Ep 223: The Future For Recruiters

Ep 223: The Future For Recruiters

Contact: matt@metashift.co.uk This is a podcast about the future of recruiting, and perhaps the one topic we’ve neglected to cover very often is the future of recruiters. To redress the balance my guest this week is Amy Schultz, Director of Talent Acquisition at LinkedIn.

This is a podcast about the future of recruiting, and perhaps the one topic we’ve neglected to cover very often is the future of recruiters.

To redress the balance my guest this week is Amy Schultz, Director of Talent Acquisition at LinkedIn. LinkedIn has recently published a research report titled ” The future of recruiting, the 7 ways your role will change” and it’s great to be able to get Amy’s practitioner perspective on the findings.

In the interview, we discuss:

  • What is the current state of the talent market and how is this affecting recruiting as a profession
  • How the role of a recruiter going to change
  • The three skills that will redefine recruiting
  • What recruitment teams should be doing to keep up with rapidly changing business needs
  • The essential metrics recruiters should be tracking and why
  • The role of technology

Amy also shares her key advice to recruiting professionals on how they can be ready for the future.

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Ep 222: Talent Mobility

Ep 222: Talent Mobility

Contact: matt@metashift.co.uk We talk a lot on this show about the future of work and its implications. However, it is critically important not to overlook the here and now. Work is already changing dramatically with huge consequences for everyone. So what should employers be doing to make sure they are fit for purpose in these changing times?

We talk a lot on this show about the future of work and its implications. However, it is critically important not to overlook the here and now. Work is already changing dramatically with huge consequences for everyone.

So what should employers be doing to make sure they are fit for purpose in these changing times?

My guest this week is Brynne Kennedy, founder of Topia and a congressional candidate for California. Brynne has recently written a book called “Flat, Fluid and Fast”, designed to help employers understand and adapt to the age of talent mobility.

In the interview, we discuss:

  • What is talent mobility?
  • The implications of a geographically mobile workforce
  • Redesigning the contract for work
  • New career paths and skills first recruiting.
  • Importance of embracing flexible work
  • Impact of office footprints, benefits and the structure of HR
  • Tech stack best practices

Brynne always talks through examples of companies doing this well and shares her thoughts on what work will look like in 10 years.

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Ep 221: The Power Of Culture

Ep 221: The Power Of Culture

Building a culture that attracts and retains the right talent is not an easy task. There is a lot of theory and discussion around this, but translating theory and discussion into practical reality can be very difficult. Accurately reflecting the culture in the employer brand and recruitment process is an additional challenge.

Building a culture that attracts and retains the right talent is not an easy task. There is a lot of theory and discussion around this, but translating theory and discussion into practical reality can be very difficult. Accurately reflecting the culture in the employer brand and recruitment process is an additional challenge.

My guest this week is Matt Jung co-founder of Comfort Research, the company behind the “Big Joe” range of products. Matt shares an incredibly honest account of his company’s journey to build a culture and establish a set of core values that guide everything they do and help them attract and retain the people they need to grow their business.

In the interview, we discuss:

  • Identifying core values and how Comfort Research got it wrong the first time
  • Rewarding behavior that champions core values
  • Using core values in the recruiting process
  • Why leaders should always be recruiting
  • Recruiters as “culture concierges.”

Matt also talks about what has surprised him most about building his business and what the future holds for Comfort Research.

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Ep 220: Talent Experience

Ep 220: Talent Experience

Over the last few years, there have been parallel conversations about candidate experience and talent experience. As thinking has developed, it has become obvious that these two things aren’t mutually exclusive and are in fact elements of an overall talent experience.

Over the last few years, there have been parallel conversations about candidate experience and talent experience. As thinking has developed, it has become obvious that these two things aren’t mutually exclusive and are in fact elements of an overall talent experience.

I recently undertook a research project in collaboration with Mervyn Dinnen and with the support of Saba Software, to explore the implications of a joined-up talent experience on talent acquisition. We spoke to several employers who are doing some exciting work in this area and have recently published our findings in a free whitepaper.

My guest in this episode is Duncan Miller from Saba Software. Duncan has some great insights to share on talent experience and how it might develop in the future.

In the interview, we discuss:

  • What is talent experience and why is it so important
  • How closely should candidate experience and employee experience be aligned
  • What are employers doing to create world-class talent experiences
  • The role of technology and its limitations
  • Early onboarding
  • Understanding the moments that matter most and the practicalities of personalization

Download our whitepaper

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Ep 219: Making Your Employer Brand Stand Out

Ep 219: Making Your Employer Brand Stand Out

Contact: matt@metashift.co.uk Employer branding has been the hot topic for the last several years as companies vie for competitive advantage in tight talent markets. But, despite all the focus, is employer branding actually getting worse and what do companies have to do to get noticed and connect with their talent audiences?

Employer branding has been the hot topic for the last several years as companies vie for competitive advantage in tight talent markets. But, despite all the focus, is employer branding actually getting worse and what do companies have to do to get noticed and connect with their talent audiences?

My guest this week is Ed Nathanson from Red Pill Talent, Ed has a vast amount of experience in helping build employer brands that stand out from the crowd and has some great practical tips to share.

In the interview, we discuss:

  • How employer brand is changing
  • Creating something meaning and memorable
  • The danger of being vanilla
  • Engagement as the ultimate measurement
  • Message and marketing

Ed also talks about making brands stand out and share some examples of what great looks like

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