Ep 232: Is Assessment Technology Working?

Ep 232: Is Assessment Technology Working?

Contact: matt@metashift.co.uk Back in September 2018, I interviewed industry consultant Bas Van De Haterd about his research work exploring emerging assessment technologies. The assessment market is moving exceptionally quickly, and I wanted to invite Bas back, a year later, to update us on what has changed.

Back in September 2018, I interviewed industry consultant Bas Van De Haterd about his research work exploring emerging assessment technologies. The assessment market is moving exceptionally quickly, and I wanted to invite Bas back, a year later, to update us on what has changed.

In the interview, we discuss:

  • The problems with traditional methods of assessment
  • Making sense of evolving technologies
  • The issue with black box algorithms
  • Are micro-expressions useful?
  • The power of game-based assessments
  • Using technology to broaden pools of talent

Bas also shares several case studies from employers achieving considerable success with new assessment technology and gives us his view on the future.

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Ep 231: The Reality Of Recruiting Automation

Ep 231: The Reality Of Recruiting Automation

Contact: matt@metashift.co.uk One of the ongoing themes of the podcast in 2019 has been my quest to cut through the hype and find out to what extent employers are automating aspects of their recruiting process. I’ve spoken to several practitioners and look at the automation debate for a few different angles.

One of the ongoing themes of the podcast in 2019 has been my quest to cut through the hype and find out to what extent employers are automating aspects of their recruiting process. I’ve spoken to several practitioners and look at the automation debate for a few different angles. So I thought it was high time that I talked to a recruiting technology vendor about the art of the possible in recruiting automation and the benefits they are seeing their clients get from it.

My guest this week is Aida Fazylova, founder and CEO of XOR, an automated communication platform for recruiting. Aida started her career as a recruiter and has some great insights to share into both the current and future capabilities of recruiting automation.

In the interview, we discuss:

  • The amount of time wasted on repetitive tasks in recruiting
  • The evolving sophistication of chatbots
  • Natural language recognition and intent analysis
  • Do candidates like interacting with chatbots?
  • What areas of the recruiting can be automated now and how much could be automated in the future
  • Humans versus machines

Aida also talks about the results and benefits employers are getting from recruiting automation as well her predictions for the marketing int he next 12 months.

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Recruiting Future Round-Up (Ep: 230)

Recruiting Future Round-Up (Ep: 230)

Contact: matt@metashift.co.uk Recruiting Future Round-Up is a new monthly show on The Recruiting Future Podcast channel. Now that I’m publishing two podcasts a week, I’m aware that not everyone has time to listen to every show. Moving forward I’ll be recording a short monthly round-up episode highlighting episodes you may have missed and giving you my take on some of the key talking points.

Recruiting Future Round-Up is a new monthly show on The Recruiting Future Podcast channel.

Now that I’m publishing two podcasts a week, I’m aware that not everyone has time to listen to every show. Moving forward I’ll be recording a short monthly round-up episode highlighting episodes you may have missed and giving you my take on some of the key talking points.

Thanks to 4MAT for sponsoring, if you are thinking of replacing or refreshing your careers website in 2020, I would strongly recommend downloading their new eBook.

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Ep 229: Improving Social Mobility

Ep 229: Improving Social Mobility

Contact: matt@metashift.co.uk Social mobility is a critical issue in a lot of countries. What should employers be doing to increase social mobility and how effective can their efforts be in terms of tangible results? My guest this week is Lisa Scales, Head of Resourcing, Executive and New Talent at Severn Trent, a large UK based utilities company.

Social mobility is a critical issue in a lot of countries. What should employers be doing to increase social mobility and how effective can their efforts be in terms of tangible results?

My guest this week is Lisa Scales, Head of Resourcing, Executive and New Talent at Severn Trent, a large UK based utilities company.  Severn Trent has recently moved up to 3rd place in The Social Mobility Employer Index as a result of their innovative work in this area and is seeing huge benefits as an organization from their initiatives.

In the interview, we discuss:

  • The definition of social mobility and what it means to Severn Trent as an organization
  • Recruiting on equal terms to show opportunities to a massive pool of untapped talent
  • Schools engagement
  • Work experience focused on employability.
  • Thinking different about the recruitment process
  • The Social Mobility Pledge

Lisa also talks about the results Severn Trent as seeing from their initiatives and the considerable benefits to the business.

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Ep 228: Coaching

Ep 228: Coaching

Contact: matt@metashift.co.uk To fully understand the impact of technology on what we do, it ‘s essential to look outside of talent acquisition occasionally and see how other areas of the talent ecosystem are being disrupted. My guest this week is Ozlem Sarioglu, an award-winning coach and co-founder of digital coaching platform SparkUs.

To fully understand the impact of technology on what we do, it ‘s essential to look outside of talent acquisition occasionally and see how other areas of the talent ecosystem are being disrupted.

My guest this week is Ozlem Sarioglu, an award-winning coach and co-founder of digital coaching platform SparkUs. As well as providing a fascinating overview of how technology is changing coaching. Ozlem also shares some insights and advice into the coaching mindset. Something that will help anyone who is leading and developing a team.

In the interview, we discuss:

  • How Ozlem became a coach
  • The benefits of and common misconceptions about coaching
  • How technology is making coaching more accessible
  • The balance between human and machine
  • Measuring results

Ozlem also gives her thoughts on developing a coaching mindset and shares advice on how people can get the most out of coaching

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