Ep 125: AI Explained

Ep 125: AI Explained

The hottest topic in the industry at the moment is, without doubt, Artificial Intelligence. At some point during the discussion in pretty much every podcast interview I’ve published in the last 12 months, we talked about the implications and use-cases of AI in recruiting.

The hottest topic in the industry at the moment is, without doubt, Artificial Intelligence. At some point during the discussion in pretty much every podcast interview I’ve published in the last 12 months, we talked about the implications and use-cases of AI in recruiting. But, taking a step back, do we really understand what Artificial Intelligence is and do we have enough understanding in the industry to sensibly debate its implications and use-cases.

To help me answer these questions, I’m delighted that my guest this week is Rob McCargow, AI Programme Leader at PwC and Advisory Board Member for the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Artificial Intelligence.

In the interview we discuss:

• The definition of Artificial Intelligence and why it is such a hot topic

• Cutting through mythology and hype

• Applications, use-cases and risks

• The dangers of biased data

• Potential workforce displacement and what employers should be doing now to deal with it

Rob also shares his thoughts on AI’s likely effect on recruiting and talks about the adjustments PwC are making to their workforce strategy.

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Ep 124: Campus Recruiting Evolution at PwC

Ep 124: Campus Recruiting Evolution at PwC

It is accepted wisdom that technology is changing everything when it comes to employer branding, recruitment marketing and recruiting itself. But how are things working in practice and how are shifts in technology changing the way large employers identify and interface with future talent?

It is accepted wisdom that technology is changing everything when it comes to employer branding, recruitment marketing and recruiting itself. But how are things working in practice and how are shifts in technology changing the way large employers identify and interface with future talent?

My guests this week are Alexa Mershcel, US Campus Recruiting Lead, and Ashley Lasher, Northeast Assurance Business Recruiting Manager, both from PwC. Campus recruiting has been undergoing some serious evolution at PwC, and it was great to gain some insights into this change.

In the interview we discuss:

• How technology is changing the campus recruiting experience for both candidates and recruiters

• The importance of aligning Talent Acquisition closely to the business

• Replacing giveaways with virtual reality experiences

• Transparency and the new power of the job seeker

• The importance of the “post-offer event.”

• Content that resonates in campus recruiting

• Automation versus human interaction

Alexa and Ashley also share their thoughts on video interviewing and what is in store for campus recruiting as technology expands further.

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Ep 123: International Recruiters Day

Thursday 5th April is the second annual International Recruiters Day, and I wanted to mark the occasion with a special edition of the show. This week we have two interviews, both with recruiters who are bringing new ideas and innovations to the profession.

My first guest is Steve Acho. Steve manages a Technology Staffing and Technology Consulting company in Detroit and has recently written a book called “Why Technology Recruiting is broken and what to do about it.”

In the interview we discuss:

• Why hiring is broken and why employers continue to make the same mistakes

• The importance of outcomes in job descriptions

• Using Technology in a human way

My second guest is Steve Lowisz, founder of the Qualigence Group of companies. Steve is a long time recruiting entrepreneur with 25 years of experience in the HR and Talent space.

In the interview we discuss:

• Why the candidate’s view of recruiting technology is very different to the recruiter’s view

• The trouble with chatbots

• Candidate centric marketing that resonates

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Ep 122: Talent Intelligence

To stay relevant in changing business environments, it is vital that talent acquisition becomes ever more sophisticated. Data-driven decision making is a hot topic in our industry but how does it actually work in practice?

My guest this week is Alan Agnew, Global Head of Talent Sourcing, Campus and Talent Analytics at Philips. Philips are pioneering a talent intelligence approach to solving resourcing challenges which makes this episode an absolute must listen for every Talent Acquisition Leader.

In the interview we discuss:

• The resourcing challenges that come from business transformation

• How Philips have restructured their resourcing team to meet these challenges

• What is Talent Intelligence?

• Designing personal outreach in sourcing

• Using high-value target battle cards to leverage the EVP

• The results and broader business value they are experiencing from intelligence centric resourcing

Alan also talks about the role of technology and gives his views on the future

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Ep 121: The Power Of Data

With all the talk of AI and Programmatic Advertising currently going on in the Recruitment Marketing space, we can sometimes lose sight of the raw power of the data that sits behind these innovations in technology.

My guest this week is Matt Plummer, VP of Product at ZipRecruiter. It is likely that many of you, especially those outside of the US, may not have heard of ZipRecruiter but they are the fastest growing Jobs Marketplace in America. They have 70 thousand active clients and handle upwards of 20 million applications through their system every month.

That is a vast amount of data and, as you will hear in our conversation, the insights and innovations this data is driving are absolutely fascinating.

In the interview we discuss:

• Programmatic Advertising

• Building a Netflix style recommendation based matching engine and some of the data points used to deliver it

• Creating a “magical” experience for candidates and employers

• Unique metrics produced from a subscription model

• How machine learning can out-think humans when it comes to spotting job seeking patterns

Matt also shares his vision for the future and talks about the forthcoming TA Tech Europe conference in Dublin

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The Power Of Data