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You’ll be pleased to know I’ve been putting my young job seeking cousin to work, as he’s currently occupying my couch and eating my food. Good news isStephen Liis pretty handy with a spreadsheet and has done some data analysis / visualisation for us on the brainfooder community. UK, US, Germany, Netherlands and Australia biggest territories – check out where your country lies on thebrainfooder world map.
Encouraging to see engineering / product ideas filter into the recruiting world. This is a transcript of an interview with Dan Pupius, ex Head of Engineering at Medium where he built a hiring framework like he would a product. Best part? You have to build the system as well as the results. Likely the best thing you’ll read today. CULTURE
Facebook’s recent hammering in the press only sharpens the lens on just how opaque the data actually is for the lay person to exploit. Recruiters of course are not the laity, so cue Who Posted What? – a textual search engine on historical facebook posts. COOL TOOL
Socioeconomic sorting at the metropolitan level is making America more polarised, a pattern repeated throughout the Western world. The ‘left behind’ are striking back, by voting in populists who promise change. Political economy are no longer in synch. We’re in trouble folks – anyone any ideas? SOCIETY
‘Reputation inflation’ exists because there is ‘cost’ to negative reviews says this research paper from New York University’s Stern School of Business. Most of us leave the 5 stars regardless of service level, and move on. Anything for the quiet life…. EMPLOYER BRANDING
Lots of things to think about in this unfiltered post byJan Wedel– not least the preconceptions carried into the project by himself. However, perspectives like this offer insight into the world of distributed, remote teams which we might all need to get used to. More on the Hacker News comment threadhere. CULTURE
A little out of date but worth paying attention to, given Boomerang’s enormous data set and this well sourced, well linked post. The ‘Oprah rule’ is a mystery but then, so is email delivery most of the time. Well worth a look at this if ‘open rate’ means anything to you. ENGAGEMENT
Bellingcat founderEliot Higginsis an amateur investigator of the ‘disinformation eco-system’, coming to prominence during the Arab spring and subsequent conflicts in the middle east. This is his open source tool kit – mainly sourcing and verification tools. A bit off piste but some applications for the hacker type sourcer here. RESOURCE
It’s SBA or ‘Submission to Business Acceptance’ rate, according toRob McIntosh, who stages a spirited defence of under pressure TA functions everywhere with this simple metric. The war for talent is often the waragainstthe talent function. The internal battle has to be won first – this is decent tool to help you do it. KPI’s
I’ve been a believer in ‘real world assessment’ since my days as HoTA – got to be better than CV/resume + interview right? The caveat is the workload shifts to the candidate, sometimes to an untenable degree. This point is underlined in this example from the world of journalism, where job seekers have to do ‘edit tests’ to get a shot at the job. ASSESSMENT
Now this is what we need: a turn key solution to GDPR compliance, at least in so far as letting you know what you have to do. Obviously I’m going to have a go on Cookiebot and suspect you might want to also. H/T brainfooderJames Mayesfor the share. GDPR
Kind of a terrible headline but the data is clear; much higher degree of gender equality in STEM in thelessdeveloped countries. What gives? Theory: poor people don’t have the luxury of choice and choose STEM irrespective of gender, because that its the clearest route out of poverty. More for us to ponder on the diversity issue in tech. D&I
It’s#SHRMTalentthis week – two days of learning and networking – and poker – in Cesar’s Palace in Las Vegas. Good luck at the tables for everyone going – wish I was there with you! The agenda is massive, crowd will be huge and the party I am sure will be very civilised. April 16th-18th, Cesar’s Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, US
Jennifer Newbill, Global Director of Employment Brand at Dell is special guest in this webinar hosted by our buddies atCareerArc. Unique opportunity to get some insight from one of the leading thinkers in the field. It’s free so registerhere. April 18th, 11 am PT / 1pm ET / 8pm CET – WEBINAR
SOSUDE is happening later this month. If you needed an excuse to visit Bavaria, this would be it. 2 days, 200+ delegates and loads of learning on sourcing channels. Use promo code: RBRAINFOOD130for€130off the ticket pricehere 25-26th April, Hotel Munich Unterschleißheim, Munich, Germany
Laura Tyson talks with MIT review’s Gideon Lichfield about AI’s impact on the future of work. It’s not jobs but inequality which will spread as a result of automation. And yet focusing on inequality provides no clear vision on what end state we want to achieve. Worth a watch and a ponder. VIDEO
I missedJosh Bersinat the HRD Summit earlier this year, so rather good to have discovered his talk on Youtube earlier this week. Here he is discussing the five mandates for HR organisations in the coming years – he’s a great speaker and this is a must watch. VIDEO
Great to see the greatJohn Sumser, Principal Analyst at HRExaminer on stage sharing his insight on the transition from enterprise to intelligent HR software and solutions. He should do more of this (know you are reading this John!) VIDEO
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I’ll be having Recruitment Therapy with my buddies atWorkableat Old Street Records in London this Thursday. No presentations or pitches, just chill out and chat with folks in the talent business. Come along if you want to hang out with us – registerhere. I heard the peanuts are free.