Ep 179: Digital Talent At Bayer And Allianz

Ep 179: Digital Talent At Bayer And Allianz

Contact: matt@metashift.co.uk Hiring, retention and development strategies for digital talent are big news at the moment as many employers are struggling to get the skills they need into their business. Unsurprisingly Digital Transformation and its implications for talent was a big theme at the UNLEASH event held in London last month.

Hiring, retention and development strategies for digital talent are big news at the moment as many employers are struggling to get the skills they need into their business.

Unsurprisingly Digital Transformation and its implications for talent was a big theme at the UNLEASH event held in London last month. While I was there, I was lucky enough to speak to two of the excellent speakers about their experiences of driving digital transformation and finding and developing digital talent for their organizations.

First up is Sebastian Kolberg the VP Change Management for Digital Transformation at Bayer. Sebastian shares some fascinating insights into the reality of driving digital transformation in a large and diverse organization.

Topics discussed include:

  • Bayer’s Digital Transformation challenges
  • The importance of a compelling story
  • Digital talent strategies
  • The benefits of small experiments

My second interview is with Angelika Inglsperger Group Head Talent Acquisition and Talent Management at Allianz. In our conversation, we discuss the details of some of the tactics Allianz is using to acquire and retain digital talent

Topics discussed include:

  • Using Google Assistant as a recruitment marketing voice interface
  • Peer to peer employer branding for digital talent
  • Using problem-solving to get attention
  • Solving the challenges of retaining digital talent

 

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Ep 179: Digital Talent At Bayer And Allianz

Ep 178: Recruiting Automation Fact or Fiction?

Ep 178: Recruiting Automation Fact or Fiction?

Contact: matt@metashift.co.uk Recruiting automation is often talked about conceptually, but when you dig into the details, there is a big question mark around what is actually possible and what employers are actually currently doing in this area. At the same time, there are questions around quality, cost and candidate experience which just aren’t being adequately debated.

Recruiting automation is often talked about conceptually, but when you dig into the details, there is a big question mark around what is actually possible and what employers are actually currently doing in this area. At the same time, there are questions around quality, cost and candidate experience which just aren’t being adequately debated.

With this in mind, I decided it was time to investigate the issue in more detail, so I got together with experienced recruiting leader John Wallace to dig a bit deeper into the world recruiting automation.

In this episode you will find:

  • John Wallace’s thoughts and concerns about recruiting automation from the perspective of being the former head of resourcing at Barclays, Tesco Bank and Royal Bank Of Scotland.
  • An interview with Ben Gledhill, Heading of Resourcing at Yodel, on the practicalities of using technology to automate candidate communication at the front end of the recruiting process
  • An interview with Kevin Wheeler exploring the potential and likely future direction of recruiting automation
  • Mine and John’s summary and closing thoughts

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Ep 178: Recruiting Automation Fact or Fiction?

Ep 177: Culture, Community and Technology

Ep 177: Culture, Community and Technology

Contact – matt@metashift.co.uk What is a culture first organisation and how can culture be quantified and measured? As the relentless pace of change in recruiting and HR marches on, these are the kinds of questions that employers are finding themselves asking for the first time.

What is a culture first organization and how can culture be quantified and measured? As the relentless pace of change in recruiting and HR marches on, these are the kinds of questions that employers are finding themselves asking for the first time.

To help us understand the space where culture, technology, and analytics are colliding, my guest this week is Damon Klotz from Culture Amp. Damon’s career has surfed the wave of HR Technology growth in the last few years, and he also has helped create one of the most significant active communities in the industry.

In the interview we discuss:

  • Damon’s career story and his move from HR practitioner to vendor
  • The growth and power of the People Geeks community
  • What does culture mean and how do you measure it
  • The most common culture metrics
  • The importance of belonging
  • Building a culture first organization

Damon also shares his view on the future of HR Tech and the value it needs to provide for employees.

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Ep 177: Culture, Community and Technology

Ep 176: Evidence Based Recruiting

Ep 176: Evidence Based Recruiting

It is fantastic to see the increasing use of data-informed strategies in talent acquisition. However, while the industry is making progress in this area, generally there is still a lot more to be done when it comes to the use of data in recruitment marketing.

It is fantastic to see the increasing use of data-informed strategies in talent acquisition. However, while the industry is making progress in this area, generally there is still a lot more to be done when it comes to the use of data in recruitment marketing. Most recruitment marketing is not as sophisticated targeted or optimised as it can be, and that’s a real problem for employers.

My guest this week is Theo Smith recruitment manager at The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. NICE is an organisation with research and data at its core and Theo has been doing a great job at bringing an evidence-based approach to their recruitment marketing.

In the interview we discuss:

  • NICE’s recruiting challenges and how they have changed over the last few years
  • Evidence based recruiting and the power of in-depth research
  • Reaching out to new communities of talent.
  • Simple sources of talent audience data
  • A/B testing to increase quality conversions
  • The importance of specific language in job titles and keywords

Theo also talks about segmenting candidate journeys and the future of recruiting technology.

 

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Ep 176: Evidence Based Recruiting

Ep 175: The Structure Of Digital Transformation

Ep 175: The Structure Of Digital Transformation

In my recent interview with Tom Goodwin in Ep 172 of the show, we both agreed that the importance of hiring and developing the right talent for digital transformation is not discussed widely enough. This is a critical topic for me, and I really want to explore it in more detail over the coming weeks.

In my recent interview with Tom Goodwin in Ep 172 of the show, we both agreed that the importance of hiring and developing the right talent for digital transformation is not discussed widely enough. This is a critical topic for me, and I really want to explore it in more detail over the coming weeks.

My guest on this week’s show is Dorothee El Khoury from strategic consultancy The Hackett Group. Dorothee is their HR Practice lead and has done a huge amount of work benchmarking the structural changes HR and Recruiting have to go through to deliver the talent and skills required for Digital Transformation.

In the interview we discuss:

  • The Hackett’s Group’s methodology for identifying and monitoring trends
  • Why HR is critical to Digital Transformation
  • How structures, roles, and responsibilities are changing
  • The rise of recruitment marketing
  • The automation of processes and the future role of humans
  • Talent concierges and employer relationship managers
  • People analytics
  • The rate of adoption of digital technologies by HR and Recruiting

Dorothee also talks about some of the barriers to change and the danger of digital overload.

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Ep 175: The Structure Of Digital Transformation