Innovation and Futurology for Recruiting

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Ep 375: The Magic Of Behavioural Science

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Rory Sutherland, Vice Chairman of Ogilvy, talks to Matt Alder
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Ep 374: The Whole Person Workplace

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Scott Behson, Professor of management at Fairleigh Dickinson University talks to Matt Alder
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Ep 373: Filling The Talent Gap

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Heather Moyer, President, CEO and Founder of HNM Systems talks to Matt Alder
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Ep 372: Workforce Agility

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Tammy Browning, President of KellyOCG, talks to Matt Alder
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Ep 371: Work Tech Acceleration

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George LaRocque talks to Matt Alder
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Ep 370: The Future Of Candidate Experience

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Sam Whiteman, Head of Solutions at SHL talks to Matt Alder
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Ep 369: Recruitment Content Marketing

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Keren Halperin, VP of People at Swimm, talks to Matt Alder
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Ep 368: Employee Engagement & Disability

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People with disabilities represent 15% of the global population but are often left out of diversity initiatives , programs, surveys, basic conversations.
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Ep 366: Future Proofing Workforces

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John Morgan, President of Lee Hecht Harrison talks to Matt Alder
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Ep 365: Engagement In Executive Recruiting

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One of the topics I get asked to cover frequently is the growth of the corporate executive recruiting function.
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Ep 364: Diversity In Executive Hiring

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One of the topics I get asked to cover frequently is the growth of the corporate executive recruiting function.
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Ep 363: Evolution of Executive Recruiting

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One of the topics I get asked to cover frequently is the growth of the corporate executive recruiting function.
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Ep 362: STEM Returners

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I'm publishing this episode the week of Women in Engineering Day. Skill shortages in STEM professions continue to be a big problem for many employers
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Ep 361: Scaling Up Recruiting

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The corporate focus on Talent Acquisition is significant at the moment as companies across the world deal with the challenges of getting the right talent
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Future Live: AI & Candidate Experience

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Back in April, I ran a live podcast conference on the future of talent acquisition in partnership with the team at TA Tech.
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Ep 360: Remote Working Challenges

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The impact of the pandemic means that in 18 months, we've moved from discussing theories around the future of work to debating the practicalities.
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Ep 359: Talent Markets Outlook

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There is currently much debate and discussion about the talent shortages a number of markets across the world are currently experiencing.
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Future Live: Recruiting Automation

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Back in April, I ran a live podcast conference on the future of talent acquisition in partnership with the team at TA Tech.
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Ep 358: Data & Analytics Skills

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As digital transformation accelerates even faster, the market for data analysts, data scientists and data engineers continues to grow exponentially.
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Future Live: DE&I

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Back in April, I ran a live podcast conference on the future of talent acquisition in partnership with the team at TA Tech.
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Ep 357: ATS Integration

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The idea of a TA Tech stack has gone mainstream very quickly.
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Ep 356: Talent Engagement

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Building and engaging with talent pipelines has been something we have been discussing for years..
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Future Live: Recruitment Advertising

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Back in April, I ran a live podcast conference on the future of talent acquisition in partnership with the team at TA Tech.
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Ep 355: Global Talent Survey

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There is currently daily speculation about what the future of work will now look like and how employees might be feeling about it.
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Ep 354: Technology Market Update

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The last 12 months have been transformational for recruiting technology, with both employers and vendors having to adapt very quickly to the new market.
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Future Live: Recruitment Marketing

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Back in April, I ran a live podcast conference on the future of talent acquisition in partnership with the team at TA Tech.
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Ep 353: Do You Have The Authority?

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Virtual communication has been the mainstay for all of us for nearly 18 months now.
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Ep 352: Solving The Talent Crisis

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The challenges for recruiting in hospitality at the moment are unprecedented both in the US and the UK.
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Ep 351: Health, Wellbeing & Experience

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Health and wellbeing are now front and center of the employee experience and fast becoming a critical factor in talent acquisition and retention.
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Ep 350: The End Of Talent Acquisition?

