62 episodes

Welcome to "Recruiting is No Joke" with your host, Joel Lalgee – the realest recruiter. Get ready for raw, no-BS conversations that delve into the latest trends in the recruiting space. Joel holds nothing back, providing a fresh and entertaining take on the world of recruitment.

With no filter, Joel gives you an inside look at the industry like never before. If you're craving to be part of the conversation with leaders in the field, this podcast is your ticket. Discover the ins and outs of talent acquisition trends, hear the captivating stories of top talent thought leaders, and gain valuable perspectives on current industry happenings. You will also learn what talent and HR leaders actually care about, bridging the gap between job seekers and talent leaders.

With a decade of recruiting experience, Joel's content has made waves, generating over 200 million views. Joel brings you insights that matter, resonating with both recruiters and job seekers alike. Tune in and join the conversation!

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Welcome to "Recruiting is No Joke" with your host, Joel Lalgee – the realest recruiter. Get ready for raw, no-BS conversations that delve into the latest trends in the recruiting space. Joel holds nothing back, providing a fresh and entertaining take on the world of recruitment.

With no filter, Joel gives you an inside look at the industry like never before. If you're craving to be part of the conversation with leaders in the field, this podcast is your ticket. Discover the ins and outs of talent acquisition trends, hear the captivating stories of top talent thought leaders, and gain valuable perspectives on current industry happenings. You will also learn what talent and HR leaders actually care about, bridging the gap between job seekers and talent leaders.

With a decade of recruiting experience, Joel's content has made waves, generating over 200 million views. Joel brings you insights that matter, resonating with both recruiters and job seekers alike. Tune in and join the conversation!

    Episode 63: Redefining Networking and Content Creation in the Recruitment Industry with Adam Posner

    Episode 63: Redefining Networking and Content Creation in the Recruitment Industry with Adam Posner

    Are you keeping up with the latest trends in the recruitment industry? From the increasing influence of Artificial Intelligence in resume crafting to the evolving standards of content on LinkedIn, the landscape of job hunting is constantly changing. But amidst all these changes, one thing remains constant: the importance of authenticity.
    Today on "Recruiting is No Joke," we sit down with Adam Posner, CEO of NHP Talent and fellow podcast host.
    In our conversation, we delve into the most recent trends within the recruitment industry, with a particular emphasis on the influence of Artificial Intelligence in the crafting of resumes and the caliber of content on LinkedIn. We underscore the necessity of maintaining authenticity in job applications and adopting a strategic methodology when networking on LinkedIn. Our conversation encompasses the criticality of pinpointing the appropriate audience for brand collaborations, the hazards associated with an excessive dependence on social media platforms for conducting business, and the changing dynamics of remote and hybrid work structures. Furthermore, we engage in a dialogue about the societal progression towards a better work-life equilibrium and the imperative for lucid communication in the process of synchronizing candidate expectations with the ethos of a company's culture.
    In this episode:
    [00:00:37] Introduction to  Adam Posner  [00:02:37] Discussion on podcast episodes  [00:03:26] Impact of AI on resume generation  [00:09:17] Quality of content on LinkedIn  [00:13:24] Thought leadership and building a quality network  [00:16:55] Building a quality network on LinkedIn  [00:18:18] Thought leadership and content quality  [00:21:27] Impact of AI in recruitment  [00:23:31] Remote work and work-life balance  [00:29:15] Hustle culture and work priorities  [00:31:26] Work from home revolution  [00:32:42] Young engineers' preference for office work  [00:34:13] Controversy over interview attire  [00:35:10] Importance of presentability in interviews  [00:37:39] Challenges of recruiting in lean teams  [00:38:59] Upcoming events and podcast release schedule 
    About Joel Lalgee 
    Joel Lalgee is an internationally known recruitment leader and coach who has helped thousands of recruiters build their brands online. In 2015, Joel started recruiting for a small start-up agency in Milwaukee. He quickly found his passion for recruitment. In 2019, he discovered content marketing, publishing his first posts on Linkedin. Since then, he has grown to over 400k followers, and his content has been seen over 1 billion times. In 2023, he started a business specializing in coaching recruiters, marketing consulting, and influencer partnerships.
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    Episode 62: Exploring the Evolving Landscape of Talent Acquisition and Job Searching with Marcus Sawyerr

