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5 Inspiring Resources You'll Need in The New Year

The hiring industry is a busy place. In the hustle and bustle and lightning speed of the internet, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by all the content that is shouting for your attention.

We made it a little easier for you and selected five quality resources that we don’t think any recruiter or hiring professional should be without.

Listen to: 21st Century HR Podcast

Podcasts are an easy way to absorb content. At SocialTalent we love nothing more than popping in our earphones and learning something new (it’s kinda what we do!).

Lars Schmidt is an HR consultant to brands like Hootsuite, SpaceX and Ticketmaster and the founder of the brilliant resource HR Open Source. However, his podcast 21st Century HR is one of his biggest achievements.

Imagine asking the CHRO of Spotify how she structures leave policies? Or why the decency quotient is so important to the Chief People Officer at Mastercard?

Lars is a master interviewer and the calibre of guest is incredible. Every episode brings new insights and perspectives that will help you broaden the way you think about your own approach to HR.

Subscribe now, you won’t regret it

Read: HBR Build the workforce you need

Harvard Business Review is known for top quality content for all aspects of the business. Build the workforce you need is a special issue that is an absolute must-read for anyone involved in the hiring process. It’s crammed with fascinating articles that will really get you thinking about the future of HR and hiring.

Here’s a taster of some of the amazing articles you can enjoy:

HR Goes Agile by Peter Cappelli and Anna Tavis
Your Workforce is More Adaptable Than You Think by Joseph Fuller
Thriving in the Gig Economy by Gianpiero Petriglieri et al.
How Recruiters Can Stay Relevant in the Age of LinkedIn by Atta Tarki and Ken Kanara

See what we mean, there really is something for everyone! Why not put in an order for a copy and share it around the office?

Research: Recruiting Brainfood 2020 events

Hung Lee needs no introduction, but just in case your new to the HR and Recruiting world he runs the best newsletter in the industry… In fact, any industry. Recruiting Brainfood is a firm favourite and should always be opened if it lands in your inbox.

BUT… There’s another important aspect of Recruiting Brainfood’s work

Hung Lee has curated a master list of Big List of Recruiting HR Events 2020. If you have a New Year’s resolution to attend more events or practice your networking skills then this is the list you need.

If you are a subscriber to Recruiting Brainfood then you have the opportunity to add events to this list- a great way to spread the word!

Watch: Dean Carter’s Talent Connect 2019 Keynote

According to his LinkedIn Dean Carter is “the corporate officer leading global shared services functions of HR, Legal, and Finance at Patagonia.”

It doesn’t mention that he is a gifted speaker, an inspiring activist and an all-round legend. SocialTalent sent a team to Talent Connect and our phones were buzzing as they sent back clips and photos from Dean’s talk. Beyond Stoked: The power of living values wildly is a wonderful watch if you want a reminder that the industry can achieve truly wonderful things.

Play: Survival of the best fit

The industry is under a lot of pressure. Candidate driven markets, impending AI and periods of high growth all lead to a cauldron of priorities bubbling up and spilling over. In the midst of all of this, we are dedicated to creating a more inclusive hiring culture based on equal opportunities.

Survival of the best fit is a neat little game that highlights the pressures of hiring. It also aims to create health discussion around hiring bias in AI. The founders say “we aim to explain how the misuse of AI can make machines inherent human biases and further inequality”. 

Although it’s a game, it tackles a really serious issue it creates an organic conversation without accusation. Have a play and see what you think, you may be surprised

Download, subscribe, read, watch, follow do whatever you need to do to make the most of these incredible resources!

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