We’re talking UK’s Gender Pay gap reports, Cambridge Analytica and how Facebook’s inevitable response will impact sourcing, the Financial Times 1000 big list of fastest growing companies in Europe, ‘socially useless jobs’ and several superb reusable resources for recruiters & HR folks alike …enjoy this week’s brainfood folks!
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Which countries do expats feel particularly welcome, or unwelcome, and why? 12,500 expats surveyed about their life abroad – super resource on the challenges of relocation. Downloadable the PDFhere and H/T to the one and onlyJacob Sten Madsenfor the share. CULTURE
As a receiver of way too many I’m generally not a fan of ‘drip marketing’ campaigns. However, I could just be an irate outlier, so this useful looking chrome extension might be just the thing for those of you who swear by the 72 hour auto follow up rule. COOL TOOL
As the Cambridge Analytica story rolls on, the tech giants are being forced to shore up their image by restricting access to data. We’ve likely seen the high point of scraping on the open web. For recruiters, that means the job of finding candidate date has just got harder – and likely – more expensive. SOURCING
The UK has published gender pay data across 1000’s of companies last week. This site by GOV.UK is still in beta but available now as the searchable archive for all those who have reported. No surprises on the gap but the lack of granularity on the data is disappointing. D&I
Really like the work ofKushal Chakrabartiand theTalentWorksteam, adding value and building brand at the same time with this blog series. PtIII of looking at the stats behind job discovery, this time focusing on “experience inflation” by employers. JOBSEARCH
Massive list compiled by FT and Statista of the fastest growing companies in Europe. Great to see many familiar names from the brainfooder community represented here. Useful piece of research here – H/T toAnnie Jacksonfor the share RESEARCH
There’s fascinating arms race going on between tech candidates vs tech recruiters right now. More ‘beat the interview’ content here, this time on graphics jobs byEric Arnebäck. Easily re-usable resource for recruiters also. ASSESSMENT
100,000 workers from 47 countries were surveyed asking them to rate the accuracy of the statement, ‘My job is useful to society’. Here’s the deal: there’s a dissonance between work & values, with implications for the measures we may use to shore up employment in the face of workforce automation. RESEARCH
‘OSINT’ stands for ‘Open Source Intelligence Tools’ – an outstanding collection of tools which can be directly applied to sourcing. H/T to long time brainfooderDenis Dinkevich for putting this together. He’s fast becoming one of the most useful people to follow in recruitment. That might be a hint btw. SOURCING
Indeed’sTris Revillis pulling up some trees at the moment. Check out his latest initiative here – a website listing prominent ‘growth hackers’ in recruitment. It’s too early to be a comprehensive list, but all on it so far are well worth the follow. RESOURCE
There is town in Belgium – Oostduinkerke in case you fancy a visit – where horses plow the ocean instead of the fields. Fascinating essay on the dying tradition of fishing for shrimp on horseback – and some quality brainfood on how some types of work persist long enough to become curiosities. OBSCURA
The #SOSU event series hits Munich later this month. 2 days, 300+ sourcers, some of the best speakers on the topic on stage…and me. Get yourself a ticket folks: brainfooders get€130off retail price, by applying this code ’RBRAINFOOD130’here. Wednesday 25th April, Hotel Munich, Andreas-Danzer-Weg 1 85716, Unterschleißheim Germany
My buddyTarek Pertewis running Uncubed, a 2-day employer branding conference for knowledge and idea exchange amongst recruiters, HR and talent pro’s. Use ’FriendsofHung’ for30%discounthere Tuesday 1st May, Brooklyn Bowl / Williamsburg Hotel, NY, USA
Innovation in Recruiting: operational, tactical and aspiration are the tracks. Johnny Campbell, Caroline McAnuff, Dave Hazlehurst, Matt Lagge, Jona Gjini and many other world class speakers on stage. Brainfooders get50%off by applying promo code ’BRAINFOOD’. Check it outhere. Friday 11th May, The British Library, 96 Euston Rd, London NW1 2DB
Fantastic interview by UNLEASH founderMarc Colemanwho met with tech entrepreneur Vivek Wadwha to talk AI and the future of work. It’s 10 minutes of quality chat between two passionate forward thinkers. VIDEO
Great video series with inimicalBill Boorman, who’s about town with our buddies atSmall Improvementson why feedback is crucial in organisations. Love the production, content and style in this series. VIDEO
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I’m in Morzine today, a ski resort in the French Alps, so will be trying hard not to suffer a comedy injury when I hit the slopes shortly. Likely I’ll be off grid so will be a little slower to respond than usual. However, please do message me if you do want to talk hiring or the future of the planet, as I do like these things more than the snow: email me on [email protected] or on twitter@HungLee.
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