Ep 162: Talent Insights From LinkedIn

Ep 162: Talent Insights From LinkedIn

It’s that time of year when everyone is publishing their predictions for 2019. Will AI finally take over? Will Blockchain dominate? Well, the only way to really find out is to wait and see.

It’s that time of year when everyone is publishing their predictions for 2019. Will AI finally take over? Will Blockchain dominate? Well, the only way to really find out is to wait and see. As my contribution to the end of year prediction frenzy I’m going to dedicate the next two episodes of the show to some key areas I think Talent Acquisition professionals will be focusing on in 2019.

In this episode, I want to look at data and insights. This is a big topic that I will dive into in more details in future shows but, in the meantime, who better to give us a sense of the art of the possible than Eric Owski, Director, Product Management Talent Insights at Linkedin.

In the interview we discuss:

  • Why LinkedIn waited so long to launch a Talent Insights product
  • Using data to find and recruit in-demand talent
  • Using data insights to measure the comparative strength of employer brands
  • Use cases for talent insights and the successes forward thinking employer are already achieving.
  • Using data to optimise recruitment marketing budgets and set hiring manager expectations

Eric also shares some advice on how Talent Acquisition teams can get started using data strategically, and he also shares some of LinkedIn’s future plans for this area.

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Ep 162: Talent Insights From LinkedIn

Ep 161: Change Management & Adoption

Ep 161: Change Management & Adoption

The march of the new generation of recruitment technology continues unabated. 2018 has been a record year of investment in the space, and more and more employers are benefiting from the new tools and approaches.

The march of the new generation of recruitment technology continues unabated. 2018 has been a record year of investment in the space, and more and more employers are benefiting from the new tools and approaches. However change management, and user adoption are both critical to the success of any software implementation, and it seems slightly strange to me that there isn’t more discussion and debate on these topics in our industry.

My guest this week is Lauren Addy, Director of national recruiting at Colonial Life. Colonial Life is a highly entrepreneurial organization with a decentralised model, and this was something that made their recent national ATS roll out particularly challenging. In our interview, Lauren shares some of the thinking and strategies they used round change management and user adoption to ensure it was a success.

In the interview we discuss:

• The particular talent acquisition challenges at Colonial Life and in the insurance industry in general

• How talent acquisition innovates to keep pace in such an entrepreneurial business

• Building a referral culture

• The importance of over communicating

• Designing bespoke user training

• Measuring success

• The importance of choosing the right technology partner

Lauren also shares some of the key lessons she learnt from their ATS roll out and tells us what she is looking forward to in the future

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Ep 161: Change Management & Adoption

Ep 160: Should We Only Work Four Days A Week?

Ep 160: Should We Only Work Four Days A Week?

It’s fair to say that a lot of people are working more hours than they used to. The ubiquitous, always-on connectivity of mobile devices and the sheer pace of change in the workplace means more and more employees are facing burn out as the boundary between work life and home-life evaporates.

It’s fair to say that a lot of people are working more hours than they used to. The ubiquitous, always-on connectivity of mobile devices and the sheer pace of change in the workplace means more and more employees are facing burn out as the boundary between work life and home-life evaporates. However, there is a real conundrum here as in many countries levels of workplace productivity are actually falling despite more hours being worked

My guest this week is Joyce Maroney Executive Director of the Kronos Workforce Institute. Kronos has recently done some research into these issues across 8 countries, and the results seem to suggest that they may be some radical solutions to the problems.

In the interview we discuss:

• The conundrum of longer hours and reduced productivity

• What are the key interruptions that effect productively

• How can employers improve the situation

• Is a four day week possible and/or practical?

• The role of leadership

• The logistics of offering unlimited holidays

• Do attitudes vary from country to country?

Joyce also offers her advice to employers on how they can use these insights to recruit and retain the talent they need.

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Ep 160: Should We Only Work Four Days A Week?

Ep 159: Help My Boss Is A Robot!

Ep 159: Help My Boss Is A Robot!

It is always great to have futurists from outside our industry on the show. We live in disruptive times, and I think it is essential to listen to multiple perspectives on the way current trends will develop to create the future of the workplace. My guest this week is Steve Wells, COO of Fast Future.

 

It is always great to have futurists from outside our industry on the show. We live in disruptive times, and I think it is essential to listen to multiple perspectives on the way current trends will develop to create the future of the workplace.

My guest this week is Steve Wells, COO of Fast Future. A collaboration of futurists that I’ve always paid close attention to.

In the interview we discuss:

• Why the future is not just about technology

• What happens if your boss is a robot

• Fewer jobs for humans doesn’t have to be a dystopian vision

• Challenging the cultural DNA of organisations to enable better planning for the future

• The skills needed for a future of work that hasn’t been designed yet

• Which new technologies will create new sectors

Steve also talks about digital literacy and the importance of a very human future

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Ep 159: Help My Boss Is A Robot!

Ep 158: The Impact Of Employer Branding

Ep 158: The Impact Of Employer Branding

Employer Branding continues to be a hugely popular topic for discussion in the talent acquisition industry, probably because so many employers find it difficult to do. So why should companies bother with employer branding, what impact does it actually have and how does it relate to the employee experience?

Employer Branding continues to be a hugely popular topic for discussion in the talent acquisition industry, probably because so many employers find it difficult to do. So why should companies bother with employer branding, what impact does it actually have and how does it relate to the employee experience?

My guest this week is Toni Thompson, VP People & Talent at The Muse. Toni has some fantastic insights to share into the great work The Muse is doing on its employer brand and how this is directly impacting hiring and retention.

In the interview we discuss:

• The recruiting challenges The Muse faces

• The challenge of keeping an employer brand authentic as things change

• Using wow factors for a positive candidate experience

• What an EVP really is

• The relationship between employer brand and employee experience

• Why some employers find employer branding so difficult

• The measurable impact of employer brand on hiring and retention

Toni also talks about the role of technology and has some great advice to share on how employers can get started on strategic employer branding

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Ep 158: The Impact Of Employer Branding