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Getting intoInstagramrecently – mainly because it’s a business knocking on the door of close to 1 Billion users – and I thought I’d better. Here’s a great interview transcript withJames Everingham,formerly Head of Engineering at Instagram, on how to make better decisions in transparency & communication. As with everything onFirstRound Review, it’s excellent for recruiters / HR / talent folks of all stripes.
How much of your day is spent multitasking with communication tools? And just how bad is it for your productivity? We know the answers: ‘way too much’ and ‘absolutely terrible’. This post might give us a way out – have a readhere
Compare compensation data across companies and job titles. US data and somewhat tech centric, but still a useful resource for benchmarking your key comp numbers. H/T brainfooder and preternaturally on-the-ballDenis Dinkevichfor the share. Check out the toolhere, and of course, follow Denishere.
Social norms can be changed by only a quarter of the group, ‘for good or ill’ as this post from Coglode helpfully notes. That’s all it takes for a dedicated minority to shift the‘Overton’ window. Perhaps we can apply the maths to more benign purpose, in the context of our companies.Must readfor anyone currently embarking on or wrestling with culture change.
We’ve all been ‘in the zone’. Now new research from Kellog Insight suggests that bursts of brilliance do indeed happen for almost everyone and they often occur in closer proximity than would be normally predicted by statistical models. Read the summaryhere, and watch ‘hot streak’ effect videohere. We got to learn this stuff.
You know from the first line that this is great writing. Learn about ‘levelling’, ‘red zones’ and ‘moving out to moving up’ by tech insiderRachel Kroll, who – when she is not writing great posts like this – is a senior engineer at Facebook.Must readfor those interested in tech culture / tech hiring.
Are you still using LinkedIn groups? They had the opportunity to become Slack before Slack really but were ruined by cross posting, spammers and lack of engagement.Irina Shamaevathinks theirlatest changeswill kill them off for good. What do you think?
How does your social media performance against your industry? This report from Rival IQ promises to let you know. AsIvan Harrisonmentions inhis post, between this andSprout Social’s brainfoodfrom last week, you should have enough resources to step up your game. Recommendation:Follow Ivan
For the record, I disagree with my old bossAzeem Azhar’s argument for increased government oversight in regulating work on online platforms. He makes a strong case though in this accessible essay on the future of platform economy. Have a readhereand make up your own mind.
No more ‘edecanes’ says José Ramón Amieva. The Mayor of Mexico City has just banned the employment of attendants known as ‘edecanes’ or ‘eye candy’ at events sponsored by local government. ‘This job should not exist’ says Amieva. Do we agree?
It’s the world’s leading, largest and independent conference for HR and IT professionals – where else would you put it other than the Venetian in Vegas? Early bird is still on, so register and get your ticketshere
Our friends atCognitionXare perhaps the No1 community when it comes to AI. Here they are bringing together a master class for HR, especially in navigating the hype about chatbots. PS: great to see brainfood sponsorsRobo Recruiterandjobpalin the vendor panel! Get your ticketshere!
The Recruitment Events Co. presents TalentTech Rising – A 360 view of next-generation talent technology. I’m honoured to be co-hosting this event – amazing opportunity to see the recruitment tech landscape in one day, in one place. Tickets are a bargain and you can get themhere
Felix Wetzelis one of the smartest people in our business. Here he is giving atalkon the requirement to be human in the age of the machine. It’s part of the excellent RecEx series which you can also check outhere.
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I’m writing this in Chep Lap Kok International after spending 10 amazing days in Hong Kong. Great tosee the family, meet friendsold and newand get a taste of a differentrhythm of life. Off now to Kuala Lumpur for a lightning 48 hours. Ping me if you’re in town today or tomorrow and want to talk recruiting or the future of the planet. In this weather, I’ll do it for coconuts.