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Innovation and futurology in Recruiting, Recruitment Marketing and HR Technology. Matt Alder interviews thought leaders who are influencing and changing an industry

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    • 4.7 • 69 Ratings

Innovation and futurology in Recruiting, Recruitment Marketing and HR Technology. Matt Alder interviews thought leaders who are influencing and changing an industry

    Optimization, Automation and Augmentation

    Optimization, Automation and Augmentation

    As talent acquisition rapidly adapts to disruptive times, innovative ways of working and new technologies are being adopted at an unprecedented pace. So, where are the most successful TA teams focusing and what are the mindset shifts we are now seeing in the industry?

    My guest this week is Will Staney, founder of Proactive Talent and co-founder of industry community The Talent Brand Alliance. Will has a long history of innovation in talent acquisition and shares his insight into the short-term and long-term strategies the most successful TA teams are currently building.

    In the interview, we discuss:

    The current state of the market

    Staying lean and nimble while adopting best practices

    What are the most successful TA teams focusing on

    Retention, culture and brand

    Working on short-term and long-term simultaneously 

    Optimization, automation and augmentation

    Agile RPO

    The rise of the gig economy in talent acquisition

    Game-changing technology

    The link between employer branding, DE&I and profit

    Human-centric recruiting and the future of talent acquisition

    Listen to this podcast on Apple Podcasts.

    • 28 min
    Fractional Hiring

    Fractional Hiring

    With continuing skills shortages and massive disruption to how and where work is done, it is not surprising to see innovation as employers start to think differently about talent. Fractional hiring is rising and has some significant benefits to employers and employees. But what is it, how does it work, and how is it different from traditional interim and contract hiring?

    My guest this week is Matt Widdoes, CEO of Mavan. Mavan is a globally dispersed network of specialized former growth leaders at iconic tech brands working fractionally, and Matt has some unique insights to share on this growing trend.

    In the interview, we discuss:

    What is fractional hiring?

    Recruiting as the key to growth

    The current state of the talent market

    Specialist talent as a resource that can be turned on and off

    Benefits for organizations and the implications for the career development of individuals

    The mindset shift employers need to make to use fractional working successfully. 

    Decentralized talent pools

    The kind of roles that can be fractional

    How is fractional different from interim and contract?

    What does the future of work look like

    Listen to this podcast on Apple Podcasts.

    • 21 min
    What's New In Candidate Experience

    What's New In Candidate Experience

    This is a special cross-over episode with The Talent Savvy Podcast hosted by Bas van de Haterd and Marlies Farrill. It was a pleasure to join them for a conversation about the latest thinking in candidate experience, undoubtedly an evergreen topic in talent acquisition.

    If you've not listened to the Talent Savvy podcast before, I would highly recommend subscribing for a great mix of informed opinion and practical advice.

    In our conversation, we discuss:

    Why candidate experience isn't an object to fix

    An automated personalized experience at scale

    Technology innovation and unchanging human nature

    Differing attitudes to feedback in North America and Europe

    Do we have the right tools to provide quality feedback?

    Consistent and regular communication

    Motivation and targeted marketing

    Examples of employers who are getting things right

    Listen to this podcast on Apple Podcasts.

    • 30 min
    Talent Acquisition Realities

    Talent Acquisition Realities

    I've never known a more disruptive, uncertain and confusing time in talent acquisition. With so much complexity in the market, it can be challenging for TA talent to get a clear picture of what is happening outside of their own organisations.

    My guest this week is Sven Elbert, Senior Analyst at Fosway Group. Fosway is Europes leading HR industry analyst and has recently published its Talent Acquisition Realities 2022 report, a piece of research that looks at the key challenges, trends and forces TA teams are currently dealing with. This is a must listen for anyone wanting an independent view of what is going on in the market.

    In the interview, we discuss:

    Stand out findings from the research.

    The impacts of uncertainty on hiring

    Quality of hire

    What TA teams report they are most and least effective at

    How is DE&I working in practice?

    Current market changes

    Availability of skills

    The most in demand recruiting technologies

    Are tech stacks currently fit for purpose?

    Conducting the candidate experience orchestra

    Upskilling recruiters

    Listen to this podcast on Apple Podcasts.

    • 21 min
    Equity & Inclusion

    Equity & Inclusion

    Many employers are focusing hard on diversifying their talent pools at the moment. It has been encouraging to bring so many stories to the podcast about employers working to connect with historically marginalized groups and embracing more open approaches to hiring. However, diverse hiring is pointless without addressing equity and inclusion at a systemic level within organizations.

    My guests this week are Dr Tina Opie and Dr Beth Livingston, authors of the soon to be published book "Shared Sisterhood". Share Sisterhood embodies a practical methodology that gives employees a starting point with diversity, equity, and inclusion. It inspires employees to explore their personal assumptions, build connections and take collective action.

    In the interview, we discuss:

    Shared Sisterhood as a radically optimistic philosophy

    Power dominant and historically marginalized groups

    Addressing equity at a systemic level

    Building authentic connections with people who are different to you

    Where to start with DE&I

    Dig, Bridge and Collective Action

    The difference between equality and equity

    Metrics and accountability

    Ally versus Accomplise versus Co-Conspirator

    Listen to this podcast on Apple Podcast.

    • 33 min
    Underrepresented Communities of Talent

    Underrepresented Communities of Talent

    Effectively attracting, selecting and hiring people from underrepresented and marginalised groups is something that many employers aspire to. Unfortunately, only very few have the right strategies and resources in place to be set up for success. Having the right partners to work with is critical if companies are to truly understand the needs of the communities they want to work with.

    My guest this week is Roy Baladi, Founder of Jobs for Humanity. Jobs for Humanity works to connect historically underrepresented talent to welcoming employers via training and technology, and Roy has some extremely valuable insights to share. 

    In the interview, we discuss:

    What is Jobs For Humanity?

    Advantages of hiring diverse talent

    Diversifying the TA funnel

    Designing a fair hiring process

    Challenging personal bias

    Onboarding, inclusivity and safe spaces

    Making simple accommodations

    Recruiting refugees

    Brain diversity

    Why DE&I is still at the early adopter stage with employers

    Intention and action

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    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
69 Ratings

69 Ratings

SnapDragon66 ,

Critical & Informative

As a business owner with recruiting on my mind way more than I would ever wish, this podcast is a phenomenal find!
I’ve been binge listening and at about 10 episodes in feel more empowered to launch our next recruiting effort than ever.
Most of the information here seems to relate to big and global business so I’m adapting the information to my small 22 person company.
I believe that understanding the larger National and Global trends and tools helps get out of the microcosm of small business that can feel limiting.
It would be amazing to hear some conversations about small business - especially in the professional trades - in the future as we are experiencing unprecedented growth due to the “return to home” sparked by the pandemic.
Thanks for all your fabulous efforts Matt. This is a must-listen podcast and I will be sharing with my fellow business owners!
Monique Allen

Tini Eagle ,

Great Information

The guests are diverse and provide great industry insights. Very current and relevant.

Adi rates ,

Learn while you run

This awesome podcast on the Future of Recruiting is chock full of actionable advice and food for thought.
It’s one of my go-to ones when I run, and time flies. Thanks for the thoughtful questions and interesting perspectives.

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