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Challenging research on scientific collaboration from Northwestern University. If diversity is substantial rather than superficial, how does this / should this impact hiring strategy?
Issue #6 published 23 Apr 2020
Unpopular opinion, but we need to adjust our views on who exactly we consider to be victims. It’s a crisis and it’s leading to the politics we’re seeing today. 
Issue #6 published 23 Apr 2020
From making things to serving people - the journey of US employment. Servicing people is non-transferrable but poorly paid. All of our futures perhaps?
Issue #48 published 23 Apr 2020
Fantastic read on the history and future of work. If you read nothing else in this newsletter this week, read this
Issue #25 published 23 Apr 2020
Economists believe in full employment. Americans think that work builds character. But what if jobs aren’t working anymore? Perhaps the most radical position in the future of tech unemployment - embracing, rather than resisting it. What then, becomes of status competition?
Issue #23 published 23 Apr 2020
Inequality isn’t just about individuals — it’s risen between companies, too. Hugely important debate which needs to happen now. Polarisation between and within companies will lead to what exactly?
Issue #37 published 23 Apr 2020
Homogenous groups aren’t as effective as they seem. “Capitalising on diversity means highlighting differences”. And herein, the struggle. Can we separate science from social values? I don’t think this piece manages it. What do you think?
Issue #4 published 23 Apr 2020
They’re a part of every career, and being upfront about them can help put things in perspective. Not only Scientists, but everyone. It might start to recreate some trust in the CV. 
Issue #52 published 23 Apr 2020
Brilliant essay on the fundamental problem of software engineering; we are asking human beings to think like machines. Tech recruiters should read this or anyone who is interested in big topic brainfood. Thanks to long time brainfooder John Sumser for the share
Issue #52 published 23 Apr 2020
Dan Wang writes some great posts. Deeply researched, instantly accessible, and participatory. Here is his take on the software engineering talent shortage.
Issue #34 published 23 Apr 2020
An interesting dilemma for all those who care about D&I. What if the data chafes against our values? In this case, it seems that terminology can indeed affect conversion of rates of job applicants, based on gender identity. So do we simply put ‘Beauty’ and 'Joy’ into more job titles?
Issue #9 published 23 Apr 2020
Where have all the good men gone? They are still here, just a lot are jobless and therefore not eligible for the only market that matters - marriage. This is the hypothesis of Dorn/Hanson report, out last month. Long read, but accessible. Points to a near future we need to get a handle on, stat. 
Issue #44 published 23 Apr 2020
The United States of Work
Employers exercise vast control over our lives, even when we’re not on the job. How did our bosses gain power that the government itself doesn’t hold?
Issue #47 published 23 Apr 2020
Less about the prowess of iOS autocorrect, more about the power of identity over content. Lessons for hiring? Who you are is more important than what you say
Issue #3 published 23 Apr 2020
Facial-profiling startup Faception claims it can predict how likely people are to be terrorists, pedophiles, and more by analyzing faces with deep learning. The implications for hiring are no less profound. 
Issue #3 published 23 Apr 2020
Overview of what is swiftly becoming academic consensus. Particularly interesting is the additional idea that certain roles can become ‘feeder’ positions for future high fliers. One of chew over with the C-level.
Issue #18 published 23 Apr 2020
Developer automates his high paying job and now faces an ethical dilemma - does he tell or not? Our relationship with work is changing, so too will our ethics. I’m good with this guy staying schtum 
Issue #39 published 23 Apr 2020
“There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics”. So says Jan Tegze, in another great post outlining a problem with truth is pervasive in the industry. The call for greater statistical literacy has never been greater. 
Issue #39 published 23 Apr 2020
As HR / Recruiting increasingly become ‘data driven’, we’re at risk of injecting inherent bias is how we set up our experiments. Algorithmic bias is a thing. Don’t let the software screen out good candidates, is the message. 
Issue #13 published 23 Apr 2020
Fascinating conjecture on a phenomena that intuitively I suspect is real. When professions get ‘feminised’, they seem to lose status and stop being places where men want to go. Why? A question this New York Times piece tries to answer
Issue #13 published 23 Apr 2020
Tim Sackett critiques the cowardice of hiring for incremental improvement. What’s the worst hire you can ever make? The one that does not make a step change improvement on what has gone before. 
Issue #2 published 23 Apr 2020
The shift towards systemisation of the professions ensures their automation. Interesting and plausible theory on the future of ‘the professions’ from Harvard Business Review.
Issue #2 published 23 Apr 2020
This Is Slavery
What happens when the State changes your rights and puts you to work? The US Prison system is an extreme example, but it is a pertinent reminder that we all must be vigilant in the safeguarding of our rights as citizens. Complacency is the midwife to tyranny
Issue #5 published 23 Apr 2020
Tim Sackett is always worth a read. Interesting and succinct original content. This on, on wage bias, based on age. 
Issue #20 published 23 Apr 2020
People think the talk of basic income is ridiculous. It’s a crazy socialist idea that will never be needed or practical, they say. We need it now says Daniel Miessler, as corporations begin to ‘solve the problem of human employment’
Issue #8 published 23 Apr 2020
An excellent rebuttal to the pessimistic appraisal of tech unemployment. It appears productivity rates have not increased in conjunction with increased automation. Does this mean that we will keep our jobs? H/T to OH subscriber Verena Berg for the share
Issue #46 published 23 Apr 2020
The Next Wave of Computing
Not specifically related to recruiting but Muneeb Ali has produced a digestible and plausible prediction on the next wave of computing, with implications for all of the folks reading this newsletter. 
Issue #46 published 23 Apr 2020
Fascinating thesis offered up in a Hacker News thread a few weeks ago on how poor performance measurement creates bad candidates who nevertheless look great on CV. H/T OH subscriber Ollie Glass for the share
Issue #50 published 23 Apr 2020
Ivan Mazour captured the zeitgeist better than most with this pre-Trumpian forecast of the future we’re now beginning to see. Great read this
Issue #14 published 23 Apr 2020
“As labour changes, so too does manhood..”.
Fascinating essay which brings together beards, Brexit and the body beautiful. 
Issue #31 published 23 Apr 2020