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Peter Gold
South Brentor, Devon
Talent technology expert. Social business conspirator. Writer/blogger. Ultra marathon runner.
Interests: travel, gym, social networks, marathons, adventure races, spicy food, great movies, mountain biking, social media, fast cars, ultra marathons, mountain marathons, the internet!
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Video interviewing platform Hire Vue used the launch of their London office to set out their vision for the company, fresh from winning a $25m round of funding. Surprisingly CEO Mark Newman’s pitch was not about recruitment, although the product is primarily sold as a tool for recruiting. “We are... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2014 at HRmash Blog
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Video recruitment vendors seem to pop up almost weekly but with so many to choose from where does a recruiter start with this latest shiny new toy? Or is it yet more bling that recruiters will talk about but never use? I'm a fan Just so you know I actually... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2014 at HRmash Blog
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This week Twitter is in the news/views/blogs etc. for the new design they are due to launch. The new design that is not really new because it's just the same as everything else. As with all competition we start off with niche products: Wordpress/Typepad. Twitter. Pinterest. Facebook. But then as... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2014 at HRmash Blog
Hey Marlon; I think you've just done exactly that.... but I'll allow you a sweeping, mis-informed generalisation. This time. Or how about all ISP's are the same? Now that's a bit more like it.
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If Amazon entered the recruitment market I wonder what an Amazon recruiter would look like? Based on the way they have transformed shopping they would expect the candidate process to be fully automated and line managers to select their own candidates. All of the process would be defined for them;... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2014 at HRmash Blog
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Writing a book is never an easy task but with all the different formats to think about makes it even harder. So what to do!? I've published books in pretty much every digital format as well as had good old printed versions but for such an undertaking as the Yukon... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2014 at HRmash Blog
Hey Ken, not much of a move in the temp vs. perm. I'm not saying agency savings is the only measure but if agencies are still growing (in line with the economy maybe) then in-house need to be doing a lot more clever stuff to justify their existence. But as HR are not strategic (sic) then not sure what else they be doing instead ;-) But are you not one of the external third party gang now anyway?
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The paperless office still eludes us yet we have more technology in our hand than we did 20 years ago. Maybe it needs a generation change before we get there. Likewise the death of the agency due to the proliferation of in-house recruiters is another urban myth that will never... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2014 at HRmash Blog
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Luckily I don't see visual robots interviewing people in my lifetime but of course I could be wrong. But what I do see, is intelligent, semantic technology playing a far greater part in the process. Imagine this The "system" has all your people, all your candidates, all your contacts, all... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2014 at HRmash Blog
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Forget about faster delivery, drones could create a faster firing system. Firing of under performing workers that is. It's Big HR Data again. But big data with a difference. The kind of big brother at work type big data. As robots take over more and more mundane tasks not only... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2014 at HRmash Blog
Posted Feb 3, 2014 at YukonDoIt
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I am a BIG Google fan with Android devices and Google services coming out of my ears. Yet as much as I love G+ using it as a recruitment channel is frankly a waste of time. Patience Eventually (maybe) G+ will become a more viable "list building site" but for... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2014 at HRmash Blog
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It's only a matter of time before LinkedIn stop everyone having free access to their data including Google. And when they do where does that leave recruiters? They'll never stop Google It's a risky strategy to think this will never happen because it could and if it could then I... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2014 at HRmash Blog
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There seem to be many detractors for the video recruitment sector which I find quite surprising considering how big YouTube is. But add to this the rise in images and video across social and mobile surely the rise of video is obvious. Isn't it? A sledgehammer to crack a nut... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2014 at HRmash Blog
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The ATS vendor holds the keys to the promised land and if we can hoodwink them into assimilating our state-of-the-art bit of niche stuff into their creaking tech all of their customers will come running as we will be the saviours to their want. And Goliath will happily let this... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2014 at HRmash Blog
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Before the first "real" work day of 2014 I have already seen my first "Why Facebook..." recruiting blog post. Seriously? Are flared trousers and Blackberries back in too? Now I realise people have to make a living; but social?! Haven't we moved on from that? Yes, the average recruiter is... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2014 at HRmash Blog
These were the slides I used at the FIRM Winter Conference. The report is finally ready so pre-register for a copy which will be available in the next few days. Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2013 at HRmash Blog
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In June this year at iRecruitExpo I came up with the idea of the ATS as an Operating System (OS). As a concept it is OK but flawed in many ways but that's not the real point as my aim is that like an OS or a mobile phone, a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2013 at HRmash Blog
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HR Tech Amsterdam started a day early for me with the iHR competition which saw 7 HR Tech start-ups pitch their business ideas in a Dragons' Den style arena. The line up was: Apploi. Jobfig. Connectcubed. Appical. Macromicro. Good.co. Zao. It's great to see start-ups sharing their dream but two... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2013 at HRmash Blog
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They came from outer space and took hold of my login details and wrote the title of this post. Why else would I even think such a thing? But maybe there is a but. Jerome Ternynck built Mr Ted to be probably the most user configurable ATS. Ever. Or at... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2013 at HRmash Blog
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So who will it be? I'm yet to see one but with the price point spiralling downwards it is only a matter of time. But what could the business model be around free? Job boards Licence the technology for free to job boards who bolt it onto their CV search.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2013 at HRmash Blog
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We have this awful trait called blame when often we can see the cause of the problem in the mirror. So should we blame all of our recruiting pains on the ATS or are many of them self-inflicted? Well, if we are going to insist on blaming someone I blame... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2013 at HRmash Blog
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Once upon a time the ATS did everything a recruiter needed it to do. But then we got social. And mobile. And even more job boards. Someone added social search. Someone else added video. And that very wicked witch just keeps on stirring up more and more things to be... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2013 at HRmash Blog
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Conferences; as old as the hills that surround Vegas and changed as much. Even though the tech market has evolved "beyond our wildest dreams" and there we were in the wackiest place on the planet that changes almost daily, I wonder if the HR Tech conference has changed much in... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2013 at HRmash Blog
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I had the privilege to be asked to speak at the annual Evernote user conference in San Francisco but more importantly (for me) I got to see a totally different view on users and product development than what I normally see at HR Tech conferences. With 75 million users, 30,000... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2013 at HRmash Blog