Ep 161: Change Management & Adoption

Ep 161: Change Management & Adoption

The march of the new generation of recruitment technology continues unabated. 2018 has been a record year of investment in the space, and more and more employers are benefiting from the new tools and approaches.

The march of the new generation of recruitment technology continues unabated. 2018 has been a record year of investment in the space, and more and more employers are benefiting from the new tools and approaches. However change management, and user adoption are both critical to the success of any software implementation, and it seems slightly strange to me that there isn’t more discussion and debate on these topics in our industry.

My guest this week is Lauren Addy, Director of national recruiting at Colonial Life. Colonial Life is a highly entrepreneurial organization with a decentralised model, and this was something that made their recent national ATS roll out particularly challenging. In our interview, Lauren shares some of the thinking and strategies they used round change management and user adoption to ensure it was a success.

In the interview we discuss:

• The particular talent acquisition challenges at Colonial Life and in the insurance industry in general

• How talent acquisition innovates to keep pace in such an entrepreneurial business

• Building a referral culture

• The importance of over communicating

• Designing bespoke user training

• Measuring success

• The importance of choosing the right technology partner

Lauren also shares some of the key lessons she learnt from their ATS roll out and tells us what she is looking forward to in the future

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Ep 161: Change Management & Adoption

Ep 160: Should We Only Work Four Days A Week?

Ep 160: Should We Only Work Four Days A Week?

It’s fair to say that a lot of people are working more hours than they used to. The ubiquitous, always-on connectivity of mobile devices and the sheer pace of change in the workplace means more and more employees are facing burn out as the boundary between work life and home-life evaporates.

It’s fair to say that a lot of people are working more hours than they used to. The ubiquitous, always-on connectivity of mobile devices and the sheer pace of change in the workplace means more and more employees are facing burn out as the boundary between work life and home-life evaporates. However, there is a real conundrum here as in many countries levels of workplace productivity are actually falling despite more hours being worked

My guest this week is Joyce Maroney Executive Director of the Kronos Workforce Institute. Kronos has recently done some research into these issues across 8 countries, and the results seem to suggest that they may be some radical solutions to the problems.

In the interview we discuss:

• The conundrum of longer hours and reduced productivity

• What are the key interruptions that effect productively

• How can employers improve the situation

• Is a four day week possible and/or practical?

• The role of leadership

• The logistics of offering unlimited holidays

• Do attitudes vary from country to country?

Joyce also offers her advice to employers on how they can use these insights to recruit and retain the talent they need.

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Ep 160: Should We Only Work Four Days A Week?

Ep 159: Help My Boss Is A Robot!

Ep 159: Help My Boss Is A Robot!

It is always great to have futurists from outside our industry on the show. We live in disruptive times, and I think it is essential to listen to multiple perspectives on the way current trends will develop to create the future of the workplace. My guest this week is Steve Wells, COO of Fast Future.

 

It is always great to have futurists from outside our industry on the show. We live in disruptive times, and I think it is essential to listen to multiple perspectives on the way current trends will develop to create the future of the workplace.

My guest this week is Steve Wells, COO of Fast Future. A collaboration of futurists that I’ve always paid close attention to.

In the interview we discuss:

• Why the future is not just about technology

• What happens if your boss is a robot

• Fewer jobs for humans doesn’t have to be a dystopian vision

• Challenging the cultural DNA of organisations to enable better planning for the future

• The skills needed for a future of work that hasn’t been designed yet

• Which new technologies will create new sectors

Steve also talks about digital literacy and the importance of a very human future

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Ep 159: Help My Boss Is A Robot!

Ep 158: The Impact Of Employer Branding

Ep 158: The Impact Of Employer Branding

Employer Branding continues to be a hugely popular topic for discussion in the talent acquisition industry, probably because so many employers find it difficult to do. So why should companies bother with employer branding, what impact does it actually have and how does it relate to the employee experience?

Employer Branding continues to be a hugely popular topic for discussion in the talent acquisition industry, probably because so many employers find it difficult to do. So why should companies bother with employer branding, what impact does it actually have and how does it relate to the employee experience?

My guest this week is Toni Thompson, VP People & Talent at The Muse. Toni has some fantastic insights to share into the great work The Muse is doing on its employer brand and how this is directly impacting hiring and retention.

In the interview we discuss:

• The recruiting challenges The Muse faces

• The challenge of keeping an employer brand authentic as things change

• Using wow factors for a positive candidate experience

• What an EVP really is

• The relationship between employer brand and employee experience

• Why some employers find employer branding so difficult

• The measurable impact of employer brand on hiring and retention

Toni also talks about the role of technology and has some great advice to share on how employers can get started on strategic employer branding

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Ep 158: The Impact Of Employer Branding

Ep 157: Untapped Talent Pools

Ep 157: Untapped Talent Pools

Many employers around the globe are currently experiencing some kind of skill shortage in at least certain aspects of their hiring. The competition for talent is fierce, and we are seeing increasing investment in employer branding and recruitment marketing as a result.

Many employers around the globe are currently experiencing some kind of skill shortage in at least certain aspects of their hiring. The competition for talent is fierce, and we are seeing increasing investment in employer branding and recruitment marketing as a result.

However, hiding in plain sight there is an untapped talent pool of people attempting to return to the workforce after a career break. People who are being overlooked because of inflexible recruiting processes, automation and unconscious and conscious bias.

My guest this week is Dominie Moss, founder of The Return Hub, a company that places senior professionals who want to restart their careers back into work.

In the interview we discuss:

• Why it can be so difficult to get back into the workforce after a career break

• Why continued human intervention in the recruiting process is needed to achieve diverse hiring

• Busting myths about returners

• Career transitioning and transferable skills

• Ensuring hiring success and inclusion

• Returnships

Dominie also shares her advice to recruiters about what they should be doing to engage with this audience and talks about the critical role senior leadership teams need to play in diversity and inclusion.

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Ep 157: Untapped Talent Pools