Last Week in Talent: May 22, 2017

May 22, 2017 at 6:00 AM by William Clarke

LastWeekinTalent5.22.pngGood morning and Happy Monday. This is Last Week in Talent.

The biggest news in talent last week is that Google is launching the job search engine to rule them all powered by their robust machine learning and AI algorithms. With partnerships in place with the biggest job boards, it looks like Google for Jobs will complement existing solutions, for now.

But Google is not alone with it’s focus on AI and machine learning, and this deep dive by Fortune Magazine is an excellent primer on how many companies are leveraging smart computing to change the way hiring operates.

Elsewhere in startupland, Riminder wants to make it easier to match resumes to open roles while France is trying to solve it’s high unemployment problem by investing in better hiring tech.

Stateside, the talent crunch continues and the lack of workers is dragging down the American economy, recent grads are benefitting from the strongest entry level job market in years, millennial employees say all they need to stay put at their job are steady raises and promotions, and for the first time ever, more women in their 30s are having babies than women in their 20s.

I hate to break it to you, but you’re recruiting the wrong kind of talent, empathy can help you make better hires and Malcolm Gladwell thinks you should look for tortoises not hares.

Data viz of the week: What the average American workday looks like.

List of the week: The best companies for veterans.

Podcast of the week: Axios’ Dan Primack interviews Andreessen Horowitz partner Marc Andreessen about technological change and it’s impact on our economy.


Google Wants to Help You Get a Job (Buzzfeed)

How AI is Changing Your Job Hunt (Fortune)

Lack of Workers, Not Work, Weighs on the Nation’s Economy (NY Times)

The Entry Level Job Market is the Strongest it’s been in Years (USA Today)

You’re Recruiting the Wrong Kind of Talent, Here’s Why (Fast Company)

Empathize With Candidates, Make Better Hires (Human Capital Institute)

Why Some Companies Need More Tortoises, Not Hares (Wharton)

Riminder Uses Deep Learning to Better Match People to Jobs (Techcrunch)

Millennial employees are a lot more loyal than their job hopping stereotypes (CNBC)

Investors Pumps 34.5 Million into Three French Job Hunting Startups (Venturebeat)

Women in 30s Now Having More Babies Than Younger Moms in US (CNBC)

The Best Companies for Veterans (Military Times)

The American Workday, By Occupation (Flowing Data)

From Jobs to Flying Cars (a16z Podcast)

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