Happy Easter everybody! Might this be the best brainfood issue ever? I think it could be: we’re talking recruiting metrics, social media algorithms, Candidate Discovery from Google, questions to ask when recruiting the recruiter, an amazing interactive infographic on income mobility and101+ recruiting hacks e-bookfrom our buddies at Lever. Enjoy the brainfood folks!
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If you were in any doubt that Google are taking recruiting seriously, the launch of ‘candidate discovery’ should expunge it. Two of the best analysts in the business,Matt CharneyandJoel Cheesmanhave been quick with their initial thoughts. Check out Matt’s posthere and Joel’s here. Also see Joel’s interview with Bogomil Balkansky in Who’s Talking, below. SOURCING
One of those posts which is so good that you wish it was longer. The ‘three distances’ (physical, operational, affinity) is a great concept to use in management of remote work. As more of end up doing it, new skills of communication are required. Must read CULTURE
The channel is the message, is the message here from our friends at Catawiki. Using Github – the natural home of the engineer – to explain the hiring process for tech candidates is a smooth move. H/T brainfooderJames Lesnerfor a cool piece of employer branding EMPLOYER BRANDING
Do you remember the days when your email was also your candidate database? If you do and actually miss those crazy days, then this gmail plugin is for you. Placed gives you lifetime search on gmail for the candidates you’ve already submitted and probably can never find again. There’s going to be someone out there who will find this tool a godsend. COOL TOOL
RecTec vendors are really stepping up their game this year. Check out this superb recruiting metrics benchmark report from our buddies at Jobvite – essential reading for anyone who cares about the conversion rate. H/T brainfooderShane Grayfor the share. REPORT
Understanding the heuristics behind fast decision making is essential in getting engagement on email outreach. Great blog (should / could be a series) from our buddies atHerey.ioon the psychology of warming up a cold email. ENGAGEMENT
What are the best questions to ask when ‘recruiting a recruiter’? Long time brainfooderMark Shortallis the pro at this, runningRe:Work, one of leading staffing agencies specialising in placing internal recruiters. He’s come up with a rather handy list. Check it out. ASSESSMENT
Extremely useful guide fromSte Davies on the social media algorithms of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube. Of interest to recruitment marketers, advertisers or anyone who is interested increasing reach / influence. Should be more or less everyone on this newsletter It’s the world we’re in folks – get to it. RECRUITMENT MARKETING
Greg Jorgensenexpertly unpacks a term we’ve all heard before, but….were probably too afraid to ask what it actually means. Turns out, even engineers aren’t clear on it. Funny, useful and true. Tech recruiters, have a read. ASSESSMENT
Stunning interactive infographic on income mobility in the US. Segmented along race and gender, make sure you have a play with the drop down menu’s in the last chart. Fascinating and sobering in equal measure. H/T to my buddyKaya Paysenofor share D&I
Sherrie Gulmahamadwatches 20 hours a week of TV and movies as part of her job as an originals creative analyst at Netflix. She’s a Netflix tagger, and this is her story. NB: also a link at the end on how to get to do what Sherrie does. OBSCURA
This is me and my buddies at Workable, in Singapore. We’re going to be talking ‘destination branding’ with the good folks of the Singapore recruiting community. Come and join if you’re in town – registerhere. Monday, April 2, 2018 at Coastes, 50 Siloso Beach Walk, Singapore
I am a fan ofJoe Mullings. He doesn’t appear on any ‘recruiting thought leader’ list, but he’s in the top 10 of mine. Here he is dropping recruiting truth onAdam GordonofCandidate ID’sTalent Talks interview show. Follow both these two gents who have big brains and good chat. VIDEO
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I’m in Singapore for the next few days, so if you’re coming to the event on Monday, make sure you come and say hello. If you can’t make it but you still want to talk hiring or the future of the planet, email me on [email protected] or on twitter@HungLee