Here we are, coming close to the end of another year. We hope this year has brought you new insights, more self-awareness and enriching experiences like it did for us. How has your year been? Do share yours with us here.
Market News: Looking back to the year, amongst the many new entrants setting up offices here, we are happy to showcase Talkwalker in this issue, one of the strongest social listening platforms. The Singapore office will be the gateway to the Asia market, after 4 offices in Europe and the US. Listening to Elena Melnikova, VP of Marketing talk about, well, Talkwalker, I must say it is one of the most refreshing positioning on marketing I have read recently. Their people are great to work with, our team loves them.
Candidates: If you are toying with the idea of a mid-career switch, do check out the Professional Conversion Programmes (PCPs), managed by SGTech where the participating companies hire suitable candidates and train them on-the-job. They have an event for interested individuals to find out more here on coming Thursday 29 November, 2018, 6-9pm. P.S. Don’t worry about the 25th November deadline.
Moving forward: Going for interviews is tough, we do want to know what are your worst interview pet peeves. Each of your voices will help us push towards more balance and consideration for a good candidate experience.
Lastly, we discussed AI and its impact on recruiting, an important topic as more trades get displaced by AI. Recruiting is no exception. This was on my mind 2 years ago when I sat in a taxi, staring at never-ending advertisements for AI/ML conferences, peppering across the city in Silicon Valley. As I stared, I wondered when we would get replaced. Fast forward to 2 weeks ago when HR leaders from Rakuten, Dell and myself were sharing in a LinkedIn Panelist event, our thoughts on where we see the adoption and how humans come in to the picture.
Perhaps this quote from the Dalai Lama summarizes the whole AI contention for me:
“Every human action becomes dangerous when it is deprived of human feeling. When they are performed with feeling and respect for human values, all activities become constructive.” ― Dalai Lama XIV
Wishing everyone in the coming festive season joy, peace and contentment.
Positive vibes and abundance to all,
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