Ep 184: Strategic Recruiting

Ep 184: Strategic Recruiting

Contact – matt@metashift.co.uk As we all know recruiting is currently going through a massive period of evolution. Skill shortages, different ways of working and changes in the way we communicate are all contributing to the need for recruiting to be more strategic. But what does an effective recruiting strategy look like in 2019?

As we all know recruiting is currently going through a massive period of evolution. Skill shortages, different ways of working and changes in the way we communicate are all contributing to the need for recruiting to be more strategic. But what does an effective recruiting strategy look like in 2019?

My guest this week is Mark Duebel, Global Technical Recruiter at Elastic Search. Elastic is facing some really interesting recruiting challenges which they are addressing in a very strategic way.

In the interview we discuss:

  • The unique nature of Elastic’s recruiting challenges
  • The problems of marketing distributed jobs with no fixed location
  • Dealing with a high level of inbound applications in a human way while keeping the bar high
  • Elastic’s “source code” culture
  • Structured recruiting processes
  • The role of automation and technology

Mark also talks us through the move from reactive to strategic recruiting and his thoughts on the future direction of talent acquisition at Elastic

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Ep 183: Rebel Talent

Ep 183: Rebel Talent

Contact – matt@metashift.co.uk In recent weeks we’ve had a few discussions on this show about the need for employers to find and nurture people with different mindsets from their existing norms. Digital transformation and exponential business change mean that companies need to be thinking very differently about talent.

In recent weeks we’ve had a few discussions on this show about the need for employers to find and nurture people with different mindsets from their existing norms. Digital transformation and exponential business change mean that companies need to be thinking very differently about talent.

One of the key global thought leaders helping employers do this is Harvard Business School, Professor Francesca Gino. Francesca focuses on the psychology that drives people’s decisions at work and is the author of the best selling book “Rebel Talent”.

In the interview we discuss:

  • Why companies need rebel talent and to encourage rebel behavior
  • The 5 characteristics of rebel talent
  • Rule-breaking as a constructive force
  • Recruiting, nurturing and developing rebel talent
  • How we can all be more rebel

Take Francesca’s Rebel Test

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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