34 episodes

The “How We Hire” podcast is a series about navigating the recruitment landscape. Every other week, we’ll interview HR and Talent Acquisition leaders from some of Europe’s leading startups and scale-ups. Alva Labs’ Head of People Linnea Bywall bring you concrete, tactical and actionable advice to fuel your recruitment strategy. 
This podcast is essential for Talent Acquisition professionals and fast-scaling company leaders who want to perfect their hiring processes, create a best-in-class candidate experience, and develop their employer branding.

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The “How We Hire” podcast is a series about navigating the recruitment landscape. Every other week, we’ll interview HR and Talent Acquisition leaders from some of Europe’s leading startups and scale-ups. Alva Labs’ Head of People Linnea Bywall bring you concrete, tactical and actionable advice to fuel your recruitment strategy. 
This podcast is essential for Talent Acquisition professionals and fast-scaling company leaders who want to perfect their hiring processes, create a best-in-class candidate experience, and develop their employer branding.

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Carl-Johan Holmberg on: How structuring your reference checks increases your hiring accuracy

    Carl-Johan Holmberg on: How structuring your reference checks increases your hiring accuracy

    How reliable are reference checks? That depends on how you conduct them. On this episode of How We Hire, we speak to Carl-Johan Holmberg, a researcher for Refapp, a digital reference-checking platform. Carl plays a vital role in improving reference checking and applying digital tools and science to make this often overlooked process more efficient and fair. In this episode, Carl shares his knowledge and insights on how to make reference checking a reliable, useful process for employers wishing to improve their hiring accuracy. 
    Key takeaways:
    Should candidates nominate their referees? Gender biases in reference checking and how to minimise this riskHow to achieve structure with reference checkingWhat questions to ask and which to avoid- when running a check
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    • 46 min
    Purnima Sen on: How to walk the talk on your DEI goals

    Purnima Sen on: How to walk the talk on your DEI goals

    Everyone can agree on a conceptual level that diversity and inclusion is important, but finding the why for your organisation is key if you’re going to enact lasting change.
    On this episode of How We Hire, we speak to Purnima Sen ,Sparta’s Globe Chief People and Compliance Officer. Purnima shares her learnings on what it takes to truly commit to your DEI goals, and hire people for today’s contemporary times. 
    Key takeaways:
    Why focusing only on culture fit might not be the best approachHow to strike the balance between culture add-on and culture fitWhat inclusion with a purpose means in modern recruitmentTips and tricks on identifying gaps in your hiring process and closing it

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    • 39 min
    Leo Sjökvist on: Why leveraging international talent is crucial for your company's success

    Leo Sjökvist on: Why leveraging international talent is crucial for your company's success

    International talent can be a game-changer for your company, bringing in fresh perspectives, diverse skills, and a global outlook.
    But tapping into this rich pool of potential isn't just about filling current vacancies.
    It's about understanding the broader impact of hiring globally and the nuances of integrating international talent into your workforce. This is especially true when traditional hiring processes and cultural barriers can often overlook the unique strengths these individuals bring to the table.
    In this episode of How We Hire, we're joined by Leo, the Commercial Excellence Manager at Just Arrived, a Swedish company dedicated to promoting equal employment opportunities for foreign-born talent. With a background in brand management and executive recruitment, Leo brings a wealth of knowledge in competence-based hiring.
    Just Arrived not only assists in recruitment but also provides work permit assistance, tapping into the untapped potential of international talent. Leo's work is pivotal in enriching the workforce and building a more inclusive society.
    If you've ever wondered how to leverage international talent to create a more dynamic and effective workplace, this episode is a must-listen.
    Join us as Leo shares his experiences and best practises in hiring international talent, the challenges faced, and the profound impact of these hires on organisations and society at large. 

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    • 40 min
    Samora Jurna on: why hiring the right executive assistant for your business is mission critical

    Samora Jurna on: why hiring the right executive assistant for your business is mission critical

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    • 41 min
    Elise Remy on: From 20 to 200 employees-how to roll out a sustainable hiring strategy that’s loved by stakeholders

    Elise Remy on: From 20 to 200 employees-how to roll out a sustainable hiring strategy that’s loved by stakeholders

    Nailing your hiring strategy should be a company-wide commitment. But too often, there’s internal misalignment when it comes to who to hire and how to hire, which can spell trouble for a company’s talent acquisition goals. At worse, it can result in making poor hiring decisions, costing businesses thousands of dollars. 
    On this episode of How We Hire, we speak to Volvo Car Mobility’s  Head of Talent Acquisition, Elise Remy. When Elise joined Volvo in 2018, she had to start from scratch and build a talent acquisition function. Fast forward to today, and Elise has helped acquire over 200 employees for Volvo. 
    Elise shares her wealth of knowledge and experience of planning and executing a hiring strategy. From collaborating with stakeholders, to ensuring cross-organisational alignment, this episode is a must for anyone looking to pull off a stellar hiring strategy- one that’s loved by stakeholders and company strategic players alike..
    Key takeaways:
    How to build a sustainable hiring strategyTips on getting stakeholders onboard with your hiring planHow to continuously attract, develop and retain your talent for today and tomorrowStrategies for scaling your organisation during high-growth stage and beyond

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    • 44 min
    Amanda Held on: Unleashing High-Performance Teams: Mastering Hiring Accuracy.

    Amanda Held on: Unleashing High-Performance Teams: Mastering Hiring Accuracy.

    How do you know you've hired the right person? Naturally, you evaluate the person's performance. But performance is hard to measure. The feedback loop is long and often fragmented. Not to mention, performance is traditionally measured against key results—but what about the role of human behaviour? By tracking an employee's behavioral patterns and core characteristics, can you predict how well they'll perform on the job now and in the future?
    On this episode of How We Hire, work performance expert and Licensed Psychologist Amanda Held, shares her insights on effectively measuring job performance. As StoryKit's People and Performance Manager, Amanda's strategic tips will give you a clear framework for successfully assessing your employees and reaching maximum hiring accuracy.
    Key takeaways
    Why performance is so much more than measuring resultsUnderstanding human behaviour and how it drives job performanceTips on drawing conclusions from high-performers mentalityTop strategies for ensuring a high level of hiring accuracy

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    • 49 min

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