The Recruiting Brainfood Podcast
Brainfood Baked Fresh - Ep4 - Issue 312 in Review

Brainfood Baked Fresh - Ep4 - Issue 312 in Review

October 3, 2022

Back with Baked Fresh, the call in show where we take questions from readers of the Recruiting Brainfood newsletter, Issue 312.

We'll be talking about 

- Value of Weak Ties for Career Advancement
- Candidate Fraud in Remote Working
- Power Law of the Creator Economy
- Figures Levelling Framework
- Cool list of Resources for Tracking Layoffs

And loads more!

Brainfood Live On Air - Ep174 - Where are the Missing Workers?

Brainfood Live On Air - Ep174 - Where are the Missing Workers?

September 30, 2022

Where Are The Missing Workers?


The 'Labour Market Paradox' is most keenly felt by us - the recruiters who are struggling to make hires, even when key macro indicators - such as number of people economically inactive - should suggest otherwise. How are we to understand the mixed messages we are getting from the commentariat, politicians and our own lived experience?


Good news is, Brainfood Live has got you!


You will learn:


- What does the data say (US, UK & EMEA)

- Explanations for labour force participation

- Government initiatives to increase labour force participation

- What about the 'New New Deal'?

- Are we all an undeclared general strike?

- How does remote and demand for more, lead to labour inactivity?

- How does this all manifest to recruiting challenges and solutions?


All this and more with global experts such as Anita Lettink, Partner (Strategic Management Centre), Pawel Adrjan, Director EMEA Economic Research (Indeed), Dr Sarah Ali, Global Economist (Radancy) & Tony Wilson, Director (Institute for Employment Studies)


Friday 30th September, 2pm BST / 9am EDT


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



Ep174 is sponsored by our buddies iCIMS

In the last few years how we work has changed.

So too has how we connect and build relationships with talent.

In this guide provided by iCIMS - recruiting software platform that helps accelerate and streamline the entire recruitment process, you can explore 4 ways to engage top talent.

Download the guide to get started! > ‘The definite guide to engaging top talent

Brainfood Baked Fresh - Ep3 - Issue 311 in Review

Brainfood Baked Fresh - Ep3 - Issue 311 in Review

September 26, 2022

We're back folks, after a three week hiatus!


Going to try and keep to this time but it is apparent with travel, covid and change of regnal eras, that we might not be as consistent as we want to be on this show!


Lets see how we go on this - we're review in the Sunday newsletter, with sneak peak content including: 


  • How Does UpWork, Work?
  • Redundancy as a path to Diversifying the Workforce?
  • Golden Handcuffs or Indentured Service?
  • Why Hiring for Clones is Good and Bad

All this and more, in our weekly review of Recruiting Brainfood, Issue 311. Join us on Monday, click on the green button on the top right to register. 

Brainfood Live On Air - Ep173 - How to Source Candidates on Slack!

Brainfood Live On Air - Ep173 - How to Source Candidates on Slack!

September 23, 2022

How to Source Candidates from Slack


There probably isn't a tech startup anywhere that does not use Slack as its internal communication platform. It's also an amazing place to create intra-company communities, a place where professionals of all disciplines get together and share knowledge. Might these also be places where you can source candidates?


You will learn:


- What is Slack and how do you join?

- Recruiter behaviours to avoid

- How to create relationships in Slack communities

- When to post jobs - if at all?

- How to engage on Slack

- Scraping Slack from the outside

- Resources and tools


All this and more with w/ Alla Pavlova, Recruiter (Riot Games), Nicolas Darcis, Founder (Ocetelo) & Mark Deubel, Senior Technical Recruiter (Gitlab)



Ep173 is sponsored by Cronofy

Cronofy offer an enterprise-ready suite of interview scheduling tools and ATS integrations. Using real-time availability they improve the candidate experience and speed up time-to-hire by arranging interviews in minutes.

For candidates, it’s just two clicks to select a time. Recruiters can now coordinate interviews on behalf of hiring managers, to keep the hiring process moving, save even more time and deliver a slicker candidate experience.

Save your team hundreds of recruiter hours every year using Cronofy - check it out and get more information here or  contact one of their friendly product team and ask for a demo

Brainfood Live On Air - Ep172 - How to Make Sense of the Economy

Brainfood Live On Air - Ep172 - How to Make Sense of the Economy

September 16, 2022

Making Sense of the Economy: Resilient Sectors for Recruiting.


The high profile tech lay offs dominate the headlines but does that tell us the real story of what is going on in the economy? We're looking at the sectors which continue to hire today, as well as those which are destined to grow as the new economic future unfolds.


You will learn:


- How do we understand the start up / scale up market today?

- What sectors continue to hire?

- Are these trends universal or regional?

- What explains the persistent hiring challenges for many of the sectors today?

- What should recruiters do if they are working in tech scale up?

- What future economic sectors are good bets for recruiter resilience?


All this and more with Katrina Hutchinson O'Neill, Founder (Join Talent), Jonathan Boys, Labour Market Economist, (CIPD), Colin Donnery, CEO (FRS Network)  & Dr Sarah Ali, Chief Economist (Radancy)



Ep172 is sponsored by our buddies Tribepad

More candidates doesn't mean better candidates. Across the country, recruiters are reporting a decrease in the quality and relevance of applications. One click applications might be easy for candidates but are draining resources for hirers.  

