Talent Acquisition Interviews
Separating the Hype from the need-to-know. An interview with Kevin W. Grossman
The game-changing trends currently impacting corporate recruiting: LinkedIn, mobile, and Big Data.
Kevin W. Grossman, Director of Product and Content Marketing at Peoplefluent, and co-host of the popular #TChat radio show and weekly Tweet Chat, discusses research sponsored by Peoplefluent, just conducted by Recruiting Trends - a leading resource for the employee recruitment industry.The research confirms that LinkedIn, mobile, and Big Data are being leveraged for talent acquisition, but not as expected. Yesterday's game has already changed.
Kevin was interviewed at the Recruiting Trends Conference in Las Vegas by Peter Clayton, producer/host of TotalPicture Radio.
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A Conversation with Melissa Murray Bailey, President, Americas, Universum
Differentiation. This is the response many employers offer when asked about their foremost challenge of talent attraction and employer branding. But an over eagerness to communicate has become confusing to students: many employers are associated with too many things. They are enthusiastic about communicating all their advantages, from benefits packages to great managers, education to clear career paths and teamwork. All of these advantages give students a general idea of a decent employer, but not one that is distinctive: they don't differentiate the employer from other employers. Young candidates are left with a broad, ambiguous image and their questions remain unresolved.
This is Peter Clayton reporting from the Recruiting Trends Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. Joining me for this exclusive in-depth conference interview is Melissa Murray Bailey, President, Americas, Universum - The Global Employer Branding Leader. Universum is conducting the world's largest research study on talent career expectations for the Millennial generation. Melissa joined Universum in 2012 to lead the business across the US, Canada, Mexico and Brazil.
Here at the Recruiting Trends conference, Melissa led a session titled Life Careerism - A Millennial's Career Path for Work & Life
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All Talent Considered: From the Recruiting Trends Conference, Peter Clayton interviews Keynote Speaker Lars Schmidt, NPR.
"I come from a school of HR that's probably a bit more progressive. I start at a foundation of trust. I start assuming people are going to make good decisions. I start from that assumption. If we're proven to be wrong and somebody makes a misstep you address that situation but you don't build a policy around that worst-case scenario that one person might do because then that really restricts you." Lars Schmidt
You would think a popular and beloved organization such as NPR: a media brand with a huge audience, would be in the easy seat when it comes to recruiting top talent. Think again.
Lars Schmidt, the Senior Director of Talent Acquisition and Innovation at NPR made it clear during his keynote at the Recruiting Trends Conference in Las Vegas... he's competing against other top media properties, as well as tech companies and start-ups to attract the talent NPR needs to stay competitive.
In his keynote, Lars provided the audience with a detailed account of his efforts to engage potential candidates through the use of social media. In our exclusive Talent Acquisition Channel interview, we discuss, in detail, the challenges Lars faced when he joined NPR getting management to embrace social networking sites like Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.
Here's the video...
Lars is responsible for providing leadership and advocacy for talent acquisition strategies that align with NPR's strategic mission and core values. Prior to NPR, Lars was the VP, Human Resources with Ticketmaster where he spent over seven years leading global talent initiatives. He previously held recruiting roles with a technical recruiting firm and several technology startups in Los Angeles.
Lars has over 14 years of recruiting and human resources experience across a broad range of industries including technology, web, media, non-profit, eCommerce and consulting. He's a fierce HR advocate with a strong track record in leveraging innovative talent strategies to fuel proactive recruiting efforts and building, developing, and leading progressive teams across a variety of HR disciplines. He's also a blogger and speaker on AmplifyTalent.com where he writes about talent and recruiting trends, social media, leadership, recruiting tools and technology. You can follow him on Twitter at @ThisIsLars.
Our podcast and video sponsored by Work4.
Proven makes it easy to apply for jobs over Craigslist, SimplyHired and Beyond - That's a Whole Lotta Jobs!
Using the Proven iOS and Android App makes it a snap to apply for jobs! If you want to apply for a job on Craigslist, through SimplyHired, or Beyond using your smartphone or tablet - download the free Proven App.
Pablo Fuentes and his team at Proven have solved the Craigslist Jobs problem. And the SimplyHired jobs submission problem. And the Beyond.com problem. That problem: Mobile Apply. More and more, job seekers are using their smartphones and tables to access job listings and career sites. If you were at the Mobile Recruiting Conference (#MREC13) last week in Atlanta, you heard the stats.
The is Peter Clayton with a Talent Acquisition podcast and vodcast on TotalPicture Radio. So take your pick: You can watch -- or listen to my interview with Pablo Fuentes, founder and CEO of Proven, recorded at MREC13 last week.
Mobile is the preferred device for job search AND job apply for a growing population of workers. Opportunities abound for companies that embrace mobile, and make it easy for job seekers and candidates to interact with them. Companies not paying attention to mobile, and NOT optimizing their career sites for mobile devices, will find themselves with a big problem, much sooner than you might think.... Like next year. This includes apply. Don't think by serving up a link to a website you're solving the problem. You're not!
If you're recruiting for healthcare, transportation, hourly, hospitality, and retail -- the only connection many of these workers have is their smartphone.
Here's the video of our interview:
Presentation by Ed Newman, iMomentous, at the Mobile Recruiting Conference 2013
"Mobile Friendly Apply? How about just Friendly Apply?"
"Optimizing your career site for mobile is a lot more than just screen size... Mobile Apply is table stakes, you've got to have that... Only 5% of the Fortune 500 have mobile apply capability" Ed Newman
Welcome to a special Talent Acquisition Channel Podcast on TotalPicture Radio, this is Peter Clayton with another recorded presentation from The Mobile Recruiting Conference - The State of Mobile Recruiting, featuring Ed Newman, vice president of strategy and iMomentous. In this presentation, you'll hear the evolution of the solutions market highlighting key trends, and best practices. Ed also shares insights into recent data from his research, The Corporate Mobile Readiness Report, 3rd Edition, an analysis of the mobile recruiting practices of the Fortune 500. Be sure to check out Ed's SlideShare (link in the sidebar).
Ed Newman is an entrepreneur with a deep background in Human Resources and Talent Management. Prior to joining iMomentous he was the founder of InsideTMT.com, a community web site designed for people with interests in Talent Management Technology.
Prior to this Ed was the founder of The Newman Group and served as its President from 1999 through 2010. In 2007 The Newman Group was acquired by Korn/Ferry International.
Over the past 20 years he has led the development and implementation of numerous recruiting and HR technology deployments and strategic talent management initiatives for Fortune 500 companies. Mr. Newman has written extensively about talent strategy and tactics; he is often quoted and interviewed in leading trade publications such as HR Magazine, HR Executive and Workforce Management.
More Talent Acquisition Interviews Articles & Podcasts
Tales From the Field: The Mobile ApplicantFrom the Mobile Recruiting Conference, Joe Essenfeld, CEO of Jibe
Sourcing Candidates Using Facebook's New Graph SearchA Conversation with Stéphane Le Viet, Founder and CEO of Work4 at the Mobile Recruiting Conference
A LinkedIn Perspective on Mobile RecruitmentLeela Srinivasan Group Marketing Manager, Linkedin Talent Solutions, and Rob Humphrey Strategic Initiatives Leader share LinkedIn research at #MREC13
People as Merchandise: Crack the Code to LinkedIn RecruitmentWhen you deconstruct LinkedIn from a computer scientist's perspective, interesting things appear.
Life is a Beach for IIPE - International Executive Research & SearchNo snow days: Entrepreneur, recruiter, sourcer Karen Russo moved her business from Stamford, Connecticut to Playa del Carmen, Mexico.