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This happened rather quietly last week. Finally MS Dynamics is going to be the CRM / ATS part of LinkedIn. Throw in (or out, as your prefer) Skype, Yammer and maybe Microsoft might still win this thing. 
Issue #43 published 23 Apr 2020
This merger is so slow moving that obvious product milestones seem like revelations, until you remember this should have happened a long time ago. So Microsoft is going to challenge Salesforce by integrating LinkedIn with MS Dynamic CRM. Probably the main reason why LinkedIn’s notes feature was disabled earlier this year. Will see a move into the ATS space, soon enough, so watch this space
Issue #29 published 23 Apr 2020
China manufacturing is going auto. The rise of right wing populism in the West is predicated on promises that cannot be delivered. Jobs aren’t coming back folks
Issue #10 published 23 Apr 2020
Roll up, roll up and pay up - LinkedIn is monetising previously free features in order to make, err, make more money. But you do get a new UI as exchange. 

Issue #10 published 23 Apr 2020
Google for Jobs will index (and presumably, prioritise) employers hosted jobs. This is from Madgex, well known white label career site build. Great partnership for them, great for employers, great for jobs, probably great for job seekers and probably not great for job aggregators. 
Issue #37 published 23 Apr 2020
So when Google goes upstream of Indeed, we probably need to talk about it. It almost certainly won’t carry aggregated jobs from Indeed, only directly posted ones. Anyone have a play on this, please get in touch - I’d love to take a deeper dive. Those who want to learn more on this topic, register for the crowdcast here
Issue #37 published 23 Apr 2020
Huge implications for the gig economy. And controversial returns for the drivers themselves - many were against the case. It’ll be moot soon enough though - Uberisation as a precursor for automisation has just been accelerated
Issue #4 published 23 Apr 2020
To be clear, there are two product. Google Hire (the ATS) and the as yet unnamed Google Jobs, which is a clear shot at Indeed. Good summary by Joel Cheeseman, writing for ERE
Issue #30 published 23 Apr 2020
All hail one of our own, tech recruiter and now Winter Olympian Elizabeth Swaney who made it to the Pyeonchang 2018 by relentlessly turning up to international competitions in order to accumulate enough ranking points to qualify. Hilarious, inspirational… unfair? All of the above probably, but timely lesson for us all that every system is there to be gamed. H/T to brainfooder Ollie Glass for the share. 
Issue #72 published 23 Apr 2020
The Microsoft / LinkedIn integration has been so slow burning that we can miss what may be game changing moves. ‘Resume Assistant’ is just a taster of the near future vision of linking the desktop with the social web; not hard to imagine JD assistant coming next. MS / LinkedIn might have the distribution power to standardise these documents - a precursor to a matching service, perhaps?
Issue #63 published 23 Apr 2020
The David vs Goliath battle between HiQ and LinkedIn would have been major news in any other year. At stake is the nature of data on public social networks - who owns it, who can use it and in what manner. A HiQ defeat will mean revenue going from recruiter wallets to LinkedIn’s pocket. Here’s HiQ presser on winning round 1
Issue #63 published 23 Apr 2020
Biggest news on the recruiting landscape this year was the entrance of Google into the jobs space. ‘Google for Jobs’ is a direct attempt to return the google dot com as the primary destination for job search, cutting out the aggregators, and maybe the job boards. Sundar Pichai’s speech is included in this ERE post, as is Joel Cheeseman’s erudite analysis. 
Issue #63 published 23 Apr 2020
Joel Cheesman has been one of the leading voices in the recruitment industry reporting on Google for Jobs. Some more insight here, in particularly on what this means for Indeed. 
Issue #38 published 23 Apr 2020
This ruling will almost certainly be appealed but for the moment, it saves, the aggregator industry. Recruiters should rejoice. Well done HiQ - you also read their presser here
Issue #45 published 23 Apr 2020
So this is the future of data enrichment gmail / chrome plugins that operate on LinkedIn - they get bought, upgraded, and paywalled. Well linked summary from long time brainfooder Jonathan Kidder, a recruitment blogger you really should follow. 
Issue #74 published 23 Apr 2020
Microsoft’s acquisition of Github last week made all the news - my hot take on it here. Much better analysis by Ben Thompson, especially in the interaction between developers, platforms and aggregators. As Ben explains, this is about Microsoft’s acquisition of community of users, as much as it is about superior collaborative tooling…
Issue #87 published 23 Apr 2020
Google for Jobs was yesterday’s news. We now we need return to pay attention to Google’s other major product in the recruiting world - Google Hire. An ATS / scheduler / messenger tool, integrated with Gmail / GSuite. Direct link to the app above (available only in the US); please also check out Matt Charney’s op-ed and Joel Cheeseman’s collection of quotes from the rest of the ATS market 
Issue #41 published 23 Apr 2020
Community might turn out to be LinkedIn’s biggest missed opportunity. For years they owned it but neglect opened the way for Slack, FB Groups, WhatsApp and others to now dominate online community space. Is this the start of the LinkedIn Groups comeback?
Issue #101 published 23 Apr 2020
There isn’t a better commentator on latest recruiting news than Joel Cheeseman. Here’s his take on hiQ vs LinkedIn, Rd2, which is now gone to crowdfund. Doesn’t look good for the little guys when it comes to financial attrition. Of interest to anyone who cares about using scraping tools for public / not public data. 
Issue #57 published 23 Apr 2020
Josh Bersin isn’t joking. LinkedIn’s Talent Hub (see last week’s brainfood) gets a mention, as does Talent Insights, enhanced AI, LinkedIn Learning and more. There are two more product innovations which didn’t make this list. I’ll be talking about them in LinkedIn myself this week, so join me there if you want to know more.
Issue #106 published 23 Apr 2020
Perhaps the best industry analyst around - Joel Cheeseman is prolific, original, on top of it. Some excellent thoughts here on what might happen in 2018 - not only for the predictive power but also for the nuggets of information most folks in recruiting don’t know about (LinkedIn invested in Cornerstone? Me neither)
Issue #65 published 23 Apr 2020
The gig economy faces a worker backlash as Uber drivers claim employee rights, including holiday and sick pay. Automation is surely the only outcome regardless of the decision. Is the gig economy an intermediate stage to a robot future?
Issue #2 published 23 Apr 2020
Google is “committed” to the UK and plans to extend its London headquarters at King’s Cross, creating up to 3,000 new jobs, the firm’s chief executive has said.
Issue #8 published 23 Apr 2020