The Recruiting Brainfood Podcast
Brainfood Live On Air - Ep119 - Building Social Capital with Software Developers

Brainfood Live On Air - Ep119 - Building Social Capital with Software Developers

July 30, 2021

BUILDING SOCIAL CAPITAL WITH SOFTWARE DEVELOPERS

As any tech recruiters knows, in 2021 finding software developers isn't the hard part, getting them to talk to you is!

We can spend a lot of time writing clever emails, being cute with copy and going with hyper personalised approach, but can we find other ways to make a better connection? How do we build 'social capital' with the audience we want to recruit from? If we can gain the respect of software developers, we might find we don't need to be clever to get a response.

- What do developers want?

- How do developers prefer to be contacted?

- How to communicate 'we mean know harm'?

- How do we build trust, efficiently?

- What do tech recruiters need to show online? Do we even need to be there?

- What kind of dialogue style works best?

- Is there geographical variation on how to build trust?

We're with Alla Pavlova, Recruiter (Riot Games), Wim Dammans, Talent Sourcer (TenneT) and Iwan Gulenko, founder (Coderfit)

 

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Brainfood Live On Air - Ep118 - How To Be A Better Talent Acquisition Leader

Brainfood Live On Air - Ep118 - How To Be A Better Talent Acquisition Leader

July 23, 2021

HOW TO BE A BETTER TALENT ACQUISITION LEADER

We often complain that managers get 'over promoted' and yet how many of us had adequate training before we suddenly became 'Head of Talent'? The reality is that when employers made the push to develop direct recruiting capacity, many operational recruiters who zero management or even team lead responsibility where thrust into departmental head roles without any support.

 

It's still happening today - as the worldwide demand for talent acquisition talent, leads to candidates being over recruited; great for career acceleration but it means gaps in knowledge for many of the first time Heads of TA now learning on the job.

 

What advice can experienced TA leaders give to first timers starting off as departmental heads?

 

- What is the most important difference between management vs operator?

- How to position TA as equal footing to other departments?

- What is the difference between adequate leader and exceptional leader?

- What is the one piece of advice you would give to yourself if you could do it over again?

- What is the biggest mistake you made when you became Head of department for the first time?

- What are the most important tools for head of department?

- What are the most important skills for the job?

 

All this and more as we set aside time to help TA Leaders become better leaders.

 

With Jane Reddin, Director of TA (AlbionVC), Elaine Atkinson, Director of TA (Sabbatical) and Paul Maxin, Founder (MaxinTalent)

 

Ep 118 is sponsored by our buddies at Hourly, by AMS

When you have high-volumes of applicants, sifting through them to find qualified candidates can feel impossible. Hourly harnesses the power of artificial intelligence and scientifically-proven assessment insight to help you identify the very best-fit applicants for every role.

Want to get control over your way too high applicant flow? Self schedule a demo here.

Founders Focus - Ep8 - Up close & personal with Ben Sesser & Teddy Chestnut, Co-founders, Brighthire

Founders Focus - Ep8 - Up close & personal with Ben Sesser & Teddy Chestnut, Co-founders, Brighthire

July 22, 2021

Founders Focus is the show where we get up close and personal with the leaders of the recruitment technology businesses changing the way we work today

Next up are Benjamin Sesser and Teddy Chestnut, Co-founders of Brighthire, the interview analytics company which gives employers the edge in making smarter decisions at job interview. 

- Who are Benjamin and Teddy?
- What are their leadership values?
- What is the difference between being C-level vs Senior Exec?
- What happens when you two disagree?
- Were you always going to be doing startup, leading a business?
- What skills are you guys lacking as C-level execs? How do you fill it?
- What do you look for when hiring for leadership potential
- What are you doing to do with all that Series A money?
- What does the product roadmap look like for 2021?

All this and more as we take a deep dive into the business leaders building the technology changing the way we work today.


Ep8 of Founder's Focus is sponsored by Brighthire

BrightHire’s interview intelligence platform helps business leaders make better, faster and more equitable hiring decisions. Built seamlessly on top of the tools teams already use, our platform automatically records and transcribes interviews, unlocks speed and collaboration across hiring teams, and brings evidence and insight into every hiring decision. BrightHire is advised by renowned organizational psychologist Adam Grant, and backed by Laszlo Bock, Jeff Weiner, Rosanna Durruthy, and the investors behind Figma, MongoDB, Instacart and DataDog. 

Want to learn more?  Schedule a demo with the BrightHire team today.