Are you seeing similar results with your applications?  

In our latest research report, we hear from over 500 Talent acquisition professionals on how they're handling the shift in the recruitment industry.

Access our State of the Recruitment Sector report here

Brainfood Live On Air - Ep171 - How to Better Handle LayOffs

Brainfood Live On Air - Ep171 - How to Better Handle LayOffs

September 9, 2022

Ethics & Experience: How to Better Handle Layoffs


The high profile tech layoffs keep coming, and the response of employers forced to make cuts has been under scrutiny, whether the method is via mass zoom calls, or through making vulnerability posts on LinkedIn. Got me thinking - IS there a good way to do this, or or is this simply a hard task which is always going to be unpleasant?


You will learn:


- Ethics and Experience, guiding principles of redundancy

- CEO, HR or Line Manager?

- Importance of messaging sequencing

- Fiduciary duty to organisation, account lockouts, permission, access

- Do we have a redundancy protocol?

- How does Remote impact Redundancy approach

- Psychological closure for stakeholders

- Off boarding & support

- Employer action, Hiring Manager action, Colleague action


All this and more with Christine Ng, Head of Talent & Media (Quantum Motion), Brian Evje, HR Lead (NREP), Kate Bischoff, Attorney & HR Consultant (k8bisch LLC) & Margaret Buj, Senior Talent Partner, (MixMax)

Brainfood Live On Air - Ep170 - How to Hire in the Nordics

Brainfood Live On Air - Ep170 - How to Hire in the Nordics

September 2, 2022

How to Hire in the Nordics?


Brainfood Live is back on tour! This time we are virtually visiting our friends in the North and to try and better understand how the universal challenges of recruiting are solved by local recruiters in Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland. I actually couldn't find any Icelandic or Faroese recruiters so if you are there, make sure you pipe up during the livestream!


You will learn:


- What are the unifying characteristics of hiring in the Nordics? Can we even consider it a category?

- How would you describe the culture in Nordic society - what do outsiders most often get wrong?

- Working with hiring managers - what do recruiters have to know?

- Working with candidates - what do recruiters have know?

- How do we handle the English vs Native language divide?

- What differences are there between the countries in the Nordics?

- Is there a city vs rural divide?

- Most important things to get right in TA?


All this and more with our Nordic heroes Per Tjenberg, Founder (TBA), Danny Crook, Talent Acquisition Manager (Kognity),  Niklas Lerner, Founder (Krut), & Kati Kitti, Director of Talent Acquisition (Solita)


Ep170 is sponsored by our buddies Talentiir

Talentiir is the Talent Partner for Companies in Scandinavia and enables growth stage scale-ups to hire the best talent in the most efficient way. We offer 3 Tiir levels of service, and modular plug and play services. Talent Search, In-house Talent or Talent RPO, contact one of our friendly team today and we will work with you to find the best option to support your growing organisation.

Brainfood Live On Air - Ep169 - How To Build A Recruitment Marketing Content

Brainfood Live On Air - Ep169 - How To Build A Recruitment Marketing Content

August 26, 2022

How to Build a Recruitment Marketing Content Engine


We know that producing quality content is mandatory in todays world of hyper competition for attention. And whilst many of us have enough in us to produce one or two pieces here and there, very few of us have the ability to consistently output high quality stuff. Why is this? How come other people are more able? Is it just talent or is it really technique?


You will learn:


- Ideas generation

- Writing for your audience

- Network and amplification

- Conversational marketing

- Algorithm activation

- Content repurposing / content upcycling

- Transparency as a content source

- and making gold out of lead.


All this and more with Joel Lalgee, Lead Recruiter (Hirewell), Christina Robinson, MD (Green Umbrella) & Clair Bush, VP of Marketing (Adway)


Ep169 is sponsored by our buddies Adway

Adway - Automated Social Recruitment Marketing

Way simpler. Way smarter. Way more talent.


Curious about the next gen solution for recruitment marketing? Adway provides ambitious talent acquisition teams with a fully automated platform to unleash their recruitment marketing and ensure more, better candidates at scale.

Brainfood Baked Fresh - Ep1 - Issue 306 - Big List of Recruiting Events to Attend, Open Source Tool kit and Discrimination agains White Men
Brainfood Live On Air - Ep168 - Changing the Culture of Your Talent Acquisition Team

Brainfood Live On Air - Ep168 - Changing the Culture of Your Talent Acquisition Team

August 19, 2022

Changing the Culture of Your Talent Acquisition Team


You know the scenario: you've inherited an under performing team and need to reset and redirect. How do you do this? What are the techniques available for TA leaders that work most consistently to get the best out of the existing team?


You will learn:


- How to diagnose under performance

- How to audit the KPI's

- How to identify high potential under performers

- How to identify disguised malcontents

- Communication strategies for new leaders

- Role of symbolism and ritual for culture change


All this and more with Nims Dhawan, Organisational Design, (UK Ministry of Defence), Rassam Yaghmaei, Talent Acquisition Director (Doctorlib) & Jon Hull, Head of Resourcing (Balfour Beatty)



Ep168 is sponsored by our buddies Platypus

Platypus is the HR and recruitment tool that measures cultural drivers of people across the organization to help you qualify decisions on hiring and managing your culture.

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