Ep 159: Help My Boss Is A Robot!

Ep 159: Help My Boss Is A Robot!

It is always great to have futurists from outside our industry on the show. We live in disruptive times, and I think it is essential to listen to multiple perspectives on the way current trends will develop to create the future of the workplace. My guest this week is Steve Wells, COO of Fast Future.

 

It is always great to have futurists from outside our industry on the show. We live in disruptive times, and I think it is essential to listen to multiple perspectives on the way current trends will develop to create the future of the workplace.

My guest this week is Steve Wells, COO of Fast Future. A collaboration of futurists that I’ve always paid close attention to.

In the interview we discuss:

• Why the future is not just about technology

• What happens if your boss is a robot

• Fewer jobs for humans doesn’t have to be a dystopian vision

• Challenging the cultural DNA of organisations to enable better planning for the future

• The skills needed for a future of work that hasn’t been designed yet

• Which new technologies will create new sectors

Steve also talks about digital literacy and the importance of a very human future

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Ep 159: Help My Boss Is A Robot!

Ep 158: The Impact Of Employer Branding

Ep 158: The Impact Of Employer Branding

Employer Branding continues to be a hugely popular topic for discussion in the talent acquisition industry, probably because so many employers find it difficult to do. So why should companies bother with employer branding, what impact does it actually have and how does it relate to the employee experience?

Employer Branding continues to be a hugely popular topic for discussion in the talent acquisition industry, probably because so many employers find it difficult to do. So why should companies bother with employer branding, what impact does it actually have and how does it relate to the employee experience?

My guest this week is Toni Thompson, VP People & Talent at The Muse. Toni has some fantastic insights to share into the great work The Muse is doing on its employer brand and how this is directly impacting hiring and retention.

In the interview we discuss:

• The recruiting challenges The Muse faces

• The challenge of keeping an employer brand authentic as things change

• Using wow factors for a positive candidate experience

• What an EVP really is

• The relationship between employer brand and employee experience

• Why some employers find employer branding so difficult

• The measurable impact of employer brand on hiring and retention

Toni also talks about the role of technology and has some great advice to share on how employers can get started on strategic employer branding

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Ep 158: The Impact Of Employer Branding

Ep 157: Untapped Talent Pools

Ep 157: Untapped Talent Pools

Many employers around the globe are currently experiencing some kind of skill shortage in at least certain aspects of their hiring. The competition for talent is fierce, and we are seeing increasing investment in employer branding and recruitment marketing as a result.

Many employers around the globe are currently experiencing some kind of skill shortage in at least certain aspects of their hiring. The competition for talent is fierce, and we are seeing increasing investment in employer branding and recruitment marketing as a result.

However, hiding in plain sight there is an untapped talent pool of people attempting to return to the workforce after a career break. People who are being overlooked because of inflexible recruiting processes, automation and unconscious and conscious bias.

My guest this week is Dominie Moss, founder of The Return Hub, a company that places senior professionals who want to restart their careers back into work.

In the interview we discuss:

• Why it can be so difficult to get back into the workforce after a career break

• Why continued human intervention in the recruiting process is needed to achieve diverse hiring

• Busting myths about returners

• Career transitioning and transferable skills

• Ensuring hiring success and inclusion

• Returnships

Dominie also shares her advice to recruiters about what they should be doing to engage with this audience and talks about the critical role senior leadership teams need to play in diversity and inclusion.

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Ep 157: Untapped Talent Pools

Ep 156: The Power Of Employee Feedback

Ep 156: The Power Of Employee Feedback

We now live in a feedback society. Survey technology allows companies and brands ask us our opinion on their products and services and will we sometimes also offer that opinion when they haven’t asked us via review sites. So how then can companies harness this culture of feedback to improve their recruiting and their employer experience?

We now live in a feedback society. Survey technology allows companies and brands ask us our opinion on their products and services and will we sometimes also offer that opinion when they haven’t asked us via review sites.

So how then can companies harness this culture of feedback to improve their recruiting and their employer experience? I can think of no one better to answer this question than Becky Cantieri who is Chief People Officer at SurveyMonkey and my guest this week.

As you might expect, SurveyMonkey use employee feedback to build everything about their culture and Becky has some fascinating stories to share

In the interview we discuss:

• The people challenges SurveyMonkey face

• The critical importance of employee feedback

• Where in the employee lifecycle SurveyMonkey are collecting feedback

• When and how they act on this feedback

Becky also offer her advice to other employers on how to create a corporate culture driven by feedback and tells us what’s next for SurveyMonkey

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Ep 156: The Power Of Employee Feedback

Ep 155: Is Employer Branding Fit For Purpose?

Ep 155: Is Employer Branding Fit For Purpose?

In our current age of noise, distraction and shrinking attention spans, employer branding has never been strategically more important to help employers stand out and attract exceptional talent. But are our current approaches to employer branding as an industry fit for purpose and what can employers be doing differently to get a competitive advantage?

In our current age of noise, distraction and shrinking attention spans, employer branding has never been strategically more important to help employers stand out and attract exceptional talent. But are our current approaches to employer branding as an industry fit for purpose and what can employers be doing differently to get a competitive advantage?

To discuss all of this and more besides, my guest this week is David Thompson. David is an employer branding veteran and founder of new employer brand consultancy, People Brand.

In the interview we discuss:

• The current state of Employer Branding

• The importance of sentiment in branding

• The power of storytelling

• Employer Brand versus Talent Brand

• Audience-centric thinking

• The role of technology

David also shares his advice to employers who are thinking of getting started with a new Employer Brand strategy

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Ep 155: Is Employer Branding Fit For Purpose?