So the first thing I did washire GrandmabecauseWorkShapesales support needs help. Next thing, is brainfood. Because it doesn’t matter if I’m on the other side of the globe, it’s BUA on brainfood. check out Issue 97, it’s a corker.
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Hung Lee is the founder ofWorkShape.io– the revolutionary recruiting platform for Software engineers
This week’s brainfood is supported out by our buddies at Workable. Workable is hiring software that improves the recruiting process and helps build a talent pool. Looking for a new ATS? Clickhere to book a demo.
Brainfood favouriteIrina Shamaevais back, this time to highlight a couple chrome extensions which can be used to scrape & enhance candidate data. Useful blogging can be as simple asthis.Update: Irina’s just updated here tools list also. Check it outhere
Superb piece of research from our buddies at Sprout Social, who analysed its 24,000 customers’ data to find the best times to post onFacebook,LinkedIn,TwitterandInstagram. Think about engagement rather than job distribution. H/T to brainfooderIvan Harrisonfor the share, a fellow worth a follow
Analogies matter. We use them to think about new ideas for which we don’t yet have the vocabulary.Brad Porteusgets it right – it’s the elegant phrasing fromVernã Myerswhich helps us better understand overlapping concepts like diversity, inclusion & belonging. Watch the talk, read the post, if culture change is something you care about.
Manager Readme’s are ‘user guides’ for employees who want to know how to interact with managers. It’s now also thiscool website. Create one for yourself, to help your team better understand just how to get the best from you. H/T brainfooderPedro Oliveirafor the share. We should all probably do one of these.
Josef Kadlecis an ex-software engineer turned recruiter. I really like his systematic approach to sourcing. Here he is with an excellent and accessiblemethod postin sourcing candidates from abroad. Also check out his excellent online sourcing course, you can do soherewith amassive 50%off of rate card for brainfood subscribers.
Chances are you’re doing it all wrong saysPatty McCord. Lots of gold nuggets in this wide ranging piece, particularly key points such as recruiters literacy on the business they’re recruiting for, ‘A players’ being a contextual term and compensation levels that make sense. Published in January but worth a review againhere.
The idea that we are not rational actors making decisions based on the logical calculation of self interest has probably been one of the revelations of our current moment. Thiswonderful websiteuncovers how we really make our decisions. Beautifully presented interactive, which as recruiters & talent professionals, is more useful to us than we might first think. H/T to brainfooderDenis Dinkevich, who is relentless in sharing great content. Check out Digital Psychologyhere.
Outstanding report from CB Insights on the State of AI.Especially interesting:AI penetration per industry segment and role of government in fostering national AI capacity. It’s a race folks, perhaps the most important one not to lose. Must read for everyonehere.
It’s hardlyED209but the creep factor is nearly as bad. Still, arguments can be made for the greater security that comes from surveillance state. Do we just need to get over our fear of these mobile CCTV’s? Maybe
OK we’re doing this. We’re getting together thelocal brainfooders in every cityI get to. First up, it’s Hong Kong. If you’re here on the 22nd, make your way to SPIGA in Central to talk recruiting & the future of the planet. Free but registerhere
Aug 22, 2018 at Portico’s / SPIGA, 3/F, LHT Tower, 31 Queen’s Road, Central
Join 1000+ senior In-house Recruitment and Talent Attraction professionals for this must attend industry event #InhouseLIVE. Free to all. Brainfooders also get a30% discount if you want to goVIP:Double the speakers sessions, complimentary lunch + access to the after party. Registerherefolks and use code‘THIRTY’to trigger the discount
4th Sep, Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street London, UK
Omarosa certainly is. If you’ve ever wondered how the White House fires someone,here it is. Lots of things to think about here – legality of recording, due process on the firing, role of HR or lack thereof.
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I’m in my Grandpa’s village, way up in the north in the New Territories near the border with the People’s Republic. There’s a massive flyover being built over the town, which is going to connect the mainland in Shenzen with this part of Hong Kong, all the way through to Kowloon in the south. Infrastructure – road and rail – the surefire way to keep restive provinces from separatism. Lets hope Hong Kong at least keeps a free-ish internet, at least for a little while.