Ep 200: Recruiting Automation Live At RecFest

Ep 200: Recruiting Automation Live At Recfest

Contact: matt@metashift.co.uk When I first started this show as a fun side project, I had no real expectations of getting much of an audience. I could never have anticipated that four years and three-quarters of a million listens later I’d be publishing my 200th episode.

When I first started this show as a fun side project, I had no real expectations of getting much of an audience. I could never have anticipated that four years and three-quarters of a million listens later I’d be publishing my 200th episode.

I want to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to everyone who has supported me and the show. My superb guests, my fabulous sponsors and most of all, everyone who has listened, subscribed, recommended, shared and given me feedback. The story doesn’t end here, I’ve got some big plans for the future and as some fantastic guests lined up for the coming months.

What better way to celebrate 200 episodes than with a live recording of the show. A few weeks back, I was on stage at the excellent RecFest event in London, and we recorded a live panel discussion on Recruiting Automation.

My guests were:

The discussion was wide-ranging with lots of insights and experiences shared

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Ep 199: Competitive Advantage Via Candidate Experience

Ep 199: Competitive Advantage via Candidate Experience

Candidate experience is a topic we’ve covered time and time again on this podcast, mainly by looking at employers who are innovating in this area. It is clear though that delivering even an acceptable level of candidate experience is still problematic for most companies.

Candidate experience is a topic we’ve covered time and time again on this podcast, mainly by looking at employers who are innovating in this area. It is clear though that delivering even an acceptable level of candidate experience is still problematic for most companies. So what is the current state of the candidate experience and what can employers be doing to get a competitive advantage?

My guests this week are Martin Dangerfield and Neil Harrison, both of whom are well known consultants in talent acquisition. They have recently collaborated on a piece of research that collected candidate experience insights from a variety of employers

In the interview we discuss:

  • The importance of candidate experience in the current labour market
  • Where does candidate experience start and end
  • Who owns the candidate experience
  • Key moments of truth
  • The increasing importance of review sites
  • The relationship between talent acquisition and hiring managers
  • Data, measurement and the importance of optimisation
  • Getting competitive advantage.

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Ep 198: Building Recruiter Capability

Ep 198: Building Recruiter Capability

Contact – matt@metashift.co.uk With talent acquisition continuously changing and evolving, making sure your recruiters have the right skills is critical for employer hiring success. But what are the skills needed, what should recruiters be doing develop them, and how should their employers be supporting this process?

With talent acquisition continuously changing and evolving, making sure your recruiters have the right skills is critical for employer hiring success. But what are the skills needed, what should recruiters be doing develop them, and how should their employers be supporting this process?

My guest this week is Rachel Dalboth Strategy and Capability Director for the Forum For In House Recruitment Managers, otherwise known as The Firm. The Firm is a collaborative support community for in house recruiters and has recently done several very interesting research projects around recruiter capability.

In the interview we discuss:

  • The FIRM and its work
  • The definition of recruiter capability
  • The critical skills in house recruiters need in 2019 and how they currently measure up against them.
  • When confidence is overconfidence
  • Typical areas for development
  • How the growth of technology is changing the type of skills which are needed

Rachel also shares what she is seeing the best employers doing to build capability and gives more details on how companies can get involved with The Firm.

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Ep 197: How To Buy Technology

Ep 197: How To Buy Technology

Buying effective HR and/or Talent Acquisition technology is extremely hard. Setting the right objectives, understanding analytics and knowing whether to go for an end to end solution or a combination of best of breed services are some just some of the issues to be faced.

Buying effective HR and/or Talent Acquisition technology is extremely hard. Setting the right objectives, understanding analytics and knowing whether to go for an end to end solution or a combination of best of breed services are some just some of the issues to be faced.

My guest this week is Matt Burns from The Global HR Collective. Matt is an award-winning former HR executive with a wealth of experience in building successful technology strategies.

In the interview we discuss:

  • Where to start with HR and Recruiting technology
  • The importance of defining outcomes
  • Using data to predict and prevent issues
  • Establishing effective ROI
  • Automation

Matt also shares his thoughts on the future of the HR profession and talks about his approach to social entrepreneurship.

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Ep 196: Addressing Gender Imbalance In Tech

Ep 196: Addressing Gender Imbalance In Tech

Contact: matt@metashift.co.uk The current gender balance in the tech workforce is a well-documented issue and something that sadly is still a massive problem for employers. Back in 2015, I interviewed Sinead Bunting about the then newly created Tech Talent Charter, an initiative designed to bring together industries and organisations to drive diversity and address gender imbalance in technology roles.

The current gender balance in the tech workforce is a well-documented issue and something that sadly is still a massive problem for employers. Back in 2015, I interviewed Sinead Bunting about the then newly created Tech Talent Charter, an initiative designed to bring together industries and organizations to drive diversity and address gender imbalance in technology roles. Four years on, it was great to catch up with Sinead again to see how things have progressed and what companies are proactively doing to solve this problem.

In the interview we discuss:

  • The core principles of the Tech Talent Charter
  • The power of sharing data
  • What recruiting best practices employers should be following to improve gender balance
  • The importance of language
  • Retention and belonging
  • Flexible working and shared parental leave
  • Unconscious bias
  • Ambassadors, Allies, and Advocates

Sinead also talks about the future of the Tech Talent Charter and shares details on how employers can get involved.

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