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It's becoming increasingly clear to me from the conversations I'm having with talent acquisition professionals worldwide that...
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Round Up April 2021

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Round up is the monthly show on The Recruiting Future Podcast channel that highlights episodes you may have missed.
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Ep 349: Automation & Candidate Experience

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As the adoption and sophistication of recruiting automation gather pace, it's essential to understand its constituent parts.
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Ep 348: Diversity and Disability

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Back in Episode 335, I published an interview where we talked about Neurodiversity in the workplace.
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Ep 347: Change Management & Adoption

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The growth in adoption of Recruiting Technology is continuing to speed up exponentially.
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Ep 346: Emotional Wellness

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After the events of the past twelve months, employees' emotional well-being should be right at the top of the agenda for all businesses.
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Ep 345: How To Work Alone

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Working at home and working alone has always been a challenge at the best of times.
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Ep 344: The Future Of Talent Acquisition

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It's April 2021, and we really are standing at a crossroads in terms of the future of talent acquisition.
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Ep 343: Scaling Up

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I've always found it fascinating to study high growth companies and start-ups that are seriously scaling up.
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Ep 342: Trust & Accountability

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Trust at work has been in the news a lot recently. Whether it's Zoom fatigue caused by too many pointless meetings, employers using software to spy on employees in their own homes or forced returns to the office, it is clear that our new world of work still doesn't sit comfortably with some employers.
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Round Up March 2021

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Round up is the monthly show on The Recruiting Future Podcast channel that highlights episodes you may have missed and gives you my take on some of the key learnings from the guests.
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Ep 341: Culture Fit Doesn't Exist

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An area that has been of genuine interest to me recently has been company culture and how some of the core ways we used to think about it are being disrupted.
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Ep 340: Changing Candidate Experience

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Candidate Experience has been a regular topic on this podcast as long as this podcast has existed. People often get frustrated that we keep having to talk about it as poor candidate experiences still persist for many.
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Ep 339: Diversity Hiring

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are critically important However, despite much discussion and debate, many employers are still failing to improve their hiring diversity.
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Ep 338: Future Brainfood

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It's fair to say that trends in recruiting technology are moving quickly.
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Ep 337: Interview Intelligence

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Interviews have always been the central tenant of the hiring process and the one area where it has been most challenging to collect meaningful data. The mass move to video interviewing in the last 12 months has potentially changed everything.
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Ep 336: Jobs At Risk

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The future of jobs in an age of AI and automation has been a popular topic on this show.
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Ep 335: Neurodiversity

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Back in 2019, I interviewed Theo Smith about Neurodiversity at work.
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Round Up February 2021

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Round up is the monthly show on The Recruiting Future Podcast channel that highlights episodes you may have missed and gives you my take on some of the key learnings from the guests.
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Ep 334: Fair AI

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The number of talent acquisition technology solutions offering AI continues to grow exponentially. However, we must look at AI's role in recruiting through a critical lens to ensure transparency and that technologies are fair and ethical. If AI is being used to improve the candidate experience and remove bias, how do we make sure it isn't actually making things worse.
Listen to Ep 334: Fair AI

Talent Watch: Learning & Performance

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As regular listeners will know, I often collaborate with HR Technology Analyst Mervyn Dinnen to produce research reports on various aspects of talent technology.
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Ep 333: Automation, Simplicity and Experience

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The events of 2020 / 2021 will shape how talent acquisition operates for years, especially when it comes to recruiting automation. In the past automation in recruiting has often been dismissed as impersonal and ineffective.
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Ep 332: Careers Site Systems

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As I said at the start of the last episode reinventing recruitment marketing is a big topic for talent acquisition this year.
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Ep 331: Transforming Recruitment Marketing

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It's still early in the year, but the reimagining of Recruitment Marketing is already a big topic for 2021.
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Ep 330: Jobs That Don't Exist Yet

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We are living through a time of immense disruption the full scale of which we don't yet fully understand.
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Ep 329: Assessment Lessons From Elite Sport

