Serge and Shelley share their expertise and opinions from a collective 40+ years in the recruitment profession. The podcast is all things recruitment - from the latest trends, industry news, technology, helpful tips and interviews with some of the biggest globally recognized names in the recruitment industry
HR Famous with Matt Charney
With a resume that reads like every place anyone would ever want to work, we welcome Matt for his incredible insights.
Matt shares his start in TA and how he ended up work for a Canadian founded company, HR.com.
The impact of the US recession on hiring
High volume hiring is going to circle back to being inhouse; as it does every 7+ years
2022 will erase the assumption that easy to fill roles are easy.
Prediction for the remainder of 2022 would be the most welcome advent since we’ve been in TA, the final end to BDI
The Devil You Know
We are feeling the effects of the madness in the tourism industry. Flight cancellations and the other alternative is 30+ hours to get home put a damper on Serge’s plans. He will be home alone, as the girls go on vacation, Serge will be a lonely dad or maybe the party is at Serge’s place?
Demand for travel smacked down the major airports who are reliant on humans to unload planes and check in passengers. Even with time prepare, it appears airlines failed to get their house in order to meet demand, yet the price triples to fly?
Staggering turnover numbers will bring Amazon’s distribution centres in major US centre to a stand still. TA saw this coming, recruiting warehouse workers with no human intervention then treating them poorly, you will eventually run out of people to hire.
Taking employer brand to new levels the CEO of the bitcoin exchange, Kraken publicly announces he is the devil you know. Candidates will vote with their feet on this company.
Appcast releases their spring update. Slide 5 is proof that your register to apply process is repelling 96% of people who want to apply.
Keep Them Guessing
With RecFest right around the corner and DisruptHR in London, we will be bringing back tons of ideas and trends from our travels to the UK.
Blowing the lid off the arguments against pay transparency in your job ads. The top 4 excuses for not posting pay rates are crap. There’s really only one reason.
Microsoft is leading the way with their commitment to publish what they pay, do away with non-competes and voluntarily submit to a civil right audit. Brave move.
TikTok for jobs is a total fail if you don't understand the audience. Great for recruitment marketing but impossible to master the algorithm.
Starbucks CEO is stuck in the 70’s thinking that employees will see his great sacrifice of working a 12 hour day and follow his commands to come back to the office. He’s obviously having coffee with Elon Musk!
Life with kids keeps Serge’s schedule hopping. Those days are becoming fond memories for Shelley as she reminisces about all the cool things her kids did.
Tesla employees are exploring their options as the hammer dropped on get your butt back to the office mandate. Employees will vote with their feet as AirBnB offers just the opposite.
Lifting off a discussion on LinkedIn this week, was a group of white guys demanding proof in the form of scientific studies to derail all the good work done by the likes of Sandberg and her book Lean In. Recruiters don't need a study, we are living the truth on how problematic terms in job ads discourage many diverse groups from even applying. Here’s your proof: https://gender-decoder.katmatfield.com/
QR code revival! Smartphones have made the QR code a viable option in recruitment advertising. Just don't get carried away and start putting it on billboards, unless you want traffic accidents on the road as people try and scan it while they drive.
Serge’s prophecy has come true. Canada is on the fast track for a nationwide pay transparency mandate. Yes, our tiniest province PEI put law into effect on June 1, the rest of the country is soon to follow.
A stress free graduation day and Shelley’s takes another spin around the sun. Celebrating milestones on today’s episode.
Google has created the best trail of breadcrumbs that software developers can't resist. That's showing us how it's done!
Introducing the best new Canadian startup YRPlans.com. At last, a real disruptor in the employee benefits space, drop the RRSP/401K plan.
Hot recruitment trends are served. The top 3 technologies TA leaders plan to add this year.
James Ellis gives us a leg to stand one, well 4 legs actually. Ask these questions and you advance your employer brand.
Moving on Up
We are joined by Leah Sobering as co-host, long time friend and all around great human being. Leah is responsible for introducing Shelley & Serge!
On the eve of her departure from Calgary to Halifax, she made the huge life decision to quit her job, sell her house, pack up the cats and move! There’s guts!
Insights this week:
Beyond the boring metrics of time to fill, we sat in the CEO chair to measure what matters to them.
Debate or no brainer - the ‘Open for Work’ badge on your Linked In profile.
Remote work and the corporate culture you are in will determine if you thrive or get over looked for promotions.
Some people think job boards are dead. Take a look at ZipRecruiter and Indeed’s Q1 revenue will tell you just the opposite.