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42 items in RECRUITMENT OPERATIONS

…probably going to be the next big job in recruiting too. Using ‘no code’ (max 1 year before we lose the air quotes) applications to replace human labour is probably close to tipping point if software developers themselves are thinking about it. Have a read here - a pathway for some of us, for sure.
Issue #207 published 27 Sep 2020
18 Recruiting Metrics To Track 
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Its fashionable to knock recruiting KPI’s but that doesn’t mean you won’t read this post, because it is rather good on the all the recruiting metrics we do really still need to use. Free template too, as a bonus. H/T brainfooder Denys Dinkevych for the share.
Issue #202 published 23 Aug 2020
HR KPIs & Talent Strategy Scorecard
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Some classic - and now fashionable to malign - Recruiting & HR KPI’s here, including yield ratio, retention ratio, and ROI. Great overview post, particularly useful if you are in the process of creating / renewing a balanced scorecard. H/T to brainfooder Denys Dinkevych for the share
Issue #201 published 16 Aug 2020
People Ops as a Product 🚀
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The body of knowledge on recruitment operations is growing, and this post from brainfooder Jessica Hayes is a great addition. Are there parallels between RecOps & Product? Not obviously, but having this read this post, maybe….
Issue #200 published 9 Aug 2020
‘Holistic People Ops’? Cynics going to cynic but I really like the base idea of expanding scope; it is critical that HR / TA functions do this, especially in the light of shrinking FTE as a percentage of the workforce population. This is a great read, as you can expect from First Round.
Issue #197 published 19 Jul 2020
Outstanding thinking from brainfooder John Vlastelica whose suggestion of focusing on the work rather than the ‘ideal candidate profile’ may be a critical step to not only diversifying your talent pool, but also elevating the role of recruiter from provider to advisor. Must read
Issue #197 published 19 Jul 2020
Fascinating story coming out of Berlin of a team of laid off engineers who pitched and got hired as a team. Particularly interesting to see how standard recruitment artefacts emerge organically from the process - role allocation, record keeping protocols, kind of a reversed hiring funnel, and even a proto-ATS.
Issue #193 published 21 Jun 2020
Excellent overview of ‘Talent Intelligence’ by brainfooder Marie Herlihy. There is a healthy mixture of research, theory and call-to-action in this post on the competitor talent pools.
Issue #191 published 7 Jun 2020
Spotify’s Failed #SquadGoals
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The co-author of the Spotify model2 and multiple agile coaches who worked at Spotify have been telling people to not copy it for years. Unfortunately, truth doesn’t spread as quickly or as widely as an idea people want to believe in.
This post is less about Spotify, and more about us wanting to believe in miracle frameworks to solve complex challenges. Which - if we’re honest - may always be with us as a basic condition of collaborating with others. Extraordinary insiders diagnostic on Spotify’s Squads
Issue #191 published 7 Jun 2020
Tesla's Return-to-Work Playbook
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Elon Musk lost some serious brown points over his approach to Covid-19, but that should not take away from this excellent guide his company has put together for inevitable return to the factory. H/T brainfooder Denys Dinkevych for the share
Issue #190 published 31 May 2020
Is hiring more people always the answer? Of course, we know it isn’t, but perhaps have never seen the reason why so well described as in this superb 5 minute lesson to the wise. Not sure what category this should go under, other than ‘must watch’
Issue #190 published 31 May 2020
How to Establish a No-Meeting Day
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Creating space in your week for deep work and intense problem solving can be tough. Why not set aside a meeting-free day with your team?