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Understanding and assessing talent is something I don't think we talk about in enough detail in our industry.
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Ep 328: Authentic Hiring

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Over the last six months, we have talked a lot about transformation in talent acquisition with a large number of employers working hard to reinvent their strategies to meet the new challenges they face.
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Ep 327: Conversational Intelligence

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It's only the end of January, and I think we can all clearly see that 2021 will be another challenging year. So what can talent acquisition leaders do to motivate and build resilience in their teams during these incredibly stressful times?
Listen to Ep 327: Conversational Intelligence

Ep 326: Getting Automation Right

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Recruiting Automation will be a topic we explore in a lot of detail over this coming year. The key to any automation strategy is removing friction in a way that saves time and resource but at the same time enhances the experience for candidates, recruiters and hiring managers.
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Round Up: New Year 2021

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In this short episode, Matt reflects on the past 12 months and looks forward into 2021.
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Ep 325: Recruiting Leaders

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Recruiting at the C-Level presents some unique challenges, perhaps the most prominent being the long-standing inequality of the number of women hired at board level.
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Ep 324: Better Recruitment Marketing

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I've been involved in recruitment marketing and employer brand for a couple of decades now.
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Ep 323: Solving Talent Challenges

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The past nine months have thrown up multiple challenges for talent acquisition leaders...
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Ep 322: The Transformation Of Careers Sites

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Careers Sites continue to be a much-neglected aspect of recruitment marketing. The fact that they receive so little attention has always been a pet hate of mine.
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Ep 321: The End Of Jobs

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he Future Of Work has always been a popular topic on this podcast; however, it is also a topic that needs some serious recalibration in light of the events of 2020.
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Ep 320: Culture & Wellness

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With work stress levels at all-time highs and remote working set to continue at scale for the foreseeable future, one of the essentials things that 2020 has given us focus on is the necessity to build and scale cultures for both productivity and wellbeing.
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Ep 319: Driving Diversity With AI

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As employers increase their efforts to improve diversity in their hiring, there is a growing debate about the role technology can play in solving diversity challenges
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Ep 318: Hire By Design

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Back in May, I spoke to author Scott Berkun about Design Thinking, and we touched on some of the ways it can be used in talent acquisition.
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Ep 317: Employee Burnout

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To say that 2020 has been a tough year would be somewhat of an understatement...
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Ep 316: Recruiting Utopia

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Recruiting transformations are currently underway in many companies to solve both the problems of the present and create a vision of the future.
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Ep 315: Employer Branding Trends

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Employer Branding, it's a been a topic we've mentioned in passing a lot on the show this year, but unusually we haven't done a deep dive into it for a quite a while.
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Ep 314: Recruiting Unbound

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The changing relationship between talent acquisition and talent management is something we've been talking about a lot in 2020.
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Ep 313: Are You AI Ready?

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The world of work has changed more this year than any of us could have ever imagined back in January.
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Episode 312: Rethinking Recruitment Marketing

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In my opinion, one of the most significant changes we are likely to see in Talent Acquisition next year is a rethinking of recruitment marketing.
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Ep 310: Effective With Video

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Over the last few weeks, the show has been focusing on the long term strategic changes talent acquisition leaders are making to ensure their teams are fit for purpose in 2021, and this will continue to be the theme of the podcast moving forward.
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Ep 309: The Distributed Future Of Work

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mote working, flexible working and distributed working were all big topics last year in a debate that has jumped forward ten years during 2020.
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Ep 306: World Class Talent Acquisition

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As we move towards 2021, it's increasingly evident that a paradigm shift is taking place in talent acquisition. Forced remote hiring has added rocket fuel to technology adoption, and the deep recession is driving new strategic thinking around purpose, people and process.
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Ep 305: Skills For The Future

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Skills are very much on the agenda at the moment as many employers review their talent strategies to ensure they are adequately preparing for the future.
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Ep 304: The Employment Outlook

