Ep 120: The ATS Market

The ATS market is growing more complex and becoming potentially more confusing every year. It can also be quite tricky to find meaningful data to make sense of what is going on. Over the last few years, the recruitment marketing tech provider Ongig has researched and published a report on ATS usage which certainly throws some light on the industry.

My guest this week is Ongig CEO, Rob Kelly. As well as talking about the ATS research as a bonus Rob also shares his insights on producing dynamic and effective job descriptions for corporate career sites.

In the interview we discuss:

The Ongig Top 100 ATS 2018 Report

• The shifting market share from established towards newer providers and why this is happening

• How Applicant Tracking Systems are changing

• Integrations, partnerships and consolidation

• Rob’s tips for creating dynamic career site job adverts

• Transparency and the employer story

• Building commitment step by step on career sites

Rob also talks about the significance of Google’s entry to the ATS market and shares his thoughts on the future

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The ATS Market

Ep 119: Bridging The Gap Between HR and Technology

With HR Technology being such a dominant topic in our industry I wanted to follow last week’s interview with George LaRocque, by speaking to a European based HR Tech expert for this week’s episode of the show.

Anna Ott was recently appointed Head of Startup Eco-system at UNLEASH and has 18 years experience in the HR Tech market. In our conversion, we focus a lot on how startup founders can better understand the HR world and how HR Practitioners can receive significant benefits by being bolder about technology.

In the interview we specifically discuss:

• Why there are now so many HR Tech Startups?

• The differences between the European and North American HR Tech Startup market

• Why Startups need to be better at seeing things from an HR point of view

• Does the way HR implement technology hold back innovation?

Anna also gives us her thoughts on the future and shares details of how both startups and HR Practitioners can get involved with UNLEASH

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Ep 118: Understanding The Recruiting Technology Marketplace

The HR and Recruiting Technology industry is currently experiencing an explosion in innovation, investment and growth. Change and disruption seem to be occurring at a bewildering pace and it is very difficult for anyone to keep up with what is going on.

To help make sense of all this complexity I’m delighted that my guest this week is George LaRocque. George is Principal Analyst and Founder of HRWins and is a very close observer of the HR Technology market.

In the interview we discuss:

• Why there is currently so much investment interest in HR and Recruiting Technology?

• Does AI and Machine Learning actually exist in this sector or is it just marketing spin?

• Is the pace of change causing confusion and what benefits is it bringing?

• How well do vendors understand the challenges Talent Acquisition professionals are facing?

George also tells us what is currently surprising him the most about HR Technology and give his view on what we should be watching out for in the future

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Ep 117: Talent Innovation

Something a bit different this week. It’s always really important to look outside of corporate talent acquisition to see what lessons can be learned from other industries. When it comes to talent innovation it is fair to say that professional sports lead the way.

My guest this week is Cody Royle, Managing Partner of NTSQ Sports and Head Coach of AFL Team Canada. Cody has recently written a book on people innovation based on lessons he has learnt by talking to elite coaches and sporting executives such as Ralph Krueger, Joe Dumars and Ted Sundquist.

In the interview we discuss:

• How top sports coaches think about recruiting and talent management

• The importance of motivation and team environment

• Rethinking interviews

• Challenging definitions of talent to recruit for competitive advantage

• Why tenure has nothing to do with leadership

Cody also shares his key advice for Talent Acquisition professionals in 2018 and some of his favourite anecdotes from the book

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Ep 116: Workplace By Facebook

We continue to live in interesting times when it comes to HR Tech, with some of the world’s largest technology companies entering the space in the last couple of years. The strategies of Google and Microsoft have tended to dominate HR Tech conversations but, for me, Facebook’s moves into enterprise software are perhaps even more significant.

My guest this week is Monica Adractas, Global Director of Workplace by Facebook. Workplace now has a client base of 30,000 employers using Facebook technology to help their employees be more connected with each other.

In the interview we discuss:

• The philosophy behind Workplace and the reasons Facebook launched it

• How Facebook used Facebook the product to build Facebook the company

• How speed of change, disruption and complexity are changing employee engagement and communication.

• How technology helps top talent to have impact

• The use of visual technologies at work

• The role of automation and AI in creating seamless daily workflows

Monica also share some use cases from employers using Workplace and gives us her thoughts on the future of work

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Workplace by Facebook