Ep 187: Talking Technology

Ep 187: Talking Technology

Contact: matt@metashift.co.uk It’s not often that you get to have a conversation with an actual robot, but that’s exactly what I was able to do at TA Tech in Lisbon last week. TA Tech is an industry conference dedicated to the cutting edge of recruiting technology, and it certainly lived up to its billing this year.

It’s not often that you get to have a conversation with an actual robot, but that’s exactly what I was able to do at TA Tech in Lisbon last week. TA Tech is an industry conference dedicated to the cutting edge of recruiting technology, and it certainly lived up to its billing this year.

As well as a robot and TNG the company behind it, I was also able to interview a number of the other conference speakers.

In this episode, you will hear:

  • Andreea Wade from Opening.io talking about algorithmic bias
  • Adam Gordon talking about world-class marketing techniques

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Ep 186: Data Driven Candidate Experience

Ep 186: Data Driven Candidate Experience

Contact – matt@metashift.co.uk Almost everyone I speak to who works in talent acquisition clearly recognises the importance of a high-quality candidate experience. However, despite this overwhelming consensus, providing even an acceptable level of candidate experience is still a challenge for a lot of employers.

Almost everyone I speak to who works in talent acquisition clearly recognizes the importance of a high-quality candidate experience. However, despite this overwhelming consensus, providing even an acceptable level of candidate experience is still a challenge for a lot of employers.

You can’t improve something if you don’t measure it and the lack of data employers have historically collected about their candidate experience is disappointing, to say the least. However, it finally looks like things are changing for the better.

My guest this week is Hayke Tjemmes from Dutch e-commerce giant Wehkamp. Wehkamp has spent the last 12 months building a framework that measures the right data for them to be able to continuously improve their candidate experience in an effective way.

In the interview we discuss:

  • Wehkamp’s recruiting challenges
  • Why candidate experience is so important to them as a business
  • The limits of using NPS in isolation
  • Measuring candidate velocity
  • Combining data points to generate actionable insights
  • Feedback response rates from candidates at different stages of the process
  • The strategy behind their new careers site

Hayke also shares some of the surprising insights their data has revealed and talks about their move towards predictive recruiting.

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Ep 185 Talent Attraction and Talent Branding

Ep 185: Talent Attraction and Talent Branding

Contact – matt@metashift.co.uk Regular listeners to the show will know how much I love strategic recruitment marketing that is based around effective storytelling. To me, it’s the future of talent acquisition and something every employer needs to be doing.

Regular listeners to the show will know how much I love strategic recruitment marketing that is based around effective storytelling. To me, it’s the future of talent acquisition and something every employer needs to be doing.

One company who I think does this brilliantly is Indeed, and I’m delighted to have Bryan Chaney their Director of  Global Employer Branding as my guest this week. Bryan shares some brilliant insights into Indeed’s strategy and it really is a must listen for anyone working in talent acquisition.

In the interview we discuss:

  • The unique recruiting challenges at Indeed
  • Employer Branding versus Talent Branding
  • Employer Brand strategy.
  • Finding, curating and elevating stories that already exist and telling them in different ways.
  • Creating an employee-generated content engine and influencer programme
  • The relationship between talent acquisition and marketing
  • Rebranding from talent acquisition to talent attraction
  • Measuring success
  • Cultural Add versus cultural fit

Bryan also shares his favourite employee story and talks about what’s next for talent acquisition and employer branding.

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Ep 184: Strategic Recruiting

Ep 184: Strategic Recruiting

Contact – matt@metashift.co.uk As we all know recruiting is currently going through a massive period of evolution. Skill shortages, different ways of working and changes in the way we communicate are all contributing to the need for recruiting to be more strategic. But what does an effective recruiting strategy look like in 2019?

As we all know recruiting is currently going through a massive period of evolution. Skill shortages, different ways of working and changes in the way we communicate are all contributing to the need for recruiting to be more strategic. But what does an effective recruiting strategy look like in 2019?

My guest this week is Mark Duebel, Global Technical Recruiter at Elastic Search. Elastic is facing some really interesting recruiting challenges which they are addressing in a very strategic way.

In the interview we discuss:

  • The unique nature of Elastic’s recruiting challenges
  • The problems of marketing distributed jobs with no fixed location
  • Dealing with a high level of inbound applications in a human way while keeping the bar high
  • Elastic’s “source code” culture
  • Structured recruiting processes
  • The role of automation and technology

Mark also talks us through the move from reactive to strategic recruiting and his thoughts on the future direction of talent acquisition at Elastic

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Ep 183: Rebel Talent

Ep 183: Rebel Talent

Contact – matt@metashift.co.uk In recent weeks we’ve had a few discussions on this show about the need for employers to find and nurture people with different mindsets from their existing norms. Digital transformation and exponential business change mean that companies need to be thinking very differently about talent.

In recent weeks we’ve had a few discussions on this show about the need for employers to find and nurture people with different mindsets from their existing norms. Digital transformation and exponential business change mean that companies need to be thinking very differently about talent.

One of the key global thought leaders helping employers do this is Harvard Business School, Professor Francesca Gino. Francesca focuses on the psychology that drives people’s decisions at work and is the author of the best selling book “Rebel Talent”.

In the interview we discuss:

  • Why companies need rebel talent and to encourage rebel behavior
  • The 5 characteristics of rebel talent
  • Rule-breaking as a constructive force
  • Recruiting, nurturing and developing rebel talent
  • How we can all be more rebel

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