More community data from Stephen Li (still on my couch…), with theBrainfooder Gender Distribution Map, two superb original posts on sourcing by masters of the trade Martin Lee / Josef Kadlec, free EB e-book from LinkedIn and loads more besides – enjoy your bank holiday brainfood folks!
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CousinStephen Liis back with more insight on the brainfooder community. This week it’s gender distribution, across countries and job categories within those countries – it’s fascinating stuff. Check out the blog posthereand explore the interactive tableauhere. COMMUNITY
I had the pleasure of hanging out withJosef Kadlecat #SOSUDE in Munich last month. He’s one of the pre-eminent finders of people in the game today. Here’s his action packed post of his covering new techandtraditional sourcing techniques, the combo of which is likely to make you better at the sourcing game.
Josef’s a fan of the brainfood and has opened up his Talent Sourcing course for us with a massive75% discount, using thislink. Valid for 7 days only so get to it folks. SOURCING
LinkedIn kindly sent me this slide deck on how to get the best out of your Company Page. It’s 30 accessible pages on a recruiting asset we’re probably all under utilising. Free to downloadhere. EMPLOYER BRANDING
Well articulated vision on how blockchain can change the world of work. Written byGitcoinfounder,Kevin Owocki, it’s a bit technical but accessible for most. Must read if you still think ‘blockchain CV’s’ is the end game. H/T brainfooderChris Bourkefor the share. BLOCKCHAIN
As we live longer, but not necessarily better, we’re going to increasingly need greater help in living a life. Healthcare practitioners of all stripes in great shape throughout the US. Other jobs….not doing so great. SOCIETY
Guest post on sourcing from one of the undisputed masters of the craft,Martin Lee. Lesson 1: natural language search. Lesson 2: search by association. Martin andIrina Shamaevaare in London forJune 19 sourcing workshop.Exclusive 25%discount for brainfooders who want to get training from two of the masters – book your placehere. SOURCING
“…Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime. Wait, scratch that, he won’t eat for a lifetime. Automation took over and fished the metaphorical seas…” So starts this astonishing essay bySimon Sarris, who makes the case against UBI as the panacea for tech unemployment.PtIIis what he suggests as an alternative…I’m persuaded. UBI
Our buddies atGapJumperswere early and persistent evangelists for ‘blind assessment’. This is an interesting field report from founderPetar Vujosevicon why it is more than just the words you use that matter on job adverts. ASSESSMENT
“…the most dramatic negative effect of metric fixation is its propensity to incentivise gaming: that is, encouraging professionals to maximise the metrics in ways that are at odds with the larger purpose of the organisation….” You do what you measure, it’s the curse of the KPI. CULTURE
Have writers block? Never run out of blog ideas with HubSpot’s awesome Blog Ideas Generator. Simple tool which generates blog ideas no matter how niche your industry is. Recruiters / EVP folks who care about inbound marketing should have this one on their radar COOL TOOL
It’s fair to sayLaurie Ruettiman is back. Hers is a voice we need in lending perspective to the mundane in new, thought provoking ways. This is a great essay on conflict, accountability and forgiveness. Also check out her new project#LetsFixWork CULTURE
Because scheduling is a royal pain in the arse. Thanks to brainfooderJonathan Kidderfor putting this list of appointment scheduling apps together. Choose one, use one and never do an email chain chasing for availability again. COOL TOOL
TA Lab #10 hits 10 events next month. So who better thanJohnny Campbellto be guest speaking on the future for recruiters? It’s TA2025: What Skills will we need when the Robots are doing all of the Recruiting?Free eventand must attend for all those who are in Berlin. Register for your ticketshere. 9 May 2018 (18.30 start) at Zalando HQ, Berlin, Germany
The Recruitment Events Co. presents Innovation Circus – a unique 3 part event looking at the Operational, Tactical & Aspirational in recruiting. 200 practitioners, 20 great speakers…and me, I think, in some sort of ‘hype man’ role. Early bird long since sold out but you can useBRAINFOODas the promo code for 50% off face value. Get your ticketshere. 11 May 2018 at The Knowledge Centre, British Library, London, UK
My buddy and long time brainfooderTris Revillhas been adapting growth hacking mindset to the task of people finding. He’s rapidly becoming a ‘must follow’ figure in the world of recruiting. Here he is with a 10 minute mini-guide on how to source on Twitter VIDEO
Did I read somewhere thatLou Adlerhad retired? He seems in fine form here at SmartRecruiters Hiring Success Conference earlier this year. Here is his keynote on Measuring Quality of Hire, an excellent watch / listen, from a giant in the industry. VIDEO
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After 4 crazy weeks on the road, I’m glad to be back in the UK for the next few weeks. I’ll be chilling out over this bank holiday weekend but back on it from Tuesday so if you want to talk recruiting or the future of the planet, email me on [email protected] or on twitter@HungLee