The Recruiting Brainfood Podcast
Brainfood Live On Air - Ep87 - HR vs TA: How to build a stronger relationship w/ Lisa Scales, Robert Hicks & Julie Griggs

Brainfood Live On Air - Ep87 - HR vs TA: How to build a stronger relationship w/ Lisa Scales, Robert Hicks & Julie Griggs

November 27, 2020

Human Resources. Talent Acquisition. 

The relationship between these two people functions is often critically important, yet also equally often poorly managed. How can we forge better relationships with each other? What does HR really need from TA? What does TA really want from HR? Do they even belong together, under the same organisational structure?

We're going to learn all this and more. by putting HR vs TA together in the same space and talk about how we can build a better relationship. 

- Lisa Scales, Head of TA UK Nestle
- Robert Hicks, Head of HR, Rewards Gateway
- Julie Griggs. Founder, Greenhill HR

Ep87 is sponsored by Daxtra.

Daxtra is on a mission to make data more useful for recruiters. Transform your dormant and disorganised database into your primary source for making actual hires.  Download the Data Nexus Search guide here 

Brainfood Live On Air - Ep86 - Asia-Pac Focus - Recruiting in 2021

Brainfood Live On Air - Ep86 - Asia-Pac Focus - Recruiting in 2021

November 20, 2020

Over 60%+ of the world's population live in Asia-Pacific region

Yet all the conversation in recruiting & HR is seems centred in the US / UK and Europe. We all talk a good game about diversity, equity and inclusion, but what does that really mean if those ideas and values are consistently created and propagated from the same places, the same cultures, the same peoples?

Brainfood Live is going to strike further out today in this 2 hour special: lets talk about hiring in Asia-Pacific. 

Topics to cover: 

- Covid-19: verdict on Asia-Pac
- Remote hiring ...is it working, for who and where?
- Immigration / Emigration 
- D&I ...how are we talking about this in Asia-Pac
- Routes to candidates: advertising, sourcing, referrals
- Geo-politics - how does the splinternet impact hiring?
- Projections - how does 2021 look for the countries of the region?

We're rounding up the cool cats from Asia Pac, led by Sergei Mahkmodov from Hong Kong, Martin Warren (Grab) & Nina Devouge (The Trade Desk) from Singapore and Matt Best (Best Practice) from Japan

Ep86 is sponsored by Daxtra.

Daxtra is on a mission to make data more useful for recruiters. Transform your dormant and disorganised database into your primary source for making actual hires.  Download the Data Nexus Search guide here 

Brainfood Live On Air - Ep85 - How has pandemic changed Employer Branding w/ Dave Hazlehurst

Brainfood Live On Air - Ep85 - How has pandemic changed Employer Branding w/ Dave Hazlehurst

November 13, 2020

How has pandemic changed employer branding? 

Pre-covid, an effective employer branding strategy was critical to winning the 'war on talent' - helping you attract and hire the most in-demand candidates.

And yet, how much of EB was based around the physical location, the perks associated with being in the office, the sell of the amazing company culture (again on premise). 

- What EB rules are more true now than before?

- How important is transparency?

- How important is visible leadership?

- Can you get away with not offering remote / flexible work?

- Is it possible to measure your EB?

All this and more with the amazing Google Dave Hazlehurst. 

Episode 85 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

Brainfood Live On Air - Ep84 - Reflections On the Election: w/Tim Sackett & friends

Brainfood Live On Air - Ep84 - Reflections On the Election: w/Tim Sackett & friends

November 6, 2020

We have to talk about it - the US Presidential election on the 3rd November - will have reverberating impact across the globe, such is influence of the United States. 

The radically different persona's, philosophies, even values of the two contenders will have more direct impact to the world economy and the world of business and recruitment than we might first realise. 

- What does a Trump win mean for offshoring & international trade?
- What does a Biden win mean for Universal Basic Income?
- Does DE&I go into reverse under a second Trump Presidential term?
- Will AI accelerate or decelerate under either of these men?
- What role does HR play during / after politically divisive moments?

We're going to be speculating about the near future folks, on the most important single event in 2020. 

Laurie Ruettiman, Lars Schmidt & Tim Sackett joins to help guide us through the culture, politics and economics of the next 4 years in the United States. 

Ep84 is supported by our buddies at Workable.  Hire better, hire faster, with Workable. Free 15 day trial here

Brainfood Live On Air - Ep83 - Nurturing Online Communities with Rosie Sherry, Vanessa Raath & Allyn Bailey

Brainfood Live On Air - Ep83 - Nurturing Online Communities with Rosie Sherry, Vanessa Raath & Allyn Bailey

October 30, 2020

Get the feeling that the idea of the 'talent pipeline' might be over?

It was always a nonsense - that people who move in one direction through an interaction with an employer, and only end up with one outcome - offer of a job or not. 

We know that the the relationship between potential employee and future employer is much more complex, multi-faceted. at multi-speeds. More recruiters will be speaking to candidates years before they become employees, relationships built over time and many iterations. 

The question for modern TA departments is: how best to nurture relationships? Don't tell me an email drip campaign is the way. We got to be smarter than that ;-)

We're going to be gathering together experts in online relationship building, including the awesome Vanessa Raath, who has built a community of recruiters across South Africa, Rosie Sherry, Community Manager at Indie Hackers and the ever awesome Allyn Bailey at Intel. 

