The Recruiting Brainfood Podcast
Brainfood Live On Air - Ep129 - Where does ‘culture‘ fit in today‘s hiring process

Brainfood Live On Air - Ep129 - Where does ‘culture‘ fit in today‘s hiring process

October 15, 2021

As Recruiters and HR professionals we care more than most about company culture. Hiring new people into the organisation is probably the quickest way to change company culture. So how do we make sure that change happens for the better, and not for the worse?

- How do we talk about company culture?
- Do we share an understanding on what it is?
- How do we capture the dynamism of organisational culture?
- How do we use our understanding of company culture in assessing candidates?
- What is the line between hiring for people who we think add to the company culture vs discriminating against people because they behave differently from us?
- What measurements can we use to better understand 'culture fit'?

All this and more, in Brainfood Live On Air. We're with Nims Dhawan, Organisation Design (UK Ministry of Defence), Stanislaw Wasowicz, Regional Director Alliances (SmartRecruiters) and friends.

 

Ep129 is sponsored by our buddies Platypus

Platypus makes company culture easy to understand, measurable and actionable, so that you can make smarter decisions on hiring and growing your team.

Founders Focus - Ep11 -Euan Cameron and Andrew Wood, Co-founders, Willo

Founders Focus - Ep11 -Euan Cameron and Andrew Wood, Co-founders, Willo

October 13, 2021

Founders Focus is the show where we get up close and personal with the leaders of the recruitment technology businesses changing the way we work today.

 

Next up Euan Cameron and Andrew Wood, Co-founders of Willo, the one-way video interviews that is the fastest way to discover and develop talent for your growing business

- What is the difference between being C-level vs Senior Exec?

- Why recruitment, why recruitment tech?

- Were you always going to be doing startup?

- What skills are top CEO skills? What areas of being a founders do you feel you need support?

- What do you look for when hiring for leadership potential?

- What does the product roadmap look like for 2022?

- All this and more as we take a deep dive into the business leaders building the technology changing the way we work today.

 

Ep11 Founders Focus is supported by Willo

 

With Willo, simply write the questions you want candidates to answer, then share a link with them. Candidates answer  in their own time, on any kind of device or browser of their choosing. Our focus is to create the most candidate friendly video interview experience possible, whilst providing employers with the fastest way to hire great candidates. 

Sign up for free at willo.video, that's W-i-l-l-o dot video.

Brainfood Live On Air - Ep128 - The Psychology Behind Unconscious Bias In Hiring

Brainfood Live On Air - Ep128 - The Psychology Behind Unconscious Bias In Hiring

October 8, 2021

Unconscious (or perhaps more accurately, subconscious) Bias is a familiar yet widely misunderstood phenomena. In recruitment, it's critical we improve our understanding if we are to mitigate against the worst affects often inadvertent bias.

 

- what is unconscious bias?

- how do we acquire bias?

- how do our bias's change?

- where does is it occur the recruiting process?

- how can we mitigate against the worst effects of UB?

- what is the value of training?

- can we do more on process design?

- can tooling support us?

 

This is the focus of this week's Brainfood Live On Air

We're with an awesome selection of guests and panelists for this show - with Charlotte Mutsaerts, Head of Talent (Lendable), Dr Stephen Smith, Chief Neuroscientist (Sports Psychology), & Evi Antoniou, I/O Psychologist (Bryq)

 

Ep 128 is sponsored by our buddies Bryq

Bryq blindly screens your candidates, resulting in more diverse and equitable hires – and less hiring mistakes. DE&I is crucial to a productive and profitable workplace.

Founders Focus - Ep10 - Up close and personal with Caroline Gleeson, CEO of Occupop

Founders Focus - Ep10 - Up close and personal with Caroline Gleeson, CEO of Occupop

October 6, 2021

Founders Focus is the show where we get up close and personal with the leaders of the recruitment technology businesses changing the way we work today.

Next up is Caroline Gleeson, CEO of up and coming ATS provider Occupop.

 

- What is the difference between being C-level vs Senior Exec?

- How did a career in recruitment prepare you for being a founder of a recruitment tech business?

- Were you always going to be doing startup?

- What skills are top CEO skills? What areas of being a CEO do you feel you need support?

- What do you look for when hiring for leadership potential?

- What does the product roadmap look like for 2021?

- All this and more as we take a deep dive into the business leaders building the technology changing the way we work today.

 

Ep10 Founders Focus is supported by Occupop

Attract, manage and hire the right people for your business with software designed for in-house recruiters in mind. Looking to upgrade from spreadsheets or swap out your legacy ATS? Check out Occupop, start with a free 14 day trial here

Brainfood Live On Air - Ep127 - Diversifying the Talent Pipeline - MORE or LESS candidate data

Brainfood Live On Air - Ep127 - Diversifying the Talent Pipeline - MORE or LESS candidate data

October 1, 2021

Diversify The Talent Pipeline: More Data or Less Data?