    Episode 62: Exploring the Evolving Landscape of Talent Acquisition and Job Searching with Marcus Sawyerr

    Have you ever wondered what the future holds for the job market and how technology will redefine the way we find and fill positions? Well, you're not alone. In the ever-evolving world of recruitment, staying ahead of the curve is not just a goal; it's a necessity.
    Today on "Recruiting is No Joke," we sit down with Marcus Sawyerr, an expert in talent acquisition and AI technology. Marcus's journey in recruitment is a testament to the power of innovation and inclusion. 
    In our conversation, we delve into the significance of AI wearables within the recruitment sphere, the ever-changing dynamics of the job market, and the critical nature of adaptability for those seeking employment.
    Throughout our discussion, Marcus imparts invaluable advice on the art of networking and the crafting of a personal brand. We also examine the merits of aligning individual capabilities with the current demands of the job market. Our conversation extends to the comparison of job stability in startup environments versus established large corporations, and we highlight the escalating necessity for professionals in sectors that are experiencing a high demand but suffer from a low supply of skilled individuals.
    As the episode draws to a close, we reflect on the themes of personal development and the pivotal decisions that shape one's career trajectory.
    In this episode:
    (00:01:05) - Introduction to Marcus Sawyerr  (00:01:58) - Marcus Sawyer's experience in the recruitment space(00:03:03) - The evolution of AI in recruitment (00:04:20) - AI Wearables and technology trends (00:13:40) - The practical use cases of new technology(00:15:53) - Two contrasting predictions about the recruitment market  (00:17:49) - The nature of predictions and the need for quantitative measures (00:18:38) - Big tech firms over-hiring during talent war  (00:19:36) - Evolution of recruiter role  (00:20:32) - Market-specific talent demand(00:21:42) -Geopolitical influence on the job market (00:25:20) - Challenges in job search (00:27:33) - Importance of building a network and personal brand  (00:30:20) - Navigating modern job search  (00:32:44) - Importance of in-person networking  (00:35:39) -The importance of strategic job search  (00:36:23) - The illusion of dream job scenarios and the need for realistic expectations (00:36:31) - The advantages and challenges of working for a big tech firm(00:37:22) - Job stability in the evolving technological landscape (00:38:22) - Comparison of job stability in startups versus large corporations  (00:39:57) - The economic value of different professions based on supply and demand.  
    About Joel Lalgee 
    Joel Lalgee is an internationally known recruitment leader and coach who has helped thousands of recruiters build their brands online. In 2015, Joel started recruiting for a small start-up agency in Milwaukee. He...

    • 42 min
    Episode 61: The Most Misunderstood Aspects of Job Searching with Russell Ayles

    Episode 61: The Most Misunderstood Aspects of Job Searching with Russell Ayles

    Have you ever felt like your job application disappears into a black hole, never to be seen by human eyes? You name it, I've heard it. 'It must be a robot, 'ATS just reject everyone,' or the classic, 'No one even reads my resume.'
    Today on "Recruiting is No Joke," we're thrilled to have Russell Ayles, the founder and CEO of UNRiVALLED recruitment agency. With decades of experience in internal recruitment, Russell brings a wealth of knowledge to our discussion.
    During our conversation, we dive deep into a controversial video by Jerry Lee, the CEO of WonSulting. The video in question showcases a fake resume with the name "Kiss My Nuts" that somehow managed to secure interviews. We fiercely debate the video's underlying message, pondering whether it's a stark revelation of recruiters prioritizing keywords over the entirety of a resume's content.
    Throughout our conversation, we dissect the recruitment process, underscoring the undeniable importance of relevant experience and how phone interviews play a crucial role in evaluating a candidate. We also touch upon the often overlooked disconnect between corporate executives and their employees, the elusive concept of a hidden job market, and how the culture of a company can significantly influence its recruitment practices.
    Wrapping up the episode, we share some practical job application tips and take the time to debunk common myths surrounding the hiring process. Our goal is to shed light on these critical issues and help both recruiters and job seekers navigate the complex world of recruitment with a better understanding and more realistic expectations.
    In this episode:
    (00:00:37) - Introduction to Russell Ayles  (00:01:50) - Russell's journey to becoming a LinkedIn Top Voice.  (00:05:34) - Choosing and using an ATS, focusing on candidate experience.  (00:08:41) - Russell's transition from career coaching to founding Unrivalled.  (00:09:57) - Discussing the challenges faced in business and entrepreneurship.  (00:11:34) - Reaction to Jerry Lee's "Kiss My Nuts" resume experiment.  (00:15:24) - Debating the experiment's purpose and recruiters' responsibilities.  (00:16:35) - Authenticity and impact of Jerry Lee's video.  (00:17:50) - Role of keywords in recruitment and talent acquisition.  (00:19:29) - Why certain resumes pass screening processes.  (00:20:24) - Recruiters' emphasis on specific skills.  (00:23:33) - The influence of resumes on job suitability.  (00:26:19) - Elon Musk's $56 billion request and employee implications.  (00:29:28) - Trust and culture in corporate environments.  (00:32:32) - Comparing US and Australian corporate cultures.  (00:33:21) - Culture differences in small vs. large companies.  (00:34:11) - Aligning recruitment with company culture.  li...

