How did the Dutch labour market change the past 20 years? Well, I did some research. Spoiler alert: we’ve become more services than ever, but the major growth isn’t in business services, it’s in personal services. See my research here.
Assessments based on your genes. Scary? Hell year. The future: probably. Much of what we are is in our genes. And if we can predict with 80% certainty the number of years of education someone will have, we might be able to identify talent where we never saw it before. Major potential, extreme risks. I […]
You don’t know what you don’t know. That’s the essence of why diversity is important. I don’t know what it’s like to be a woman. Or a black person. I don’t know how else I’d be treated. Just like most of you don’t know what it was like to be the fat kid. I realise, […]
We’ve all heard this before right? There just aren’t enough good women to fill the top positions. Let’s see what science and facts say about that. Spoiler alert: it’s not true. I wrote this article about it.
At the Dutch child protection agency we tried a new approach for a recruiter job. If you think you are a fit, just schedule an interview. How this works? I wrote this article about it.
Are we excluding people from minority groups by the way we advertise? By the photo’s used in ads? Will all the good intentions that the US senate demanded from Facebook by not allowing job ads to be targeted at either age or gender, they might actually be excluding more people than including them. Read my […]
We need an organisational fit. The personality needs to fit, right? But what if someone has more than one personality? And I’m not talking about schizophrenic people, I’m talking about dual lingual people. There is evidence, although light, to suggest that someone actually changes personality based on their thinking language. I’ve written about the upside, […]
Bias in recruitment AI is a big risk and we should do whatever we can to not embed our unconscious bias in our AI. Steps to reduce the risk of this I’ve written in this article.
The topic I love talking about most. All the ways we can actually recognise talent and potential. Genuine skills. Unbiassed recruitment. So I wrote a summary about all the tools out there. You can read it here.
Every year I go to Unleash twice to meet the European Recruitment Start-ups that are interesting enough to keep an eye on. And of course I write about them to share the knowledge. Here’s my overview from march 2019.