142 episodes

Welcome to The Breakthrough Hiring Show! We are on a mission to help leaders make hiring a competitive advantage. Join our host, James Mackey, and guests as they discuss various topics, with episodes ranging from high-level thought leadership to the tactical implementation of process and technology. You will learn how to:
- Shift your team’s culture to a talent-first organization.
- Develop a step-by-step guide to hiring and empowering top talent.
- Leverage data, process, and technology to achieve hiring success.

Thank you to our sponsor, SecureVision, for making this show possible!  

The Breakthrough Hiring Show James Mackey: Recruiting, Talent Acquisition, Hiring, SaaS, Tech, Startups, growth-stage, RPO, James Mackey, Diversity and Inclusion, HR, Human Resources, business, Retention Strategies, Onboarding Process, Recruitment Metrics, Job Boards, Social Media

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 26 Ratings

Welcome to The Breakthrough Hiring Show! We are on a mission to help leaders make hiring a competitive advantage. Join our host, James Mackey, and guests as they discuss various topics, with episodes ranging from high-level thought leadership to the tactical implementation of process and technology. You will learn how to:
- Shift your team’s culture to a talent-first organization.
- Develop a step-by-step guide to hiring and empowering top talent.
- Leverage data, process, and technology to achieve hiring success.

Thank you to our sponsor, SecureVision, for making this show possible!  

    EP 141: Navigating tech hiring trends and cultivating inclusive teams with Shathiya Rengalwar.

    EP 141: Navigating tech hiring trends and cultivating inclusive teams with Shathiya Rengalwar.

    Join us as host James Mackey and his guest Shathiya Rengalwar, People Leader,  unpack the intricacies of tech hiring, discussing the surge in layoffs and the subsequent challenges for hiring teams.

    Explore talent acquisition strategies, emphasizing the pivotal role of networking and relationship investments. The episode also sheds light on building diverse and inclusive teams, with practical insights into inclusive hiring practices and the ongoing commitment needed for workplace diversity.

        0:37 Shathiya Rengalwar's background
        2:03 Hiring trends and layoffs in the tech industry
    14:46 Diversity and inclusion in the workplace

    Thank you to our sponsor, SecureVision, for making this show possible!

    Our host James Mackey

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    #1 Rated Embedded Recruitment Firm on G2!
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    • 22 min
    EP 140: Navigating Talent Acquisition from Series C to Series E with Cassandra Mingus, Director of Talent Acquisition at Signifyd

    EP 140: Navigating Talent Acquisition from Series C to Series E with Cassandra Mingus, Director of Talent Acquisition at Signifyd

    Join host James Mackey and his guest Cassandra Mingus, Director of Talent Acquisition at Signifyd, as she shares her career journey from recruiter to tech leader in a late-stage company. In conversation with James Mackey, they explore lessons learned, the evolution of talent acquisition, and hiring strategies for success.

    Discover the importance of structured processes, approval mechanisms, and using tools like Greenhouse for streamlined recruitment. Uncover tiered recruitment strategies, capacity planning insights, and measuring quality of hire.

       0:33 Cassandra Mingus's background
       1:39 Lessons learned in talent acquisition progression
    12:00 Key processes for effective hiring
    19:24 Capacity planning and quality of hire

    Thank you to our sponsor, SecureVision, for making this show possible!

    Our host James Mackey

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    #1 Rated Embedded Recruitment Firm on G2!
    https://www.g2.com/products/securevision/reviews

    Thanks for listening!

    • 30 min
    EP 139: Mastering high-volume hiring and employee retention with Avi Singer, CEO & Founder at showd.me

    EP 139: Mastering high-volume hiring and employee retention with Avi Singer, CEO & Founder at showd.me

    Join host James Mackey and Avi Singer, CEO & Founder at showd.me, as they discuss high-volume hiring in healthcare and tech, emphasizing systematic processes and the importance of a clear employee value proposition.
     
    Avi shares insights on online compliance training and adapting learning platforms for the healthcare industry. The episode concludes with cost-effective ways to show appreciation, discussing impactful gestures and personalized perks to enhance employee retention.

       0:34 Avi Singer's background
       2:02 High-volume hiring challenges
    10:56 The importance of retention strategies
    16:06 Online training for healthcare employees
    19:46 Talent acquisition strategies

    Thank you to our sponsor, SecureVision, for making this show possible!

    Our host James Mackey

    Follow us:
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    #1 Rated Embedded Recruitment Firm on G2!
    https://www.g2.com/products/securevision/reviews

    Thanks for listening!

    • 27 min
    EP 138: Hiring strategies from Daniel Chait, CEO of Greenhouse, and Jamie Hodari, CEO of Industrious.

    EP 138: Hiring strategies from Daniel Chait, CEO of Greenhouse, and Jamie Hodari, CEO of Industrious.

