100 episodes

2 hosts, 3 guest, 60 minutes - it's your weekly dose of Recruiting Brainfood.

My name is Hung Lee and every week I host a talkshow with leading figures in the staffing industry where we AI, future of work, recruitment agencies, diversity & inclusion, gig economy, recruiting technology, workplace culture and the rest.

The Recruiting Brainfood Podcast Hung Lee

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2 hosts, 3 guest, 60 minutes - it's your weekly dose of Recruiting Brainfood.

My name is Hung Lee and every week I host a talkshow with leading figures in the staffing industry where we AI, future of work, recruitment agencies, diversity & inclusion, gig economy, recruiting technology, workplace culture and the rest.

    Brainfood Live On Air - Ep263 - Public Speaking Tips for Newbies

    Brainfood Live On Air - Ep263 - Public Speaking Tips for Newbies

    PUBLIC SPEAKING TIPS FOR NEWBIES: HOW TO DELIVER YOUR BEST RECFEST TALK


     


    Once upon a time, I too was also a reluctant public speaker. In fact, I did not even see the point of attending industry conferences - after all, what did I have to say, what did I have to learn? I am very glad that I accepted the invitation of one Mr Stephen Donaldson to give a talk at one of his events, Bill Boorman, who set up the first (ur) conference I really attended and Sarah Cooper, who by turning up at the door at the same time persuaded me to 'walk in' rather than walk by.


     


    No question: life and career changing - all for the better, as confidence, network, learning and profile have all up levelled. No exaggeration to say that Brainfood would not be here were it not for those early events. I'm keen for others to have the similar opportunity, so hence we're going to do a Brainfood Live on the topic of Public Speaking - in particular, how to get good at it. We're assembling an all star cast of industry professionals who are experienced on stage speakers and trainers.


     


    - What do they know about public speaking that others do not?


    - What are the expected feelings prior to the presentation?


    - How to build a presentation to enable best delivery?


    - What is the best method to control nerves?


    - How can a person who is introverted and hates performance, get better at public speaking?


    - How body language techniques do we need to know?


    - Can breathing techniques help?


    - What makes a memorable talk?


    - How to make sure you are psychologically level during the presentation?


    - How do I deliver the best Recfest Talk next week?


     


    We're with Akbar Karenga, Founder (Maarusi), Sam Berthoud, VP of Talent Solutions (hackajob), Angela Cripps, MD (Recruitment Gym), Christina Robinson, Founder (Green Umbrella), Bill Boorman, Founder (TRU) & friends


     


     


     


    Ep263 is sponsored by our buddies The Recruitment Events Co


     


    Recruitment Events Company run the No1 Festival for Recruiters - now in Knebworth AND in Nashville, Tennessee. Join thousands of recruiters in a day of learning, celebration, networking and community. Tickets for Knebworth here and for Nashville here.


     


    See you there!

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Founders Focus - Ep47 - Up close and personal with Dina Bay, CEO of PitchMe

    Founders Focus - Ep47 - Up close and personal with Dina Bay, CEO of PitchMe

    Founders Focus is the show where we get up close and personal with the leaders of the businesses changing the way we work today.


     


    Next up is Dina Bay, CEO of PitchMe. I do believe this is the first time we have had a Founders Focus with the fellow Alumni of St Andrews University - a moment to celebrate!


     


    - When did you realise you were going to set up a company?


    - What was the biggest difference between the world's of research, corporate and startup?


    - What skills do you think you have as CEO?


    - What areas do you think are not your strongest as CEO?


    - If I could ask a former colleague of yours to describe your management style, what would they say?


    - Can you describe what your Day in the Life looks like?


    - What are the main challenges of recruitment tech founders right now?


    - Can you describe what PitchMe is?


    - How did you adapt your product roadmap when you saw ChatGPT?


    - What do you think will happen to software development if AI continues on current path?


    - What do you think recruitment will look like in 2030?


     


     


    All this and more as we take a deep dive into the business leaders building the technology changing the way we work today.


