2 hosts, 3 guest, 60 minutes - it's your weekly dose of Recruiting Brainfood.
My name is Hung Lee and every week I host a talkshow with leading figures in the staffing industry where we AI, future of work, recruitment agencies, diversity & inclusion, gig economy, recruiting technology, workplace culture and the rest.
Brainfood Baked Fresh - Ep4 - Issue 312 in Review
Back with Baked Fresh, the call in show where we take questions from readers of the Recruiting Brainfood newsletter, Issue 312.
We'll be talking about
- Value of Weak Ties for Career Advancement
- Candidate Fraud in Remote Working
- Power Law of the Creator Economy
- Figures Levelling Framework
- Cool list of Resources for Tracking Layoffs
And loads more!
Brainfood Live On Air - Ep174 - Where are the Missing Workers?
Where Are The Missing Workers?
The 'Labour Market Paradox' is most keenly felt by us - the recruiters who are struggling to make hires, even when key macro indicators - such as number of people economically inactive - should suggest otherwise. How are we to understand the mixed messages we are getting from the commentariat, politicians and our own lived experience?
Good news is, Brainfood Live has got you!
You will learn:
- What does the data say (US, UK & EMEA)
- Explanations for labour force participation
- Government initiatives to increase labour force participation
- What about the 'New New Deal'?
- Are we all an undeclared general strike?
- How does remote and demand for more, lead to labour inactivity?
- How does this all manifest to recruiting challenges and solutions?
All this and more with global experts such as Anita Lettink, Partner (Strategic Management Centre), Pawel Adrjan, Director EMEA Economic Research (Indeed), Dr Sarah Ali, Global Economist (Radancy) & Tony Wilson, Director (Institute for Employment Studies)
Friday 30th September, 2pm BST / 9am EDT
Click on the green button on the top right to register for the show, and follow the channel here (recommended) for updates
Ep174 is sponsored by our buddies iCIMS
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Brainfood Baked Fresh - Ep3 - Issue 311 in Review
We're back folks, after a three week hiatus!
Going to try and keep to this time but it is apparent with travel, covid and change of regnal eras, that we might not be as consistent as we want to be on this show!
Lets see how we go on this - we're review in the Sunday newsletter, with sneak peak content including:
How Does UpWork, Work?
Redundancy as a path to Diversifying the Workforce?
Golden Handcuffs or Indentured Service?
Why Hiring for Clones is Good and Bad
All this and more, in our weekly review of Recruiting Brainfood, Issue 311. Join us on Monday, click on the green button on the top right to register.
Brainfood Live On Air - Ep173 - How to Source Candidates on Slack!
How to Source Candidates from Slack
There probably isn't a tech startup anywhere that does not use Slack as its internal communication platform. It's also an amazing place to create intra-company communities, a place where professionals of all disciplines get together and share knowledge. Might these also be places where you can source candidates?
You will learn:
- What is Slack and how do you join?
- Recruiter behaviours to avoid
- How to create relationships in Slack communities
- When to post jobs - if at all?
- How to engage on Slack
- Scraping Slack from the outside
- Resources and tools
All this and more with w/ Alla Pavlova, Recruiter (Riot Games), Nicolas Darcis, Founder (Ocetelo) & Mark Deubel, Senior Technical Recruiter (Gitlab)
Ep173 is sponsored by Cronofy
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Brainfood Live On Air - Ep172 - How to Make Sense of the Economy
Making Sense of the Economy: Resilient Sectors for Recruiting.
The high profile tech lay offs dominate the headlines but does that tell us the real story of what is going on in the economy? We're looking at the sectors which continue to hire today, as well as those which are destined to grow as the new economic future unfolds.
You will learn:
- How do we understand the start up / scale up market today?
- What sectors continue to hire?
- Are these trends universal or regional?
- What explains the persistent hiring challenges for many of the sectors today?
- What should recruiters do if they are working in tech scale up?
- What future economic sectors are good bets for recruiter resilience?
All this and more with Katrina Hutchinson O'Neill, Founder (Join Talent), Jonathan Boys, Labour Market Economist, (CIPD), Colin Donnery, CEO (FRS Network) & Dr Sarah Ali, Chief Economist (Radancy)
Ep172 is sponsored by our buddies Tribepad
More candidates doesn't mean better candidates. Across the country, recruiters are reporting a decrease in the quality and relevance of applications. One click applications might be easy for candidates but are draining resources for hirers.
Are you seeing similar results with your applications?
In our latest research report, we hear from over 500 Talent acquisition professionals on how they're handling the shift in the recruitment industry.
Access our State of the Recruitment Sector report here
Brainfood Live On Air - Ep171 - How to Better Handle LayOffs
Ethics & Experience: How to Better Handle Layoffs
The high profile tech layoffs keep coming, and the response of employers forced to make cuts has been under scrutiny, whether the method is via mass zoom calls, or through making vulnerability posts on LinkedIn. Got me thinking - IS there a good way to do this, or or is this simply a hard task which is always going to be unpleasant?
You will learn:
- Ethics and Experience, guiding principles of redundancy
- CEO, HR or Line Manager?
- Importance of messaging sequencing
- Fiduciary duty to organisation, account lockouts, permission, access
- Do we have a redundancy protocol?
- How does Remote impact Redundancy approach
- Psychological closure for stakeholders
- Off boarding & support
- Employer action, Hiring Manager action, Colleague action
All this and more with Christine Ng, Head of Talent & Media (Quantum Motion), Brian Evje, HR Lead (NREP), Kate Bischoff, Attorney & HR Consultant (k8bisch LLC) & Margaret Buj, Senior Talent Partner, (MixMax)