Brainfood Live On Air - Ep116 - Starting & Scaling A Successful Recruitment Business

Brainfood Live On Air - Ep116 - Starting & Scaling A Successful Recruitment Business

July 17, 2021

STARTING & SCALING A SUCCESSFUL RECRUITMENT BUSINESS

It has never been easier to start a recruitment business - in the networked era, anyone with some industry knowledge, decent number of connections and maybe a few early customers already onboard, can leave their employer, set up and start trading.

But starting is not the same as succeeding; and succeeding is not the same as scaling. What can we learn from recruitment entrepreneurs who have taken the plunge and grown their businesses to success?

That is the topic of this episode of Brainfood Live On Air

- What's the biggest challenge for recruitment entrepreneurs?
- What is the most important piece to advice you would give to yourself if you could do it again?
- What mistakes did you make when you first started?
- What is the biggest risk you took in your business?
- What will cause your business to fail?
- How to did you finance your business?
- How does Covid-19 impact the future of starting up in recruitment?

All this and more as we talk to the folks who have done it, and are planning to do it.

 

We’re with  Katrina Hutchinson-O’Neill, MD (Join Talent), James Osborne, Founder (The Recruitment Network), Adam Gordon, CEO (Candidate-ID)  & Alex van Klaveren, CEO (KANDIDATE)

Louise Triance in the co-pilot seat

 

Ep117 Brainfood Live is supported by Greenhouse

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Brainfood Live On Air - Ep116 - Recruiting in China in 2021

Brainfood Live On Air - Ep116 - Recruiting in China in 2021

July 9, 2021

RECRUITMENT IN CHINA IN 2021

Brainfood virtual roadshow is taking a long overdue visit one of the most important, maligned yet misunderstood recruitment markets on the planet - China. Home to over 1.4 billion people, millions of job seekers and hundreds of thousands of employers, there is a great deal of recruiting going on in the Middle Kingdom that I’m guessing few of us have the even the faintest idea about.

Despite growing fragmentation, de-globalisation and geopolitical tension, anyone with even a passing interest in how the world works should want to improve our China know-how. 

Questions to debate:

- How has Covid-19 impacted recruitment in China?

- What is the status of remote work in China?

- How is labour allocated - market, state or both?

- What is the Hukou system and how does it work?
- What do we mean when we talk about DE&I in China?
- What is the role of AI for assessment or not?

- What are the Hiring & HR priorities for employers?

- How do you get good at hiring for the China market?

 

We’re with Anne-Marie McCaughan, Greater China Recruitment Lead (GSK), Janet Lui, MD (Asian Carbon Search), Beecher Ashley-Brown, CEO (AJINGA.COM), James Morley-Kirk, Founder (China Select) and Brian Su, Career Coach (Workforce Singapre). Sergei Mak, MD APAC (Daxtra) is in the co-pilot seat

 

Ep116 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 - Ep115 - Headcount Planning for HyperGrowth

Brainfood Live On Air - Ep115 - Headcount Planning for HyperGrowth

July 2, 2021

HEADCOUNT PLANNING FOR HYPERGROWTH

When you are working TA in a rapidly scaling business, business as usual won’t suffice because nothing at all is usual about the circumstances you’re in. As the recruiter / Head of TA (guess what, at early stage chances are, you are both!) the founding team is going to look at you to make it happen for the business. 

- What roles to hire first at Seed, Serie A, Serie B?

- How to prioritise, based on need for business or difficulty in hiring?

- How to ensure diversity & inclusion when the pressure is to hire today and yesterday?

- How to keep track of all of this, what are tools we can use to manage & report?

- What are the essential tools TA needs to use?

- When do we expand the TA team?

- How do we structure it?

We’re with Matthias Schmeißer, Director of Talent (Beamery), Robert Krzyzaniak, Head of Talent (Taxfix) and Sanne Goslinga, Director of Talent (Marathon VC)

Ep115 is sponsored by our buddies Charthop. 

ChartHop delivers a fresh take on People Analytics, bringing disparate sources of people data together in a dynamic platform that’s visual and actionable. Unlike legacy People Analytics solutions, ChartHop is designed to be used by the whole organization. This helps companies improve organizational health, drive alignment and accountability, and save time and money. 

ChartHop plays well with dozens of platforms through robust integrations across the HR tech stack, and serves companies like BetterCloud, Lightspeed, Starburst and InVision.

 

Head to the ChartHop website to learn more!

Brainfood Live On Air - Ep114 - The Ethics of AI in Recruiting

Brainfood Live On Air - Ep114 - The Ethics of AI in Recruiting

June 25, 2021

THE ETHICS OF AI IN HIRING

 

OK I think we ‘get it’ - Artificial Intelligence or ‘AI’ is no silver bullet for the removal of bias in recruiting. In fact, we’ve seen no shortage of reports over the past few years that illustrate that perhaps AI powered solutions might inadvertently make the situation worse. 

