We’re talking sourcing hacks on AngelList, better recruiting ad copy, GPDR, the the revival of unionisation (led by gaming devs?), a superb 3D productivity visualisation and the final shout for early bird + discounted tickets for the best UK recruitment festival of the year (get the RecFest 2018 tickets here – promo code ‘BRAINFOOD’) – it’s issue No 76 of Recruiting Brainfood!
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Excellent tips on job ad writing here from my buddy and long time brainfooderLars Schmidt. My main takeaway: directly address the persona you want to apply for the job. Lars is also running the HR / TA benchmarking survey right now -please take a minutenow to complete. RECRUITMENT ADVERTISING
GDPR enforcement date is 25th May – less than 2 months away. Accessible overview from our buddies atLever, who have surveyed 500 of their customers to benchmark how they plan to respond. Worth a read / download folks. GDPR
Do you followDenis Dinkevich? You really should, if you are into the technical side of sourcing. I think he is a ‘metasourcer’ – consistently finding and sharing creative ways to find candidates. Check out this latest ‘hack’ using a new sourcing feature on AngelList. Simple stuff, that works. SOURCING
I had the pleasure of seeing x.ai CEODennis Mortensen speak atUnleash Londonlast week. Great to see his team produce some data driven content on workplace productivity. Have you ever wondered what your meetings look like in 3D? Wait no longer COOL TOOL
Fascinating long read on IBM’s journey to compete in the internet world, enacting culture change by cutting tens of thousands of workers, mainly tenured, senior employees – ‘the old heads’. The unfairness is undeniable and yet staff turnover has always been the way to conduct radical cultural change. D&I
Augmented messaging is the hidden gem in recruitment tech. Small stuff that can make a big difference. Here’s the pitch for this plugin “…an AI that helps you quickly compose personalised emails in your Gmail…..” That’ll do it for me. COOL TOOL
The doomsayers ….were all right though. They only underestimated the social & economic response made by society in response tech driven unemployment. Perhaps this is what we will need to do again. Great graphic nevertheless! FUTURE OF WORK
Will tech workers become revivalists for the labour union? I think there’s every chance they could. Check this latest example from the games industry – a decentralised, horizontally organised community of workers, set up defend members rights. SOCIETY
Are you WEIRD? If you’re reading this newsletter, there’s a good chance that you are. It has huge implications in how we might be assessing behaviour when we hire and how we manage performance after we do. CULTURE
The answer is ‘no’ in absolute terms (i.e there are more jobs than ever before) but ‘yes’ in terms of value added jobs (i.e new jobs created are low value). It’s the HG Wells vision ofEloi vs Morlocks, according to this paper from David Autor and Anna Salomons. PS: 5 minute video summaryhere TECH UNEMPLOYMENT
Review over 100 years of technological adoption on this great interactive chart from our buddies at VisualCapitalist. Explore everything from the washing machine to smartphone adoption. Plus: it’s fantastic resource for presentations. RESOURCE
Prices go up for everyone for RecFest 2018 after this week. This is the part conference / part festival / all party event ran byJamie Leonardand friends – and maybe the best UK event of the year. 1200+ HR & Talent Acquisition pro’s at an all a street food market at Hawker House. Get your ticketshere – add the promo code ‘BRAINFOOD’ and get a further £40.00 discount. 5th July, Hawker House, Canada Street, London SE16 7PJ
Expanding my listening a bit of the podcast scene. Check out this Knowledge @ Wharton piece which shows that loneliness in the workplace isn’t just damaging to mental health; it can also lower job performance. PODCAST
My friendJorgen Sundberghas an excellent employer branding podcast, which I’ve shamefully just rediscovered. Listen to Philips Global Head of Employer BrandingLisa Chartier on how to build a brand from scratch. PODCAST
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I am flying out to Singapore this week, where I’ll be joining the my buddies atWorkablefor their superb event series ‘TalentHackers’. Registerherefor the event if you’re in town and want to join me in discussing ‘Destination Branding’. Email me on [email protected] or twitter@HungLee.