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23 items in COMMUNITY

This is the sort of hustle you want to see from the community. Brainfooders Steve Jacobs and Yasar Ahmad decided to do a video podcast and weeks later they are on Episode 3, complete with studio, high production value and quality guests like me! 🤣. Pleasure to speak with these two on topics outside the norm, have a watch and listen here.
Issue #329 published 29 Jan 2023
I rarely promote (actually never!) my own podcast on here, but I am making an exception this week, as we had a really valuable conversation on the psychological impact on redundancy in our community. If this is you or someone you know, give this a listen.
Issue #321 published 4 Dec 2022
Are you part of an industry online community? Trick question as if you’re reading this newsletter, I would consider you very much part of the brainfood community! However, I have never heard of this type of grouping referred to as a ‘whisper network’ - and I kind of like the phrasing - they are places where high value information is shared in-group. We should join and set up more of them.
Issue #310 published 18 Sep 2022
Being effective at asking for help is actually a professional skill worth developing. Jean Hsu with some outstanding practical tips on to get more value from your colleagues and the communities you belong to. Plenty of us on the brainfood online community and I think all of us could do with reading this post.
PS: feel free to join the community btw, free for all members of the newsletter
Issue #297 published 19 Jun 2022
If community is the new marketing, I’m guessing that we are going to see more of this type of role - a person who was an ex-practitioner who is now recruited into a communications role with the community they were once a part of. Developers started it first, with the role of Developer Advocate and here is a great breakdown on how to hire for one.
Issue #284 published 20 Mar 2022
I’m really pleased somebody got Mercedes Johnson’s side of the story out and I’m really glad that person was Laurie Ruettimann. I was critical of the industry over reaction to Mercedes tweet and important that someone like Laurie created to the space for another perspective to heard. We need more of this.
Issue #280 published 20 Feb 2022
Some amazing findings already one week into the release of this survey request. 800 or so of you have completed this already, so if you have not yet contributed, pleased take a moment and do it today before your week starts - you get aggregated results upon submission - and it will be massive value for everyone if we better understood how we recruiters evaluate job opportunities, for recruiters.
Issue #264 published 31 Oct 2021
Delighted to back for Season 2 for this outstanding podcast with brainfooders Serge Boudreau and Shelley Billinghurst. I guess I’m basically talking about brainfood, so if you’re not tired of this yet, have a listen here.
Issue #257 published 12 Sep 2021
Interesting post introducing community building concepts, which we as recruiters & HR are likely to need to know more about. Have digest on this - main points: identity required for tribe formation, and exclusion is key tribal coherence. Brainfood for sure and definitely worth a read.
Issue #215 published 23 Nov 2020
If you’re a member of any online community (feel free to join brainfoods btw - open to all subscribers), you might be familiar with this phenomena - people asking bad questions. Simple post how to ask better ones - essential if you want to get better responses.
Issue #207 published 27 Sep 2020
Excellent thinking by Ben Evans on the ‘what’s missing’ from the online event; the hallway talk, the random meetings, the sheer density of participants - and the focused commitment of people who have took time out, paid for flights, booked a hotel. Online events are obviously here to stay, but in-person will surely make a comeback too is the verdict in this super interesting read. H/T brainfooder Irina Shamaeva for the share in the fb group
Issue #193 published 21 Jun 2020
Have we hit peak virtual event yet? Simon Owens combos some smart speculation with sound logic what the next phase for this new sector might look like, especially when barriers are so low. Have a read here
Issue #192 published 14 Jun 2020
Salesforce, Indeed.com, LinkedIn, Facebook, Slack, Google, Amazon, Space X, Tesla and many more besides are here - click on the Brainfooder Employer Treemap for the interactive and Stephen’s medium post for the analysis
Issue #80 published 23 Apr 2020
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 Shamaeva thinks their latest changes will kill them off for good. What do you think?
Issue #98 published 23 Apr 2020
What does it mean to be a HR influencer? Lars Schmidt - who certainly is one - writes with characteristic humility on what he does, how he does it and what other people should look out for when presented with expertise.
Issue #99 published 23 Apr 2020
Brainfood Cities
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Where do the brainfooder’s live? Everywhere is the answer provided by Cousin Stephen Li in this superb interactive map of the city locations of the global brainfooder community. Check out the interactive map here (have a play on the filters at the bottom) and the medium post for insight here
Issue #87 published 23 Apr 2020
Has the Internet got too big? Robert Gaal thinks so, as he restates the case for the Dunbar number  in this smart post about community and the return to smaller, intimate and focused online groups. Speaking of which rb on fb is here - sign up if you want in depth discussion on recruiting related topics. H/T Bas van de Haterd for the share
Issue #135 published 23 Apr 2020
Cousin Stephen Li is back with more superb data visualisations on the brainfooder community. See how your country / industry category fares on the gender glass ceiling with this interactive tool and review Stephen’s analysis here
Issue #83 published 23 Apr 2020
Cousin Stephen Li is back with more insight on the brainfooder community. This week it’s gender distribution, across countries and job categories within those countries - it’s fascinating stuff. Check out the blog post here and explore the interactive tableau here
Issue #82 published 23 Apr 2020
Richard Millington has been at the forefront of the thinking and practice of online community building. He’s written an online guide on how to calculate the ROI of building / growing one. It’s a superb resource folks. 
Issue #84 published 23 Apr 2020
A lot of brainfood content is first shared by you in the RB FB private group. 1800+ (around 10% of the subscriber pop) are in the group, which you are all welcome to join. Just please fully answer the questions. Apply here
Issue #168 published 23 Apr 2020
Here it is folks - pretty much the definitive list of must attend for us brainfooders in 2020. Crowdsourced from the community, there are nearly 100 events already confirmed for you to review and make plans for. Your event not on the big list? Add it to the bottom of the list here
2020, Worldwide
Issue #168 published 23 Apr 2020
Berlin TA Labs is one of the best communities on in-house recruiter talent I know. Matthias Schmeißer is stepping back from leading / managing it, and this is his retro - it’s a great read on event and talent community building. Have a read here, and follow Matthias here.
Issue #127 published 23 Apr 2020