23. Nov, 2016

Quick updates to previous blog posts

With respect to the giving positive feedback and recognition story, I found a good link today about 15 ways to let your IT team know you care   https://enterprisersproject.com/article/2016/11/15-ways-let-your-it-team-know-you-care?sc_cid=701600000011wPzAAI. Some really good ideas listed.

In the last two days I had two phone calls/interviews with headhunters and we did also cover the ATS (Applicant Tracking Systems) topic. Headhunters are also using the ATS capabilities provided by different job portals as standard functionality, to find potential candidates. Both were consistent in their opinion that the results of these search and matching processes are far away from being perfect and sometimes they are really surprised, what they see on their screens. BUT this is the functionality of today and the future, the underlying algorythms are getting better quickly and everybody should get used to ATS better sooner than later. 

It is not a matter of if you like it or not, just accept the trend and the existance of the technology and make use of it to your own benefit.

Some quotes about technology 😉:

Computers are useless. They can only give you answers. – Pablo Picasso

Technology frightens me to death. It’s designed by engineers to impress other engineers. And they always come with instruction booklets that are written by engineers for other engineers — which is why almost no technology ever works. – John Cleese

Books may look like nothing more than words on a page, but they are actually an infinitely complex imaginotransference technology that translates odd, inky squiggles into pictures inside your head. – Jasper Fforde

One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man. – Elbert Hubbard

Just because something doesn’t do what you planned it to do doesn’t mean it’s useless. Thomas Edison