We’re talking remote working, the NFL draft, original recipe boolean searching, one very cool chrome plugin for video outreach and some outstanding thinking on building tribes and telling stories – enjoy the brainfood folks!
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Hung Lee is the founder ofWorkShape.io– the revolutionary recruiting platform for Software engineers
I never thought I’d ever read Anthony Gidden’s again but here he is talking about narrative and how it’s essential to identity. It’s a long winded post that ultimately gets to an essential point – to build your career, you’ve also got to build yourown tribe. NETWORKING
The measure of ‘efficient writing’ is….1 hour per post. For a non-professional writer, this is the maximum amount of time to commit to get bang for your buck. This excellentpost shows you how to consistently do it. Written for Founders, but really anyone who wants to grab a piece of the attention economy should read it. ENGAGEMENT
The breakthrough insight for sourcing is recognising that websites are textual documents which can be interrogated.Irina Shamaeva(who’s in London in June btw) shows us simple techniques to get different results on common places like LinkedIn. HerBooleanstringswebsite is classic which is full of useful little sourcing nuggets like this. Read it, follow her. SOURCING
Our buddies atCandidate-ID– Billy McDiarmidspecifically – have been one of the leading players educating the market on the impact of GDPR. Its all helpfully collected in thisGDPR Playbook– I recommend you download and read it. GDPR
Tim O’Reillyhas been talking about the the future of work. Here is is 97 page slide deck from his keynote on April 18, 2018. Useful to combine with some of hisYoutube. H/T brainfooderJohn Sumserfor the share. FUTURE OF WORK
Transcript of an interview betweenBryan Helmig, CTO and Co-founder ofZapier, who has been working with a 100% remote development team since the very beginning of company’s growth and with fellow YC alum Yurij RiphyakofYouteam. Real talk between two founders who believe in remote first. CULTURE
Compelling critique of conventional job spec design fromDmitri Grabov, founder at London based coding bootcamp, Constructor Labs. Main point? It’s critical we understand the psychology of emerging talent if we are to hope to attract them to our businesses. H/T also toStevie Buckleyfor also putting this onto my radar EMPLOYER BRANDING
Useful public spreadsheet containing a crowdsourced list of sites which aggregate remote working opportunities. Some generics in here, but 75% of these sites specialise in remote jobs for remote workers. Useful list that should get better over time. Check it outhere RESOURCE
“A.I. Researchers Are Making More than $1 Million at a Nonprofit” declares the NYT. Observations on salary inflation for AI skills byPeter Yuen. NB: It’s a race to ultimately automate the function out of existence. ECONOMICS
Evidence on what we already know – jobs in small cities will likely be hit hardest by workforce automation. Research from NorthWestern University, presented in a decentinteractive tool. The politics of the ‘left behind’ is only going to accelerate WORKFORCE AUTOMATION
Are you tired of low response rates on your email outreach? Check out this company which sales by sending this mini videos to prospects. Easy-to-usechrome pluginand this guy’s delivery is on point. Got to work for recruiting right? Thanks to brainfooderKaren Azulaifor the share. COOL TOOL
“..if you don’t know where you’re going, any road will get you there…” . Great writing fromCade Masseyas he picks up 5 lessons on talent evaluation from the NFL Draft, especially like the idea of separating the evaluators from each other to avoid artificial consensus. This is a rare post folks – a sports listicle that is a must read. H/TKristian Brightfor the share. ASSESSMENT
Recruiting event by recruiters for recruiters. And in beautiful Barcelona to boot. Promo code: WKB15OFFHBfor 15% discount on the already super competitively priced tickets. Get themherenow – only a few left before sell out. 31 May – 1st June, Media-TIC Barcelona, Spain
Jeanne AchilleandJohn Sumsergive a HCM / HR Tech Masterclass for investors, business leaders and product makers. Full day intensive workshop with two of the most pre-eminent analysts in the industry. Promo code ’Brainfood’for a massive$500discount. Register for a tickethere June 29th, Nassau Inn Palmer Square, 10 Palmer Square, Princeton, NJ 08542. USA
Simon SinekandSeth Godinlikely have half a billion views already on their various talks on workplace, tribe and productivity. Here they are sharing a stage, doing a 1-2-1. Worth a watch and listen folks. VIDEO
I’ve been very impressed by some of the thingsRob McCargow, has being saying about AI recently. Here he is withMatt Alderon Recruiting Future Podcast talking about the business implications of Artificial Intelligence. Most listen folks. PODCAST
Been hanging out with‘Google’ Dave Hazlehurstrecently. He’s an interesting guy – and his business ph.creative – has been pioneering in the employer branding field with it’s emphasis on storytelling. Here he is with a livestreamed Q&A on how to measure your employer brand – it’s a great watch. VIDEO
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