Ep 225: Hiring Military Veterans

Ep 225: Hiring Military Veterans

Contact: matt@metashift.co.uk Hiring ex-armed forces personnel is a topic that doesn’t get as much bandwidth as it deserves. So how should employers be behaving and communicating to tap into this incredible pool of talent effectively? My guest this week is Tim Redfern, Managing Director, Defence at Amey.

Hiring ex-armed forces personnel is a topic that doesn’t get as much bandwidth as it deserves. So how should employers be behaving and communicating to tap into this incredible pool of talent effectively?

My guest this week is Tim Redfern, Managing Director, Defence at Amey.

In the interview, we discuss:

  • Tim’s own experience of transitioning his career on leaving The Royal Navy
  • The broader transition challenges facing armed forces personnel
  • Translating the language of transferable skills
  • Common employer misconceptions
  • Changing the recruiting mindset on skills
  • Messaging that resonates
  • Salary and marketing value

Tim also shares details on what Amey does to attract and retain forces leavers.

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Ep 224: The Realities Of Recruiting Technology

Ep 224: The Realities Of Recruiting Technology

Contact: matt@metashift.co.uk Implementing and then working with recruitment technology on a day to day basis can have some challenges. So how can you make sure you are getting the most from your system in terms of driving the efficiency and end-user satisfaction needed to achieve key recruiting objectives?

Implementing and then working with recruitment technology on a day to day basis can have some challenges. So how can you make sure you are getting the most from your system in terms of driving the efficiency and end-user satisfaction needed to achieve key recruiting objectives?

To share the benefits of their experience my guests this week are Megan Deville, an HRIS Analyst and Allison Thomas, Talent Acquisition Recruiter both of whom work for Laitram.

In the interview, we discuss:

  • Laitram’s recruiting challenges
  • Using tech to create more recruiter time
  • Finding quality in quantity
  • Driving process and tool adoption
  • The power of diversity of thought
  • Keeping pace with growth
  • The importance of the personal touch

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Ep 223: The Future For Recruiters

Ep 223: The Future For Recruiters

Contact: matt@metashift.co.uk This is a podcast about the future of recruiting, and perhaps the one topic we’ve neglected to cover very often is the future of recruiters. To redress the balance my guest this week is Amy Schultz, Director of Talent Acquisition at LinkedIn.

This is a podcast about the future of recruiting, and perhaps the one topic we’ve neglected to cover very often is the future of recruiters.

To redress the balance my guest this week is Amy Schultz, Director of Talent Acquisition at LinkedIn. LinkedIn has recently published a research report titled ” The future of recruiting, the 7 ways your role will change” and it’s great to be able to get Amy’s practitioner perspective on the findings.

In the interview, we discuss:

  • What is the current state of the talent market and how is this affecting recruiting as a profession
  • How the role of a recruiter going to change
  • The three skills that will redefine recruiting
  • What recruitment teams should be doing to keep up with rapidly changing business needs
  • The essential metrics recruiters should be tracking and why
  • The role of technology

Amy also shares her key advice to recruiting professionals on how they can be ready for the future.

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Ep 222: Talent Mobility

Ep 222: Talent Mobility

Contact: matt@metashift.co.uk We talk a lot on this show about the future of work and its implications. However, it is critically important not to overlook the here and now. Work is already changing dramatically with huge consequences for everyone. So what should employers be doing to make sure they are fit for purpose in these changing times?

We talk a lot on this show about the future of work and its implications. However, it is critically important not to overlook the here and now. Work is already changing dramatically with huge consequences for everyone.

So what should employers be doing to make sure they are fit for purpose in these changing times?

My guest this week is Brynne Kennedy, founder of Topia and a congressional candidate for California. Brynne has recently written a book called “Flat, Fluid and Fast”, designed to help employers understand and adapt to the age of talent mobility.

In the interview, we discuss:

  • What is talent mobility?
  • The implications of a geographically mobile workforce
  • Redesigning the contract for work
  • New career paths and skills first recruiting.
  • Importance of embracing flexible work
  • Impact of office footprints, benefits and the structure of HR
  • Tech stack best practices

Brynne always talks through examples of companies doing this well and shares her thoughts on what work will look like in 10 years.

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Ep 221: The Power Of Culture

Ep 221: The Power Of Culture

Building a culture that attracts and retains the right talent is not an easy task. There is a lot of theory and discussion around this, but translating theory and discussion into practical reality can be very difficult. Accurately reflecting the culture in the employer brand and recruitment process is an additional challenge.

Building a culture that attracts and retains the right talent is not an easy task. There is a lot of theory and discussion around this, but translating theory and discussion into practical reality can be very difficult. Accurately reflecting the culture in the employer brand and recruitment process is an additional challenge.

My guest this week is Matt Jung co-founder of Comfort Research, the company behind the “Big Joe” range of products. Matt shares an incredibly honest account of his company’s journey to build a culture and establish a set of core values that guide everything they do and help them attract and retain the people they need to grow their business.

In the interview, we discuss:

  • Identifying core values and how Comfort Research got it wrong the first time
  • Rewarding behavior that champions core values
  • Using core values in the recruiting process
  • Why leaders should always be recruiting
  • Recruiters as “culture concierges.”

Matt also talks about what has surprised him most about building his business and what the future holds for Comfort Research.

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