    • 58 min
    Episode 60: Understanding and Communicating a Company's Compensation Philosophy: The Key to Successful Hiring with Rani Mavram

    Episode 60: Understanding and Communicating a Company's Compensation Philosophy: The Key to Successful Hiring with Rani Mavram

    Ever wondered how working from home affects a company's ability to innovate and find new talent? The shift to remote work has changed a lot about how companies operate. From how we work together to how we hire new people, the way things are done is evolving.
    Today on “Recruiting is No Joke”, we sit down with Rani Mavram, CEO of Complete. Complete is a platform for startups to manage and scale their compensation strategy, keeping cash bonuses and benefits front of mind.
    During our conversation, we talk about the subtleties of remote work and its impact on innovation and recruitment. We explore the equilibrium between remote and in-office work, the critical role of company culture, and tactics for handling compensation workflows. Our discussion also delves into the importance of a company's compensation philosophy, the necessity for clarity in job postings, and our responsibility as recruiters to enlighten candidates about compensation. Moreover, we touch on how remote work influences recruiting and the creation of an inviting office atmosphere. We wrap up the episode with anticipation of delving into AI in sourcing in future discussion
    In this episode:
    (01:09) – Overview of Complete(02:36) – The complexities of compensation packages and the need for better literacy (03:45) – Nike's CEO weighs in on how remote work affects innovation(O5:07) –  Rani shares his take on remote work, collaboration, and innovation(07:23) –  Joel presents results from a LinkedIn poll about remote work(15:29) –  Rani talks about the importance of employee development(11:03) –   Rani examines how remote and in-office work settings influence recruiting(13:51) – The importance of an appealing office space and the hurdles of balancing remote work with office culture.(17:40) – The value of investing in employee development (18:24) –  Rani describes an interactive offer platform's features(19:13) – Engagement with different sections of the offer platform(21:04) – Using video in recruitment to add authenticity and human connection (22:51) – Increasing compensation expectations among job seekers(24:42) – The importance of comprehending total compensation(27:52) – The need to educate candidates about compensation packages(29:30) –  Rani explains a company's compensation philosophy and its role in attracting and retaining talent.(34:28) – The challenges and significance of transparency in compensation(36:10) – Internal pay parity and understanding pay progression over time(37:14) – Salary transparency(38:15) – Offer evaluation(39:14) – Empowering hiring managers(39:42) – The impact of remote work on innovation(40:17) – How to learn more about Complete(40:44) –  Potential future conferences and the value of resources(41:51)  – Upcoming AI and sourcing discussion
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    • 42 min
    Episode 59. Finding the Job That Best Matches Your Skills with Tom Woodhams

