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Recruiting Future with Matt Alder

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Innovation and futurology in Recruiting, Recruitment Marketing and HR Technology. Matt Alder interviews thought leaders who are influencing and changing an industry

Copyright: Matt Alder 2023

Episodes

Ep 487: Focus

27m · Published 21 Dec 07:00
As an end-of-year special, this week is productivity week on the podcast.  With so much going on and so many competing pressures, I know that everyone listening will, at least at some point in 2022, have had challenges with focus and information overload. Talent Acquisition is evolving quickly, and managing attention and processing information are vital skills that aren't highlighted as much as they should be. A couple of days ago, in Episode 486, we looked at managing information overload when I spoke to Tiago Forte, the inventor of the Building a Second Brain system of personal knowledge management.  In this episode, I want to focus on focus, and my guest is author and speaker Erik Qualman. In 2009 Erik wrote a hugely influential book predicting the rise of social media called Socianomics, and since then has written extensively on digital leadership. His most recent book is The Focus Project which highlights the problems humans have focusing in our hyper-connected world and explores some of the potential solutions that can help us. In the interview, we discuss: The Focus Project Focusing on the big, not the busy Focus is hard in an unfocused world. The importance of systems and process Progress not perfection Saying no a lot Having more time is not the solution. Attacking the one big thing before the day attacks you The power of sleep Spotting patterns, time fencing and the 20/20/20 rule How can employers support focus? What does the future of work now look like Listen to this podcast in Apple Podcasts.

Ep 486: Building A Second Brain

26m · Published 19 Dec 18:37
As an end-of-year special, this week is productivity week on the podcast.  With so much going on and so many competing pressures, I know that everyone listening will, at least at some point in 2022, have had challenges with focus and information overload. Talent Acquisition is evolving quickly, and managing attention and processing information are vital skills that aren't highlighted as much as they should be. My first guest on productivity week is one of the world's leading personal knowledge management systems experts. Tiago Forte is the Founder of Forte Labs and the creator of the brilliant Building a Second Brain. BASB is a very effective knowledge and information management system I can personally vouch for as I used it to write my book "Digital Talent." Tiago has created a popular online course and a book on Building a Second Brain, and in our discussion, he gives us an excellent insight into the system.  In the interview, we discuss: The story behind BASB Are employers giving knowledge workers effect support around information overload? Personal Knowledge Management Shifting from top down to individual The key elements of BASB Capture, Organize, Distill, Express The role of technology How I reactivated ten years of lost Kindle highlights Taking the first steps Listen to this podcast on Apple Podcasts.

Ep 485: What Will Replace Resumes?

20m · Published 17 Dec 08:07
The death of the resume has long been predicted. It is widely acknowledged that they are ineffective and prone to promoting bias, but alternative approaches have yet to achieve universal adoption. However, with many employers moving towards skills and competency-based hiring and technology continuing to drive rapid change in recruiting, are the days of the resume finally numbered? My guest this week is Maya Huber, Co-Founder and CEO of the competencies-based sourcing platform TaTiO. Maya has a PHD in Job Analysis and some fascinating insights into practical ways of moving on from the resume and making hiring more efficient, inclusive and effective. In the interview, we discuss: The ineffectiveness of resumes The danger of assessing just on words and stories Skills-based hiring versus competency-based hiring Testing performance in its context Reducing the administrative burden for recruiters Job simulation Job analysis The hiring outcomes of competency-based assessment What should companies expect from the future of work? Listen to this podcast in Apple Podcasts.

Ep 484: Innovation and Skills-Based Hiring

35m · Published 16 Dec 17:08
The pace of business change is continuing to accelerate. According to a recent McKinsey Global Survey, business leaders expect that by 2026, half of their companies' revenues will come from products, services, or businesses that haven't been invented yet. Innovation is critical for companies to survive and thrive. So how can employers ensure they have talent strategies in place to have the right skills to create and drive new ideas forward, and could innovation be the catalyst that accelerates skills-based hiring? My guest this week is Mauro Porcini, PepsiCo's first ever Chief Design Officer and author of a new book on people-centric innovation. In the book, Mauro does a deep dive into the skills, culture, and philosophy companies need to innovate. It was brilliant to hear his views on what employers need to do to attract, retain and develop people with the diverse skills required for effective innovation. In the interview, we discuss: The role of Chief Design Officer at Pepsico How business cultures have changed Designing the future with human-centric design The 24 skills needed for innovation and the importance of identifying and developing them in leaders Building a culture of innovation Process versus people The power of kindness, optimism, and curiosity The relationship between kindness and productivity Recognizing and recruiting innovators Redesigning the recruiting process What does the future look like? Mauro's book - The Human Side of Innovation: The Power of People in Love with People Listen to this podcast on Apple Podcasts.

