The Recruiting Brainfood Podcast
Brainfood Live On Air - Ep43 - How to message software engineers w_Erin Mathew

Brainfood Live On Air - Ep43 - How to message software engineers w_Erin Mathew

January 25, 2020

Can't find Software Developers? Or is it that the ones you DO find don't want to talk with you?

In a world that is way too noisy, no one gets hit harder with messaging spam that the highly skilled, in-demand. In our world, that's usually someone in tech - a developer, a designer, a data scientist. 

And yet, someone has to initiate the conversation.

Listen in to a super conversation with Erin Mathew, ace tech sourcer at Space Tech company, Maxar Technologies, who will share her know-how on :

- how to make first contact

- what channel is best to use

- message composition

- when to 'ask for the order'

- why not to ask for referrals

- how to handle the seemingly inevitable 'no'

We'll also be joined by ex-techie. now tech recruiter Mark Deubel (Elastic) and UK Country Lead of Stack Overflow, Anton Boner, who will be bringing in some benchmark data on response rates

Episode 43 of Brainfood Live On Air is supported by our buddies at Stack Overflow Talent. Talk to developers where they already want to be - on the tech world's most popular Q&A site. Contact a member of the team for more information here

Brainfood Live On Air - Ep42, Social Good for Hiring Success with Jerome Ternynck

Brainfood Live On Air - Ep42, Social Good for Hiring Success with Jerome Ternynck

January 19, 2020

Jerome Ternynck, CEO of SmartRecruiters, joins us for a 1 to 1 interview special. One of the preeminent figures in recruitment and recruitment technology over the past 20 years, Jerome will share his thoughts on entrepreneurship, building recruitment technology businesses whilst launching events and social initiatives. 

You will learn about

  • Impact of recruitment technology over the past 20 years
  • Move from SMB to Enterprise
  • Difference between companies who make tech work & those who don't
  • The future of ATS / CRM
  • Data privacy and implications for recruiter behaviour
  • Product roadmap for SmartRecruiters ATS
  • Hiring Success - what to look forward to
  • Recruiters / HR social responsibility for the greater good. 

Rare opportunity to learn from one of the key influencers in the recruitment industry

Episode 42 of Brainfood Live On Air is supported by our buddies at SmartRecruiters. 

SmartRecruiters signature event - Hiring Success20 - is on 11-12th February at the Marriot Marquis. This is a unique conference marrying the twin themes of recruiting operational excellence with the social responsibility recruiters & HR have for wider society. 

Register for your tickets here

Brainfood Live On Air - Ep41: MUST HAVE RECRUITER SKILLS for the 2020’s w/ Kevin Blair

Brainfood Live On Air - Ep41: MUST HAVE RECRUITER SKILLS for the 2020’s w/ Kevin Blair

January 10, 2020

Recruiters: how do you plan to gain competitive advantage in 2020's?

In fast moving industry, we need to be on top of our game for the year ahead. But time is the constant resource and we have to prioritise. 

What skills recruiters need to develop, and which ones we might need to let go in 2020?

Brainfood Live is back with Season 2, Ep41 to discuss this crucial topic for the years ahead.  Adam Gordon will be back and we'll be joined by Kevin Blair,  Global VP of TA at IBM. 

We'll be covering: 

  • Sourcing
  • Engagement
  • Employer branding
  • Analytics
  • Tools usage
  • Audience

Episode 41 of Brainfood Live On Air is supported by our buddies at PASS. 

PASS make background checking, simple centralising background screening in one location for a faster, fully compliant and more cost-effective process. 

Grab a free 1 month trial with PASS here

Brainfood Live On Air - Ep40, Facebook Ads for Recruiting, w/ Fanny Comba, Jelmer Zuidema, Jelmer Koeppalmans and Andrew Bryce

Brainfood Live On Air - Ep40, Facebook Ads for Recruiting, w/ Fanny Comba, Jelmer Zuidema, Jelmer Koeppalmans and Andrew Bryce

December 6, 2019

Have you used Facebook Ads for Recruiting?

I know I haven't but I probably should, as Facebook remains by far the largest, engaged and most important social network on the planet. A report from Hootsuite, shared on Recruiting Brainfood last week, showed us that there are THIRTEEN paid social options on Facebook.

We're going to use this week's Brainfood Live ON Air to talk about each one - what are they, when to use them and how to get the best results from them. 

