Ep 241: Grit & Resilience In Talent Acquisition

Ep 241: Grit & Resilience In Talent Acquisition

Well, that wasn’t quite the start to the year I was expecting as I’ve been in and out of hospital for the last two weeks. I’m pleased to say though that I’m now well on the way to making a full recovery and regular podcasting service is now resumed.

Well, that wasn’t quite the start to the year I was expecting as I’ve been in and out of hospital for the last two weeks. I’m pleased to say though that I’m now well on the way to making a full recovery and regular podcasting service is now resumed. A huge thank you to Nick Price for helping me out and introducing last week’s episode, and I would strongly recommend you check out Career Life Stories to find out more about the great work he does.

So on with this week’s show. After my recent hospital experience, it seems very fitting that the main focus for this week’s guest is recruiting healthcare professionals. Blake Thiess is Director Of Talent Acquisition at Prestige Care. Recruiting healthcare professionals and nurses, in particular, is a real challenge in many countries, and Blake talks about the techniques his team use, as well as the importance of grit and resilience.

In the interview, we discuss:

  • Recruiting in a hyper-competitive environment
  • Pipelining with a CRM
  • Highly targeted recruitment marketing
  • Generating brand content
  • What do grit and resilience mean in practice
  • The skills recruiters need in 2020
  • The importance of leveraging video
  • Personal brand or employer brand

Blake also discusses the role of technology and shares his thoughts on the future of talent acquisition.

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Ep 240: Global Talent Trends In 2020

Ep 240: Global Talent Trends In 2020

Contact: matt@metashift.co.uk A couple of weeks ago, LinkedIn published its annual Global Talent Trends research which explored some of the key themes they are seeing developing in talent acquisition for 2020. My guest this week is, Amy Schultz, Director of Talent Acquisition at LinkedIn.

A couple of weeks ago, LinkedIn published its annual Global Talent Trends research which explored some of the key themes they are seeing developing in talent acquisition for 2020.

My guest this week is, Amy Schultz, Director of Talent Acquisition at LinkedIn. Amy is returning to the show for the second time to share her insights as a talent acquisition professional on the key findings in the research and also to tell us more about what we can expect to see from Linkedin in 2020

The key trends we discuss in the interview are:

Employee Experience

People Analytics

Internal Recruiting

Multi-Generational Workforce

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Ep 239: The Human Touch

Ep 239: The Human Touch

Contact: matt@metashift.co.uk With so much focus on technology, it’s essential not to forget the human nature of recruiting. Engagement, empathy, influence and persuasion are not currently hard wired into chatbots or algorithms and are vital elements of effective recruiting. My guest this week is Jodi Cohen, Director Talent Acquisition at The Tombras Group.

With so much focus on technology, it’s essential not to forget the human nature of recruiting. Engagement, empathy, influence, and persuasion are not currently hard wired into chatbots or algorithms and are vital elements of effective recruiting.

My guest this week is Jodi Cohen, Director Talent Acquisition at The Tombras Group. With many of Tombras’s hires having to relocate Jodi using empathy and the questioning skills, she learned as an agency recruiter to build high levels of trust with her target talent.

In the interview, we discuss:

  • The recruiting challenges at Tombras
  • Persuasion based on building trust
  • Personalization
  • Hiring manager relationships
  • Building an excellent candidate experience
  • The differences between agency recruiting and internal recruiting

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Ep 238: The Rise Of Talent Intelligence

Ep 238: The Rise Of Talent Intelligence

Contact: matt@metashift.co.uk Data based intelligence is a critical part of the modern world, but historically talent acquisition has tended to be based on gut feel and lived experience, making it very slow to wake up to the new realities of data-based decision making.

Data based intelligence is a critical part of the modern world, but historically talent acquisition has tended to be based on gut feel and lived experience, making it very slow to wake up to the new realities of data-based decision making. Thankfully things are now changing, and one aspect of this change is the rise of talent intelligence as a talent acquisition business function.

My guest this week is Marlieke Pols, Talent Intelligence analyst at Philips. Marklieke recently authored a whitepaper that Phillips has published aimed at helping employers better appreciate the immense value of talent intelligence as a critical part of any talent acquisition strategy.

In the interview, we discuss:

  • What is talent intelligence?
  • Why instinct is not good enough
  • Difference between talent intelligence and people analytics
  • The key benefits, KPIs and ROI of talent intelligence
  • Data sources
  • How many employers are using talent intelligence
  • Building the business case
  • The skills needed in a talent intelligence team.

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Ep 237: Analysing The Recruiting Technology Market

Ep 237: Analysing The Recruiting Technology Market

Contact: matt@metashift.co.uk The recruiting technology marketplace is getting extremely complex, and it can be challenging for talent acquisition leaders to develop fully effective technology strategies. My guest this week is David Wilson, CEO of industry analysts The Fosway Group. In our interview, David talks about the kind of approach and insights Fosway used to analyse talent technology markets.

The recruiting technology marketplace is getting extremely complex, and it can be challenging for talent acquisition leaders to develop fully effective technology strategies.

My guest this week is David Wilson, CEO of industry analysts The Fosway Group. In our interview, David talks about the kind of approach and insights Fosway used to analyze talent technology markets. We also talk in some depth about the HCM suite versus specialist solution debate. A debate I can see raging for some time yet and one that will continue to shape the patterns of investment and acquisition in the recruiting technology marketplace.

In the interview we discuss:

  • The role of an industry analyst
  • Headline findings from Fosway’s 9 Grid report into Talent Acquisition
  • Why the talent acquisition technology market is currently in flux
  • HCM suite vendors versus specialists
  • The evolution of the ATS / CRM debate
  • Ecosystems over systems
  • Current shortcomings in data and analytics

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