45 episodes

Join your peers, colleagues, and friends in a bi-monthly discussion of the latest trends in hiring, staffing, best practices and rants covering the best, and sometimes worst, examples in staffing and job search. Hiring University aka Hiring U! powered by Ursus, is a podcast forum designed for fun exploration and story sharing to help benefit those looking for tips and guidance on the dos and don’ts of finding a job, finding a candidate, or running an internal or external recruiting program.

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Join your peers, colleagues, and friends in a bi-monthly discussion of the latest trends in hiring, staffing, best practices and rants covering the best, and sometimes worst, examples in staffing and job search. Hiring University aka Hiring U! powered by Ursus, is a podcast forum designed for fun exploration and story sharing to help benefit those looking for tips and guidance on the dos and don’ts of finding a job, finding a candidate, or running an internal or external recruiting program.

    Episode #45: Angela Westhead, Procurement Manager, Contingent Workforce & BPO @ Zendesk

    Episode #45: Angela Westhead, Procurement Manager, Contingent Workforce & BPO @ Zendesk

    Angela Westhead joins the program to discuss, among other topics, remote work, BEI, (yes, B not D), AI, and her favorite podcasts!  This is an episode you don't want to miss!  

    You can have great talent that sits anywhere. They just have to be bought in on being present in a different way than someone who sits in an office. So what we've seen in the last four years since everybody went remote is that, yes, you can find great talent outside of large cities, and in many cases, it can cost you less!

         - Angela Westhead 



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    • 21 min
    Episode #44: Kobie Wagener, MSOS, SHRM - CP, Workforce Program Manager

    Episode #44: Kobie Wagener, MSOS, SHRM - CP, Workforce Program Manager

    Kobie Wagener joins this episode of Hiring U! to share his perspectives as a former leader of numerous talent teams and now as a job seeker himself!

    "Concerning back to office, I feel like post covid, many people can be a little intimidated by the face-to-face interaction. Like it's it's a tolerance that we need to build up for face-to-face interaction since it is a bigger lift. But we get more out of face-to-face interaction which is why back to the office is such an important topic. "

    - Kobie Wagener
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    • 26 min
    Episode #43: Tami LaSance - Attorney | Human Resources & Contingent Workforce Advisor | Program & Project Manager

    Episode #43: Tami LaSance - Attorney | Human Resources & Contingent Workforce Advisor | Program & Project Manager

    Tami LaSance, in-house legal counsel at HireArt joins Hiring University to share her insights on the importance of worker classification, advancements, and potential risks in AI among other topics. 

    "I think more companies aren't as concerned with the risk of incorrect worker classification because there has not been a huge verdict or decision on this since Microsoft and it may take somebody being another example. I think there's also so many things going on that it just isn't a priority to pursue these types of claims."

    - Tami LaSance


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    • 23 min
    Episode #42: Casey Jacox- Keynote Speaker, Sales and Executive Coach, Podcaster and Author - "Win The Relationship, Not The Deal"

    Episode #42: Casey Jacox- Keynote Speaker, Sales and Executive Coach, Podcaster and Author - "Win The Relationship, Not The Deal"

    On this episode of Hiring University, get to know Casey Jacox, Keynote Speaker, Sales & Executive Leadership Coach, Podcaster & Author of "Win The Relationship, Not The Deal".   A twenty-year staffing executive, Casey shares his thoughts on what has changed, what has remained the same, and more importantly the constants that drive success not only in staffing but in life! 

    "The things that I focus on are humility, vulnerability, and curiosity.
    Those will never be replaced by AI.  I'm just saying what's what's worked for me when I check my ego every day and I realized that there's a, there's a way for me to get better at something. No matter if I was the number one guy at my job, I still could get better, and vulnerable enough that there's going to be something that someone's going to say that I don't know the answer to focus on  asking great questions and listening to the answers."
    - Casey Jacox


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    • 21 min
    Episode #41: Michael Beckwith- Category Manager, CCWP - Xcel Energy

    Episode #41: Michael Beckwith- Category Manager, CCWP - Xcel Energy

    On this episode of Hiring University, get to know Michael Beckwith, Category Manager at Xcel Energy who oversees all contingent and project-based labor across Xcel's U.S. footprint. 

    "I'm super passionate about data. And I think all conversations around worker classification need to start with data.  If we don't have visibility into where these workers are, what they're doing, how much we're paying them, what contracts they're tied to, you know, we can't formulate a go-forward strategy, nor can we appropriately advise our leaders about how to make decisions."

    - Michael Beckwith


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    • 26 min
    Episode #40: Andrew Hochradel - Creative for Hire!

    Episode #40: Andrew Hochradel - Creative for Hire!

    Self-proclaimed "Creative for Hire!"  Andrew Hochradel joins Hiring U! to share what life as a creative contractor/freelancer is all about.   Andrew shares his best practices on finding and creating opportunities, (yes it's possible to create your own gigs- Andrew explains his new product launch with Southwest Airlines!),  as well as his insights about current market conditions including where AI fits in the creative process.  

    " I think in this market it's a really good opportunity to push through and get the cuts, get the bruises, to hack through the weeds and along the way sharpen your machete.
    When you land on the other side you can say, 'Oh cool,  I'm on the other side of this with new skills and even more marketable to land a job.'  Tough times are good opportunities for growth."
         - Andrew Hochradel
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    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

jonnyab44 ,

Great insight for job seekers or talent hunters!

Informative and fun podcast for those looking for their next job or for hiring managers looking for talent!

CDS 2 ,

Episode #22

The banter back and forth between the host and Kyle highlighted two whip smart individuals who are experts in their field. I found their tips very helpful and just what I needed to hear because I’m currently in a recruiting phase for my co. Highly recommend this podcast!

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A Must-Listen for Job Seekers and Employers!

This podcast provides insightful and relevant information that is super useful for both employers and candidates in today’s current climate. This is not your typical hiring podcast - the topics are varied and with a good mix of entertaining conversation! Highly recommend.

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