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With many countries facing a second wave of COVID 19, taking a long term view on the outlook for work and employment is difficult. However, several months into this global crisis, crucial labour market trends are emerging, which will shape the future of talent acquisition.
Listen to Ep 304: The Employment Outlook

Ep 303: Forever Employable

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Personal branding is something we've been talking about for at least a decade now, and it sometimes feels that much of advice that is shared is unrealistic and somewhat divorced from most people's reality.
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Ep 302: Target Audience

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I've been advocating for broader adoption of established digital marketing practices in recruitment marketing for a long time now. With many talent acquisition teams now having to deliver results with reduced resources, understanding targeting and measurement in marketing has arguably never been more important.
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Round Up September 2020

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Round up is the monthly show on The Recruiting Future Podcast channel that highlights episodes you may have missed and gives you my take on some of the key learnings from the guests.
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Ep 301: From Panic To Progress

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Over the past few months, I've spoken to numerous talent acquisition leaders about their experiences during the pandemic and their strategies for a changed future.
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Ep 300: On the Frontline

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A few months ago, the podcast passed 1 million downloads, and it feels fantastic to get to this next milestone of 300 episodes. A big thank you to everyone for all the support you give me, whether that's through listening, sponsoring or appearing on the show. This podcast would not exist without you, and I'm incredibly grateful.
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Ep 299: Talent Acquisition Has Changed

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Talent acquisition has been forced to change more during 2020 than at any other time in its history as a function.
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Ep 298: The Productivity Puzzle

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The accelerated digital transformation of 2020 is driving significant additional adoption of recruiting and HR technology. But is technology making us more productive and how might things develop as we move in 2021?
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Ep 297: Introvert Friendly Workplaces

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Building inclusive workplaces that make everyone feel that they belong is something all employers should be focusing on. One topic that I don't hear talked about very often in our industry though is the difference in working styles between introverts and extraverts. So how can employers make sure their working practices, communication and talent acquisition strategies are working for everyone
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Ep 295: Recruiting Goes Digital

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All over the world employers have had remote recruiting and remote onboarding imposed on them. Recruiting has gone through a forced accelerated digital transformation, and it's now becoming clear that things will never completely go back to the way they were before.
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Ep 296: Engagement and Mobility

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A crisis is always a catalyst for change, and the events of 2020 have the potential to drive some of the fastest and most significant change we have ever seen in talent acquisition.
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Ep 295: Recruiting Goes Digital

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All over the world employers have had remote recruiting and remote onboarding imposed on them. Recruiting has gone through a forced accelerated digital transformation, and it's now becoming clear that things will never completely go back to the way they were before.
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Ep 294: Global Recruiting

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One of the interesting debates in recent weeks has been whether the explosive growth in remote working will open up global pools of talent to employers in ways we've not seen before. Recruiting across borders can present many challenges, so what should employers be taking into account and planning for?
Listen to Ep 294: Global Recruiting

August Round Up

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Round up is the monthly show on The Recruiting Future Podcast channel that highlights episodes you may have missed and gives you my take on some of the key learnings from the guests.
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Ep 293: Recruiting Future Live

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Last month we recorded a live version of the show as part of The Recruiting Automation Conference organised by recruiting tech vendor Wade and Wendy. The theme of this virtual conference was diversity and inclusion, and I was delighted to get to do another interview with recent podcast guest Anna Chalon Director or Recruiting and Diversity and Inclusion at Frame.io.
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Ep 292 The Human Cloud

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Unsurprisingly, the changing labour market is a hot topic at the moment.
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Ep 291: The Extended Workforce

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We have been talking about the rise of the gig economy for several years now but perhaps not properly considering its full implications.
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Ep 290: Employer Branding in 2020

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One of the topics we were talking about back in March was what effect the pandemic would have on the way employers have to think about the employer brand.
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EP 289: Values, Brand & Culture

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In challenging times, it is essential that talent acquisition leaders fully understand the interrelation of employer brand, culture, values, and how an organisation services its customers.
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Ep 288: Talent Engagement