With Fanny Comba, Jelmer Zuidema, Jelmer Koeppalmans and Andrew Bryce

Brainfood Live On Air, Ep39 - We Have To Talk Brexit w/ Dr Sarah Lieberman

Brainfood Live On Air, Ep39 - We Have To Talk Brexit w/ Dr Sarah Lieberman

November 22, 2019

There was never any chance that we could get to the end of 2019 and not do at least one show covering Brexit. 

Whether you voted Leave or Remain or whether you are now Leave or Remain (or something else), all of us might find common ground in accepting that it's likely to be a profound change in the UK economic, regulatory, cultural and political environments. 

It's time to forecast the scenarios and get some expert advice on how to prepare for the various futures that will become clear in only a few more weeks. 

Adam and I are joined this week by regulatory expert and academic Sarah Lieberman in a 1 hour special. 

Don't miss this - follow the channel here (recommended) 

Register for the show here

Brainfood Live On Air, Ep38 - Tech Related Job Displacement with Rob McCargow & Yvette Cameron

Brainfood Live On Air, Ep38 - Tech Related Job Displacement with Rob McCargow & Yvette Cameron

November 15, 2019

Do you worry about the impact of AI & Automation?

The answer should be 'damn right' because these foundational technological trends are sure to have pervasive impact on all the work we do. The question is 

- which sectors most affected?

- which populations most exposed?

- how / when will impact be felt?

- and what can we recruiters do to ensure OUR roles are not dis-intermediated by more efficient software and less bias robots. 

This topic is way too big for Adam Gordon and I to handle by ourselves, so we've enrolled some experts in the field to help us think through the problem. 

Rob McCargow, Director of AI at PwC 

Yvette Cameron, Principal Analyst at NextGen Insights

Brainfood Live On Air - Ep37, TruTibute & the Value of Community w/ Piret Luts, Shannon Pritchett, Jamie Leonard & Bill Boorman

Brainfood Live On Air - Ep37, TruTibute & the Value of Community w/ Piret Luts, Shannon Pritchett, Jamie Leonard & Bill Boorman

November 8, 2019

This week sees the final end of Tru - one of the seminal event series in the recruiting industry. 

We're going to take a look at what Tru has meant over the past 10 years, pay tribute to the man in the hat Bill Boorman, as well discuss the value of recruiter communities. 

Adam Gordon and I will be joined by three great community leaders

Jamie Leonard, Founder of The Recruitment Events Co & RL100

Piret Luts, Head of TA at Nortal and Founder of Recruitment Thursday

Shannon Pritchett, MD at CareerXRoads

Follow the channel here (recommended)

Register for the show here

Brainfood Live On Air - Ep36, How to make Employer Brand Stick w/ James Ellis & Elena Valentine

Brainfood Live On Air - Ep36, How to make Employer Brand Stick w/ James Ellis & Elena Valentine

November 1, 2019

How to make your employer brand stick?

Turns out - you don't

Real Employer Branding is about discovering what is true about the work in your business and exposing that truth the outside world, warts and all.

Fascinating conversation with James Ellis and Elena Valentine which segued into ethnography, anthropology, design thinking, film and media, authenticity vs diversity, Fox News and the rest.

Must watch / listen for anyone interested in the state of recruitment in 2019

Brainfood Live On Air - Ep35, Live from Kiev, with Denis Dinkevich and Andrei Stetsenko

Brainfood Live On Air - Ep35, Live from Kiev, with Denis Dinkevich and Andrei Stetsenko

October 26, 2019

Brainfood Live On Air from Kiev, #truKiev. Fascinating chat with Ukrainian recruitment hero's Denis Dinkevich and Andrei Stetsenko on the conditions on recruiting in Ukraine. We're talking Skype as a CRM, Telegram as a Slack competitor, impact of IT outsourcing on IT recruiter practice and the fragmented nature of IM.

Brainfood Live On Air, Ep34 - Live from Melbourne, Aus w/ Omer Molad, Lauren Sharp, Ross Clennett & Adam Walker

Brainfood Live On Air, Ep34 - Live from Melbourne, Aus w/ Omer Molad, Lauren Sharp, Ross Clennett & Adam Walker

October 21, 2019

"Magnificent Melbourne" - the cultural capital of Australia - and some might say, the real capital of the country (sorry Sydneysiders - take it up with your cousins in Victoria ;-))

I'm with Vervoe CEO Omer Molad, TAPOD's Lauren Sharp, Deloitte Head of APAC Consulting Adam Walker and the one and only Ross Clennett, as we talk Brainfood, D&I, hiring in Melbourne and hiring in Australia. 

It's a brilliant conversation with some brilliant Aussies