    Join host James Mackey as he sits down with Daniel Chait, CEO of Greenhouse, and Jamie Hodari, CEO of Industrious. This episode provides a fresh perspective on tech hiring and recruiting strategies. 

    It emphasizes the need for self-awareness, a clear understanding of roles, and positive interpersonal dynamics in building successful teams. Moreover, it sheds light on the challenges of managing in a growth-driven environment and the benefits of shifting towards a more sustainable growth rate.

       0:46 Jamie Hodari’s background
       2:04 Principles and mistakes in hiring
    11:53 Changes in philosophy and hiring practices
    17:14 Budget season and hiring uncertainty
    22:51 Optimizing the hiring process

    Thank you to our sponsor, SecureVision, for making this show possible!

    Our host James Mackey

    Follow us:
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    #1 Rated Embedded Recruitment Firm on G2!
    https://www.g2.com/products/securevision/reviews

    Thanks for listening!

    • 34 min
    EP 137: Navigating the future of tech: Layoffs, consolidation, and Al impact with Steven Bartel, Co-founder and CEO of Gem

    EP 137: Navigating the future of tech: Layoffs, consolidation, and Al impact with Steven Bartel, Co-founder and CEO of Gem

    The rapidly changing landscape of the tech industry presents a variety of challenges. In the latest episode of The Breakthrough Hiring Show, James Mackey hosted Steven Bartel, Co-founder and CEO of Gem, to discuss these dynamic trends. With a rich background in the tech sector and a keen eye on its future, Steve offered invaluable insights into layoffs, consolidation, and the transformative role of AI in recruitment.

      0:33 Steve Bartel's background
      1:48 Tech industry consolidation and the rise of all-in-one recruiting platforms
    11:52 Leveraging AI in recruiting, pricing strategies, and product roadmap for Gem

    Thank you to our sponsor, SecureVision, for making this show possible!

    Our host James Mackey

    Follow us:
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    #1 Rated Embedded Recruitment Firm on G2!
    https://www.g2.com/products/securevision/reviews

    Thanks for listening!

    • 23 min
    EP 100: Best of: Shauna Geraghty, SVP & Global Head of People & Talent at Talkdesk. Masterclass: quality of hire, predictive algorithms, the magic number to measure success.

    EP 100: Best of: Shauna Geraghty, SVP & Global Head of People & Talent at Talkdesk. Masterclass: quality of hire, predictive algorithms, the magic number to measure success.

    We're thrilled to be celebrating one of our most popular episodes. This episode really captured the attention of our listeners, and we couldn't be happier to revisit it and share it with new listeners too!

    As the first U.S. employee at Talkdesk, Shauna initially helped scale Talkdesk’s Marketing team, infrastructure, and activities from the ground up. In 2016 she was tapped to build Talkdesk’s Talent Acquisition function and since then has helped to scale Talkdesk to over 1,500 employees in 20 countries globally and to achieve a $10B+ valuation. 

    Shauna shares how her background in Marketing, doctorate in Clinical Psychology, and her Strategic Advisory role with Stanford’s School of Medicine, has influenced her development on People and Talent theory and execution.
    You don’t want to miss this one!


     0:46 Shauna Geraghty's background
     7:04 Quality over quantity in hiring
     8:27 Optimizing quality of hire
    13:30 How to coach hiring managers
    16:59 Ideal candidate profile comparison to ideal customer profile
    22:45 Predictive validity of the algorithm
    26:03 Performance measurement and alignment in hiring
    31:25 Improve hiring and performance reviews
    33:02 V2M2: vision, value, methods, and metrics
    39:22 The magic number metric: candidate quality score multiply it by candidate difficulty score

    Thank you to our sponsor, SecureVision, for making this show possible!

    Our host James Mackey

    Follow us:
    https://www.linkedin.com/company/82436841/

    #1 Rated Embedded Recruitment Firm on G2!
    https://www.g2.com/products/securevision/reviews

    Thanks for listening!

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

MichaelSalamey ,

Insight Well Beyond Talent Acquistion

James Mackey and team deliver great insight on Talent Acquisition and recruiting, but so much more, as well! One of my favorite shows for HR, Leadership, and technology all around in the People Space. There is always a great mix of technical and psychological insight in each show, and James has a clear curiosity backed by the know-how to understand and explain the jargon. If you want to really understand what is going on in the People / Talent space, this is a great place to start (and I recommend starting with Season 2, Episode 11 because I was a guest on that one!). Great show all around, even including my episode...

Elena Agar ,

A must listen for leaders in recruitment

The host is awesome! He asks great questions, brings up valid points and make the listener pause and think.

Great resource for leaders in recruitment and those looking to create an effective workforce for the future.

Kirtchy ,

Great Industry Information

Every episode has great industry information

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