     

     

     


     


     


    Ep47 of Founders Focus is supported by PitchMe


     


    PitchMe is a data intelligence partner for recruiters who want to improve their performance. PitchMe delivers data intelligence for agencies and in-house teams, streamlining talent discovery with efficient tools. Our end-to-end AI-driven automated hiring solutions cut time and effort, empowering recruiters to prioritize strategic tasks.


     


    The PitchMe suite of tools centralizes, streamlines, and simplifies the end-to-end hiring process, offering a seamless journey from crafting precise and compelling resumes to sourcing top-tier talent and maintaining an up-to-date talent database. Fully automated. Fully integrated. No need to switch between tools or leave your ATS. That means valuable time can be redirected towards more important tasks, such as building new relationships or enhancing those with existing clients and candidates.


     


    Contact one of PitchMe's core team for a personal demo today!

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Brainfood Live On Air - Ep262 - Skill Based Hiring - A Conversation with Johnny Campbell, CEO of Social Talent

    Brainfood Live On Air - Ep262 - Skill Based Hiring - A Conversation with Johnny Campbell, CEO of Social Talent

    SKILL BASED HIRING: A CONVERSATION WITH JOHNNY CAMPBELL


     


    One of the first people to really break down to task and activity level was Johnny Campbell. As CEO of market leading hiring training company SocialTalent, his taxonomy of the skills required by a recruiter to perform in their work remains a canonical artefact in the world of talent acquisition to this day.


     


    This is why I was excited to get a DM from Johnny on the topic of Skill Based Hiring - in particular, why we might have cause to pause in our charge to implement a concept which requires greater understanding, definition and modelling before put into the workplace.


     


    We are shifting gears in today's Brainfood Live - instead of a panel, we are going to critically but fairly examine Skill Based Hiring in a 1-2-1 conversation. Expect the following topics to be covered:


     


    - How to define skills that need to hired?


    - How to identify those skills pre-assessment


    - How to effectively and fairly assess for those skills, in a scalable way


    - What is the expected outcome of SBH hiring done well? Do we have any examples of this?


    - Is downgrading credentialism risking the downgrading of valuable experience?


    - Do we expect greater workforce diversity with Skill Based Hiring? What we do not get this result?


    - Where does Skills Based Hiring need to get to before it becomes viable?


     


     


     


     


    Ep262 is sponsored by our buddies Social Talent


     


    SocialTalent is the world’s leading e-learning platform dedicated to hiring and talent management. Hire top talent. Lead Hybrid Teams. Engage and Develop your team. Join thousands of talent leaders using SocialTalent, from companies such as Nokia, WilsonHCG, Cisco and many other leading global firms.


     


    Start your free trial with SocialTalent today



     

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Founders Focus - Ep46 - Up close and personal with Roderick Smythe, CEO of Glyde Talent

    Founders Focus - Ep46 - Up close and personal with Roderick Smythe, CEO of Glyde Talent

    Founders Focus is the show where we get up close and personal with the leaders of the businesses changing the way we work today.


     


    I'm delighted to be speaking to the one and only Roderick Smyth - serial entrepreneur with multiple exits and now the founder and CEO of Glyde Talent - the AI powered recruitment platform which enables recruiters to source and screen at scale.


     


    - What has changed in product development over the past 20 years?


    - Can you describe the history of recruitment tech solutions in this time?


    - As a tech orientated CEO, what advantages do you think you have over non-tech CEO's


    - What disadvantages?


    - As a serial founder with multiple exits, to what do you attribute your success?


    - Do you think success compounds?


    - What was the most important decision you made as an entrepreneur?


    - What was one decision you wish you could take back?


    - Over twenty years, what has changed about your leadership style and what has stayed the same?


    - How do you get the leadership team right?


    - What is one question you always ask when interviewing candidates?


    - Why Glyde Talent?


     


    All this and more as we take a deep dive into the business leaders building the technology changing the way we work today.


     


     


     


    Ep46 of Founders Focus is supported by Glyde Talent


     


    Glyde is an innovative platform revolutionizing the top of funnel in recruiting using advanced AI. Glyde transforms the candidate experience improving outcomes for candidates and hiring teams at scale. Glyde creates a positive engagement for more talent than any human could, identifies more suitable candidates faster and delivers actionable results to your recruiters.


