Serge and Shelley share their expertise and opinions from a collective 40+ years in the recruitment profession. The podcast is all things recruitment - from the latest trends, industry news, technology, helpful tips and interviews with some of the biggest globally recognized names in the recruitment industry
The Train has Left the Station
In the heart of the summer but Talent Acquisition news doesn't stop!
This week’s insights
Where is Employ headed with scooping up all the best ATSs under one roof? Lever is the their latest acquisition, making Employ the largest provider of TA solutions.
In the age of the Influencer, it seems like everyone we talk to is trying to figure out what the difference between personal brand and employer brand is.
Pros and Cons of the RPR designation. OR maybe it is time to over haul the program content.
Indeed’s announcement on posting your pay rate; unless you were living under a rock, we all saw this coming. Get onboard or get hit by this train.
Hidden Talent Pool w/Ilya Brotzky CEO of VanHack
Global mobility is on everyone’s radar, but who is doing it well? VanHack
Ilya, CEO and co-founder was another happy accident of landing into the world of TA. Starting the company as online learning, he pivoted quickly to matching tech talent in Brazil to Canadian employers in 2014!!
VanHack defines the innovative thinking and problem solving that will have you wondering, “Why didn't I think of this?”
With 1600+ lives changed; VanHack is one of the fastest growing staffing firms in Canada and they offer so much more.
Turning a Blind Eye
HRTech - Serge and Shelley are going!
The update on what our millennial is encountering in her job search; empty promises and crickets. Getting that first job is tough, willing to work but no experience. The struggle is real.
Shopify, the Canadian tech darling is reducing their workforce and you guessed it - recruiting is hit along with customer support and sales. They are putting a big blanket around their product building teams - no surprises there.
The biggest bust of illegal workers in Canada, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts take the walk of shame, hiding behind their statement of ‘we did our due diligence’. It's unlikely they got 3 bids on that contract. Can anyone find a trace of the temp agency One Team? They vanished faster than water in the desert.
The blame game continues, employers complaining, “no one wants to work anymore”, trace that statement back to 1894!
The research confirms it, out of 1,000 hiring managers, ⅔ admit they are failing to fill their vacant positions because they are forced to only hire candidates with a degree. Some sectors like tech and healthcare are rethinking it - certifications might be as relevant as degrees for entry level jobs.
The RecFest Effect
The only thing better than being at RecFest, which was a mind blowing experience, would be if Serge could have been there with Shelley.
Meeting all the global influencers in TA and those who supported TRF’s from day one was certainly a hilite.
AND Hung Lee needs a better photographer - his picture does not do him justice, he’s much better looking in person.
Insights this week
Behind the bold claim of every university on how many of their graduates find work; the fact is they never say how many found work in their field of study. We throw the curtains back to reveal 34% of grads could have landed the job they had without a degree.
The boomerang is coming back at the New Zealand employer who plans to sue a former employee for a negative review on GlassDoor.
Scammers are popping up like pimples on a teenager. We spill the tea on what our listeners are experiencing!
Smoke Bomb w/ Dr. John Sullivan
Prepare for a glass of cold water in your face! Dr Sullivan challenges our point of view on just about everything.
In this episode
A first for us, Dr Sullivan went to school for this, he has a degree in Personnel (1969) and worked in the tech sector ever since.
Let's unpack what you mean by: Recruitment & Retention must be data driven’. And it's not ‘time to hire’.
All the talk about inflation and recession, we need to ask, is the company you work for in a recession?
Our favourites from this episode:
Quality of hire is a smoke bomb
HR people are chicken
Candidate sourcing is so last year
Talent Acquisition should report to the COO
Shelley is in England for RecFest having a blast! so the always entertaining Kim Wilkinson joined Serge as Co-Host for this weeks episode.
Why can't we fix interviewing?
HR is quitting more then any other profession
Are founders less hireable?
What you should be posting on LinkedIn as a recruiter to build that personal brand
A must for recruitment professionals
An energetic and informative podcast with two highly experienced hosts. Serge and Shelley have “been there, done that” and are graciously sharing their knowledge with everyone. If you’re in the field of recruitment, this podcast will fast-track your learning.