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Bill Boorman

Skills: The New Currency

In the second of the series of blog posts covering the topics I spoke about at Recfest, I have been asked to expand on skills based hiring. In doing this, we need to start by looking at the assumptions we make in our hiring process now, in order to understand the changes we may need to adopt, and the part talent market insights will play in this.

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The Great Shuffle or Great Reshuffle - What's happening in 2022?

There is a lot of talk about the latest phase of recovery from the covid period. Have you noticed how everything is preceded by “Great.” Currently, the most popular term and discussion point goes under the label of “the great resignation”. It was where they were moved to post “the great rehire”, which followed “the great lock down.” Everything, it seems, has to be great, but is this great resignation really what it seems, or is it best described as “hyperbole.”

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The Big Data Picture

If you read my last post on this blog, you will understand why this is labeled part 2. It’s not a sequel or a prequel. This is the second part of a trilogy of blogs outlining how to tell data stories to get favorable outcomes. How do you use numbers to convince the chiefs to do what you want in a credible way and, if necessary, get the money you need to do it?

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W. Edwards Deming Quote

Telling a Story With Data

I was asked to meet a friend who is a talent acquisition leader for “coffee” recently. These requests have been coming back fast since the lifting of restrictions, and I have to admit that I have really missed meeting folks reasonably randomly for “coffee”, in and about town.

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Tech Jobs by State Chart

Tech Talent Demand: What is Going On?

A Data Driven Look at the Tech Talent Marketplace

If you follow the talk around tech hiring, it is easy to form the view that things are going gangbusters at the moment, and that demand for tech talent has never been higher. The competition has never been more fierce in this theoretical war for talent, with companies battling it out from a scarce talent pool.

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DE&I Analytics

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: Understanding Diversity Metrics

How serious are companies really about diversity, equity, and inclusion? 

Like everyone, I have been following the talk and proclamations about the need to get serious about Equality, Diversity & Inclusion. During the last year, I have got a real sense that there is a lot more intent to actually try to tackle some of the challenges in this area in the quest to create a working world that is basically “fair.”

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Where Does All This Data Come From?

It doesn’t seem possible that anyone can make a comment in any of the recruiting Facebook groups without being asked for the source and validity of the data. This is understandable, given that so much data is shared in a debate, often without reference to where that number has come from. Recruiting, in particular, has also suffered from urban myth syndrome. Popular truths, that said enough times by enough people become accepted law, even though they don’t necessarily stand up to a data sniff test. I often find myself asking: “Do you think that, or do you know that?”

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