Can we believe it’s December already? Early Christmas treat for you all then, with what I think may be the best ever issue of On Hiring. We have superb original content on AI, Github Sourcing, Automated Recruiters, Tech Interview Questions, resources, reports and much more besides. Take a look at the links below and tell me it isn’t recruiting brainfood!
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Hung Lee is the founder ofWorkshape.io– the revolutionary hiring platform for software engineers
IBM Watson powered recruiting chatbot. You probably need to click on this link and check this out. In fact, I’d welcome your feedback on Karen.ai, I’m betting its the most advanced automated recruiter out there. What do you think of it? COOL TOOL
Still teaching kids on how to code? May not be the best idea as the end of coding as we know it may just be around the corner. Lucas Carlson provides a brief overview of the program producing programs that are already in production, and may soon just take over. MUST READ
Surprisingly simple yet thorough how-to from HackBright CEO,Sharon Wienbar. The main rule seems to be hire non-CS women with professional experience, intoentrylevel engineering roles. Then upskill & promote. DIVERSITY
It’s always great to see HR Tech companies walking the talk. Greenhouse do this as well as anyone, and this outstanding post from Head of People, Maia Josebachvili, does a great job of explaining the approach. CASE STUDY
Superb piece of analysis byMax Woolf, who takes Stackoverflow’s annual survey data on developers self-rating and maps it against years of experience, average age, salary, site visits, github commit history and current employment. It’s interesting as shit. RESEARCH
An interesting dilemma for all those who care about D&I. What if the data chafes against our values? In this case, it seems that terminology can indeed affect conversion of rates of job applicants, based on gender identity. So do we simply put ‘Beauty’ and ‘Joy’ into more job titles? THOUGHT PROVOKING
Some might say that ‘othering’ is the only way communities can really be created and maintained. We are who we arebecauseof who we arenot.Some difficult challenges ahead for employers who care about D&I if that assertion is true. DIVERSITY
Great example of a tech company which is thinking about the hiring. Each job role has a context specific online assessment which you can take straight away. Love Toggl (which is also a great time keeping tool by the way) H/T to On Hiring readerJames Lesnerfor the share CASE STUDY
I’m staying in London this week and will be at Facebook’s Recruiter party on Tuesday evening, mentoring at Seedcamp on Wednesday morning and then at the last UK Sourcers meeting at the REC Wednesday afternoon. As ever, catch me at one of the events, reach out to me on twitter@HungLeeor email me on [email protected] if you want to talk tech hiring or the future of the planet.