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What the Rest of the World Wants Silicon Valley To Know.

What the Rest of the World Wants Silicon Valley To Know.

While the tech industry has traditionally coalesced in Silicon Valley, its position as a talent magnet is currently in jeopardy. The primary reason it’s become a metonym for the entire industry has been its ability to attract the world’s best and brightest minds, and proximity has not only bred familiarity, but some of the history’s most innovative and disruptive breakthroughs, from semiconductors to social media.

While the tech industry has traditionally coalesced in Silicon Valley, its position as a talent magnet is currently in jeopardy. The primary reason it’s become a metonym for the entire industry has been its ability to attract the world’s best and brightest minds, and proximity has not only bred familiarity, but some of the history’s most innovative and disruptive breakthroughs, from semiconductors to social media.

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What the Rest of the World Wants Silicon Valley To Know.

  1. 1. The Blueprint How To Build Your Recruiter Brand How Do You Want It? What the Rest of the World Can Teach Silicon Valley.
  2. 2. Please Allow Me To Introduce Myself.Matt Charney Chief Content Officer Allegis Global Solutions Allegis Global Solutions Executive Editor Recruiting Daily Allegis Global Solutions
  3. 3. 15.8 m. Source: US Dept of Commerce
  4. 4. Everyone Hates HR.
  5. 5. Everyone Hates HR.
  6. 6. Everyone Hates HR.
  7. 7. Please Allow Me To Introduce Myself. Silicon Valley Is… Persona: “Rich Asshole” Silicon Valley Is… Bay Area Respondents.
  8. 8. Please Allow Me To Introduce Myself. Silicon Valley Is… Everyone Else.
  9. 9. Please Allow Me To Introduce Myself.
  10. 10. Getting My Haircut. A San Francisco Story.
  11. 11. @neotys 3 Things Silicon Valley Needs to Know. @MattCharney
  12. 12. @neotys 1. Your Market Isn’t On Market. @MattCharney
  13. 13. 30%: Go on a bad blind date. 22%: Speak in front of 100 strangers. 19%: Spend a day at the DMV. 12%: Get a root canal Your candidates would rather… …then go through your recruiting process.
  14. 14. Hella NoCal. • Makes an average of $75,553 • Pays $27,300 a year in taxes (plus 2% ‘health tax’ if living in SF city limits) • Spends 1 hr, 14 min/day commuting • Average job tenure 3.8 years • Average age 31.2 years old • 87% have 4 year college degree Source: CALPERS; BLS
  15. 15. #MAGA. • Makes an average of $47,200. • Pays $7,990 in taxes (no health tax – sounds like Obamacare). • Spends 25.4 minutes/day commuting • Average job tenure 4.9 years • Average age: 42.4 years • 23.1% have 4 year college degree. Source: BLS, Department of Labor
  16. 16. @neotys 2. Work Is A Thing You Do, Not A Place You Go. @MattCharney
  17. 17. The Bukowski Test.
  18. 18. Everyone has a cool office, bro.
  19. 19. The Bukowski Test.
  20. 20. The Bukowski Test.
  21. 21. The Bukowski Test.
  22. 22. Recruiters can’t fix a broken culture.
  23. 23. 90% of virtual tech workers say they are happier with their jobs because they can work from home. 92% of tech workers are “concerned” with the high costs and time required for daily commutes. 73% would choose a job of equal salary and title to reduce their daily commutes. 67% of tech workers said that easing their commute was “important” or “very important” in their next opportunity. CIO Magazine
  24. 24. “Programmers spend their lives looking at a screen. The good ones don’t have time for ping pong or kegerators or any of the stuff companies think we care about. Work is something we do, not somewhere we go.” - Joel Spolsky
  25. 25. @neotys 3. Silicon Valley Has Some Serious Competition for Top Tech Talent. @MattCharney
  26. 26. Computer science degrees accounted for just 2.4% of all college graduates in U.S. in 2016. Yet, 89% of all tech jobs posted last year required at least a bachelor’s degree in computer science.
  27. 27. The only reputation or brand recruiters control is their own.
  28. 28. I ain’t mad at ya.

Editor's Notes

  • My perspectives are ill informed, my opinions often misguided and I have little to no experience with anything. I should not be listened to, but if you’re ready for a truth bomb, look out, y’all.
  • Unless recruiters can get out from under the CHRO, then it’s an uphill battle.
  • Unless recruiters can get out from under the CHRO, then it’s an uphill battle.
  • Here’s how the world sees SF, and how SF sees the world.
  • 534 words attributed to Silicon Valley in 1,820 response poll conducted by OMD in 2016. Non Silicon Valley respondents.
  • 534 words attributed to Silicon Valley in 1,820 response poll conducted by OMD in 2016. Non Silcon Valley respondents.
  • So I want a haircut, have to pay $48 bucks for someone to cut my bald ass head, and they only accept Google Wallet or Apple Pay; for tips, you have to use Venmo. This is everything that’s wrong with SF in one transation.
  • We spend a whole lot of time talking about going global, but while we focus on MENA, APAC, EMEA, etc. for some reason, we neglect the biggest market of all; the US. Hell, Wyoming has the same economy as Lithuania, the country that gave us Skype.
  • Most startups fail because there’s no actual audience for the market. It’s not the normal stuff, it’s that the normal people don’t think you’re normal.
  • Sprig = 57M; Table8 = 14M; Pay by Touch = 85M; Shyp = 62M (now only in SF); Home Hero (62.1); Pay By Touch 24M
  • Sure you can get funding, but is it fundamentally necessary than any of these solutions?
  • Please note that this is pertinent only to Massachusetts, as requirements vary by state.
  • Please note that this is pertinent only to Massachusetts, as requirements vary by state.
  • Work life flexibility and telecommuting were far more attractive than company parties, office perks and similar inducements. Stop spending on the office and start reinvesting in salaries.
  • SF innovation center; Philadelphia HQ. Notice a difference?
  • Walmart Labs; Wal-Mart Home Office
  • Apple: billions of dollars spent on world’s most futuristic HQ in Cupertino. Rackspace – dead mall in NE San Antonio. Which is better shareholder value?
  • Moral of the story: your couch is the best culture.
  • So if you can’t expand your local tech pool organically, how do you do it? The answer is by expanding geographies.
  • More than 250,000 jobs are posted online each month on average, and 210 candidates per posted position. How do you stand out to candidates? How do you get found?
    I can’t help but think of it as the hardest game of Where’s Waldo ever because everything looks the same and that’s a LOT of jobs. 210 aoolincants/job.

  • More than 250,000 jobs are posted online each month on average, and 210 candidates per posted position. How do you stand out to candidates? How do you get found?
    I can’t help but think of it as the hardest game of Where’s Waldo ever because everything looks the same and that’s a LOT of jobs. 210 aoolincants/job.

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