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Daniel Howden

Daniel Howden was a VP of Comms at Workable. He writes about the ideas shaping the world of work. He was formerly with the Economist and Guardian. He tweets @daniel_howden.

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What is time to fill? KPIs for recruiters

Applicant tracking systems provide an abundance of data to look at, but what metrics should you be tracking? Each business ...

The 15 unsung heroes of the modern workplace

We spend the majority of our lives at work and yet most of us know almost nothing about how the modern workplace came to be as i...

Understanding the gig economy

The future of work is clouded by two contrasting visions. One is a daydream with a laptop and a sea view, where highly-skilled w...

Lessons from a distributed team

Like a lot of its peers Workable began life as a fully distributed team. The two founders, Nikos Moraitakis and Spyros Magiatis ...

5 alternatives to the same old resume

Outdated, suboptimal, dysfunctional are just a few of the words readily associated with resumes. We’ve been in an unhappy relati...

HR terms: the plain-spoken glossary

We’ve been arguing for a while now that language matters in recruitment (and HR in general). We will keep doing so. To a casual ...

Die hard: the troubled history of the resume

It was the early 1980s, there was a former matinee idol in the White House and the fax machine had yet to disturb the peace of o...

Lost lessons from the invention of the interview

Among Thomas Alva Edison’s lesser known inventions was the modern job interview. The wizard of the original Menlo Park (New Jers...

Separating cult from culture

You know what to expect from a headline like this. You’ll be introduced to some brainwashed characters displaying cultish behavi...

The future of work has been foretold

If you work at a technology company you could be forgiven for thinking that all offices are slowly transforming into one big fut...

Ending the phony war for talent

Like most truly bad ideas the “war for talent” has heritage, devotees and currency. It’s nearly 20 years since management consul...

The 8 employer essentials on employment background checks

The United States has one of the most mobile workforces in the world. While Germans stay in the same job for a decade on average...

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