We’re talking Winter Olympics, decentralised gig working (on the blockchain, of course), a great guide from LinkedIn on a recruiter’s career prospects, controversy on UBI and free job postings on Slack – it’s Issue 72 of Recruiting Brainfood!
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The trick to writing a great list post is to uncover hidden gems for the audience. We all know about a few of these (and thanks for putting brainfood in there Andrei!), but there are several more which I didn’t know about, and now do. Superb contribution to the community from our buddies atGlossaryTech. RESOURCE
Our buddies at Drafted (Vinayak Ranadeand crew), build some great free resources for the recruiter community. Check out this website – a collection of referral programs from top companies, beautifully presented. It’s like something we should have made. COOL TOOL
Comprehensive article from McKinsey on how companies need to prepare in order to capture the value that machines can’t. If you want to win AI you’ve got to go for all the marbles. Long but accessible read. H/T brainfooderFelix Wetzelfor the share. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
So Slack getting into the jobs posting business. 3 x free job posts for any paying customer of the ubiquitous communications / collaboration tool. Might as well? You bet. H/T brainfooderAnna Ottfor the share COOL TOOL
Fascinating essay from Jan Tegzeon a subject which becomes obvious in hindsight: your on-screen textual style has a huge impact on your engagement. Designers are going to say ‘I told you so’. Well researched, well linked, super relevant. ENGAGEMENT
Excellent self referential job seeking guide to folks who should know most about it:us. From LinkedIn, who have the data, and now it seems, also the marketing collateral. H/T brainfooderDenis Dinkevichfor the share REPORT
..“A UBI could very well evolve into a mechanism of central control that works in the service of ends that run counter to your values…”. Dark prophecy on an idea which is increasingly seen as a panacea to tech unemployment. Must read. UBI
Making the case for budget has historically been a pain point for HR and TA. Our buddies at Beamery provide this helpful (and very clever btw) guidebook on how to get it done. PS: great jobBen Slateron this. RESOURCE [DOWNLOADABLE]
“Recruiting Hell / We’ll Pay You In Experience” is an open forum where recruiters and job seekers alike bemoan the industry and each other. It’s crushing & funny, in equal measure. H/T to brainfooderTony Pitchfordfor the share. CANDIDATE EXPERIENCE
Gems look like the first serious attempt at doing Blockchain where it’s really going to matter – gig working. They’ve just raised $60 million to build a decentralizedMechanical Turk on the Blockchain. The ambition is huge, and the end game, maybe the end of the recruiting itself – even more so. BLOCKCHAIN
All hail one of our own, tech recruiter and now Winter Olympian Elizabeth Swaneywho made it to the Pyeonchang 2018 by relentlessly turning up to international competitions in order to accumulate enough ranking points to qualify. Hilarious, inspirational… unfair? All of the above probably, but timely lesson for us all that every system is there to be gamed. H/T to brainfooderOllie Glassfor the share. NEWS
After what appear to something of a hiatus,Matt Alderreturns in style with an excellent interview with the marvellousAnna Ott, now with UNLEASH Group. Catch both of these two in person in a few weeks at March 20th-21st London event. PODCAST
It’s SourceCon Las Vegas tomorrow! Fantastic venue, world class speakers, amazing community and tickets might still be available. BrainfooderAngie Verroshas the previewhere. Somebody share with me the livestream. 26th-27th February,Red Rock Casino, Las Vegas, USA
#truLondon is back with a new format and new starting time. Agnostic for in-house, agency, vendor, practitioner and commentator alike, this is a unique event for anyone in talent community. Have something to say? Register your track onthis form. Tickets onsale now– donation / pay what you think is fair – get involved! 19 March, The Kings Head, London, UK
I’m back in London for the rest of this freezing Siberian week, so if you want to grab a cup of hot chocolate and talk recruiting or the future of the planet, email me on [email protected] or twitter@HungLee.