Last Week in Talent - May 1, 2017

May 1, 2017 at 6:00 AM by William Clarke

may1Talent.pngGreetings friends and welcome to May,

This week we’ve got a truckful of interesting data points and trend analysis from across the technology, recruiting and human capital spectrums. This is Last Week in Talent. This week we’ve got a real humdinger, with all the recruiting news, industry analysis, and data points you need to be the smartest person in your Monday morning meeting.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette looks back at the impact of the NFL’s Rooney Rule on diversity in coaching; Paradigm’s Joelle Emerson argues that we need to make unconscious bias training better; Bloomberg tracks the mystery of labor’s falling share of gross domestic product; Realtor goes on the hunt for the next, more affordable Silicon Valley;  Infoworld pulls back the curtains on Slack’s meteoric cloud-fueled growth; Y Combinator breaks down the ins and outs of creating an employee handbook from scratch; Business Insider talks to Wall Street about current finance hiring trends (sample quote: “the demand for talented individuals has never been greater”; CIO breaks down recent IT hiring trendsStackOverflow looked at developer’s habit of staying up late to code for kicks (a lotta night owls in the tech world it seems), and last but not least; Indeed plotted the impact of automation across generations (it turns out millennials may fare better than their parents).

In other news, Russia is very effective at recruiting hackers, Facebook is hiring (a lot), Slack released their latest diversity numbers, while it turns out Uber’s are actually pretty decent, and, on the fundraising beat, HR and benefits provider Hibob raised $17.5M.

Also, the US just saw the slowest quarter of GDP growth in three years (blame the weather, seriously), while wage growth was steady but unspectacular. So, we might be entering a bubble, or, we might not.

I guess all that’s left to say is no matter what happens, keep calm and carry on recruiting. Happy Hunting!

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