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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Ep 193: The Chad And Cheese Crossover

Ep 193: The Chad And Cheese Crossover

Welcome to a unique cross over show where The Recruiting Future Podcast and The Chad & Cheese Show collide. For those of you not familiar with Chad and Cheese, their show is an institution in the recruitment technology space billing itself as “HR’s most dangerous podcast”.

Welcome to a unique cross over show where The Recruiting Future Podcast and The Chad & Cheese Show collide. For those of you not familiar with Chad and Cheese, their show is an institution in the recruitment technology space billing itself as “HR’s most dangerous podcast”.

I finally got to meet the guys face to face in Lisbon a few weeks back and, as you’ll hear, Chad hatched this plan for a podcast crossover.

This show will also be broadcast as an episode of the Chad and Cheese show with a slightly different edit. It a long and boring story but I’ve had to cut out the usual profanity that comes with an episode of the Chad and Cheese show due to Apple Podcasts distribution restrictions in some of the countries where my show has an audience. So with that said take a  listen for a discussion round recruiting technology adoption and future of the space and if you want to hear the version with all the swearing (although there wasn’t really that much) then you can check that out at Chadandcheese.com afterwards.

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Ep 192: Focusing On Employee Experience

Ep 192: Focusing On Employee Experience

Contact – matt@metashift.co.uk More and more companies are recognising the importance of building an employee experience that enables them to attract, retain and develop the talent they need. There is a lot of theoretical debate about how this should be done, but how are things actually working on a practical level.

More and more companies are recognizing the importance of building an employee experience that enables them to attract, retain and develop the talent they need. There is a lot of theoretical debate about how this should be done, but how are things actually working on a practical level.

My guest this week is Tonille Miller Global VP of Culture and People Engagement at Startek. Startek has 50,000 employees across 13 countries and in our interview, Tonille talks through some of the practicalities of creating an employee experience at that scale.

In the interview we discuss:

What does employer experience actually mean and how do you measure it

Creating a people experience that treats employees the same way as customers

How to keep people engaged

The challenge of building a culture after a significant global business merger

Building a corporate careers site and using it to recruit passionate, purpose-driven people

The role of technology in employee experience

Tonille also talks about her experience adapting a global strategy to work in local markets and shares her thoughts on the future of employee experience.

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Ep 191: The Potential Of Virtual Reality

Ep 191: The Potential Of Virtual Reality

Whenever I talk about the future of recruiting, I always mention virtual reality as something we should all be keeping a close eye on. With that in mind, I invited Bruce Ballantine, the creative director of Articise to share a pragmatic view on the current state of the industry and give me a demo of some of their work in the HR space.

Whenever I talk about the future of recruiting, I always mention virtual reality as something we should all be keeping a close eye on. With that in mind, I invited Bruce Ballantine, the creative director of Articise to share a pragmatic view on the current state of the industry and give me a demo of some of their work in the HR space.

In the interview we discuss:

  • What is virtual reality
  • The difference between virtual reality, augmented reality and mixed reality.
  • The power of immersive, interactive storytelling
  • Will the latest headsets expand VR into a mass medium?
  • The limitations of VR
  • Considerations when using  VR for talent acquisition
  • The future of VR

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Ep 190: Building A Disruption Mindset

Ep 190: Building A Disruption Mindset

Contact – matt@metashift.co.uk Back in 2008, I read a book about emerging social technologies that had a massive influence on the direction of my career. That book was called Groundswell, and I’m delighted that one of its authors is my guest this week.

Back in 2008, I read a book about emerging social technologies that had a massive influence on the direction of my career. That book was called Groundswell, and I’m delighted that one of its authors is my guest this week. Charlene Li is now the bestselling author of six books, an analyst, entrepreneur, advisor, and investor. She is also one of the preeminent experts on the topic of digital transformation.

Charlene’s new book is called The Disruption Mindset, and in our conversation, we discuss the talent strategies and thinking required for digital transformation.

In the interview, we discuss:

  • How things have changed and developed in the decade since Groundswell
  • The disruption mindset, what it is and why it is important
  • The importance of people and culture in digital transformation
  • What makes a disruptive leader and how do you build a disruptive team
  • Why digitization of the workplace is the most significant opportunity for radical change

Charlene also shares some examples of companies who are fully considering people issues in their digital transformation strategies.

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