September 25, 2020
Heading into the final quarter, I think we can all agree that 2020 has been an incredible year
The global pandemic has acted like universal accelerant to the underlying trends like remote working, alternative workforce, income inequality, social inequality, political unrest and the rest.
Our industry, in recruiting & HR, as seen at the forefront of these changes; and we now may be given an early glimpse as to what the short term post pandemic future might look like.
What are the underlying Recruitment Trends that we are going to see manifest over the next 12 months?
We will be examining:
- Candidate communications
- Authenticity in employer branding
- Optionality and the candidate demand for choice
- Flexibility and employee agency
- Sourcing over advertising
- Work trials over assessments
- Short term before Long term
All this and more, in Brainfood Live On Air. Leading industry analysts Sarah Brennan and Kevin Wheeler will be joining us to help us talk through the topic
Ep78 is supported by our buddies at Workable. Hire better, hire faster, with Workable. Free 15 day trial here
September 18, 2020
5 years ago, hiring for 'culture fit' was the thing all the cool companies were doing.
But hiring for 'fit' of any kind fell into the criticism of reinforcing in-group bias, creating homogeneity and further disadvantaging already disadvantaged groups.
Where is the conversation now? Is culture fit truly in the dustbin of recruiting history, or can the concept of hiring for people who are inherently compatible with business operations something we recruiters still need to do?
- what do we mean by 'cultural fit'
- can the concept be recovered?
- what framework to use to capture multi-culturalism within a company culture?
- can we capture dynamism and change when assessing culture?
Ep77 is sponsored by our buddies at Platypus. Platypus are a game changing cultural & team analysis platform. If you want to understand how you company really operates, book a demo with the team here
September 11, 2020
Unconscious bias is now at least a topic that we are conscious of!
But what to do about it is another matter.
As recruiters in the business of hiring the best people we can for the businesses we work for, reducing the degree of unconscious bias at every stage of the recruiting process is a critical measure of how well we are doing our jobs.
But how? What are the techniques to reduce bias that we are normally not even aware of?
Good job we have Unconscious bias trainer, recruitment leader, and podcast legend, Lorne Epstein will be joining us as special guest to help us talk through it. Christine Ng from the Financial Times dropping in also
Must listen for anyone involved in candidate assessment
Episode 76 is sponsored by our buddies at Bryq. Bryq blindly screens candidates by matching skills and personality to job and company requirements, eliminating bias and boosting Diversity & Inclusion. Sign up for the 14 day free trial here.
September 4, 2020
How do you make the business case for more budget during times of Covid-19?
Moving the against the market is often the toughest, yet smartest thing that companies can do; leaders are made through being able to see the opportunity amid the emergency. The question is: what are the tactics & techniques to get there?
In this episode of Brainfood Live On Air, you will learn
- how to speak the language of the CEO / CFO, not the language of HR / TA
- how to align your department with the calendar of the CEO
- how to overcome common objections
- how to communicate your spending, at the same time when you have to be cutting elsewhere
- the importance of external profile for internal success
Lisa Scales steps up as co-host and Jerome Ternynck joins are specialist guest to help us think through the challenges
Ep75 is sponsored by our buddies at SmartRecruiters. Download SmartRecruiters free white paper on How to get budget for business transformation here
August 28, 2020
As companies experiment with the complexity of hybrid remote working styles, the pressure to simplify by adopting remote or onsite only approach will continue to build.
What can we learn from companies which have never had a central location? Distributed companies are nothing new but their early experimentation in this new way of working can give insight to all those thinking or struggling to make the transition.
- Different flavours of remote
- Importance of asynchronous communication
- Loss of management control (good thing)
- Importance of digitising communication
- Hiring for remote only business
- Cool tools to use
- What to look for when hiring for 'remote ready' employee
- Accessibility & D&I - are we removing on hurdle only to erect another?
With Mark Deubel from Elastic and Anastasia Pshegodskaya from Gitlab
Episode 74 is supported by our buddies at VideoMyJob.
