Ep 93: The Future Of Recruitment Technology

This week we don’t just have one guest, we have eight guests!

A couple of weeks ago the guys at TA Tech invited me to the Rec Tech conference in Barcelona. Rec Tech is one of the biggest global trade conferences for the Job Board and Recruitment Technology industry.

In this episode of the podcast you’ll here from eight senior leaders from the industry talk about the future of their industry, the changing nature of candidate expectations, the threat from Google and the potential of programmatic advertising and artificial intelligence.

Thanks to the following people for taking part

•    Dennis Alshuler – Zip Recruiter

•    Renato Profico – Job Cloud

•    Dominique Cerri – InfoJobs

•    Monis Rahman – Rozee.pk

•    Ben Sole – Reed.co.uk

•    Angela Hood – This Way Global

•    Josh Gamble – Recruitics

•    Sergio Gonzalez – Cornerjobs

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Ep 92: Employee Experience

During the research process for my book, Exceptional Talent, it became clear that the importance of the concept of Employee Experience was growing rapidly.

To talk us through the reasons behind this and to break down the key elements of the employee experience, I’m delighted to welcome eminent futurist and best selling author Jacob Morgan to the show.

Jacob has recently written a new book called “The Employee Experience Advantage” which is based on detailed research into over 250 global employers.

In the interview we discuss:

•    The three systems that make up The Employee Experience

•    Corporate culture as the “side effects” of working for a particular organization

•    The four attributes of physical space

•    Tools to get the job done

•    The ROI of having a great Employee Experience

•    The future of HR

Jacob also give us some examples of employers who are doing great work shaping their Employee Experience and the trends we can expect to see in the coming few years

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Ep 91: The Rise Of People Analytics

One of the most talked about areas of HR and Recruiting is People Analytics. But why is it such a popular trend and, in practical terms, what does People Analytics actually even mean?

I can think of no one better qualified to answer these questions than David Green, Global Director of People Analytics Solutions at IBM and one of the world’s leading commentators on this topic. I’m delighted to have David as my guest on the show this week.

In the interview we discuss:

• David’s definition of People Analytics

• The difference between analytics and reporting

• Specific use cases of People Analytics across the talent lifecycle

• Why recruiting is such a good fit for People Analytics

• Predicting the future with Predictive Analytics

• Internal and external data sources

• AI and why we should believe some of the hype

David also shares his views on using analytics to improve the employee experience and gives us his predictions for the future of this space

P.S. My new book “Exceptional Talent” is available now. You can buy copies here directly from Kogan Page the publisher and if you use discount code FHRET20 you’ll get 20% off.
If you want to subscribe to the Exceptional Talent mailing list to be kept updated on addition content and workshops we will be developing you can do that here www.exceptionaltalent.io
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Ep 90: What Is Exceptional Talent?

A bit of a special episode this week. As regular listeners will know, “Exceptional Talent” the book I’ve co-authored with Mervyn Dinnen has just been published.

With so many of the themes covered in the book crossing over with those that get covered on the podcast I thought it would make sense to give you a deep dive into the book’s content. My guest this week to help me do this is, of course, my co-author Mervyn.

Topics we discuss:

•    What is the book about and why did we write it

•    Our definition of Exceptional Talent and the Talent Journey

•    Getting Talent Attention

•    Recruitment and Marketing

•    Art vs Science in the reinvention of Assessment

•    Continuous Onboarding

•    HR as Talent Producers

•    Developing The Employee Experience

•    Engagement and Retention

•    The implications of more technology in the workplace

You can buy the book here directly from Kogan Page and if you use discount code FHRET20 you’ll get 20% off.

If you want to subscribe to the Exceptional Talent mailing list to be kept updated on addition content and workshops we will be developing you can do that here www.exceptionaltalent.io

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Ep 89: Talent Acquisition Evolution

This week sees a first for the show, rather than me just interviewing one guest, in this episode I’m interviewing two. I recently headed down to Pepsico’s UK offices in Reading to have a conversation with Kevin Hough, their Head of Talent Acquisition for the UK and Ireland, and Dan Fitzpatrick, Talent Acquisition Lead for PepsiCo Global Concentrate Solutions.

We covered a lot of ground in our discussion and it was great to hear Kevin and Dan talk about some of the everyday realities of in house recruitment within a large corporate.

In the interview we discuss:

•    PepsiCo’s recruiting challenges

•    Anticipating STEM recruitment needs

•    How Talent Acquisition is changing as a discipline

•    Is recruiting the same as marketing?

•    The changing skill set of the in house recruiter

•    Rethinking relationships with recruitment agencies

•    The role of technology

Kevin and Dan also give us their views on the likely future for talent acquisition.

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