Innovation and Futurology for Recruiting

The world’s most popular interview-based podcast for senior talent acquisition and HR professionals. Guests are thought leaders and practitioners, many of whom have global reputations for innovation.

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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.
Listen to Ep 295: Recruiting Goes Digital

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?
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August Round Up

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?
Listen to Ep 288: Talent Engagement

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.
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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

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

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

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.
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Round Up May 2020

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.
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Ep 267: The Dangerous Resume

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.
Listen to Ep 267: The Dangerous Resume

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.
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Ep 265: The Future Of Tech Hiring

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.
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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.
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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

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

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

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

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

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