 

Diversifying the workforce has become a pre-eminent concern for TA and HR. Almost all of us accept the value of the outcome, but we often struggle to choose which strategy is best suited to deliver this outcome. Additionally, what approach is taken is often regionally divergent, based on historical context and compliance with local jurisdictions. We're going to explore two of these approaches - explicitly sourcing for candidates who represent diversity (US exemplar) vs anonymising candidate data to remove bias on applicant review (France exemplar).

 

- What is the aim of diversifying the workforce?

- How does that translate to operational changes at the level of the recruiter?

- What are the most common strategies to diversifying the talent pipeline?

- What are the pro's and con's of these approaches?

- How do we measure success?

- How do we know when we are not getting it right?

- What are the ethics of targeting based on non-job relevant candidate data?
- Do we take more candidate data or less candidate data?

 

This is going to be both a practical and philosophical take on one of the pressing issues of the day.

 

We're with Irina Shamaeva, Founder (Braingain), Guillaume Alexandre, Founder (Gates Solutions), Caroline Chavier, CEO (The Allyance) & Ute Neher, Senior Recruitment Evangelist (Indeed)

 

Ep 127 is sponsored by our buddies Bryq

Bryq blindly screens your candidates, resulting in more diverse and equitable hires – and less hiring mistakes. DE&I is crucial to a productive and profitable workplace.

Ready to get started?  Sign up for free no obligation 14 day trial now

Brainfood Live On Air - Ep126 - Ageism In Recruitment: To Do‘s for Candidates & Employers

Brainfood Live On Air - Ep126 - Ageism In Recruitment: To Do‘s for Candidates & Employers

September 24, 2021

AGEISM IN RECRUITMENT - TO DO's FOR CANDIDATES & EMPLOYERS

Two things are unfortunately true: age-ism in hiring is real and it's a problem that ALL of us will have to face sooner or later. What can we as recruiters do about this? What can we as candidates do to improve our chances?

This is the focus of this week's Brainfood Live On Air

 

- evidence of ageism in hiring

- intersection with gender / ethnicity / social class

- more / less prevalent in different industries?

- where in the recruiting funnel is the bias most obvious?

- what generational stereotypes are most strong held?

- what can senior job candidates do to improve prospects?

- what can employers do to de-bias their hiring?

 

With Jo Weech, Head of People, (Exemplary Consultants), Dorothy Dalton, Exec Career Coach (3plus), Jacob Sten Madsen, Talent Acquisition Advisor (Nielsen) & Anne-Hermine Nicolas, Head of Executive Recruitment (ex-Deloitte)

 

Ep127 is sponsored by our buddies Applied

Join Applied and Lori Trawinski, PHD, CCDP, for a webinar discussing how to nurture an age-inclusive workplace from recruitment, to assessment and retention.

We'll explore why age inclusion matters and how you can create an age-inclusive workforce, as well as an interactive Q&A.

Lori Trawinski is a thought leader on age diversity in the workforce. She is Director of Finance and Employment at the AARP Public Policy Institute in Washington, DC. Her areas of expertise include age diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workforce.

Applied is the essential hiring platform for building diverse, high-performing teams. Their recruitment software predicts the best candidates and removes unconscious bias from hiring.

Sign up for the Applied's Agiesim in Hiring and Beyond webinar

Brainfood Live On Air - Ep125 - From Sign Up to Show Up - How To Organise Recruitment Events

Brainfood Live On Air - Ep125 - From Sign Up to Show Up - How To Organise Recruitment Events

September 10, 2021

We have all missed the live events, especially in-person. For the past 18 months, we've had to cope with the digital only conference, which in the end turned out to be a long string endless zoom calls....not the experience that we were looking for! We need a return to in-person events, but undoubtedly this has changed for us and everyone else going forward.

 

This is the focus of this week's Brainfood Live On Air

- one day, two day, half days across days?

- online vs in-person, or truly hybrid?

- what tech / what platforms, does it have to be Hopin

- how to run multiple stages / multiple tracks

- audience participation - how to engage?

- sponsors, what makes a good deal for them?

- how to host, as a host

- as a delegate, how to get the best out of the day

 

We're with entrepreneurs who host some of the biggest events in our industry - Louise Triance, MD (UK Recruiter), Anna Milbank, Partnerships Director (The Firm), Jamie Leonard, Founder (The Recruitment Events Co), Bas van de Haterd, L&D Cares and Mark Lennox, MD, (IHR)

 

Ep125 is sponsored by our buddies Cronofy

 

There is no better time than now to rework your hiring process and help your team be more efficient. Our buddies at Cronofy have launched an enterprise-ready suite of tools, APIs and integrations, which works using real-time availability to improve the candidate experience and speed up time to hire.

