Ep 70: What’s Trending In Recruiting

In last week’s episode I featured interviews with nine people who were searching for innovation at the HR Tech Conference in Chicago. This week I wanted to continue the same theme but with more of a focus on specific trends in recruiting.

My guest this week is Andy McIlvaine who is conference chair for The Talent Acquisition Technology Conference and The Recruiting Trends Conference both of which are organized by Human Resource Executive (the company behind HR Tech) and take place in Austin Texas in November.

In the interview we discuss:

•    The changing role of video in the talent acquisition process

•    Candidate Relationship Management and Candidate Experience

•    The latest social media methods and Recruitment Marketing Platforms

•    Whether talent shortages are genuine and what employers can do to solve the problem

•    Unconscious bias in recruiting

•    Predictive Analytics and Artificial Intelligence

Andy also gives us a taster of the case studies that will be presented at the conferences and shares what has surprised him the most as a journalist covering this sector.

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Ep 69: Hunting For Innovation At HR Tech

Innovation and disruption are words that are used so often these days it is sometimes difficult to spot technologies that are genuinely innovative and genuinely disruptive. This seems to be a particular problem in the HR and Recruiting space.

Last week I was one of the several thousand attendees at the HR Tech conference in Chicago trying to find clues about where our industry is heading. In this special HR Tech episode of the show you’ll hear from a number of people I met on my quest to discover HR innovation nirvana.

My guests are:

Gareth Jones from Chemistry Labs
Bill Boorman from Recruiting Daily
Kirstie Kelly from Launchpad
Robert Newry from Artic Shores
David Green from IBM
Al Ademsen from The Talent Strategy Institute
Chris Broderick from B .near Global
Manish Goel from Trustsphere
Neil Morrison from Penguin Random House

We discuss everything from People Analytics to fake Artificial Intelligence and attempt to make some sense of the diverse Hr technology landscape.

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Ep 68: How To Source The Very Best Talent

One of the topics we’ve never really covered in much detail on the podcast is the role of sourcing in corporate recruiting. It is obviously something that is absolutely critical to many organizations particularly those who are recruiting in market segments that are suffering skill shortages.

My guest this week is Chris Shaw Director of Talent at Meteor. Chris has previously been part of the recruiting team at Google and was part of the team who recruited 300 hires in 11 months at Twitter. At Meteor he focuses on recruiting the top 1% of the top 1% of technology talent and I’m delighted he agreed to come on the show to share his thoughts and some of the practical techniques he uses.

In the interview we discuss:

•    Why turning passive candidates into active ones is always better than post and pray

•    How to identify your Hiring Bar

•    The importance of a great ATS

•    Automation and personalization

Chris also gives us a step by step walk through of the techniques he uses and share his thoughts on the future of sourcing

This episode the podcast is kindly sponsored by Lever, where ATS meets CRM

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Ep 67: Developing an Employer Brand for a Nation

The critical role employer branding plays in attracting top tech talent to companies is something we have covered a few times on the podcast. However, what happens when you need to create an employer brand for an entire country? The Irish government recently initiated a project to do just that in order to service the growing need to import top tech talent into the Irish digital economy.

My guest this week is Niall Dowling who is Strategic Director at Atomic, the marketing agency who are delivering the project and its resulting website www.techlifeireland.com

In the interview we discuss:

•    The strategic thinking behind the employer brand

•    Some surprising insights from the research that reveal the motivations that drive people to relocate

•    Audience segmentation and personas

•    The importance of quality of career and meaningful work

•    How the brand has been activated and optimised for the target audience.

Niall also shares the results of the project so far and offers his advice to companies looking to attract senior talent from abroad.

This episode of the podcast is kindly supported by Lever, where ATS meets CRM

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Ep 66: Global Talent Branding at Groupon

The balance between global consistency and local nuance in recruitment marketing is a difficult issue that provokes a lot of debate. It has become clear to me from working with a number of employers in this area that there are no right answers and every company needs a bespoke approach to be successful.

My guest this week is John McCall who oversees Talent Branding for Groupon in the EMEA region. Groupon has grown via acquisition in EMEA, creating a number of challenges for brand and marketing consistency.

In the interview we discuss:

•    Groupon’s definition of Talent Branding and how they are positioning themselves as an employer of choice.

•    Creating a core central truth with local variations

•    Marketing effectively in multiple languages

•    The role of mobile video and social engagement

•    The importance of messaging consistency throughout the business

John also talks about what is next for Groupon and gives us his thoughts on the future of Talent Branding

This episode of the podcast is kindly supported by Lever, where ATS meets CRM

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