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Finding and persuading people with highly specialised skills to make the move and join your organisation is something that remains a big challenge. So how do you build and engage long term pipelines of talent and how is technology changing the way talent engagement works?
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Ep 287 - Belonging & Inclusion

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A global pandemic, economic dislocation, and Black Lives Matter: three signs of how life is undergoing rapid change in 2020, and all of them are having a significant impact on what people are looking for in an employer.
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Ep 286: Robotic Process Automation

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The events of 2020 are accelerating recruiting automation at a pace none of us could have previously predicted.
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Ep 285: The Evolution Of Executive Recruiting

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Executive recruiting has always been seen as somewhat separate to the rest of talent acquisition.
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Ep 284: Employability

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Since the start of the pandemic unemployment is rising all over the world at an unprecedented rate.
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Ep 283: Recruiting Automation Strategy

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We're at the halfway point of 2020, and it's clear we are at the starting point of a period of significant change in talent acquisition the speed of which none of us would have predicted six months ago.
Listen to Ep 283: Recruiting Automation Strategy

Ep 282: Talent Brand Content Strategy

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Content marketing and its critical role in recruitment marketing and employer branding is a topic very close to my heart and something we have covered many times on the podcast.
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Ep 281: Skills, Mobility and AI

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We are currently living through a period of time where assessment that's based on skills and potential has never been more critical.
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Ep 280: Great Employers

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Over the past ten years, I've been on judging panels for many different industry awards.
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Round Up June 2020

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Round up is the monthly show on The Recruiting Future Podcast channel that highlights episodes you may have missed and gives you my take on some of the key learnings from the guests.
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Ep 279: The Future Of The Workplace

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With such a large proportion of the global workforce currently working from home, it's now clear that the offices and workspaces that people eventually return to are going to be very different.
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Ep 278: Early Careers Disrupted

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In the last few months, college recruiting and internship programs have been refocused, scaled back, and in many cases canceled.
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Ep 277: 2020 And Beyond

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A few weeks ago, I hosted a webinar organised by Attrax exploring both the short and long term future of Talent Acquisition.
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Ep 276: The Future of Recruiting Technology

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The last few years have been a boomtime for recruiting technology with record levels of investment and interest as the digital transformation of talent acquisition progresses.
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Ep 275: Accelerating Digital Transformation

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Finding any type of certainty in our current times is difficult. However, what is undeniably certain is that the COVID-19 pandemic has radically accelerated digital transformation in talent acquisition.
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Ep 274: Motivation and Resilience

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The situation we are all living through is undoubtedly testing everyone's motivation and resilience in many different ways.
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Ep 273: Reimagining Talent Acquisition

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The seismic shocks of 2020 continue to come hard and fast and are undoubtedly driving a dramatic change in focus for talent acquisition teams all over the world.
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Talent Watch - Hiring Manager Relations

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Having effective hiring managers is crucial for businesses looking to hire and develop the talent they need.
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Ep 272: Momentum

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I know that many of you listening will be resetting your talent acquisition strategies for a changed future.
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Ep 271: Finding and Nurturing Culture

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Every organization has a culture; it is impossible to exist without one. Understanding, nurturing, and amplifying the most effective parts of that culture is a critical activity, but very often one organization fails at because they asked the wrong questions.
Listen to Ep 271: Finding and Nurturing Culture

Round Up May 2020

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Round up is the monthly show on The Recruiting Future Podcast channel that highlights episodes you may have missed and given you my take on some of the key learnings from the guests.
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Ep 270: Talent Sustainability Index

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Covid-19 has changed the way we work; in many ways, it may well have changed the way we work forever.
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Ep 269: Find Your Voice

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I'm sure many of you, like me, are currently spending much of your working and indeed some of our social lives on video calls.
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Ep 268: Recruiters Recruiting Recruiters

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As regular listeners will know I'm currently mixing podcast content to provide information and insights that are valuable for right now, during the pandemic and insights which will help everyone as we plan for the future.
Listen to Ep 268: Recruiters Recruiting Recruiters

