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Hung Lee is the founder ofWorkShape.io– the revolutionary recruiting platform for Software engineers
Organisational network analytics or ‘ONA’ is the study of the social reality that underpins business organisation.Richard Santos Lallemanintroduces some new concepts here, including the ‘3% rule’ – that a small percentage of your employees will have a disproportionate ability to influence the others. And often, they arenotthe people in official leadership positions. It’s a fascinating thesis. ONA
The StackOverflow Developer report is out – ‘the largest and most comprehensive survey ever. Demographics. Technologies. Salaries. Career satisfaction’. It probably is. Great effort from our buddies over there. Must read REPORT
Excellent slide deck from Upwork, exploring the hiring behaviours of 1000 of US hiring managers. There is a discernible shift from the default of full time, permanent, onsite. Competitive advantage will go to those companies who figure out this transition to the mixed workforce. FUTURE OF WORK
Do you followJan Tegze? You really should. He’s a recruitment blogger who consistently finds new angles on what may be old stories. Here he is applying equations to bad candidate experience and providing evidence why it’s bad for your bottom line. CANDIDATE EXPERIENCE
Aishwarya HariharaninterviewsAnne Gregory, Head of Customer Success, at our buddies atGapjumpersto find out more about the concept of ‘blind auditions’. Think ‘The Voice’ for tech hiring, removing bias from hiring by sorting candidates based on their challenge round. ASSESSMENT
Fascinating study from the University of Ghent on job ads, word choice of meta-stereotypical traits, and self selection on the application process. Two problems emerge: language AND theact of applying itselfis gendered, problems we are tackling with visual matching onWorkShape.io. D&I
Somewhat of a ‘stream of consciousness’ summary of the inside look of some major tech companies. Not easy to read to but some interesting nuggets here, especially on Google’s approach to recruiting / management. CULTURE
HR Basics is a fully integrated online HR services product – payroll, benefits and everything else it seems. Nice market penetration strategy from the former ZenPayroll. And for SMB’s amongst us, who doesn’t like free stuff? Sign up for betaherefolks. COOL TOOL
First rule of managing conflict? You have to agree on a way todisagree. Excellent new writingKate Leto, guest blogging on our buddiesMind The Product platform. Not strictly recruiting related, but problem / solution set are universal. H/T brainfooderJames Mayesfor the share. CULTURE
What’s the real value of AI for your business? PwC put together an accessible report which combines education on the topic along with welcome opportunity sizing. It’s only a 22 pager and easily snackable. AI
In light of Emmanuel Macron’spro level trollingof Brexit Britain earlier this month, this long read from the Guardian last year bears a second review. A country has a brand and you have to be careful with what you do with it. A topic I’ll be discussing with our buddies from Workable inSingaporeandDubai early next month EMPLOYER BRANDING
Expect: conversation, community and learning, along with a standup comedy, London SubDude, an Irish band and whole menagerie of taxidermy; the iconic truLondon is back tomorrow for a St Patrick’s Day special. Pay what youfeel is fairfor a ticket. Check out the track schedulehere 19 March 2018, The Kings Head, 257 Kingsland Rd, London E2 8AS
Expect: Top class speakers, leading edge startup tech, 3000 fellow minded delegates in the largest Future of Work event series on the planet. Dubious incentive: I’m there with camera crew as field reporter 20-21 March 2018, Excel London, Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, London E16 1XL
“The road to hell is paved with good intentions..“ is the general theme in this interview by Poornima Vijayashanker with Melinda Epler and Wayne Sutton, the Founders of Change Catalyst and Tech Inclusion. It’s time de-scope, folks VIDEO
Perry Timmsintroduces ‘Squads’ – self directed, autonomous teams – and why management should start letting go. More cross fertilisation from tech to HR in this excellent interview with one of the leading thinkers in the field. PODCAST
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I’m in London for truLondon / Unleash in what is likely to be a 72 hour no sleep marathon, so hit me up if you’re in town and want talk recruiting or the future of the planet at any of these events. Email me on [email protected] or twitter@HungLee.