VideoMyJob is an award-winning video platform used by teams to create authentic video content that attracts talent and engages employees. Up your recruitment marketing game today - here
August 21, 2020
Perhaps one subconscious human bias we can all have experience of is....'the beauty bias'.
Good looking people - regardless of gender identity - on balance get better treatment than people not so well blessed with good looks. From career progression, performance assessment, even moral character, the good looking ones amongst us have it good. Or do they?
- What is the beauty bias - and is it myth?
- What is the impact of remote working?
- What is the impact of undiagnosed bias?
- How can you mitigate bias if you like video interviewing?
- Are men and women subject to the same bias?
- Can the beauty bias backfire?
It's a controversial topic folks, but one we are not afraid to grasp.
We're joined by Erin Mathew (Maxar Technologies) and Petar Vujosevic (GapJumpers) & Charlotte Johns (Wellcome Trust)
Episode 72 of Brainfood Live On Air is supported by our buddies at PASS.
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August 14, 2020
What is the job search and candidate experience like for Heads of TA at the moment?
The moment is of course dominated by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the necessary public health response and the cratering of the global economy as a consequence.
Job search has never been easy, but perhaps now more than ever the challenge is acute.
We are speaking to Heads of TA who are themselves on the job search to canvass their opinions on
- candidate experience
- employer branding
- candidate assessment
- hiring manager attitude
- competition for roles
- mental health / mental well being
- side projects
- alt career paths
If you're in recruitment and find yourself in job seeking mode, this episode of Brainfood Live is a must attend.
Episode 72 of Brainfood Live On Air is sponsored by our buddies SmartRecruiters. SmartRecruiters is the Hiring Success company - their best-in-class Talent Acquisition Suite powers the success of recruiting teams in Ubisoft, Allegis, LinkedIn and many more. Get a demo here
August 7, 2020
There has never been a more important time to be strategically valuable to your customers.
If you are a recruiter or a recruitment business owner and you're thinking about how you can secure your share of what looks to be a shrinking market for recruitment, it is vital that you move away from the 'supplier' mindset and into one of 'strategic partner'.
- What are the steps required to making this transition?
- What do clients want / need from a recruitment supplier, other than candidates
- 360 or 180 degree cycle recruiting focus
- What services now vs what services then?
All this and more, as we discuss recruitment agencies and how they need to move upstream.
Special Guest providing special knowledge is Recruitment & Employment Confederation CEO, Neil Carberry,
Episode 71 is supported by our buddies at CVCheck
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July 31, 2020
The best recruiters are those who are most efficient with their time. Modern tech has given us the opportunity to automate a lot of time intensive, repetitive work freeing us to move up the value chain to business.
Our focus in this week's Brainfood Live On Air will be examining the opportunities to automate at different stages of the hiring funnel, including actual examples of automation by experts in the field of recruiting efficiency.
Joined by the smartest recruiters currently operating at the coalface, these weeks special guests are Sofia Broberger, Marcel van der Meer and Adam Chambers.
Friday 31st July, 3.30pm BST - follow the channel (here) recommended and click on the green button on the top right to save your seat for this event (limited to 250)
Ep70 is sponsored by our buddies at Workable. More than an Applicant Tracking System, Workable’s Recruiting Software improves the way teams find, evaluate and hire candidates. Thinking of switching ATS? Grab the free 15 day trial here
July 24, 2020
Diversifying our workforce starts with diversify our talent pools.
What are the techniques which deliver actual results?
In this week's Brainfood Live On Air, we are going to be discussing practical ideas to get better diversity outcomes from job ads, sourcing, assessment, process engineering and the rest.
We'll be joined by Recruitment Marketing expert Jelmer Kopplemans, Copy Writing Extraordinaire Katrina Kibbben and lead recruiter & diversity recruiter, Christine Ng from the Financial Times.
Not one to miss folks!
Ep69 is sponsored by our buddies at Workable. More than an Applicant Tracking System, Workable’s Recruiting Software improves the way teams find, evaluate and hire candidates. Thinking of switching ATS? Grab the free 15 day trial here