Good luck to all the runners in the London Marathon today. My friend Kristian Bright is in it. He’s also in this week’s brainfood with an important post on mental health. Please do make sure to read it.
Young Stephen Liis back (still my cousin, still on my couch….) with more insight for us,on us.This week its about who we work for, so take a look at theBrainfooder Employer TreeMap and see your employer measures up.
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Salesforce, Indeed.com, LinkedIn, Facebook, Slack, Google, Amazon, Space X, Tesla and many more besides are here – click on theBrainfooder Employer Treemap for the interactive and Stephen’s medium post for theanalysis. COMMUNITY
We all need more leads. Yet recruiters are surprisingly inefficient at getting them.Jake Jorgovanof Lead Cookie writes a superb how-to on automating leads generation which can be used ‘as is’ or adapted for sourcing / outreach. No one is a fan of senseless mass messaging but done with intelligence and a bit of research, it’s going to work. ENGAGEMENT
Imagine ifHello TalentandDux-Souphad a baby and you might get something that looks like PeopleCamp. Palpably the most useful chrome extension for recruiters-on-a-budget I’ve seen in a long time. Made by my buddy and long time brainfooderIvan Stojanovic, they’re on special offer right now:Next 100 installs are free– then paid from the 101st install onward. You know what you have to do – grab it here, now. COOL TOOL
How important is mental health? Critically important in of itself, but increasingly we are becoming aware of it’s correlation to poor productivity.Kristian Brightwrites from a perspective of a recruiter who knows overwork and managed to pull it back. NB: If you have £10 spare, you can help Kristian reach his charity target by donating to mental health charity Mind,here CULTURE
Jonathan Kidderdoesn’t go more than few weeks before popping up in brainfood. One of the most valuable contributors to the recruiting community, he is back with a cool tool review on scraping Facebook Groups. Get the toolhere SOURCING
Add event, reveal thegender splitof the speaker line up. Would be cool if this could pull the data entirely from the url of the speaker page, but this is a nice start to a great idea. H/T long time brainfooderAnna Ottfor the share. Event organisers: don’t forget theBig List of Women Speakers in Recruiting & HR – it’s free to use. D&I
Does your network diversity impact performance? The theory is sound but the evidence has been hard to come by. With greater access to network analytics we might be able to see some correlations. Based on a study of 1,212 CEOs mapped vs market cap. H/T brainfooderDavid Greenfor this smart share. NETWORKING
Call to action to employees at Tesla this week – Electrek got a copy of the all hands email from Elon Musk, which you can read unabridged here. Lots of interesting points from Musk, especially his recommendations on productivity – walk out of bad meetings he says, as they are a waste of time. PRODUCTIVITY
New feature from our buddies atWorkable. Evidence of their international traction (6000+ employers onboarded, tens of thousands of job openings) as well as a genuinely useful one stop shop for job seekers looking for work. Check out Workable’s aggregated jobs product here COOL TOOL
Fundamental truth in productivity? Adapting tools you’re already using is more efficient than purpose built tools which no one has yet used. Zapier remote hiring, via Trello. Nice to see some human white gloves in the middle of all the automation also. REMOTE WORKING
You have to say Ken Ham has a recruiting challenge. The entrepreneur behind the ’Ark Encounter’ theme park employs only Creationist / Young Earth Christians who need to accept an ITunes like ‘Statement of Faith’ before accepting an employment contract. He’s now struggling to find employees – can anyone here help? OBSCURA
In the networked economy, it’s essential to know how to thank someone properly. Here’s a 5 step guide on how to structure your reply so that it’s concise and meaningful. The best stuff often comes from outside the bubble. ENGAGEMENT
Long time brainfooderCarmen Hudsonbrings together tech recruiters & software engineers inTalent42. Use promo code Talent42OnHiringon checkout for a massive$200.00discount. Discount is capped at first 15 claimants. You know what you have to do. 5-6 June, Bell Harbor Conference Center, Seattle, USA
Bummed to be MIA for Sourcecon Budapest – not only for a visit to a beautiful city in the summer, but also for the stellar cast of speakers and delegates unmatched anywhere in Europe. Get your ticketshere: use promo code hungarylee20for 20% off face value. 12-13 June, Budapest Marriott Hotel, Apaczai Csere Janos u. 4. Budapest, 1052 Hungary
Irina ShamaevaandMartin Lee – two of the best ‘finders of people’ on the planet are in London in June to run a special full day training session on their craft. Rare opportunity to see two masters at the same time. Brainfooders can use thislinkto get25% offthe list price. Spaces limited to 30 only – well worth doing if your team needs to upgrade it’s sourcing game 19th June, 1 Upper St. Martin’s Lane, Covent Garden, London, UK
This is a cool podcast series which I’ve belated discovered. Neuroscientist Daniel Glaser attempts to unpick what the brain does – and doesn’t do – when we read words. Super relevant for us in the people business as we send words people don’t read all the time. PODCAST
WhenJerome Ternynckmakes a move, it’s worth paying attention. The new VP of Hiring Success at SmartRecruiters looks like a superb opportunity to conduct strategic work across a portfolio of top class companies. There are plenty of brainfooders who are right for this – so I’m pulling this one out of the crowd and encouraging you toapply SmartRecruiters, San Francisco, USA
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I’m in Bavaria for SOSUDE this week, so if you fancy meeting up to talk hiring and /or to help me eat Schweinhaxe then let me know. Also, as a speaker I have twoFREE ticketswhich I had forgotten to distribute. Hit me up if you are in Munich on 25th / 26th April and want to attend as my guests – I’ll just give them to ya.