Ep 483: The Power Of Talent Marketplaces

17m · Published 15 Dec 16:56
One thing that has remained constant in our changing talent markets is the importance of targeting the right audience with the right message at the right time. In the noisy world of recruiting marketing, talent marketplaces are proving to be effective platforms for bringing employers and like-minded potential employees together. My guest this week is John Beard, Head of Corporate & Technical Talent Acquisition at One Medical. One Medical is competing for talent in some challenging markets. John has a lot of insights to share on finding, connecting, and persuading the right talent to join the organization in rapidly changing times. In the interview, we discuss: How recruiting challenges are evolving with the market. Recruiting missionaries, not mercenaries Candidate experience as a north star Offering feedback to all Cutting through the noise to connect with the right people Doing something important versus doing something with impact. Compelling storytelling The role of talent marketplaces and the advantages they offer employers How will the tech talent market evolve over the next two years? Listen to this podcast in Apple Podcasts.

Ep 482: The Fluid Workforce

23m · Published 09 Dec 16:22
The debate around the office versus remote versus hybrid looks set to run and run as employers continue to experiment with different strategies. Despite the enormous advantages of remote working, there are many challenges and gaps with some current approaches that need addressing as we move forward. So what are the key issues, how do employers address them, and what role should HR technology play? My guest this week is Saad Siddiqui, General Partner at Telstra Ventures, a VC firm with several HR technology investments. Saad has written extensively about the future of work and the advantages of a fluid workforce strategy. In the interview, we discuss: The current state of the hiring market and the longer term outlook Identifying gaps and challenges in new ways of working The fluid workforce Generational divides Building connections and mentoring Culture and the role of leadership Employee motivations and retention Finding the best talent on a global basis Key trends in HR Tech Consolidation and platform business extension How should employers think about technology? What does the future look like Listen to this podcast in Apple Podcasts.

Round Up November 2022

12m · Published 06 Dec 22:19
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. Episodes mentioned in this Round Up: Ep 471: Employer Brand Challenges Ep 472: Inclusive Assessment Ep 473: The Power Of Difference Ep 474: Talent In Tech Ep 475: Defining Talent Ep 476: Digital Talent At PepsiCo Ep 477: Innovation In Hourly Hiring Ep 478: Developing Talent Intelligence Listen to this podcast in Apple Podcasts

Ep 481: Workstyle

27m · Published 02 Dec 11:27
The last three years have seen unprecedented disruption to the world of work. The rise of remote and hybrid working indicates a workplace revolution, but how much have things actually changed? Presentism is still a big issue, with some employers using economically tough times as an excuse to get people back to the office. Meanwhile, many hybrid and remote employees struggle with legacy working methods not designed for the world we are now living in My guests this week are Lizzie Penny and Alex Hirst, co-founders of Hoxby and authors of the best selling book Workstyle. Lizzie and Alex are campaigners for a more modern autonomous working style. They are using their own experiences of running a remote first business to start a movement to make work better for everyone.  In the interview, we discuss: What is wrong with work Ageing populations, independence and technology Breaking free from a 200 year old operating system Autonomy, productivity and accountability Digital first, not physical first. Trust over presentism The vital importance of asynchronous working How the Workstyle revolution works at Hoxby Inclusive for structurally excluded workers How to make a seismic change Meeting in person to build deeper connections. Remote leadership Old rules, new challenges The relationship between autonomy, well-being, and productivity Listen to this podcast in Apple Podcasts.

Ep 480: Are Job Boards Evolving?

23m · Published 01 Dec 13:36
Job Boards still play a central role in talent attraction, but outside of the job board industry, there isn't much discussion or debate about their current state and future potential. So are they still fit for purpose, how are they evolving, and what can job board statistics tell us about the current talent market? My guest this week is Dave Jenkins, founder of Wave. Wave publishes Wave TrackR, a regular independent report that uses job board data to track recruiting trends, which means Dave has a wealth of insights to share. In the interview, we discuss: The current state of the job board market Pricing models and programmatic adoption Geographic market differences The importance of the active audience Are there still more jobs than candidates? How to get the best out of job boards Mindset change What's the future of job boards? Listen to this podcast in Apple Podcasts. A full transcript will appear here shortly.

Ep 479: Neurodiversity Hiring At Microsoft

18m · Published 29 Nov 15:20
I published three interviews in October to mark National Disability Employment Awareness month. What particularly struck me was the amount of work going into neurodiversity hiring, and I want to dive deeper by finding out how specific employers are developing their programs. My guest this week is Neil Barnett, Director, Inclusive Hiring and Accessibility at Microsoft. Neil helped to develop Microsoft’s Neurodiversity Hiring Program, which has been in place since 2015. He has excellent insights and valuable advice for employers looking to establish similar programs. In the interview, we discuss: Are employers getting any better at disability inclusion? The story behind Microsoft's Neurodiversity Hiring Program Screening in rather than screening out Changing the hiring process to set people up for success Providing tangible feedback How the success of the program has changed aspects of Microsoft's other hiring programs Building an inclusive workplace Non-apparent disability and self-disclosure ERGs and growing internal communities Building the business case to get started How Microsoft collaborates with other employers Advice for parents on the future of neurodiversity in the workforce Listen to this podcast on Apple Podcasts A full transcript will appear here shortly

Recruiting Future with Matt Alder has 516 episodes in total of non- explicit content. Total playtime is 211:16:33. The language of the podcast is English. This podcast has been added on October 26th 2022. It might contain more episodes than the ones shown here. It was last updated on March 28th, 2024 19:46.

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