Ep 215: Talent Acquisition Technology

Ep 215: Talent Acquisition Technology

A couple of weeks back, I had the great pleasure of attending the TA Tech North America event in Austin, Texas. There were some great content and discussions which explored the current and future state of talent acquisition technology. In this week’s show, I have four interviews to give you a flavour of the key topics at the event.

A couple of weeks back, I had the great pleasure of attending the TA Tech North America event in Austin, Texas. There were some great content and discussions which explored the current and future state of talent acquisition technology.

In this week’s show, I have four interviews to give you a flavour of the key topics at the event.

Firstly I interview:

  • Terry Baker from Pandologic about the TA Tech Stack research and the disconnect between employers and vendors.
  • George LaRocque from HRWins about the amount of investment in talent acquisition technology in 2019
  • Jessica Miller-Merrell from Workology about recruitment marketing and the user implications of job boards buying and selling traffic.

I then got the opportunity to get on the main stage and host a fireside chat with Shannon Offord, VP Strategic Partnerships and Alliance at DirectEmployers Association.

In our interview, we discuss:

  • The aims and objectives of DirectEmployers Association
  • The biggest challenges employers are currently facing.
  • Flexible working and Diversity
  • Accessibility in recruitment technology
  • The future of the industry

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Ep 214: Recruiting For A Changing World

Ep 214: Recruiting For A Changing World

Contact – matt@metashift.co.uk Work is changing. Jobs are changing. Is recruiting changing quickly enough to keep up? The demand for new mixes of skills and ever-shortening tenure means that recruiting needs to be extremely flexible and work faster than it ever has before. My guest this week is Nikos Moraitakis, CEO of Workable.

Work is changing. Jobs are changing. Is recruiting changing quickly enough to keep up?  The demand for new mixes of skills and ever-shortening tenure means that recruiting needs to be extremely flexible and work faster than it ever has before.

My guest this week is Nikos Moraitakis, CEO of Workable. Workable work with 20,000 companies across 100 countries which means Nikos has some fascinating insights to share on the current and future state of recruiting.

In the interview, we discuss:

  • How work and jobs are changing and the implications for talent acquisition
  • The broadening fit between skills and jobs and why this makes matching more difficult
  • Ever higher candidate expectations
  • Recruiting automation
  • The changing nature of screening and assessment
  • Providing hiring managers with tools they don’t hate

Nikos also talks about the role of recruiting technology and shares his thoughts on what recruiting will look like in 5 to 10 years.

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Ep 213: Neurodiversity In The Workplace

Ep 213: Neurodiversity In The Workplace

Building a workplace that is inclusive for neurodivergent people is something every employer should be doing. However, there is still widespread ignorance about neurodiversity and relatively little discussion about it in our industry. My guest this week is Theo Smith, recruitment manager at The National Institute for Healthcare Excellence.

Building a workplace that is inclusive for neurodivergent people is something every employer should be doing. However, there is still widespread ignorance about neurodiversity and relatively little discussion about it in our industry.

My guest this week is Theo Smith, recruitment manager at The National Institute for Healthcare Excellence. Theo draws on personal experience and some in-depth research to share his insights into how and why companies should attract, include and retain a more neurodivergent workforce.

In the interview, we discuss:

  • What is neurodiversity and how is it misunderstood
  • The challenges neurodivergent people face in the workplace
  • Empowering superhuman abilities
  • The importance of sharing stories.

Theo also talks about the companies who are getting this right and shares his advice on the steps companies can take to improve the employee experience for neurodivergent people.

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Ep 212: Driving Talent Acquisition Transformation

Ep 212: Driving Talent Acquisition Transformation

Contact: matt@metashift.co.uk Talent acquisition transformation projects seem to be everywhere at the moment as employers look to adapt to changing markets, shifting business priorities and new technologies. I always tell my clients that transformation is impossible without evaluation and strategy, but how do you build and measure an effective strategy in talent acquisition.

Talent acquisition transformation projects seem to be everywhere at the moment as employers look to adapt to changing markets, shifting business priorities and new technologies.

I always tell my clients that transformation is impossible without evaluation and strategy, but how do you build and measure an effective strategy in talent acquisition.

My guest this week is Rebecca Carr, SVP of Global Success, Consulting and Strategy for SmartRecruiters.  Rebecca talks in detail about the Hiring Success methodology and how it can help employers understand where they are now and where they need to be in the future.

In the interview, we discuss:

  • Why the Hiring Success model was developed
  • How do you measure talent acquisition effectiveness
  • Reinventing legacy metrics
  • Key pillars and the 4 level maturity model
  • Strategic steps for transformation and improvement

Rebecca also shares her thoughts on who is doing this well and what’s next for talent acquisition.

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Ep 211: How To Be A Great Speaker

Ep 211: How To Be A Great Speaker

In recent times there has been an explosion in the number of conferences, webinars and indeed podcasts aimed at the talent acquisition audience. The kind of peer to peer learning these platforms are driving is incredibly useful and therefore, extremely popular.

In recent times there has been an explosion in the number of conferences, webinars and indeed podcasts aimed at the talent acquisition audience.  The kind of peer to peer learning these platforms are driving is incredibly useful and therefore, extremely popular. However, this only all works if there a steady flow of practitioners who are prepared to step up and share their story and I know this is something that many people find challenging.

My guests this week are Audra Knight,  senior manager of employer branding at Foundation Medicine and Katrina Kibben the founder and CEO of Three Ears Media.

Audra and Katrina are both fantastic speakers who have some brilliant advice to share with anyone who either wants to get started or be better at speaking.

In the interview, we discuss:

  • Why a talent acquisition professional would want to get involved with speaking
  • How to get started
  • How to find speaking opportunities
  • How to pitch to speak
  • Should speakers be paid?
  • How to prepare
  • Dealing with nerves
  • Most common speaking mistakes
  • The importance of preparation

Audra and Katrina also talk about the favourite presentations they have given.

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