Ep 267: The Dangerous Resume

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In 2006 I wrote a blog about the imminent demise of the resume, arguing that they were on longer relevant in the new digital world. Fast forward 14 years and resumes, or CVs if you live in the UK, are still the most common anchor point for the recruiting process.
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Ep 266: Recruiting Future

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Over the last five and half years, I've published nearly 120 hours of podcast content, and I've always been very frustrated that there hasn't been a more effective way to search the archive for specific topics.
Listen to Ep 266: Recruiting Future

Ep 265: The Future Of Tech Hiring

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Over the past 25 years, tech hiring has been the consistent area where the demand for talent outstrips the supply.
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Ep 264: Design Thinking

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Despite years of discussion and many excellent initiatives to attempt to fix the issue, recruiting still has an experience problem.
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Ep 263 : Content Marketing

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Content marketing is becoming ever more critical in talent acquisition, and this is a trend I can only see continuing as employers reevaluate how they tell their employer brand stories moving forward. But what makes good content marketing and how do you do it effectively?
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Ep 262: The Speed Of Change

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My strategy over the last few weeks has been to bring you content that focuses on the current crisis as well as content that looks ahead to the future. This episode is a hybrid of both.
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Ep 261: Data, Diversity and Inclusive Hiring

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Building diverse workforces via inclusive hiring is still a massive issue for many employers. But are organizations doing enough to fix the problem and what role should technology play in this?
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Ep 260: Dream Teams In A Remote World

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One of the best business books I've read in the last few years is Dream Teams by Shane Snow. In the book, he analyses how the best teams become more than the sum of their parts, illustrating this with evidence from history, neuroscience, psychology and business.
Listen to Ep 260: Dream Teams In A Remote World

Ep 259: Implementing Technology Effectively

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In talent acquisition we talk a lot about what technology can do, the problems it can solve and the benefits it can bring; however, we don't talk as much about the challenges of implementing technology, particularly at the enterprise level.
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Ep 258: Accelerated Change

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Crisis situations tend to be significant drivers of long term change. The scale of the crisis we are all currently living through simultaneously across the globe will drive substantial long term change to the way companies think about HR and talent acquisition.
Listen to Ep 258: Accelerated Change

The Realities Of Recruiting Automation

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To help give us an insight into what recruiting automation looks like in practice, my guest this week is a highly experienced recruiter and talent acquisition leader Izzey Hung.
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CEOs And Talent Acquisition

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Jerome Ternynck, CEO of SmartRecruiters talks to Matt Alder
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March Round Up

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Highlights of The Recruiting Future Podcast in March
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Market Update

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Holly Fawcett talks to Matt Alder
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Remote Working - A CEO's Perspective

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Wiktor Schmidt is Executive Chairman & Co-founder of Netguru, a company that has always had a remote-first operating model for its employees. Wiktor has a tremendous amount of experience leading remote teams and has some valuable insights to share.
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Happiness

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My guest this week is Nic Marks, a statistician who specializes in happiness and well being. In our conversation, we talk about the importance of happiness at work and how you can measure it.
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The Digital Transformation Of Assessment

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The changing nature of assessment is something we have covered from several different angles on this show before with contributions from both practitioners and consultants. However, to date, we haven't actually heard the vendor point of view in all of this. So with that in mind, my guest this week is Sam Whiteman, Head of Product Strategy at SHL.
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Recruiting In Extraordinary Times

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My guest is Johnny Campbell, CEO at SocialTalent and in the interview we discuss recruiting during extraordinary times.
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Delivering A Custom Experience

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My guest this week is Anna Chalon, Director of Recruiting and D&I at Frame.io. Whatever your candidate experiences are I guarantee you will get some valuable takeaways from this conversation.
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Special Episode: Coronavirus outbreak

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In light of events this week with the coronavirus pandemic, here is a special short episode to help the talent acquisition community get access to relevant information. I'm joined by Lars Schmidt, who is curating an information resource that everyone needs to be aware of.
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Fixing The Broken Rung

