Ep 127: The Future Of LinkedIn

Ep 127: The Future Of LinkedIn

t’s fair to say that if you work in Talent Acquisition, then Linkedin plays a big part in your working life. Understanding how LinkedIn view the future of both their product and of recruiting in general is something I know most of you will be very interested in.

It’s fair to say that if you work in Talent Acquisition, then Linkedin plays a big part in your working life. Understanding how LinkedIn view the future of both their product and of recruiting in general is something I know most of you will be very interested in.

Very happy to say that my guest this week is John Jersin, Head of Product for LinkedIn Talent Solutions

In the interview we discuss:

  • How LinkedIn has evolved in the last few years
  • How technology is helping companies be smarter about who and how they hire
  • Using AI to predict talent retention
  • The capability of LinkedIn’s new Talent Insights product
  • The future role of recruiters in the face of advancing technology
  • Will LinkedIn finally replace the resume?

Jon also shares LinkedIn plans for the rest of 2018 and gives us his view on the longer term future for talent acquisition.

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Ep 126: Talent Innovation At Vodafone

Ep 126: Talent Innovation At Vodafone

Very often when we talk about innovation, we focus solely on advances in technology and what they can empower. However, it is important to remember that innovation is about much more than this. Different ways of thinking and different ways of working are vital for companies looking for a competitive edge in their talent acquisition.

Very often when we talk about innovation, we focus solely on advances in technology and what they can empower. However, it is important to remember that innovation is about much more than this. Different ways of thinking and different ways of working are vital for companies looking for a competitive edge in their talent acquisition.

One company embracing all of types of innovation is Vodafone, one of the largest telecoms companies in the world. I’m delighted to welcome Catalina Schveninger as this week’s guest. At the time of recording Catalina was Vodafone’s Global Head of Recruiting and Employer Brand and she gives us some great insights into the great work Vodafone are doing in these areas.

In the interview we discuss:

• The recruitment challenges a company of Vodafone’s scope and scale faces

• Segmentation and focus for a digital native audience

• The importance of local knowledge and global collaboration

• Using an Agile methodology for recruiting

• Balancing the gender split of the recruitment pipeline

• Message and marketing personalization

Catalina also share her thoughts on future innovation at Vodafone

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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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