Every week on The Shortlist SocialTalent's CEO Johnny Campbell chats live with a talent industry expert to discuss the latest news, give advice, and answer your questions.
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The difference between labour, talent, and skills shortages | with Kevin Green
Even prior to the pandemic and The Great Resignation, all industries have been acutely aware of the ever-growing shortages in labor, talent, and skills. Often terms used interchangeably in the wild, there is actually a significant difference between the three – both in terms of definition, and how organizations need to approach, and remedy, these shortages.
To help us dive into this topic, we’re delighted to welcome Kevin Green, author and CPO at First Bus, to the show. A renowned expert in HR and recruitment, Kevin is going to be chatting with us all about his experience in this sphere. We’ll look at the difference between the labor, talent, and skills shortage, and also discuss how businesses need to specifically tailor their responses to deal with each.
Discussing gender beyond the binary in the workplace | with lisa luxx
Discussions about gender are omnipresent in society. As we continue to make progress, building our understanding of the human experience, it’s essential to keep these conversations going – particularly in the workplace. Gender identity and expression form a vital component in how people show up at work, and it’s important for organizations, leaders, and colleagues to be informed if we want to create inclusive work environments. But it can often be a tricky topic to navigate.
So to help us with this, we’re delighted to welcome lisa luxx to this week’s episode of The Shortlist. lisa is a poet and activist whose work has been broadcast on Channel 4, BBC Radio, and TEDx. We’ll be chatting about different forms of gender identity in the context of the workplace, examining gendered language, clothing, and policies, and also looking at expressions of allyship.
Finding the time for learning and development | with Sabrina Pittaluga
How often do we put learning and development on the long finger? Despite all the stats and all the importance we place on growing within our roles, one of the greatest barriers to success is time. L&D has become an essential component of a worker’s life and has great benefits for both the employee and employer alike, but carving out dedicated space in an already busy diary is a recurring challenge we all face.
On this week’s show, Sabrina Pittaluga, TA Manager of Experienced Hire Recruiting EMESA at BCG, joins us to chat about how to make time for learning and development. We’ll discuss the importance of L&D, tips and tricks on how to learn continuously, and also tactics on how best to retain and use the knowledge you acquire in training.
The Shortlist's RecFest 2022 Recap | With Kirstie Kelly, Emma Mirrington and Bill Boorman
After two years of making sure laptop microphones are switched on and internet connections are stable, in-person recruitment events have returned! Last week, SocialTalent was delighted to attend RecFest in Knebworth Park. Our 'Hiring and Talent Management' stage played host to a slew of incredible speakers as we discussed some of the most pressing topics in our industry, from employee engagement and driving inclusion in the workplace, to building hiring cultures and promoting internal mobility.
On this week’s show, we’re going to take you through some of our favourite moments from the event. Alongside Kirstie Kelly, Emma Mirrington and Bill Boorman, we’ll dig deep into the presentations that really struck a chord with us.
Reducing bias in the hiring process | with Annie Boneta
While there may be a labor shortage at the moment, talent can still be found as long as organizations know where to look. But even with the increased dialogue around DEI, it’s disheartening to see the number of companies who don’t (or won’t) engage with talent that doesn’t fit a prescribed status quo. And hiring and talent acquisition has a big role to play in this. Learning how to mitigate bias and understand under-represented groups could be the difference-maker in this unique war for talent.
Joining us to chat about this topic is Annie Boneta. A Senior Consultant with Recruiting Toolbox, Annie is passionate about TA and DEI in all its forms. In this show, we’ll talk about the nature of bias in interviews and suggest actionable ways organizations can look to tackle it. We’ll also look at the recent rise in layoffs and how this specifically can affect bias, and practical tips to create the fairest hiring process.
Reskilling leaders for hybrid working | with Linda Jonas
Flexibility has been the constant ask from employees, even prior to the pandemic. So when the genie was let out from the bottle, very few people wanted to return to the traditional ways of working. Hybrid and remote granted that elusive work-life balance and gave people a touch of control, so they could perform to their best and not feel tethered. But if hybrid is here to stay, it’s important that leaders are brought up to speed on how best to support this mode of working.
So we’ve called in an expert – Linda Jonas is the Co-Founder of Cultivayo and has also contributed incredible content to the SocialTalent platform on this very topic. In this episode, we’re going to discuss the importance of reskilling managers for long term success. We’ll look at the role empathy plays in leadership, tips on how to support managers so they don’t burnout and how to build connection, even from afar.