    Episode 59. Finding the Job That Best Matches Your Skills with Tom Woodhams

    The job market, even when the economy is robust, can be a challenging place. Knowing how to search and what prospective employers are looking for makes the search easier. But in this age of technology, having access to solid insights is a must.
    Today on “Recruiting is No Joke”, we sit down with Tom Woodhams. Tom is a recognized thought leader in the recruiting space, known for his work in helping find Data and Software Engineering talent. Tom stops by today to talk trends, give resume tips, and help listeners navigate the job search terrain. 
    If your job search hasn’t produced the results, you thought it would, join us for a deep dive as we expose hidden gems you might be overlooking. It’s an incredible conversation with the one and only Tom Woodhams … today on “Recruiting is No Joke.!
    In this episode:
    (3:45) – Joel and Tom discuss one of his more popular posts.(5:00) – Joel and Tom go deep on the topic of resume tailoring. (6:52) – Understanding the value of keywords in a job description.(7:10) – People often have challenges writing their own resumes. (9:10) – Joel shares his perspective on resumes and accomplishments. (10:44) – Tom shares his views on keyword filtering. (12:40) – Seasoned recruiters and reading through the lines. (14:50) – Joel emphasizes show not tell. (18:21) – The conversation moves to the intricacies of the application process. (19:00) – Tom opens up about Easy Apply. (23:51) – Possible changes to the traditional interview process. (28:01) – Conversations on remote work and employee sentiments. (31:53) – Recruiting and remote work are discussed.(33:10) – The conversation turns to the voice employees found during COVID.(34:19) – Joel mentions that employees want flexibility. (37:37) – Tom believes hybrid is the new remote.(38:34) – Tom gives jobseekers his best piece of advice. 
    About Joel Lalgee 
    Joel Lalgee is an internationally known recruitment leader and coach who has helped thousands of recruiters build their brands online. In 2015, Joel started recruiting for a small start-up agency in Milwaukee. He quickly found his passion for recruitment. In 2019, he discovered content marketing, publishing his first posts on Linkedin. Since then, he has grown to over 400k followers, and his content has been seen over 1 billion times. In 2023, he started a business specializing in coaching recruiters, marketing consulting, and influencer partnerships.
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    • 46 min
    Episode 58: Finding the job, Remember the Gratitude with James Hudson

    Episode 58: Finding the job, Remember the Gratitude with James Hudson

    Going through a layoff is never easy, and bouncing back with a new job can feel like an uphill battle. It gets even harder when you're bombarded with bad advice online.
    Join us on "Recruiting is No Joke" as we chat with the amazing James Hudson, a talent acquisition expert. He'll share real-world tips on navigating the job market after a layoff and crafting a solid plan for your next career move.
    Remember, finding a job is more like a marathon than a sprint. Let's work together to get you back on track and moving forward in your career. Tune in for this important conversation with James Hudson, only on "Recruiting is No Joke"!
    In this episode: 
    (2:11) – James Hudson begins telling the listeners about his journey in Talent and Acquisition, including his Linkedin content journey.(2:58) – The auto accident that changed everything. (4:00) – James sees an opportunity via Linkedin to share real insights.(4:44) – The audience on Linkedin begins to grow. (5:04) – James lands a weekly column in Forbes. (7:09) – The conversation goes deep into James and his content strategy and reviews popular posts. (9:42) – James speaks on followers and their views on career coaching and resume writing services offered by recruiters. (10:33) – James makes an interesting point about the most prolific content creators. (10:55) – The value a recruiter has to offer as a content creator. (12:00) – James voices concerns about recruiters. (12:42) – Social media exploitation from the realm of career and recruiting advice. (13:49) – Joel and James review another post/video and provide cautionary perspectives.(16:50) – James discusses the danger of speaking in absolutes. (17:41) – James says anyone speaking in absolutes is not a recruiter, they’re a salesperson.(18:52) – The importance of testing your resume if it isn’t working. (20:20) – Joel and James review another video, this one featuring James. (21:30) – Things to do when facing a layoff, according to James.(22:10 – Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs and how it applies to business and job seekers. (23:00) – Why James and his most viral post matter and resonate with listeners. (24:08) – Advice for recently laid-off workers. (24:34) – The 90-minute rule for job seekers. (24:38) – Don’t forget to practice gratitude. (25:05) – What got James through the dark times. (26:08) – The importance of finding your job search rhythm. (26:31) – The gift of time that comes with being laid off. (28:02) – Needs following a layoff are situational and change from day to day. (31:05) – James offers job seekers his best piece of advice. (31:51) – Job searches are marathons, not sprints. (34:13) – The power of community and tips on networking. 
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