Sounds like a dream. But it’s really a technique as GSD practitioners will already know. H/T Martyn Redstone for the share in the fb group
Issue #187 published 10 May 2020
The Recruitment Codex
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Nice piece of work from brainfooder Simon McSorley, whose team at Crew has created ’the Recruitment Codex’ - a visualisation of the skills, activities & tools recruiters use. Cool and useful, I think
Issue #186 published 3 May 2020
Whilst Hire by Google is heading for the sunset, we might as well grab the great content they’ve pulled together in the short time they’ve been around. This post is typical - easy to understand, high value, do-it-today advice. Have a read here
Issue #159 published 23 Apr 2020
Really interesting insight from brainfooder John Vlastelica - how curiosity underpins knowledge acquisition and thereforefore adaptability, and therefore might be the most important attribute to look for when hiring for a recruiter. Is there a way to foster/cultivate curiosity? More bandwidth would be a start. Great read.
Issue #174 published 23 Apr 2020
Did I tell you that Hire by Google have a great recruiting blog? They have a great recruiting blog. Another accessible gem here, a how-to post on creating a decent recruitment flow chart. It’s easy, high value reading so have at it here
Issue #138 published 23 Apr 2020
I’ve come across this post quite late, which is disappointing, because it is really rather good. Agree or disagree as you wish, but someone needed to put it down in writing as to when and how you should grow your recruiting team. Harver have done it, so take a look here.
Issue #138 published 23 Apr 2020
It’s a sign of the times that disaster planning for actual disasters is becoming a necessary part of the role of HR. As Hurricane Irma barrels in Florida, it’s up to HR leaders like brainfooder Robin Schooling to outline how best to prepare the workforce for it.
Issue #151 published 23 Apr 2020
Have you heard of ‘Self Service Hiring’? The recruiter is not the operator but the facilitator, and hiring is best done …by the hiring managers. Superb post from brainfooder Deborah Caulet on the unique process that’s been developed at Blinkist
Issue #177 published 23 Apr 2020
It’s pretty clear that Yello are going for it when it comes to dominating the conversation around Recruitment Operations. They’ve got yet another fantastic post on the topic, this time leveraging survey data in order to provide a benchmark for us in 2020. Must read folks, so do it here.
Issue #162 published 23 Apr 2020
Most of us don’t get past cost-per-hire / time-to-hire, so here’s a handy list of 20 of the most useful recruiting metrics - and how to calculate them - courtesy of one of the best vendor side blogs around, Hire by Google. Check it out here
Issue #137 published 23 Apr 2020
Definitive Guide to Hiring Success
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Who wants an operating guide for hiring success? This is what our buddies at SmartRecruiters have produced with this superb guidebook for Talent Acquisition leaders. It’s packed with data and actionable insight, available as an interactive website and downloadable PDF. No email registration, just go ahead and grab it.
Issue #165 published 23 Apr 2020
I had the pleasure of seeing John Vlastelica from the front row at the Brainfood tent at RecFest19 earlier this year. No question it was one of the best deliveries I’ve ever seen on stage. This is the transcript of the same talk - 9 steps you can take that allow you to show up as a talent advisor to your hiring managers - must read.
Issue #165 published 23 Apr 2020
Recruiting Recruiters
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When should you hire a recruiter? As soon as possible, we would all say, but somehow the message doesn’t always get through to the business. This great post by Amy Moody Knapp not only makes this case but also shows founders what to look for in a recruiter and how to assess for it. Accessible and valuable read - one you might like to share to your non-recruiter colleagues also.
Issue #150 published 23 Apr 2020
Am I Operating As A Talent Advisor?
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This post is basically all about the Talent Advisor Diagnostic Tool - a downloadable one pager you can use to benchmark the status you and your recruitment team has in relation to your hiring managers. It’s from brainfooder John Vlastetica so you know it’s going to be good.
Issue #178 published 23 Apr 2020
Excellent overview of the strategy employed by IBM to change TA - by first changing the TA function. Some worthy ideas baked in the the strategy - differentiated candidate experience, deep specialisations and new roles in the TA function and helping candidates self select out. Must read folks.
Issue #135 published 23 Apr 2020
2019 Talent Benchmarks Report
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Signature report from our buddies at Lever, this 2019 Talent Benchmarks report is a must read for anyone who cares about measuring hiring efficiency. H/T to ‘foodie Deborah Caulet for the share. View or download the report here
Issue #141 published 23 Apr 2020
More quality content from our buddies at Google Hire - one of the most consistent vendor blogs out there. Most important takeaway fo me is the use visual support - this post itself providing the example - and the establishment a consistent reporting cadence.
