 27th February, The Gherkin, 30 St Mary Axe, London EC3A 8EP
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