The Recruiting Brainfood Podcast
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

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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. 

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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

Brainfood Live On Air - Ep77 - Culture Fit is Bullsh1t with Jess Hayes and Nico Blier-Silvestri

Brainfood Live On Air - Ep77 - Culture Fit is Bullsh1t with Jess Hayes and Nico Blier-Silvestri

September 18, 2020

5 years ago, hiring for 'culture fit' was the thing all the cool companies were doing. 

But hiring for 'fit' of any kind fell into the criticism of reinforcing in-group bias, creating homogeneity and further disadvantaging already disadvantaged groups. 

Where is the conversation now? Is culture fit truly in the dustbin of recruiting history, or can the concept of hiring for people who are inherently compatible with business operations something we recruiters still need to do?

Lets talk

- what do we mean by 'cultural fit'

- can the concept be recovered?

- what framework to use to capture multi-culturalism within a company culture?

- can we capture dynamism and change when assessing culture?

 

Ep77 is sponsored by our buddies at Platypus. Platypus are a game changing cultural & team analysis platform. If you want to understand how you company really operates, book a demo with the team here

Brainfood Live On Air - Ep76 - De-biasing the Interview: Best Practice w/ Lorne Epstein, Christine Ng & Markellos Diorinos

Brainfood Live On Air - Ep76 - De-biasing the Interview: Best Practice w/ Lorne Epstein, Christine Ng & Markellos Diorinos

September 11, 2020

Unconscious bias is now at least a topic that we are conscious of!

But what to do about it is another matter. 

As recruiters in the business of hiring the best people we can for the businesses we work for, reducing the degree of unconscious bias at every stage of the recruiting process is a critical measure of how well we are doing our jobs. 

But how?  What are the techniques to reduce bias that we are normally not even aware of?

Good job we have Unconscious bias trainer, recruitment leader, and podcast legend, Lorne Epstein will be joining us as special guest to help us talk through it. Christine Ng from the Financial Times dropping in also

Must listen for anyone involved in candidate assessment

Episode 76 is sponsored by our buddies at Bryq. Bryq blindly screens candidates by matching skills and personality to job and company requirements, eliminating bias and boosting Diversity & Inclusion. Sign up for the 14 day free trial here.

Brainfood Live On Air - Ep75 - Making the Business Case for Budget during Covid-19 w/ Lisa Scales & Jerome Ternynck

Brainfood Live On Air - Ep75 - Making the Business Case for Budget during Covid-19 w/ Lisa Scales & Jerome Ternynck

September 4, 2020

How do you make the business case for more budget during times of Covid-19?

Moving the against the market is often the toughest, yet smartest thing that companies can do; leaders are made through being able to see the opportunity amid the emergency. The question is: what are the tactics & techniques to get there?

In this episode of Brainfood Live On Air, you will learn

  • how to speak the language of the CEO / CFO, not the language of HR / TA
  • how to align your department with the calendar of the CEO
  • how to overcome common objections
  • how to communicate your spending, at the same time when you have to be cutting elsewhere
  • the importance of external profile for internal success

Lisa Scales steps up as co-host and Jerome Ternynck joins are specialist guest to help us think through the challenges

Ep75 is sponsored by our buddies at SmartRecruiters. Download SmartRecruiters free white paper on How to get budget for business transformation here

 

Brainfood Live On Air - Ep74 - Recruiting Lessons from the Remote First with Mark Deubel (Elastic) and Anastasia Pshegodskaya (Gitlab)

Brainfood Live On Air - Ep74 - Recruiting Lessons from the Remote First with Mark Deubel (Elastic) and Anastasia Pshegodskaya (Gitlab)

August 28, 2020

As companies experiment with the complexity of hybrid remote working styles, the pressure to simplify by adopting remote or onsite only approach will continue to build. 

What can we learn from companies which have never had a central location?  Distributed companies are nothing new but their early experimentation in this new way of working can give insight to all those thinking or struggling to make the transition. 

Learn about

  • Different flavours of remote
  • Importance of asynchronous communication
  • Loss of management control (good thing)
  • Importance of digitising communication
  • Hiring for remote only business
  • Cool tools to use
  • What to look for when hiring for 'remote ready' employee
  • Accessibility & D&I - are we removing on hurdle only to erect another?

With Mark Deubel from Elastic and Anastasia  Pshegodskaya from Gitlab

Episode 74 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 - Ep73 - The Beauty Bias

Brainfood Live On Air - Ep73 - The Beauty Bias

August 21, 2020

Perhaps one subconscious human bias we can all have experience of is....'the beauty bias'. 

Good looking people - regardless of gender identity - on balance get better treatment than people not so well blessed with good looks. From career progression, performance assessment, even moral character, the good looking ones amongst us have it good. Or do they?

  • What is the beauty bias - and is it myth?
  • What is the impact of remote working?
  • What is the impact of undiagnosed bias?
  • How can you mitigate bias if you like video interviewing?
  • Are men and women subject to the same bias?
  • Can the beauty bias backfire?

It's a controversial topic folks, but one we are not afraid to grasp.

We're joined by Erin Mathew (Maxar Technologies) and Petar Vujosevic (GapJumpers) & Charlotte Johns (Wellcome Trust)

Episode 72 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. 

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