Ep 175: The Structure Of Digital Transformation

Ep 175: The Structure Of Digital Transformation

In my recent interview with Tom Goodwin in Ep 172 of the show, we both agreed that the importance of hiring and developing the right talent for digital transformation is not discussed widely enough. This is a critical topic for me, and I really want to explore it in more detail over the coming weeks.

In my recent interview with Tom Goodwin in Ep 172 of the show, we both agreed that the importance of hiring and developing the right talent for digital transformation is not discussed widely enough. This is a critical topic for me, and I really want to explore it in more detail over the coming weeks.

My guest on this week’s show is Dorothee El Khoury from strategic consultancy The Hackett Group. Dorothee is their HR Practice lead and has done a huge amount of work benchmarking the structural changes HR and Recruiting have to go through to deliver the talent and skills required for Digital Transformation.

In the interview we discuss:

  • The Hackett’s Group’s methodology for identifying and monitoring trends
  • Why HR is critical to Digital Transformation
  • How structures, roles, and responsibilities are changing
  • The rise of recruitment marketing
  • The automation of processes and the future role of humans
  • Talent concierges and employer relationship managers
  • People analytics
  • The rate of adoption of digital technologies by HR and Recruiting

Dorothee also talks about some of the barriers to change and the danger of digital overload.

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Ep 175: The Structure Of Digital Transformation

 

 

Ep 174: Acquiring Digital Talent

Ep 174: Acquiring Digital Talent

To get in contact email me at matt@metashift.co.uk Attracting senior digital talent is a challenge for many employers as the pace of digital transformation intensifies. But how do smaller companies compete for talent against larger organisations who have bigger budgets and more resources?

Attracting senior digital talent is a challenge for many employers as the pace of digital transformation intensifies. But how do smaller companies compete for talent against larger organisations who have bigger budgets and more resources?

My guest this week is Jordon Meyer founder of Granular, a sixteen person company who have been brilliant at sourcing exceptional digital talent.

In the interview we discuss:

  • How Granular goes about recruiting and retaining talent
  • Untargeted outreach and why it doesn’t work
  • Creating the opportunity to tell your story
  • The benefits of building a bench through long term conversations
  • What is unique about Granular’s culture

Jordon also shares his advice on how other employers can get the digital talent they need

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Ep 174: Acquiring Digital Talent

Ep 173: Just In Time Recruiting

Ep 173: Just In Time Recruiting

We dedicate a lot of time on this show to talking about technology-driven change. It is also important to recognise the role process innovation is playing in the evolution of recruiting. Agile recruiting and Lean recruiting are just two of the phrases we are hearing a lot at the moment but what does this all mean in practice?

We dedicate a lot of time on this show to talking about technology-driven change. It is also important to recognise the role process innovation is playing in the evolution of recruiting. Agile recruiting and Lean recruiting are just two of the phrases we are hearing a lot at the moment but what does this all mean in practice?

My guest this week is Craig Brown from Just-In-Time-Recruiting. Craig is just the right combination of cutting edge thinker, and pragmatic recruiting practitioner needed to explain the current landscape adequately.

In the interview we discuss:

  • Theory versus practice
  • A framework for using lean and agile methodologies
  • The key elements of the “Lean Recruiting “Canvass.”
  • The importance of ratio analysis

Craig also talks through some specific examples of these methodologies in practice to illustrate their benefits.

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Ep 173: Just In Time Recruiting

 

Ep 172: Talent For Digital Transformation

Ep 172: Talent For Digital Transformation

Digital Transformation is something that is currently affecting every country, every industry and pretty much every company. Millions of words, countless conferences and thousands of hours of audio and video have been dedicated to it.

Digital Transformation is something that is currently affecting every country, every industry and pretty much every company. Millions of words, countless conferences and thousands of hours of audio and video have been dedicated to it. Despite this there seems to be very little attention paid to one of its most critical elements, having the right skills and talent available within the business to survive and thrive in our digital future.

One of the best books I’ve read on Digital Transformation recently is Digital Darwinism by Tom Goodwin, and I’m delighted to welcome him to the show as my guest this week Tom is Head of Innovation at Zenith and the most followed marketing influencers on LinkedIn. It was brilliant to get his view on talent and digital transformation.

In the interview we discuss:

  • The importance of asking good questions and listening
  • What is Digital Darwinism and what should companies be doing to survive and thrive
  • Why talent is so important to digital transformation and why so few companies talk about it
  • Is recruiting fit for purpose?
  • Why companies need to think and act differently about hiring

Tom also talks about the future of jobs and his view on where technology is taking us in the next couple of years.

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Ep 172: Talent For Digital Transformation

Ep 171: The Evolution Of Employer Branding

Ep 171: The Evolution Of Employer Branding

Long term listeners to the show will know how critically important I feel employer branding is to talent acquisition. Unfortunately though I still see lots of companies treating employer branding as a surface level marketing exercise rather than giving it the strategic depth it requires.

Long term listeners to the show will know how critically important I feel employer branding is to talent acquisition.  Unfortunately though I still see lots of companies treating employer branding as a surface level marketing exercise rather than giving it the strategic depth it requires.

I’m pleased to welcome employer branding consultant Neil Harrison as my guest this week to discuss what employers should be doing to build a compelling brand in 2019. Neil has over a decade of experience running major employer branding projects and has some great insights to share.

In the interview we discuss:

  • How the practice of employer branding has developed in the last ten years
  • The relationship between employer branding and marketing within organisations
  • Why employer brands need to continuously evolve and can’t just be a snapshot in time
  • The critical importance of research
  • The danger of creating a non-authentic employer brand

Neil also shares some practical examples of employer branding in action and gives us his view on its future evolution.

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Ep 171: The Evolution Of Employer Branding