Issue #141 published 23 Apr 2020
The Return of RecOps
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“Recruitment Operations” …becoming a favourite for us brainfooders, so it makes sense to listen to what actual practitioners make of the term. Great timing on this post from our buddies at Zinc.Work. Have a read here
Issue #161 published 23 Apr 2020
Sad I didn’t get the chance to meet with Jeff Moore when I was in the Bay Area last week. He is one of the few to combine operational work as a high end recruiter with consistently highly quality content output. This, along with his other posts, is another must read.
Issue #126 published 23 Apr 2020
What is Recruitment Operations?
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It’s the function-within-a-function which is finally getting the corporate recognition it needs. Dedicated resource focussing on process improvements, tech and tools, business alignment and the rest. Great summary post from Yello here on what RecOps really is. Also check out the Larder for more posts on the topic.
Issue #157 published 23 Apr 2020
Top take away for me on this recent report from LinkedIn Talent Solutions was the entry of non-recruiters into senior roles in the talent function - a phenomena which we should welcome. Have a read of the other 6 points here
Issue #160 published 23 Apr 2020
What makes a great sourcer? Could be GoodCall might know as they’ve gone and built the largest sourcing centre in Central & Eastern Europe. Great breakdown from brainfooder Jose Kadlec on their internal hiring process for the best sourcers.
Issue #160 published 23 Apr 2020
‘Recruitment operations’ is making a late run for being the buzzword of the year. Yello’s post on this topic was a hit in brainfood Issue 157, and this expanded ultimate guide from the same authors is sure to be as popular. You’re going to read this at some point, so you might as well do it now.
Issue #160 published 23 Apr 2020
Never underestimate the power of a well designed spreadsheet. LinkedIn’s Product team came up with an Interviewer Scorecard to develop and recognize their star interviewers. Here it is, and this is the write up about it.
Issue #155 published 23 Apr 2020
Top 5 Recruiting Challenges of CEOs
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What are the top recruiting challenges of CEOs? A question raised by our buddies at Workable, who asked me to input on the responses the surveyed CEO gave. We’re talking confidence, replication, delegation and culture. Have a read
Issue #155 published 23 Apr 2020
Do you think about your intake meeting or just show up and take notes? It’s a process recruiters have to pay more attention to explains ‘foodie Brendan Browne, LinkedIn’s head of recruiting. Here’s his checklist he and his team use at every intake meeting - worth a regular re-read.
Issue #146 published 23 Apr 2020
Been meaning to share this post by Aline Learner for a while; it’s an outstanding example of thinking about ‘assessment load’ - the pressure we recruiter place on HM and technical assessors when we design our recruiting processes. Complete with handy spreadsheet
Issue #172 published 23 Apr 2020
Typically useful post by the Hire by Google content team. Cost-per-hire is a metric that isn’t going to go away any time soon, so we might as well get better at calculating it. Great starter post for folks who’ve never done this, a great refresher for those that have. Have a read here
Issue #149 published 23 Apr 2020
The Complete Company Guide on OKRs
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‘Objectives and Key Results’…..OKR’s are an acronym that none of us can get away from these days. I’ll be first the confess that I don’t really know the whys and hows, so this post from Happier was handy for me. Might also be handy for you.
Issue #149 published 23 Apr 2020
Given the popularity of 20 Metrics post in Issue 137, I’m doubling down with this listicle from on HR Metrics. Don’t expect fireworks from this post, but do expect some excellent value.
Issue #140 published 23 Apr 2020
How LinkedIn Targeting Works
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LinkedIn were kind enough to send me this PDF on how to use their ad targeting platform. I’m going to do it - are you? Have a read here before you do and we can compare notes.
Issue #140 published 23 Apr 2020