Ep 198: Building Recruiter Capability

Ep 198: Building Recruiter Capability

Contact – matt@metashift.co.uk With talent acquisition continuously changing and evolving, making sure your recruiters have the right skills is critical for employer hiring success. But what are the skills needed, what should recruiters be doing develop them, and how should their employers be supporting this process?

With talent acquisition continuously changing and evolving, making sure your recruiters have the right skills is critical for employer hiring success. But what are the skills needed, what should recruiters be doing develop them, and how should their employers be supporting this process?

My guest this week is Rachel Dalboth Strategy and Capability Director for the Forum For In House Recruitment Managers, otherwise known as The Firm. The Firm is a collaborative support community for in house recruiters and has recently done several very interesting research projects around recruiter capability.

In the interview we discuss:

  • The FIRM and its work
  • The definition of recruiter capability
  • The critical skills in house recruiters need in 2019 and how they currently measure up against them.
  • When confidence is overconfidence
  • Typical areas for development
  • How the growth of technology is changing the type of skills which are needed

Rachel also shares what she is seeing the best employers doing to build capability and gives more details on how companies can get involved with The Firm.

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Ep 197: How To Buy Technology

Ep 197: How To Buy Technology

Buying effective HR and/or Talent Acquisition technology is extremely hard. Setting the right objectives, understanding analytics and knowing whether to go for an end to end solution or a combination of best of breed services are some just some of the issues to be faced.

Buying effective HR and/or Talent Acquisition technology is extremely hard. Setting the right objectives, understanding analytics and knowing whether to go for an end to end solution or a combination of best of breed services are some just some of the issues to be faced.

My guest this week is Matt Burns from The Global HR Collective. Matt is an award-winning former HR executive with a wealth of experience in building successful technology strategies.

In the interview we discuss:

  • Where to start with HR and Recruiting technology
  • The importance of defining outcomes
  • Using data to predict and prevent issues
  • Establishing effective ROI
  • Automation

Matt also shares his thoughts on the future of the HR profession and talks about his approach to social entrepreneurship.

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Ep 196: Addressing Gender Imbalance In Tech

Ep 196: Addressing Gender Imbalance In Tech

Contact: matt@metashift.co.uk The current gender balance in the tech workforce is a well-documented issue and something that sadly is still a massive problem for employers. Back in 2015, I interviewed Sinead Bunting about the then newly created Tech Talent Charter, an initiative designed to bring together industries and organisations to drive diversity and address gender imbalance in technology roles.

The current gender balance in the tech workforce is a well-documented issue and something that sadly is still a massive problem for employers. Back in 2015, I interviewed Sinead Bunting about the then newly created Tech Talent Charter, an initiative designed to bring together industries and organizations to drive diversity and address gender imbalance in technology roles. Four years on, it was great to catch up with Sinead again to see how things have progressed and what companies are proactively doing to solve this problem.

In the interview we discuss:

  • The core principles of the Tech Talent Charter
  • The power of sharing data
  • What recruiting best practices employers should be following to improve gender balance
  • The importance of language
  • Retention and belonging
  • Flexible working and shared parental leave
  • Unconscious bias
  • Ambassadors, Allies, and Advocates

Sinead also talks about the future of the Tech Talent Charter and shares details on how employers can get involved.

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Ep 195: Supercharged Referral Hiring

Ep 195: Supercharged Referral Hiring

Contact: matt@metashift.co.uk We’ve covered the topic of referral hiring a few times on the podcast before; however, it is definitely something to keep revisiting as many employers still aren’t using referral hiring to its full potential. My guest this week is Dakota Younger, Founder and CEO of referral based hiring solution Boon.

We’ve covered the topic of referral hiring a few times on the podcast before; however, it is definitely something to keep revisiting as many employers still aren’t using referral hiring to its full potential.

My guest this week is Dakota Younger, Founder and CEO of referral based hiring solution Boon. In our conversation, we do a deep dive into what makes referral hiring work, its advantages, disadvantages and enormous future potential.

In the interview, we discuss:

  • The techniques Dakota used to achieve 84% of hires via referrals in his recruitment business.
  • The advantages of referral hiring
  • The reasons why many employers are still missing out in this area.
  • The vital importance of process and communication
  • The role of rewards and bounties
  • The balance between humans and technology in today’s referral hiring process
  • The negative aspects of referral hiring and how to mitigate them

Dakota also talks about the role of relationships and employer brand as well as sharing his vision for the future of referral hiring.

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Ep 194: Recruiting Automation In Action

Ep 194: Recruiting Automation In Action

As the debates about recruiting automation rumble on, it is easy sometimes to lose sight of the fact that automation isn’t actually all about technology. My guest this week is Brandon Batt, Director Of People Operations at Four Foods Group.

As the debates about recruiting automation rumble on, it is easy sometimes to lose sight of the fact that automation isn’t actually all about technology.

My guest this week is Brandon Batt, Director Of People Operations at Four Foods Group. Four Food Groups put recruiting automation in place a few years ago using some simple tech tools that anyone can access. Since then they’ve learned a lot about the balance between humans and technology, making this a fascinating case study that everyone can learn from

In the interview we discuss:

  • The challenges of recruiting in a candidate driven market
  • Brandon’s DIY approach to reducing friction in the recruiting process
  • Building a central recruiting function
  • Pairing the human aspect with the technology aspect in recruiting
  • Why it is easier to cancel on a robot

Four food’s talent experience and employer brand

Brandon also discusses what has surprised him the most during his Four Food’s journey and talks about their future plans and challenges.

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