Call out for Sponsors 2019 Thanks everyone who has been in touch with enquires to support brainfood – it’s only been inbounds and renewals so far but it seems that demand for sponsoring ishigh. 35 of the 52 slots for next year have already been taken, so there’s only17left for 2019. If you are a recruitment / HR tech vendor and have something interesting to say to the brainfood audience, get in touch asap by replying to this email if you want in for next year – I suspect they will all go, super quick.
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This week’s brainfood is supported out by our buddies atWorkable. Struggling to fill a job? Your job ad just might be the reason you’re not getting good candidates. Join Workable VP of Customer Advocacy,Matt Buckland, for aWebinaronJuly 26thto learn how to improve your job postings to get better candidates. SPONSORS
Cool visualisation on the path to the top. See how some of the world’s top CTOs got to their position, the jobs they took and how long they stayed in them. Thanks to brainfooderBianca Walterspiel Stromlundfor the share. RESOURCE
GfJ rolled out in the UK this week, so here’s the official guidance from Google itself on how to structure your job posts. Send thislinkto your dev team if you develop your own career pages. BrainfooderRichard Collinshas also been writing intelligently on this topic on LinkedIn – worth a follow, whilst our buddies atChatterhave made this Google for Jobs health check tool – cut n paste your job post url inhere EMPLOYER BRANDING
So this post fromYulia Bondar has caused some controversy but hits some interesting notes on cultural context in communication, in especially in using theErin Meyer country mapping scale. Worth areadfor anyone who holds a stereotype (hint: if you don’tthinkyou do, you really do do) ENGAGEMENT
More on culture differences, this time in howrecruitersrespond to facebook ads. Interesting piece of research from brainfooderBas van de Haterd, who’s targeting recruiters for an event he’s holding later this year. Food for thought for anyone using facebook ads and targeting on location. Have areadfolks. RECRUITMENT MARKETING
Nice headline writing tool fromCoSchedule– analyses your headline for grammar, ‘power’ words and SEO. Worth getting past the email register and having a play with this. H/T to brainfooderIvan Harrisonfor the share. COOL TOOL
It never goes more than a few issues beforeIrina Shamaevamakes it back into brainfood. Here’s her method on how to conduct accurate searches on facebook for employees of a specific company. Have areadfolks, and make sure to check out Irina’s blog,Boolean Strings – it’s full of anyone-can-do-it sourcing tips like this. SOURCING
Gig working is on the rise, especially in high skilled work. An employer with contracted employees is looking less and less like a model for the future. Accessible research paper by MBO Partners – downloadablehere FUTURE OF WORK
“Top executives can unleash agile teams by driving ambition, removing red tape, and helping managers adjust to new norms”. It’s really just the Prussianmission command model– centralised intent, decentralised execution – but it’s all the rage in HR these days, so you better have a readhere. CULTURE
BrainfooderGeorge LaRocqueis building a fine reputation of beingtheindustry analyst on the HR Tech investment landscape. Excellent summary of Q2, withbonus podcastand some nifty interactive charts. RESEARCH
Research from Appcast on 400 million ads and 3.7 million applications. Write shorter headlines, focus on benefits, mobilise optimise your job listing and pay attention to your Glassdoor ranking. Accessible report – download ithere. RECRUITMENT ADVERTISING
Starving artists can’t be helped, saysthis studyfrom University of Göttingen – it’s all about hard wiring in dopamine reward system. Kind of comedy piece I thought at first, but then, maybe some deeper implications on pay equity here. OBSCURA
RecFest AUSis a one day festival of all things in-house recruitment and resourcing. Matt Buckland, Bill Boorman, Katrina Hutchinson-O’Neill, Samantha Cummins all dropping some knowledge bombs. The 300 or so Aussie brainfooders reading this should book your calendar and grab your tickets now. Use thislink with the20% brainfooddiscount pre-applied. 6 Sept, Thornbury, 520 High Street, Northcote, VIC 3070, Australia
Mark Zuckerberg rarely gives interviews. Lets listen to it when he does. Excellent 1-2-1 withKara Swisherat Recode, who must be providing one of the best tech orientate podcasts around. Hear it,here. PODCAST
Who’s talking? Why don’t you find out for yourself withListen Notes, the podcast search engine that actually works. Search show notes and audio transcripts of 521,293 podcasts and 32,130,439 episodes by people, places or topics. PODCAST / RESOURCE
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