The Recruiting Brainfood Podcast
Brainfood Baked Fresh - Ep5 - Issue 314 in Review

Brainfood Baked Fresh - Ep5 - Issue 314 in Review

October 17, 2022

Welcome to Brainfood Baked Fresh, the Monday call in show where we discuss the contents of Recruiting Brainfood, Issue 314



- Bellingcats Hackathon Results

- State of AI 2022

- Tech lay offs.....who exactly is being laid off?

- UK Right to Work Checks

- Global Culture Report

- and a Dutch guy who won a court case which might have profound implications for employee surveillance technology....

Brainfood Live On Air - Ep176- Sourcing & Recruiting on Discord

Brainfood Live On Air - Ep176- Sourcing & Recruiting on Discord

October 14, 2022

Sourcing & Recruiting on Discord


Did you know Recruiting Brainfood has a Discord server? I was planning to use it for doing virtual events but never in the end did any virtual events so it basically has sat lying dormant ever since. And yet Discord has rapidly become one of the main places where interest communities come together to connect, share knowledge, meet each other and generally share community. What should we recruiters do about this?


- What is Discord?

- How does it work, technically?

- How is this different from Slack?

- How do I find communities to join?

- What is the etiquette upon entry?

- How should recruiters behave in these spaces?

- Scraping or Social Engineering?

- What is the best tools for find Discord data?

- Do you have the same profile across Discord servers?

- Has anyone had any success hiring from Discord?


All this and more with w/ Wim Dammans, Talent Sourcer (Tennet) & Rosie Sherry, Founder (Rosieland, ex-Indie Hackers)

Brainfood Live On Air - Ep175 - Blockchain, Web3 and the Future of Work

Brainfood Live On Air - Ep175 - Blockchain, Web3 and the Future of Work

October 8, 2022

Blockchain, Web3 & The Future of Work


I'll be at the Future Works conference in Lisbon so fitting that we are going to be using the opportunity to talk about the next age of the Internet and what it means for the world of work. When Satoshi Nakomoto first released his manifesto "Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System" in 2009, it introduced the world to the blockchain and the possibility of a decentralised internet where the users would simultaneously be producers, distributors and earners.


- How does Blockchain - or Web3 - impact the world of work?

- What applications outside of currency have we need with Blockchain?

- What are the most promising HR related opportunities?

- What the technical and cultural challenges behind Web3 projects?

- How do we make Web3 more accessible to genpop?

- What kind of recruiting goes on Web3?


All this and more with Pedro Oliveira, Founder, (Talent Protocol), Andy Spence, Founder, (WorkForce Futurist), Inês Santos Silva, Ops Lead (AthenaDAO) & Fem Markslag, Head of Talent & People Operations (Cryptio)

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.

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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

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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.

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