Save hundreds of recruiter hours using Cronofy - check out the free trial and get more information here.

Brainfood Live On Air - Ep124 - How to Have Better Intake Meetings With Hiring Managers

Brainfood Live On Air - Ep124 - How to Have Better Intake Meetings With Hiring Managers

September 3, 2021

HOW TO HAVE BETTER INTAKE MEETINGS WITH HIRING MANAGERS

 

One of the most important parts of the hiring process is the intake meeting with the hiring manager. Get this wrong, and you will end up doing a lot of work for absolutely zero gain; worse you may additionally damage the relationships you need to have in order to succeed.

 

This is the focus of this week's Brainfood Live On Air

 

- When do you have an intake meeting?

- How do you structure it?

- What information do you need to capture?

- How do you handle 'I'll-know-it-when-I-see-it'

- How do you deal with the laundry list?

- How do you follow up?

- Is there any kind of framework we should be using??

We're with Mary Kay Baldino, Head of Talent Acquisition (R1 RCM), Christy Spilka, VP, Global Head of Talent Acquisition (iCIMS), Mark Deubel, Talent Attraction (Gitlab) and Libby Fox, Talent Acquisition Specialist (Payaut) and on  Friday 3rd September, 2.00pm BST

 

Click on the green button on the top right to register and follow the channel here (recommended) for more updates.

 

Ep124 is sponsored by our buddies CA3

 

CA3 is an award-winning employer brand agency that helps organisations attract, onboard and engage with talent through compelling creative comms. Great work, great relationships is their raison d'être, the reason their clients (the likes of Expedia Group, Johnson Matthey, Smartest Energy, Audley Group, Aviva, GE Healthcare and NatWest Group) love working with them, and their people come to work smiling (even on Mondays apparently). Perhaps that’s also why they picked the Grand Prix award at the RMAs last November.

 

If your EVP or employer brand is in need of a little love and attention after a tough 2020 why not check out their website today or email hello@cathree.com

Brainfood Live On Air - Ep123 - Building Culture for Hybrid Teams

Brainfood Live On Air - Ep123 - Building Culture for Hybrid Teams

August 27, 2021

BUILDING CULTURE FOR HYBRID TEAMS 

 

One of main concerns with operating a 'hybrid' mode of work is 'cultural cohesion' - how to ensure that team members are fully included in the company culture, irrespectively of their working style.

Critics will say that this is an impossible task and better to accept cultural separation; advocates are determined to make it work and have ideas on how.

 

We're going to be exploring both perspectives in this episode of Brainfood Live On Air

 

  • What the most important cultural concerns for hybrid mode of work?
  • What techniques have been tried to address these concerns?
  • How effective are they?
  • How has the team members - both those remote and on premise accepted these culture cohesion initiatives?
  • How do we know that it is working?
  • What metrics do we need to measure to better understand the effectiveness of hybrid?

We're with Melanie Hayes, VP of People (Harvey Nash), Julian Steinbuch, Founder (TechMinders) and Mertcan Uzun, Senior Manager  People & Culture (Blinkist)

Trying the Hybrid mode of work? You can't miss this folks.

 

Ep123 is sponsored by our buddies Platypus

Platypus makes company culture easy to understand, measurable and actionable, so that you can make smarter decisions on hiring and growing your team.

Brainfood Live On Air - Ep122 - Gen Z and the New World of Work

Brainfood Live On Air - Ep122 - Gen Z and the New World of Work

August 20, 2021

GEN Z AND THE NEW WORLD OF WORK

Covid-19 has accelerated the digitisation and distribution of work. For Gen Z, it will be a matter of entering the world of work for the first time, at a time, when it is in the middle of radical change.

- How does this generation think about work?

- What relationship do they expect from employers?

- What kind of work qualifies as 'good work'?

- Do they care about remote work? Or would Gen Z prefer to start in the office?

- How long do they expect to be staying with their first employer?

- Do they expect to be working full time, part time or something else?

Our buddies at iCIMS have surveyed the 'Class of 2021' and will bring the survey report to Brainfood Live. iCIMS Global Talent Acquisition Leader Nicole Tucker, and Director of Customer Intelligence and Data insights, Rhea Moss will join to discuss the results. We will also be inviting several members of Gen Z to come on screen to tell us in their own words what they feel about work, life and everything.

Must attend if you are hiring for an employer who cares about early career talent

 

 

Ep122 is sponsored by our friends at iCIMS

Download the Class of 2021 report here

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