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My guest this week is Addie Swartz, CEO of reacHire. Addie has been on a three-decade-long mission to change the trajectory for women at work and has some extremely practical insights to share.
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Working Strategically With Hiring Managers

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I'm delighted to welcome the always brilliant John Vlastelica back to the show. John is the Founder and Managing Director of Recruiting Toolbox and helps companies raise the bar on recruiting effectiveness.
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Solving Challenges With Technology

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My guest this week is James Edwards Digital Attraction Manager at Mitchells and Butlers, one of the largest operators of restaurants, pubs and bars in the UK.
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Programmatic Advertising Explained

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I have three guests on the show this week. Jon Hull, Head of Resourcing Delivery at Nationwide Building Society and Ben Gledhill, Head of TA at Yodel will be sharing their experiences as practitioners. I'm also joined by Rob Prince from Talent Nexus who will be acting as our programmatic expert and helping to demystify what is fast becoming a significant area of talent attraction.
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February Round Up

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Recruiting Future Round-Up is the monthly show on The Recruiting Future Podcast channel. It's a short round-up that highlights episodes you may have missed and gives you my take on some of the key learnings from my guests.
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Attracting and Assessing Future Talent

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My guest this week is Cameron Sorsby, CEO of Praxis, a six-month start-up boot camp aimed at skilling entry-level talent. Cameron has some brilliant insights to share on how companies should be attracting and assessing their future talent.
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Purpose

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I've been producing this podcast for five years, and I have to say that my guest in this episode, Balaji Ganapathy, is one of the most insightful people I've ever had on the show. Balaji is Global Head of Corporate Social Responsibility and Head of Workforce Effectiveness at Tata Consultancy Services, a company with 450,000 employees.
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Grit & Resilience In Talent Acquisition

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So on with this week's show. After my recent hospital experience, it seems very fitting that the main focus for this week's guest is recruiting healthcare professionals. Blake Thiess is Director Of Talent Acquisition at Prestige Care.
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Global Talent Trends In 2020

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My guest this week is, Amy Schultz, Director of Talent Acquisition at LinkedIn. Amy is returning to the show for the second time to share her insights as a talent acquisition professional on the key findings in the research.
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The Human Touch

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My guest this week is Jodi Cohen, Director Talent Acquisition at The Tombras Group. With many of Tombras's hires having to relocate Jodi using empathy and the questioning skills, she learned as an agency recruiter to build high levels of trust with her target talent.
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The Rise Of Talent Intelligence

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My guest this week is Marlieke Pols, Talent Intelligence analyst at Philips. Marklieke recently authored a whitepaper that Phillips has published aimed at helping employers better appreciate the immense value of talent intelligence as a critical part of any talent acquisition strategy.
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Analysing The Recruiting Technology Market

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My guest this week is David Wilson, CEO of industry analysts The Fosway Group. In our interview, David talks about the kind of approach and insights Fosway used to analyse talent technology markets.
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2019 Round Up

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Matt Alder looks back at 2019’s podcast interviews
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A Model Candidate Experience

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Susan LaMotte, Founder and CEO of Exaqueo talks to Matt Alder about developing a new employee lifecycle and candidate experience model.
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Data Driven Talent Attraction

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Celinda Appleby, Global Talent Attraction Director at Visa, talks to Matt Alder about Visa's recruiting challenges, how recruitment marketing is changing, and more.
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How To Buy And Implement An ATS

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Shanu Varghese, Director of Global HR Technology at Apollo Global Management, talks to Matt Alder about the importance of keeping up to date with the market and having an open mind.
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Is Assessment Technology Working?

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Industry consultant, Bas Van De Haterd, talks to Matt Alder about his research work exploring emerging assessment technologies.
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The Reality Of Recruiting Automation

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Aida Fazylova, founder and CEO of XOR, talks to Matt Alder about the art of the possible in recruiting automation and the benefits they are seeing their clients get from it.
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Recruiting Future Round-Up

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Matt gives his take on the most recent episodes of the podcast.
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