Ep 142: The Real Trends In Recruiting Technology

Ep 142: The Real Trends In Recruiting Technology

These days everyone seems to have a view on recruiting technology. But with the proliferation of new solutions that we are currently seeing, comes an increase in marketing spin and a battle for thought leadership amongst industry commentators which makes it difficult for employers to find the signal in so much noise.

These days everyone seems to have a view on recruiting technology. But with the proliferation of new solutions that we are currently seeing, comes an increase in marketing spin and a battle for thought leadership amongst industry commentators which makes it difficult for employers to find the signal in so much noise.

So what is actually going on and what are the real trends that people need to be aware of? Who better to guide us through than someone who is responsible for actually building some of the software itself. Hessam Lavi is both the founder of Jobspotting and the Director of Product for SmartRecruiters.

In the interview we discuss:

• What is happening in recruiting technology in 2018

• The critical talent acquisition issues that technology is attempting to address

• Recruiting automation and the emergence of automated sourcing

• The evolution of recruitment advertising

• The vital importance of data

• The potential for bias in machine learning

Hessam also gives us his take on the future of recruiting technology and explains why recruiters should be optimistic about the evolution of their role.

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The Real Trends In Recruiting Technology

Ep 141: Business Storytelling With Shane Snow

Ep 141: Business Storytelling With Shane Snow

I’m a firm believer that compelling storytelling is the key to outstanding talent acquisition. While there is an increased focus on content marketing in our I sector, I fear we are a long way behind other industries. Time for some outside help I am delighted to have Shane Snow as this week’s guest on the show.

I’m a firm believer that compelling storytelling is the key to outstanding talent acquisition. While there is an increased focus on content marketing in our I sector, I fear we are a long way behind other industries.

Time for some outside help

I am delighted to have Shane Snow as this week’s guest on the show. Shane is a global best selling author who has written for publications which include Wired, Forbes, Fast Company and The New Yorker. He is also a business storytelling genius and founder of content marketing platform Contently.
Shane shares his thoughts on how we can improve storytelling for recruiting. We also discuss his new book Dream Teams which already has my vote for business book of the year.

In the interview we discuss:

• How business storytelling works and why it is so important

• Using stories to attract great talent

• The power of emotions

• The four elements of great storytelling

• Sharing stories in the recruitment process

• Dream teams and how to build them

• The power of cognitive friction

Shane also reveals which is his favourite Dream Teams story.

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Business Storytelling With Shane Snow

Ep 140: Recruiting To Build Great Teams

Ep 140: Recruiting To Build Great Teams

Effective teamwork and collaboration are critical to the success of modern business. However, are recruiting functions using the right approaches to build great teams? How do great teams work together and is there a role for technology in their recruitment and development? To help me answer these questions, my guest this week is Alistair Shepherd from Saberr.

Effective teamwork and collaboration are critical to the success of modern business. However, are recruiting functions using the right approaches to build great teams? How do great teams work together and is there a role for technology in their recruitment and development?

To help me answer these questions, my guest this week is Alistair Shepherd from Saberr. Alistair has a considerable amount of experience in understanding team dynamics and consequently has some great insights to share.

In the interview we discuss:

• The increasingly collaborative nature of work

• Why recruiting isn’t geared up to build great teams.

• The importance of shared values and levering diversity

• The art and science or recruiting and management

• Using consistent platforms throughout the employee lifecycle

• How humans and AI can work together

• The potential power of predictive people analytics

Alistair also shares his thoughts on team-based performance management and tells us what is on his radar for the future.

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Recruiting To Build Great Teams

Ep 139: Evolution and Revolution

Ep 139: Evolution and Revolution

The pace of change in recruiting always makes an interesting topic for debate. For some, it is way too slow, but at the same time, it is still too fast for many others to keep up with. If you took a proper helicopter view though, just how much have the fundamentals of recruiting changed in the last few decades.

The pace of change in recruiting always makes an interesting topic for debate. For some, it is way too slow, but at the same time, it is still too fast for many others to keep up with.

If you took a proper helicopter view though, just how much have the fundamentals of recruiting changed in the last few decades. Are we now experiencing a revolution that is taking us to something radically different or is it just an evolution of what has gone before?

Who better to help me answer these questions than recruiting industry legend Gerry Crispin. Gerry has been a lifelong student of recruiting, with five decades of experience to draw on. As you would expect he has many great insights to share

In the interview we discuss:

• The most significant changes Gerry has seen in recruiting

• The growing recognition of candidate wellbeing and why this is happening

• What the real trends in recruiting are

• The dangers of silver bullet solutions

• Talent Acquisition leaders taking control of their strategic vision

• The potential impact of recruiting automation

Gerry also shares some details of the panel he is hosting at The HR Technology Conference in Vegas this September.

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Evolution or Revolution

Ep 138: The Future Of Job Boards

Ep 138: The Future Of Job Boards

Job Boards have been the mainstay of recruitment marketing for nearly 20 years now. In the last few years though there has been an unprecedented disruption in the job board market and with the current global roll out of Google For Jobs this disruption is intensifying.

Job Boards have been the mainstay of recruitment marketing for nearly 20 years now. In the last few years though there has been an unprecedented disruption in the job board market and with the current global roll out of Google For Jobs this disruption is intensifying.

So what’s the future for job boards, what new models are emerging and how should employers be using them? To help answer these questions, my guest this week is Richard Collins, Co-Founder of ClickIQ. Richard is an extremely knowledgeable commentator on the job board industry, and I know you’ll enjoy listening to his insights.

• In the interview we discuss:

• The current state of the job board market

• The shift to pay per click

• Reduction of advertising risk via real-time data

• The advantages of using technology to automate job board planning and buying

• The likely future of job boards

Richard also shares his advice on what employers should be doing to get the most value out of their job board strategies.

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The Future Of Job Boards