Ep 151: Values Based Hiring

Ep 151: Values Based Hiring

Culture fit, culture add, value-based hiring. What do we really mean by these phrases and how can you transform them from theory in practice, especially at scale? My guest this week is Nathalie McGrath, VP of People for Coinbase.

Culture fit, culture add, value-based hiring. What do we really mean by these phrases and how can you transform them from theory in practice, especially at scale?

My guest this week is Nathalie McGrath, VP of People for Coinbase. Coinbase prides itself on having an intentional and thoughtful culture which they have managed to maintain and develop through a period of hyper-growth.

In the interview we discuss:

• How Coinbase has scaled their recruiting operation

• Recruiting for culture add and keeping the hiring bar hire

• The anatomy of a value based interview

• Maintaining a quality candidate experience while moving at pace

• The importance of understanding funnel metrics

• A unique approach to voluntary attrition

Nathalie also share her thoughts on what the future might look like

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Ep 151: Values Bssed Hiring

Ep 150: Are We Good Enough?

Ep 150: Are We Good Enough?

150 episodes, another milestone reached! A huge thank you to everyone who has listened, subscribed and supported the show over the last three years; I couldn’t have got to this point without you. To celebrate the 150th episode, I wanted to showcase a slightly different format that I have been working on for a while.

150 episodes, another milestone reached! A huge thank you to everyone who has listened, subscribed and supported the show over the last three years; I couldn’t have got to this point without you. To celebrate the 150th episode, I wanted to showcase a slightly different format that I have been working on for a while. This week’s episode is slightly longer, features a number of interviews and takes a real deep dive into its topic.

The topic I’m exploring this time around is recruiting capability in collaboration with experienced resourcing leader John Wallace who has previous lead recruiting teams at RBS, Barclays and Tesco Bank. In the episode you will find:

• The reasons why we are asking whether talent acquisition is good enough

• An interview with Simon Rutter, former Global Employer Brand Director at Takeda, about his experiences as a job seeker

• An interview with Fiona Alder, an experienced board level director in the drink industry, about her experience of recruiting as a hiring manager

• An interview with Craig Donaldson, CEO of Metro Bank PLC, about his strategic vision for recruiting as a function

• Mine and John’s thoughts on the steps that need to be taken to improve talent acquisition

Download our free mini whitepaper “The Anatomy Of The Resourcing Leader.”

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Ep 150: Are We Good Enough?

Ep 149: Real Data On The Future Of Work

Ep 149: Real Data On The Future Of Work

The future of work is a popular topic on this podcast, and it is fair to say there are many differing expert views on what it might look like. Sometimes though it is essential to dig deeper than opinion and theory and explore the actual attitudes that will shape what work will be like in the future.

The future of work is a popular topic on this podcast, and it is fair to say there are many differing expert views on what it might look like. Sometimes though it is essential to dig deeper than opinion and theory and explore the actual attitudes that will shape what work will be like in the future.

I recently worked with my long time collaborator Mervyn Dinnen and experience research professional Nick Price to produce a report for the brilliant team at Kelly Services that explores the attitudes of 14,000 job seekers to the future of work. To discuss the findings with me, my guest on the show this week is Richard Bradley who is Kelly Services’ Managing Director for the UK and Ireland.

In the interview we discuss:

• The importance of employee experience

• Job seeking research preferences

• What makes for inspirational leadership

• The human workplace

• Current levels of employee engagement

• Alternative ways of working

You can download a free copy of the report by clicking on this link.

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Ep 149: Real Data On The Future Of Work

Ep 148: The Market For Digital Skills

Ep 148: The Market For Digital Skills

Digital transformation is something affecting the vast majority of businesses and to compete effectively employers need to attract, develop and retain people with the right digital skills. But what digital skills are most in demand and should recruiters be looking for people who already have them or for people with the potential and ability to learn them?

Digital transformation is something affecting the vast majority of businesses and to compete effectively employers need to attract, develop and retain people with the right digital skills. But what digital skills are most in demand and should recruiters be looking for people who already have them or for people with the potential and ability to learn them?

To give some cutting-edge insight into this topic, my guest this week is Brian Hickey, European MD of Udacity. Udacity partners with industry-leading companies to develop “Nano Degrees” for in-demand digital skills.

In the interview we discuss –

• What is driving the market for digital skills

• Which digital skills are most in demand and how demand is changing

• Why not all digital skills are technical skills

• How is technology changing the way we learn

Brian also shares his thoughts on whether it the responsibility of the employer to train employees or the employee’s responsibility to keep their skills up to date

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Ep 148: The Market For Digital Skills

Ep 147: The Evolution Of Assessment

Ep 147: The Evolution Of Assessment

I was looking back through the past episodes of the show recently, and I realised that very few of them had been dedicated to the critical evolution of methods and technology in assessment. To help me put this right my guest this week is Bas Van De Haterd.

I was looking back through the past episodes of the show recently, and I realised that very few of them had been dedicated to the critical evolution of methods and technology in assessment.

To help me put this right my guest this week is Bas Van De Haterd. Bas is an independent consultant and self-declared professional snoop. He has spent the last couple of years doing a deep dive into emerging assessment technologies and has some fantastic insights to share.

In the interview we discuss:

• How a real-life selection problem prompted his research

• The limited predictive value of the CV

• The difference in the speed of evolution and the rate of adoption of assessment technology

• Why traditional assessment methodologies are not scientifically valid

• The four categories of assessment tools

• Examples of companies who have abandoned CVs for a more up to date approach

• Advice to employers on choosing and implementing new methods of assessment

Bas also gives us his view on the future and explains why integration will be crucial.

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Ep 147: The Evolution Of Assessment