Ep 182: The Future Is Already Here

Ep 182: The Future Is Already Here

The future of work remains a common discussion topic. Whenever we cover it on this show, I always like to look at things through a talent lens. In recent months I’ve had a series of guests from outside of the industry giving their perspective on talent and the future of work.

The future of work remains a common discussion topic. Whenever we cover it on this show, I always like to look at things through a talent lens. In recent months I’ve had a series of guests from outside of the industry giving their perspective on talent and the future of work. To provide us with an insider view my guest this week is a veteran of the talent acquisition industry.

Peter Weddle is CEO of the TA Tech trade association and author of a recent book on the future called “Circa 2118 – What humans will do when the machines take over.”

In the interview we discuss:

  • Why there is such an unprecedented level of investment in talent acquisition technology
  • The surprisingly short term impact of AI
  • How we should be preparing for the future of work right now
  • Eliminating tasks rather than eliminating jobs
  • What should talent acquisition be focusing on
  • The vital importance of building relationships

Peter also talks about the forthcoming TA Tech conference taking place in Lisbon in early May.

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Ep 181: How To Be Great At Onboarding

Ep 181: How To Be Great At Onboarding

Contact – matt@metashift.co.uk Most employers would agree that onboarding is a critical part of the hiring process. However, most employers would also agree that they don’t give their onboarding experience the amount of focus their new employees deserve. So what does excellent onboarding look like and how do employers achieve it?

Most employers would agree that onboarding is a critical part of the hiring process. However, most employers would also agree that they don’t give their onboarding experience the amount of focus their new employees deserve.

So what does excellent onboarding look like and how do employers achieve it? To help me answer these questions my guest this week is Daniel Chait, CEO and Co-Founder of Greenhouse Software.

In the interview we discuss:

The importance of onboarding both as part of the hiring process and in terms of its overall business impact

  • Why onboarding receives less focus than other parts of the hiring process
  • What great onboarding looks like
  • The three phases of onboarding
  • How technology can help

Daniel also shares his thoughts on the future of onboarding as well as examples of employers who are currently doing it well.

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Ep 180: Remote First

Ep 180: Remote First

Remote working is being embraced by an ever growing number of employers. But are remote workers experiencing the same quality of communication and opportunity as their office-based colleagues? In many cases, the answer is a resounding no. So what can be done to improve the situation?

Remote working is being embraced by an ever growing number of employers. But are remote workers experiencing the same quality of communication and opportunity as their office-based colleagues? In many cases, the answer is a resounding no.

So what can be done to improve the situation? My guest this week is Wiktor Schmidt, CEO of Netguru. Netguru has adopted a “remote first” working policy that many other companies could learn from.

In the interview we discuss:

  • Overcoming the challenges of recruiting digital professionals
  • The importance of casual communication within a business
  • How to ensure remote workers get the same communication experience as their office-based colleagues
  • Using a unique culture to recruit and retain talent

Wiktor also shares his thoughts on digital transformation and the vital importance of an agile mindset.

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Ep 180: Remote First

Ep 179: Digital Talent At Bayer And Allianz

Ep 179: Digital Talent At Bayer And Allianz

Contact: matt@metashift.co.uk Hiring, retention and development strategies for digital talent are big news at the moment as many employers are struggling to get the skills they need into their business. Unsurprisingly Digital Transformation and its implications for talent was a big theme at the UNLEASH event held in London last month.

Hiring, retention and development strategies for digital talent are big news at the moment as many employers are struggling to get the skills they need into their business.

Unsurprisingly Digital Transformation and its implications for talent was a big theme at the UNLEASH event held in London last month. While I was there, I was lucky enough to speak to two of the excellent speakers about their experiences of driving digital transformation and finding and developing digital talent for their organizations.

First up is Sebastian Kolberg the VP Change Management for Digital Transformation at Bayer. Sebastian shares some fascinating insights into the reality of driving digital transformation in a large and diverse organization.

Topics discussed include:

  • Bayer’s Digital Transformation challenges
  • The importance of a compelling story
  • Digital talent strategies
  • The benefits of small experiments

My second interview is with Angelika Inglsperger Group Head Talent Acquisition and Talent Management at Allianz. In our conversation, we discuss the details of some of the tactics Allianz is using to acquire and retain digital talent

Topics discussed include:

  • Using Google Assistant as a recruitment marketing voice interface
  • Peer to peer employer branding for digital talent
  • Using problem-solving to get attention
  • Solving the challenges of retaining digital talent

 

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Ep 179: Digital Talent At Bayer And Allianz

Ep 178: Recruiting Automation Fact or Fiction?

Ep 178: Recruiting Automation Fact or Fiction?

Contact: matt@metashift.co.uk Recruiting automation is often talked about conceptually, but when you dig into the details, there is a big question mark around what is actually possible and what employers are actually currently doing in this area. At the same time, there are questions around quality, cost and candidate experience which just aren’t being adequately debated.

Recruiting automation is often talked about conceptually, but when you dig into the details, there is a big question mark around what is actually possible and what employers are actually currently doing in this area. At the same time, there are questions around quality, cost and candidate experience which just aren’t being adequately debated.

With this in mind, I decided it was time to investigate the issue in more detail, so I got together with experienced recruiting leader John Wallace to dig a bit deeper into the world recruiting automation.

In this episode you will find:

  • John Wallace’s thoughts and concerns about recruiting automation from the perspective of being the former head of resourcing at Barclays, Tesco Bank and Royal Bank Of Scotland.
  • An interview with Ben Gledhill, Heading of Resourcing at Yodel, on the practicalities of using technology to automate candidate communication at the front end of the recruiting process
  • An interview with Kevin Wheeler exploring the potential and likely future direction of recruiting automation
  • Mine and John’s summary and closing thoughts

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Ep 178: Recruiting Automation Fact or Fiction?