And yet we are faced with the unavoidable reality that a hiring process involved only human beings is already bias and in desperate need of improvement. 

How can we use AI to help us recruit in a less bias way?

- what do we need to know about forms of bias?

- where does technology need to applied / withdrawn?

- what role should the candidate have in deciding this?

- what is the ideal relationship between human intelligence vs artificial intelligence?

We’re with renowned industry expert John Sumser, founder of HR Examiner, and Rob McCargow, Director of AI at PwC amongst others to talk through how AI can be ethnically used in recruiting. 

We’re on: Friday 25th June, 3.00pm BST / 7.00am PDT

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

 

Ep 114 is sponsored by our buddies Bryq

Bryq blindly screens your candidates, resulting in more diverse and equitable hires – and less hiring mistakes. DE&I is crucial to a productive and profitable workplace. 

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Brainfood Live On Air - Ep113 - How to Hire More Women Into Engineering

Brainfood Live On Air - Ep113 - How to Hire More Women Into Engineering

June 18, 2021

HOW TO HIRE MORE WOMEN ENGINEERS?

If you’re in tech recruiting, diversifying the composition of your engineering team must be one of your top priorities - and most persistent challenges. We’re gathering together an elite panel of guests - tech recruiters, tech vendors and CTO’s to try and figure out what the best options are for recruiters who want to hire more women into tech roles. 

- Is it just better sourcing?

- do we need to differentiate outreach?

- how significant is hiring manager buy in?

- do we need to reexamine who we know what good looks like?

- what is the impact of credentialism and tenure when it comes to gender diversity?

We’re with Alla Pavlova, Tech Recruiter (Miro), Joshua Hoffman, CTO (ex-Blendle, Soundcloud) and Oana Iordachescu, Head of Tech TA (Wayfair) on the panel, Markellos Diorinos, (CEO Bryq) steps into the co-pilot. 

Ep 113 is sponsored by our buddies Bryq

Bryq blindly screens your candidates, resulting in more diverse and equitable hires – and less hiring mistakes. DE&I is crucial to a productive and profitable workplace. Ready to get started? Sign up for free no obligation 14 day trial here

Brainfood Live On Air - Ep112  - Problems with Hybrid

Brainfood Live On Air - Ep112 - Problems with Hybrid

June 12, 2021

PROBLEMS WITH HYBRID?

As we begin to think about the bounce back from the pandemic, the growing consensus is that the ‘hybrid’ model of working - flexibility for staff to work either from home, with an office provided - is going to be the default setting for the majority of businesses. 

Candidates and employees seem to want this flexibility…..but does it really work? Are there any trade offs with hybrid? What are we losing if we work this way? What worries business owners, managers, CEO’s - key executives with a responsibility for the health of the business - about this modus operandi?

This is the topic of Brainfood Live On Air 

We’re with Alex DePledge, MBE, CEO of Resi, Neil Carberry, CEO of Recruitment & Employers Confederations and Nims Dhawan, Organisational Design at the UK Ministry of Defence. 

We’ve heard from the employees; now we have to hear from the bosses 👇

 

Ep 112 is sponsored by our buddies ESIX

Executive Search Information Exchange or ESIX is the world's leading membership network exclusively for Corporate Talent Officers involved in Executive hiring. Featuring members from around 100 of the leading employers in the world, it is the one stop shop for networking amongst peers, information exchange, personal and career development. Buy their book ‘Leadership Recruiting’ or find out more about membership here

Brainfood Live On Air - Ep112 - How To Be A Better Storyteller

Brainfood Live On Air - Ep112 - How To Be A Better Storyteller

June 5, 2021

How To Become A Better Story Teller - Top Tips for Recruiters

If you conduct a keyword search on 'storytelling' on LinkedIn, you'll find that it is one of the fastest growing skills on the platform. There's probably not an employer branding profile which doesn't contain the term!

And yet, what exactly IS storytelling? Isn't this just a new / old term for marketing? How do you get better at it? 

- story telling techniques

- best mediums for your style of storytelling

- psychology of story telling

- why it works 

- how can you do it

 

Ep111 is sponsored by our buddies CA3

CA3 is an award-winning employer brand agency that helps organisations attract, onboard and engage with talent through compelling creative comms. Great work, great relationships is their raison d'être, the reason their clients (the likes of Expedia Group, Johnson Matthey, Smartest Energy, Audley Group, Aviva, GE Healthcare and NatWest Group) love working with them, and their people come to work smiling (even on Mondays apparently). Perhaps that’s also why they picked the Grand Prix award at the RMAs last November.

If your EVP or employer brand is in need of a little love and attention after a tough 2020 why not check out their website today or email hello@cathree.com

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