27 episodes

You’ve arrived at the Talent Destination, a Refine Labs podcast dedicated to the art of building a company your team will love. Learn the strategies we’ve used to recruit and retain top-tier talent by prioritizing people and committing to a culture that’s more than just business; attract, empower and grow people to do the best work of their lives. Don't just build a company, build a Talent Destination.

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You’ve arrived at the Talent Destination, a Refine Labs podcast dedicated to the art of building a company your team will love. Learn the strategies we’ve used to recruit and retain top-tier talent by prioritizing people and committing to a culture that’s more than just business; attract, empower and grow people to do the best work of their lives. Don't just build a company, build a Talent Destination.

    24 - Don’t Just Build a Company, Create a Talent Destination - Season 1 Reflections & Gratitude

    24 - Don’t Just Build a Company, Create a Talent Destination - Season 1 Reflections & Gratitude

    You've arrived at episode 24 of the Talent Destination podcast co-hosted by Refine Labs' Megan Bowen, COO (Jessica Williams, SVP of People is OOO enjoying Refine Labs’ unlimited PTO). Come along with us to hear Megan’s top 3 reflections on how to create a talent destination and gratitude for contributions that made season 1 of the Talent Destination Podcast possible. Learn more about what conditions are essential for any company to build a talent destination. Hear more about the mindsets that are essential for leaders to adopt to create a talent destination. We explore inspiration and gratitude for the journey through season 1 of the Talent Destination Podcast.

    Thank you to everyone in the Talent Destination community who came along with us for season 1. Stay tuned for bonus episodes and for more information about the launch of season 2 in 2023.

    We believe that the future of work means cultivating workplaces that attract, empower, and grow employees to do the best work of their lives. That’s why Refine Labs is so much more than our value proposition. We strive to be a talent destination for extraordinary individuals to grow their skillset long-term and expand the trajectory of their careers.

    Special thanks to all the world class talent at Refine Labs who contributed to this podcast. Thanks to our friends at Hatch for producing this episode. Get unlimited podcast editing at usehatch.fm

    • 7 min
    23 - Innovate Internal Communications Strategy With Design Thinking - Part 2

    23 - Innovate Internal Communications Strategy With Design Thinking - Part 2

    You've arrived at episode 23 of the Talent Destination podcast co-hosted by Refine Labs' Megan Bowen, COO & Jessica Williams, SVP of People. Come along with us to hear part 2 of a special brainstorming session about how to design internal communications for a digital native workforce. We discuss our process underway since we recorded part 1 of this endeavor, and share tactics, strategies and mindsets to explore solving for the unique internal communications challenges for our fully distributed team. We’re joined by special guest, and producer of Refine Labs’ Talent Destination podcast, Brea Olmstead, to hear about the unexpected outcomes of analyzing the end-user feedback we collected from design thinking sessions held with our team. We apply design thinking techniques to innovate for the next steps in our people-centered internal communications strategic plan for 2023. We talk about strategy design, roles and responsibilities, lessons learned, and ideate for measures of success.

    We believe that the future of work means cultivating workplaces that attract, empower, and grow employees to do the best work of their lives. That’s why Refine Labs is so much more than our value proposition. We strive to be a talent destination for extraordinary individuals to grow their skillset long-term and expand the trajectory of their careers.

    Special thanks to all the world class talent at Refine Labs who contributed to this podcast. Thanks to our friends at Hatch for producing this episode. Get unlimited podcast editing at usehatch.fm

    • 48 min
    22 - Empower Talent Advisors to Recruit Beyond the Status Quo

    22 - Empower Talent Advisors to Recruit Beyond the Status Quo

    You've arrived at episode 22 of the Talent Destination podcast co-hosted by Refine Labs’ Jessica Williams, SVP of People & special guest co-host Kim Schell, Talent Advisor (sitting in for Megan Bowen, COO). Come along with us to learn how to align the talent acquisition functions at your company to create a talent destination.  We discuss why reframing from “recruitment” to “talent acquisition” matters. We share tactical steps to create the conditions for your team to feel empowered, leading to extraordinary results beyond the status quo. We discuss strategy for business success, talent happiness, and improved recruitment outcomes. Learn more about how to index for a candidate experience that makes your company stand out from the rest, and how companies of any size can make changes to the talent acquisition function that bolster the entire team.

    We believe that the future of work means cultivating workplaces that attract, empower, and grow employees to do the best work of their lives. That’s why Refine Labs is so much more than our value proposition. We strive to be a talent destination for extraordinary individuals to grow their skillset long-term and expand the trajectory of their careers.

