Ep 147: The Evolution Of Assessment

Ep 147: The Evolution Of Assessment

I was looking back through the past episodes of the show recently, and I realised that very few of them had been dedicated to the critical evolution of methods and technology in assessment. To help me put this right my guest this week is Bas Van De Haterd.

I was looking back through the past episodes of the show recently, and I realised that very few of them had been dedicated to the critical evolution of methods and technology in assessment.

To help me put this right my guest this week is Bas Van De Haterd. Bas is an independent consultant and self-declared professional snoop. He has spent the last couple of years doing a deep dive into emerging assessment technologies and has some fantastic insights to share.

In the interview we discuss:

• How a real-life selection problem prompted his research

• The limited predictive value of the CV

• The difference in the speed of evolution and the rate of adoption of assessment technology

• Why traditional assessment methodologies are not scientifically valid

• The four categories of assessment tools

• Examples of companies who have abandoned CVs for a more up to date approach

• Advice to employers on choosing and implementing new methods of assessment

Bas also gives us his view on the future and explains why integration will be crucial.

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Ep 147: The Evolution Of Assessment

Ep 146: Innovation And Change

Ep 146: Innovation And Change

The only constant thing in business today is change and very often just keeping up with that chance can take up all of a recruiting team’s time. With innovation being so crucial for competitive talent advantage, how can talent acquisition professionals make sure they are innovating against a background of changing objectives, goals and expectations?

The only constant thing in business today is change and very often just keeping up with that chance can take up all of a recruiting team’s time. With innovation being so crucial for competitive talent advantage, how can talent acquisition professionals make sure they are innovating against a background of changing objectives, goals and expectations?

My guest this week is Anastacia Flores, Director of Recruiting for Pipeline Development, Systems and Operations at Pandora. Pandora is a company working in a rapidly changing industry where there is enormous competition for talent.

In the interview we discuss:

  • What does recruiting look like at Pandora and what are the biggest challenges
  • How do you keep pace with innovation?
  • The importance of data integrity and up to date talent pipelines
  • Metrics and KPIs to evaluate partnerships with hiring managers
  • Embedding company principles within the recruiting team
  • The importance of flexibility and partnership in recruitment technology

Anastacia also share what she is excited about for the future and underlines the critical importance of podcasts!

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Ep 146: Innovation And Change

Ep 145: Understanding Unconscious Bias

Ep 145: Understanding Unconscious Bias

There are many challenges that recruiters face on a day to day basis and perhaps the biggest of all of these is recognising and dealing with unconscious bias. Not just their own unconscious bias but also all the bias that exists throughout their organisations. So how should we recognise, understand and deal with unconscious bias?

There are many challenges that recruiters face on a day to day basis and perhaps the biggest of all of these is recognising and dealing with unconscious bias. Not just their own unconscious bias but also all the bias that exists throughout their organisations.

So how should we recognise, understand and deal with unconscious bias? My guest this week is Howard Ross who is the founder of management consultancy Cook Ross as well as being an author and recognised thought leader on identifying and addressing unconscious bias.

In the interview we discuss:

• Why the human brain is naturally biased

• Examples of unconscious bias and its effect on organisations

• What organisations can do to recognise and deal with unconscious bias

• The role of technology

• Which companies are doing a great job dealing with unconscious bis

Howard also talks about his new book and share his thoughts on the growing level of polarisation of thinking the world is experiencing.

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Ep 145: Understanding Unconscious Bias

Ep 144: Finding Great Talent At Speed And Scale

Ep 144: Finding Great Talent At Speed And Scale

The pace of change in business seems to get quicker every day. Disruption is everywhere, and companies are having to be ever more agile and ever more flexible. This means that many Talent Acquisition teams are having to work at an unprecedented pace and deal with challenges that are continually evolving.

The pace of change in business seems to get quicker every day. Disruption is everywhere, and companies are having to be ever more agile and ever more flexible. This means that many Talent Acquisition teams are having to work at an unprecedented pace and deal with challenges that are continually evolving.

My guest this week is Ronan Mooney, Chief of Staff and Head of HR for Web Summit. Web Summit is currently in massive scale-up mode and Ronan has some brilliant insights to share on dealing with hyper growth and rapid change.

In the interview we discuss:

• The recruitment challenges of a scale up business

• Developing a recruiting team which is fit for purpose

• Managing stakeholder’s time

• Metrics and monitoring

• The importance of an honest pitch and recruitment process

• How expert recruiters can build credibility in 30 seconds

• Recruiting with no established employer brand.

Ronan also gives us his take on recruiting technology and shares what he is looking forward to the most about attending the Hiring Success conference in Berlin in September.

More details on the Hiring Success Conference

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Finding Great Talent At Speed And Scale

Ep 143: Getting Remote Working Right

Ep 143: Getting Remote Working Right

One of my favourite things about living near Edinburgh is festival time in August. As well as the world famous Edinburgh Fringe, the city hosts many other festivals during the month including Turing Fest, a leading tech industry conference which I have enjoyed attending for the last couple years.

One of my favourite things about living near Edinburgh is festival time in August. As well as the world famous Edinburgh Fringe, the city hosts many other festivals during the month including Turing Fest, a leading tech industry conference which I have enjoyed attending for the last couple years.

My guest this week is James Mayes, CEO of Mind The Product who was at Turing Fest this year delivering a presentation on Remote Working. I caught up with him in the expo hall after he came off stage, to find out more about a topic that is hugely relevant to the world of HR and Recruiting.

In the interview we discuss:

• Mind The Product and James’ background in the recruiting industry

• What does remote working actually mean and how can it be inclusive?

• “Remote first” thinking

• How to run a conference call with remote workers

• Te importance of face to face contact

• Why a short office closure can build empathy

James also identifies companies with a successful remote working strategy and share some thoughts on Turing Fest itself.

James’ presentation slides on SlideShare

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Getting Remote Working Right