     


    Want to know more? Get a personalised demo today

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Brainfood Live On Air - Ep261 - How to Assess and Implement Your New ATS (Part One)

    Brainfood Live On Air - Ep261 - How to Assess and Implement Your New ATS (Part One)

    HOW TO SELECT AND IMPLEMENT AN ATS: A MASTERCLASS


     


    There will come a point in every Talent Acquisition professionals career where you will have to make a decision on which ATS to use. Likely to be the most significant technology decision you'll ever make, it is also - outside of payroll - likely to be the biggest ticket investment that you'll ever have responsibility for also. So how exactly are you meant to go about making such a big decision a success?


     


    - Top 10 things to consider when choosing an ATS


    - What is the business requirement


    - Who are the users?


    - What are you currently using to manage recruitment?


    - What are the compliance requirements?


    - What performance improvement do we expect to gain by upgrading?


    - Have you calculated switching costs?


    - Who is impacted by this decision?


    - Have you developed a communication strategy?


    - Who is the decision maker?


    - Where do I source the products?


    - How can I validate what vendors say?


    - What is the budget?


    - How long a contract?


    - How do we test the vendor relationship?


    - Will I be around long enough to see it through?


     


     


    All this and more on Brainfood Live on Air. We're with leading industry expert, Patrick Boonstra and on Friday 21st June, 1pm BST


     


     


     


     


    Ep261 is sponsored by our friends Greenhouse


     


    Greenhouse is your all-together hiring platform – built to deeply solve your hiring needs at every stage with intentional tools that support better hiring decisions and deliver better ROI.


     


    Bringing together technology and expertise, scalable workflows from Greenhouse help you connect recruiters, interviewers, hiring managers, and candidates. Use smart sourcing tools to discover and engage top talent, and create organized interview plans that empower your team to make fair hiring decisions. And when new hires start onboarding, you can easily track and manage the process, complete essential to-dos, and orchestrate next steps.


     


    At each stage of hiring, you can set goals and get meaningful insights — so your team can make measurable improvements.


     


    Greenhouse is not just another hiring tool: We’re a strategic partner that delivers value at every step, helping you hire better and achieve business success.


     


    Hire better, all-together... with Greenhouse. Visit Greenhouse to learn more.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Founders Focus - Ep45 - Up close and personal with Barb Hyman, CEO of Sapia.ai

    Founders Focus - Ep45 - Up close and personal with Barb Hyman, CEO of Sapia.ai

    Founders Focus is the show where we get up close and personal with the leaders of the businesses changing the way we work today.


     


    Next up is Barb Hyman, CEO of Sapia. I had the great pleasure of meeting up with Barb for a coffee in Shoreditch earlier this year and I'm delighted to be able to reconnect with her on her founder story and what exactly made her embark on the journey of recruitment technology entrepreneurship


     


    - When did you realise you had to do Sapia?


    - Were you always thinking about becoming an entrepreneur?


    - From a UX POV, what are the main differences in being a CEO vs C-level employee?


    - How did you start in the HR / TA world?


    - Why do you think so few recruitment tech entrepreneurs actually come from recruitment background?


    - Do you think this is a problem?


    - What have you discovered about yourself as a leader?


    - What decisions would you take back if you had the chance?


    - Coming from Down Under, what are the main challenges for global breakthrough?


    - What recommendations and warning signs would you give to people thinking about tech startup?


    - Brand change - why and...did it make a difference?


    - What is new with Sapia in 2024?


    - How do you think recruitment will change in the next 5 years?


     


     


    All this and more as we take a deep dive into the business leaders building the technology changing the way we work today.


     


     


     


    Ep45 of Founders Focus is supported by Sapia


     


    Sapia’s automated chat lets you interview everyone. And because it’s low pressure, every candidate will bring you their real and best self.


     


    The result? You see the whole person, not just their CV.


     


    Welcome to Sapia, the automated interview solution which enables high volume employers to scale up their interviews, whilst giving job candidates a 95% satisfaction score. Intrigued?


     


    Book a demo today

    • 59 min

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