    Special thanks to all the world class talent at Refine Labs who contributed to this podcast. Thanks to our friends at Hatch for producing this episode. Get unlimited podcast editing at usehatch.fm

    • 38 min
    Bonus 2 - What Recruitment Can Learn from B2B Demand Generation, w/Megan Bowen

    Bonus 2 - What Recruitment Can Learn from B2B Demand Generation, w/Megan Bowen

    You’ve arrived at a BONUS EPISODE of the Talent Destination podcast. Come along with us to hear Refine Labs’ Megan Bowen, COO talk with Frank Nijmeijer, Chief Commercial Officer at Wonderkind, a Talent Attraction Technology inspiring millions of candidates to do the job they really love. Megan joined Frank and his live audience on Wonderkind’s webinar series to talk about what recruitment can learn from B2B demand generation. They also talk about what it means to build a Talent Destination, and think through effective strategies to create the conditions for people to do the best work of their lives.

    Thanks to our friends at Wonderkind for inviting us on to their channel, for producing this content, and for permission to share it here on Talent Destination. Check out Wonderkind’s Knowledge Hub for blogs and webinars to hear more from Frank and the Wonderkind team.

    We believe that the future of work means cultivating workplaces that attract, empower, and grow employees to do the best work of their lives. That’s why Refine Labs is so much more than our value proposition. And, that’s why we build community with people and companies whose values align with ours, like Frank and Wonderkind.

    Thanks to our friends at Hatch for the production elements of this episode that are unique to Talent Destination. Get unlimited podcast editing at usehatch.fm

    • 46 min
    21 - Activate Talent Intelligence for a Native Digital Landscape, w/ Matt Chambers from Loxo

    21 - Activate Talent Intelligence for a Native Digital Landscape, w/ Matt Chambers from Loxo

    You've arrived at episode 21 of the Talent Destination podcast co-hosted by Refine Labs’ Megan Bowen, COO & Jessica Williams, SVP of People. Come along with us as we explore how to work smarter, innovate, and think beyond the current landscape of talent acquisition. Learn from our special guest and friend of Refine Labs, Matt Chambers, CEO and Founder at Loxo about how talent intelligence leverages data to change the playbook for recruitment and resource allocation. Hear from Matt about how Loxo has created a new category and positions companies to leverage technological efficiencies to automate recruitment. We talk about how optimizing for efficiencies allows talent acquisition professionals to focus on the candidate experience and create an unfair competitive advantage. Learn how to implement specific tactical changes to improve diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging outcomes in your recruitment process. Hear more about the future of recruitment in a digital native web based environment, and why it matters to founders and leaders designing their talent acquisition process.

    This episode wouldn’t have been possible without collaboration with the amazing team at Loxo. Read more about Hiring with AI: What You Need to Know on Loxo’s blog, and stay up to date about the future of recruitment.

    We believe that the future of work means cultivating workplaces that attract, empower, and grow employees to do the best work of their lives. That’s why Refine Labs is so much more than our value proposition. We strive to be a talent destination for extraordinary individuals to grow their skillset long-term and expand the trajectory of their careers.

    Special thanks to all the world class talent at Refine Labs who contributed to this podcast. Thanks to our friends at Hatch for producing this episode. Get unlimited podcast editing at usehatch.fm

    • 29 min
    20 - Develop the Skills to Manage Up Effectively

    20 - Develop the Skills to Manage Up Effectively

    You've arrived at episode 20 of the Talent Destination podcast co-hosted by Refine Labs’ Megan Bowen, COO & Jessica Williams, SVP of People. Come along with us to learn how to manage up effectively no matter your role, and why it matters to the future of your career. We talk through 8 strategies to take charge of your career, and support your team along the way. Learn what it means to be a multiplier and how honing these skills creates the conditions for talent to thrive. Hear from Megan and Jessica about how these strategies helped them to advance their goals, and why they index into sharing their lessons with others. We explore how to enable yourself to accelerate your career aspirations and position yourself for promotion opportunities.

    We believe that the future of work means cultivating workplaces that attract, empower, and grow employees to do the best work of their lives. That’s why Refine Labs is so much more than our value proposition. We strive to be a talent destination for extraordinary individuals to grow their skillset long-term and expand the trajectory of their careers.

    Special thanks to all the world class talent at Refine Labs who contributed to this podcast. Thanks to our friends at Hatch for producing this episode. Get unlimited podcast editing at usehatch.fm

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

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7 Ratings

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Great podcast for leaders!

This podcast is great for C suite executives, really pushing us forward! Keep it up Jessica, Megan & Brea!

Tanyel W. ,

Refine Labs is transforming the world of work!

Jessica and Megan have creative ideas on business cultures and employee engagement, hearing their perspective is refreshing! Keep up the good work ladies!

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