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Work is being ‘unbundled’ or disaggregated into tasks and the company is making less sense than ever as a unit of organising that work saysLaetitia Vitaud. Concise and accessible essay on the future of work. FUTURE OF WORK
tl:dr:it’s the social vs ‘anti-social socialisation’ of boys and girls which is root cause. It’s a topic that’s not going to go away folks, so take a look at what Kapwing CEOJulia Enthovenmeanshere. D&I
Blockchain development is now the hottest skill in the freelance job market, growing more than 6,000% in the last 12 months. Overview of the market from ComputerWorld, including adecent summaryof what blockchain actually is about 2/3 of the way down. BLOCKCHAIN
Post GDPR, I’m thinking that everyone’s inboxes are going to get less busy. Meaning the timing might be perfect for those that can craft an intelligent cold email. Absolutely enormous post here on how to do just that – some readers might find some of the techniques a little spammy, but dig through, cos there’sgold here. ENGAGEMENT
More sourcing genius fromDenis Dinkevich. Quick tip here on the benefits of deliberating using typing errors in sourcing – the result?Moreresults. Plus cool script on automatically building a boolean string of such errors. I’m telling you, should follow this guy. Dig into the good stuffhere SOURCING
Our buddies at HackerRank are coming up with some superb intelligence on the state of the developer marketplace. Hat tip toRitika Trikha and team for putting thisreporttogether. PS: I had the pleasure of joining CEO Vivek Ravisankar on his podcast show recently – episode coming soon. REPORT
Do you know what Bitcoin is? AI doesn’t, as demonstrated in this enthralling mashup of the biggest hype trains happening in recruiting and elsewhere. Added animation and soundtrack, it’s worth ablastfolks. AI
Refreshing change of perspective to see non-specialists put together recruiting how-to’s. This short guide fromJosh Sassoonat Thumbtack nails an important and neglected phases in the workflow – sharinginterview feedback. ASSESSMENT
Hat tip to my buddy and long time brainfooderDani Martosfor putting on this event for recruiters, by recruiters. In sunny Barcelona too, substantial bonus. Not too late for aticket– use promo code: WKB15OFFHBfor 20% off 31 May – 1 June, Media-TIC, Barcelona, Spain
The Remote Future Summit is the 1st virtual conference about remote work, where 50+ experts and influencers (and me..) from top companies like SAP, Toptal, Asana and Dropbox will share their best practices how to effectively tackle the remote revolution. Register now to get your free live passhere and use promo code remote_brainfoodfor 30% off all access pass. 5-8 June, Join from where ever you are…
Great to see Sourcecon bring it’s series to Europe. You know what to expect – world class speakers, fantastic venue, beautiful city – only a major calendar snafu stops me from being there! Grab a tickethere 11-12 June, Budapest Marriott Hotel, Budapest, Hungary
Who knew brainfood favouriteJoe Mullingsdid a high production value podcast show? Take a listen as he talks algorithms and data withRajan Patel, Senior Director from Google. Real talk from smart folks. PODCAST
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Brainfood Poll Results
Q: Is it a good idea to use this space to ask your opinion on recruiting stuff? Yes: 31 No: 01
A massive32 responses from last week’s brainfood poll on whether we shouldactually dobrainfood polls. Thank you Dominic for your singular dissent but the yea’s win it in a landslide….
I’m in London for the Bank Holiday weekend, trying to fix a leak in my roof. So drop me a line if you fancy climbing a scaffold with me. Enjoy the short week everybody.