Don't miss this one folks - register on the green button on the top right, and follow the channel here (recommended) for future updates. 

Ep83 is supported by our buddies at Workable.  Hire better, hire faster, with Workable. Free 15 day trial here

Brainfood Live On Air - Ep82 - Recruiting KPI’s for the Pandemic Era w/Marisa Bryan & Andrea Marston

Brainfood Live On Air - Ep82 - Recruiting KPI’s for the Pandemic Era w/Marisa Bryan & Andrea Marston

October 23, 2020

How do we measure Recruitment performance in 2020?

Our historical data can now only provide us with a guideline rather than a benchmark on what good performance looks like; we know that the game has changed, in some respects, in fundamental ways. and we need to get on with the business of translating that change into something we can quantify and measure. 

What are the new Recruiting KPI's?  What are the new numbers we need to care about?

- Time to Hire
- Applicants to Hire
- Quality of Hire
- Diversity at shortlist
- Recruiter NPS
- and more

Marisa Bryan, Head of Operations at Scede and Andrea Marston (EMEA VP of Talent Acquisition, VMware) will be joining

Friday 23rd October, 12.00pm GMT

Don't miss this - click on the green button on the top right to register and follow the channel here (recommended) for updates

Episode 82 is supported by our buddies at CVCheck

CVCheck is a leading provider of background screening services, conducting more than 300,000 checks every year for businesses, government organisations and individuals in Australia, New Zealand and worldwide. To validate your candidates credentials more efficiently –request a demo from CVCheck today.

Brainfood Live On Air - Ep81 - What Tech Recruiting Looks Like Post Covid-19 w/ Manjuri Sinha (OLX), Alla Pavlova (Miro) & Katy Peichert (The Workshop)

Brainfood Live On Air - Ep81 - What Tech Recruiting Looks Like Post Covid-19 w/ Manjuri Sinha (OLX), Alla Pavlova (Miro) & Katy Peichert (The Workshop)

October 16, 2020

How has 2020 changed Tech Recruiting?

Amongst the hardest challenges in the recruiting business, hiring in-demand software developers, designers and data scientists was consistently popular topic over the past decade. 

How has Covid-19 changed this?

We will learn about

  • Employer branding for tech talent
  • Changing candidate demands from employers
  • The near mandatory provision of flexible working
  • Changes in the core metrics of recruiting - has time to hire reduced?
  • Sources of talent - what has happened to tech job vacancy / advertising?
  • D&I in tech - how, what are we doing about this, since Covid-19 hit. 

Manjuri Sinha, Global Head of Tech Recruiting at OLX and Alla Pavlova, Tech Recruiter at Miro, will be joining the debate. Pedro Oliveira from Future Works steps in as co-host

Ep81 is sponsored 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 30 day free trial at PASS here

Brainfood Live On Air - Ep80 - The Ultimate Guide to Video & Livestreaming Tech for Recruiters w/ Josef Kadlec

Brainfood Live On Air - Ep80 - The Ultimate Guide to Video & Livestreaming Tech for Recruiters w/ Josef Kadlec

October 9, 2020

One thing that Covid-19 and lockdown has taught us that there are new communication channels which recruiters truly need to embrace. 

Email + telephone - whilst still important - are yesterday's communication tech, being first supplemented by chat, video and livestream, before being supplanted by them. 

It's time we all upgraded our game in how to communicate the covid era. Jose Kadlec - author of the wildly popular Covid Proof Virtual Trainer, is our special guest today on will help us run through the technology & set up options for provide the best possible experience for both us, as the communicator / creator and for them, the audience and the recipient. 

You will learn about

  • Best Webcams
  • Lighting techniques / hacks
  • Shoot with mobile or via laptop
  • Best Mic's
  • Video options for live synchronoous chat, for broadcast, for video notes and the rest. 

This is it folks - in 1 hour we are going to cover all you need to know to upgrade your video set up. 

Episode 80 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

Brainfood Live On Air - Ep79 - Alternative Career Paths for Recruiters

Brainfood Live On Air - Ep79 - Alternative Career Paths for Recruiters

October 2, 2020

How transferrable are your recruiter skills?

There is no question that flexibility in career path is smart thinking for anyone in any line of work right now, and us recruiters are no exception. 

Today's show we will be exploring the career paths which recruiters can explore. Helping us do it? Will be a line up of recruiters who have made the move to

- Software vendor

- Online investigator / Online researcher

- HR

- Marketing

- Programming

- Entrepreneurship

This is going to be a lesson for us on a) what really are your transferrable skills and b) what steps you need to take to maintain career agility. 

Episode 79 is sponsored by our buddies at Codility -  the evidence-based platform that helps hiring teams predict the real-life skills of their developer candidates, remotely and at scale.

Request a 
demo to see why Slack, Microsoft, and Tesla choose Codility.

Brainfood Live On Air - Ep78 - Recruiting Trends: The Next 12 Months with Sarah Brennan and Kevin Wheeler

Brainfood Live On Air - Ep78 - Recruiting Trends: The Next 12 Months with Sarah Brennan and Kevin Wheeler

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

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