Ep 132: How To Think Differently About Talent Acquisition

Ep 132: How To Think Differently About Talent Acquisition

The pace of change in Talent Acquisition is speeding up. It’s evident that those employers who can adapt the quickest will be the ones who get the best competitive advantage. But how do you drive fast change in a large corporation, especially one that operates globally?

The pace of change in Talent Acquisition is speeding up. It’s evident that those employers who can adapt the quickest will be the ones who get the best competitive advantage. But how do you drive fast change in a large corporation, especially one that operates globally?

My guest this week is Mike Brown, Vice President of Talent Acquisition for The Americas at Siemens. Siemens is implementing some new ways of thinking into their Talent Acquisition function which is allowing them to drive innovation, implement agile methodology and roll out a global ATS project in a very different way.

In the interview we discuss –

• The talent challenges that Siemens faces

• Siemens “TA Venture” initiative and how it is fostering collaborative global innovation

• What does Agile mean in Talent Acquisition

• Why Siemens are changing ATS and how they selected a new vendor

Mike also shares his advice to other employers on global ATS implementation and talks about what is next for Talent Acquisition at Siemens.

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Thinking Differently

Ep 131: Inbound Recruiting

Ep 131: Inbound Recruiting

Recruitment Marketing is changing fast, and one of the things I’ve noticed recently is the increasing number of employers adopting the principles of Inbound Marketing for their recruiting activity. However, I think the industry debate around this focuses too much on technology when its real focus should be on content.

Recruitment Marketing is changing fast, and one of the things I’ve noticed recently is the increasing number of employers adopting the principles of Inbound Marketing for their recruiting activity. However, I think the industry debate around this focuses too much on technology when its real focus should be on content.

Who better to demystify Inbound Marketing for recruiting than HubSpot, the company who first invented the phrase Inbound Marketing. My guest this week is HubSpot’s Inbound Recruiting Manager, Hannah Fleishman.
Hannah brilliantly explains the concept of Inbound Recruiting and shares lots of practical advice which will benefit employers everywhere.

In the interview we discuss:

• What is Inbound Recruiting and how do you do it?

• How Recruitment Marketing is changing

• Different types of content for different parts of the Recruitment Marketing funnel

• Top of funnel brand awareness building

• Nurturing potential candidates based on where they get stuck in the funnel

• What formats are most effective

• The importance of having a content mindset

Hannah also gives advise on generating content when resources are limited and shares her view on the future of Recruitment Marketing.

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Inbound Recruiting

Ep 130: The Future Of Jobs

Ep 130: The Future Of Jobs

A few episodes ago I published a fascinating interview with Rob McCargow of PwC about the broad-ranging implications of Artificial Intelligence. One of the areas we spoke about was the future of jobs and this is a topic I want to explore more fully in this week’s show.

A few episodes ago I published a fascinating interview with Rob McCargow of PwC about the broad-ranging implications of Artificial Intelligence. One of the areas we spoke about was the future of jobs and this is a topic I want to explore more fully in this week’s show.

My guest this week is the perfect person to help me do this. Kevin Green is the founder of What’s Next Consultancy and former CEO of The Recruitment and Employment Confederation in the UK. He is a highly influential thought leader on the future of jobs and the changing attitudes needed from governments and employers to deal with this future.

In the interview we discuss:

• How the jobs market has been changing in the last 20 years

• Why the natural bridge for career progression is broken

• The threatening development of a two-tier labour market

• The significance of automation

• Why educations systems are not fit for purpose

• The importance of collaborative hiring

• The future for recruiters

Kevin also talks about the most important things he learned during his 10-year tenure at the REC and gives us a preview of his latest project.

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The Future Of Jobs

Ep 129: Let’s Fix HR Tech

Ep 129: Let’s Fix HR Tech

In our relentless pursuit of HR and Recruiting Technology innovation our we losing sight of its ultimate purpose? Is all the bright shiny new software on the market actually serving the needs of the ultimate end users in the way it should be?

In our relentless pursuit of HR and Recruiting Technology innovation are we losing sight of its ultimate purpose? Is all the bright shiny new software on the market actually serving the needs of the ultimate end users in the way it should be? These are interesting questions and my guest this week has some very strong opinions about them.

Laurie Ruettimann is a well-known blogger, speaker and ex HR professional. She has also just launched an excellent podcast called Let’s Fix Work.

In the interview we discuss:

• The clash between the way people actually behave and how technologists think they should behave

• Why HR Technology needs to be Business Technology

• The vital importance of human relationships in business

• Why an app will not solve workplace harassment

• Why Talent pools don’t exist

• Empowerment in the employee experience

• Why software vendors need to be closer to their customers

Laurie also share her predictions for the future and gives us a preview of what is coming up on her podcast

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Let's Fix HR Tech

Ep 128: The Future Of Careers Sites

Ep 128: The Future Of Careers Sites

The corporate careers site has now been with us for 20 years. In that time mobile devices and social media have revolutionised the way we experience the internet, and many employers have significantly changed the way they think about recruitment and employer branding.

The corporate careers site has now been with us for 20 years. In that time mobile devices and social media have revolutionised the way we experience the internet, and many employers have significantly changed the way they think about recruitment and employer branding. Despite this careers sites have changed very little in the same period, design trends have indeed moved on but fundamentality the functionality and user experience of the vast majority of careers sites has remained unchanged for two decades.

I’ve recently researched and published a whitepaper on the future of career sites and wanted to explore the topic further on this week’s podcast. With that in mind, it is my absolute pleasure to welcome Ben Gledhill back to the show. Ben is currently Head of Resourcing for Yodel and has a growing reputation as a Talent Acquisition leader who likes to think differently. Ben has been involved in a number of careers site projects and has some great insights to share.

In the interview we discuss:

• The recruitment marketing challenges that Talent Acquisition professionals face

• The essential digital experience similarities between recruiting and e-commerce

• The role of technology and growing importance of Careers Site Platforms

• Producing compelling content and why it doesn’t have to cost a fortune

• Getting business buy-in for Careers Site transformation

Ben also shares his vision for the future of corporate Careers Sites.

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The Future Of Careers Sites