Ep 168: Bruce Daisley And The Joy Of Work

Ep 168: Bruce Daisley And The Joy Of Work

I’m absolutely delighted that my guest this week is Bruce Daisley, VP EMEA at Twitter. Not only is Bruce a senior Twitter executive he is also a passionate advocate of using science to improve workplace culture.

I’m absolutely delighted that my guest this week is Bruce Daisley, VP EMEA at Twitter. Not only is Bruce a senior Twitter executive he is also a passionate advocate of using science to improve workplace culture. He runs a hugely successful podcast on the topic called Eat Sleep Work Repeat and is currently at the top of the bestseller lists with his book The Joy Of Work.

In our interview, we talk about some of the things he has learnt studying workplace culture as well as Twitter’s plans for the future.

In the interview we discuss:

• Why Bruce started his podcast and who he feels has been his stand out guests

• Why science often flies in the face of everyday workplace habits and practices

• Interventions to stop burn out.

• Why most meetings are ineffective

• Physiological safety in the workplace

• The science of diversity

Bruce also talks about what’s next for Twitter.

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Ep 168: Bruce Daisley And The Joy Of Work

Ep 167: LinkedIn’s Global Talent Trends

Ep 167: LinkedIn’s Global Talent Trends

The early part of any new year is always dominated by articles and videos exploring predictions of the trends that will effect talent acquisition over the coming 12 months. Unfortunately, a large proportion of this content tends to be unsupported opinion, so it always good to see trend research which is based on robust data.

The early part of any new year is always dominated by articles and videos exploring predictions of the trends that will effect talent acquisition over the coming 12 months. Unfortunately, a large proportion of this content tends to be unsupported opinion, so it always good to see trend research which is based on robust data.

One such publication is LinkedIn’s Global Talent Trends Report which is based on a survey of 5000 talent professionals in 35 countries combined with behavioural data from LinkedIn’s own platform. To discuss the findings of the report my guest this week is Mark Lobosco, VP of LinkedIn Talent Solutions.

In the interview we discuss:

• The changing relationship between employee and employer

• How can employers identify soft skills earlier in the hiring process?

• Is workplace flexibility essential or just a perk?

• How companies can be part of the solution for dealing with workplace harassment

• Why pay transparency is vital in shaping the future or recruiting and talent

You can download a copy of Global Talent Trends 2019 here.

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Ep 167: LinkedIn's Global Talent Trends

Ep 166: The Power Of Employee Advocacy

Ep 166: The Power Of Employee Advocacy

Employee Advocacy is something I’ve seen used very effectively to promote employer brands and solve recruiting challenges. Despite its apparent effectiveness, it is still not a technique that is being widely used in Talent Acquisition. So how do you use Employee Advocacy effectively and how can technology help?

Employee Advocacy is something I’ve seen used very effectively to promote employer brands and solve recruiting challenges. Despite its apparent effectiveness, it is still not a technique that is being widely used in Talent Acquisition.

So how do you use Employee Advocacy effectively and how can technology help? To help us find the answers, my guest this week is Andrew Seel, CEO of Qubist. Qubist work with a number of employers on employee advocacy for talent acquisition and Andrew has some great insights to share.

In the interview we discuss:

• What is employee advocacy and what does and employer advocacy platform do?

• What recruitment challenges can employee advocacy solve

• The vital importance of trust, transparency and personal connection

• The importance of senior stakeholder buy-in

• How do you drive consistent participation?

Andrew also talks through the work Qubist have recently done with The John Lewis Partnership and gives his view of what the future looks like for employee advocacy.

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Ep 166: The Power Of Employee Advocacy

Ep 165: The Power Of Storytelling

Ep 165: The Power Of Storytelling

One of my key objectives for 2019 is to help my clients, and indeed the industry as a whole be much better at using storytelling for talent acquisition. When we are lost in the noise that surrounds the development of recruiting technology we can tend to forget or sometimes not even realise that is is storytelling that makes recruiting work in everything from creating an EVP to writing a job advert.

One of my key objectives for 2019 is to help my clients, and indeed the industry as a whole be much better at using storytelling for talent acquisition. When we are lost in the noise that surrounds the development of recruiting technology we can tend to forget or sometimes not even realise that is is storytelling that makes recruiting work in everything from creating an EVP to writing a job advert.

My guest this week is Matt Johnson from The Impossible Company. Matt is another advocate of business storytelling and has some great thoughts on how it can be used strategically for talent acquisition.

In the interview we discuss:

• Matt’s own story and his take on business storytelling

• How stories help develop co-operation

• The elements of a great story

• Great examples of storytelling used in talent acquisition

• Story powered onboarding

• The role of technology

Matt also shares his advice on how companies can get started with storytelling or optimize the stories they are already telling.

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Ep 165: The Power Of Storytelling

Ep 164: Algorithmic Bias In Hiring

Ep 164: Algorithmic Bias In Hiring

For the first show of 2019, I want to address a topic that is critically important for everyone in talent acquisition. There has been some talk about the potential for the algorithms that power recruiting technology to introduce bias into the hiring process but not much analysis on what is actually happening.

For the first show of 2019, I want to address a topic that is critically important for everyone in talent acquisition. There has been some talk about the potential for the algorithms that power recruiting technology to introduce bias into the hiring process but not much analysis on what is actually happening.

To take a deeper dive into the subject, I’m delighted that my guest this week is Miranda Bogen from Upturn, a think tank non-profit with a mission to promote equity and justice in the design and use of digital technology. Upturn have recently published a report that explores algorithmic bias in hiring.

In the interview we discuss:

• Mapping out the predictive algorithms used at the various stage of the hiring process

• Are these recruiting technology tools a more significant risk for causing discrimination than they are a solution to it?

• Are algorithms actually making hiring decisions?

• “Effective deselection” in recruitment marketing and automated sourcing

• The problem with pattern matching

• Machine learning and employer data

• The legal implications of algorithmic recruiting

Miranda also shares her advice to both vendors and employers on what they can do to avoid automated bias.

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Ep 164: Algorithmic Bias In Hiring