Talent Acquisition Interviews
JobsinPods: Embracing a Mobile-First Strategy for Talent Acquisition
Peter Clayton Chief Jobcaster, JobsinPods, Talks Mobile Recruiting, Job Advertising, Adaptive Design, Social Recruiting, Employment Branding and Talent Attraction.
Welcome to TotalPicture Radio. I'd like to speak today to those of you engaged in talent acquisition, HR, sourcing, recruiting, employer branding, promoting talent communities and staffing.
In other words, if your job involves finding, engaging and hiring highly qualified candidates to fill your open positions, and developing talent pipelines, I want to share some rather mind-blowing statistics, and tell you about the relaunch of JobsinPods - "The podcast where real employers advertise their jobs and tell you how to get them."
Hi this is Peter Clayton with an unusual Talent Acquisition Channel Podcast on TotalPicture Radio. For the first time... I'm interviewing myself! In addition to this podcast, I'm Chief Jobcaster at JobsinPods.com, part of the TotalPicture Media family. Let's get started...
So Peter, how do you think HR and recruiting is changing?
Well, I'm glad you asked! A few days ago, someone posted an article on LinkedIn with the title "Recruitment Industry Will Die in 2018!" Suggesting that machine learning, big data, and propensity algorithms will kill off recruiters. Really? How many years have we heard that job boards are dead? And yet, the CareerXroads annual source of hire survey, will tell you job boards consistently represent about 30% of the hiring pie. That's a lot!
For years, many of us have attended the HR Technology conference and been wowed with new tech that promises to make the candidate experience better, save us time, present us better qualified candidates, tell us who is at risk of leaving, fix the ATS, get auto-respond email scripts to actually work, provide real systems integration so that all of our databases reliably talk to each other, oh and magically create a mobile apply platform. And yet, most of this stuff just presents HR and recruiters with more work - more reports - all day training sessions when there's 25 req's that need to be filled. Most of the successful recruiters I know have mastered boolean search strings, still rely and Excel spreadsheets to keep track of candidates, and consider the telephone their number one technology tool. Am I right?
Two Highly Successful Executive Search Professionals, David E. Perry and Mark J. Haluska Reveal Step-By-Step How to Recruit Your Dream Team
The first question I asked David Perry; "why write a book that opens the kimono - revealing the executive recruiting process you've spent years refining?" David's response; "Just because you have the instruction manual doesn't mean you can fly the Starship."
One of my favorite quotes of all time is from Geoff Colvin, senior editor at Fortune - "Top Talent has never been more valuable, nor competition for it more fierce... After 500 years or so the scarcest, most valuable resource in business is no longer financial capital. It's talent." So true.
Welcome to a Talent Acquisition Channel podcast on TotalPicture - this is Peter Clayton, talking today with two individuals who know a lot about finding and recruiting top talent - David E. Perry and Mark J. Haluska have completed more than 1800 search projects across five continents, maintaining a 99.97% success rate, and negotiating more than $380 million in salaries. They are the authors of Hiring Greatness, a new book containing valuable insider strategies and tactics-to attract, recruit, and retain star executives.
David and I have been friends for many years. He is the bestselling author of Guerrilla Marketing for Job Hunters series and has been a frequent guest on the show.
Kevin W. Grossman, Talent Board VP, Shares Insights From the Recruiting Trends Conference
For the very first time, Talent Board, (a non-profit organization focused on the promotion and data benchmark research of a quality candidate experience), played a significant role in this year's Recruiting Trends Conference. Talent Board's leadership team helped develop the conference's Candidate Experience track. The event was recently held in Austin, Texas
This is Peter Clayton with a special Talent Acquisition Channel Podcast on TotalPicture Radio. Joining me today to share highlights and insights from the Recruiting Trends conference is Kevin W. Grossman, Talent Board vice-president. Kevin is responsible for all aspects of the CandE Award program and other Talent Board activities for North America.
Kevin, welcome back to TPR.
Attract - Recruit - Hire. What CandE Awards Winners Do Better
"The Talent Board CandE award process is the first systematic and disciplined approach to comparing the differences between employer practices and its impact on candidate attitude and behavior."
Welcome to a special Talent Acquisition Channel podcast on TotalPicture. This is Peter Clayton reporting. For the past three years I've been proud to be part of the CandE Council, the group advocating for a better Candidate Experience, promoting the Candidate Experience Awards, (CandEs), and research.
Joining me today to discuss Talent Board's 2015 North American CandE Research Report is Kevin W. Grossman, Talent Board vice-president, responsible for all aspects of the Candidate Experience Awards program and other Talent Board activities for North America. Kevin is also co-founder of the TalentCulture "world of work" community and co-host, with Megan M. Biro, of the popular weekly TalentCulture #TChat Show
Talent Board's 2015 North American CandE Research Report is now available! This rigorous, scientifically-supported data capture provides companies with valuable insights regarding their recruiting efforts.
The Candidate Experience at the Executive Level
Today I want to share with you what I consider a perfect fit A perfect hire... A hire that almost didn't happen.
This is Peter Clayton, welcome to a special Talent Acquisition Channel podcast on TotalPicture. Joining me today is a real Purple Squirrel, a perfect fit. And the perfect hire: Luke Williams, who recently joined AECOM as vice president of the client care program. What Luke has to say regarding the hiring process, executive search practices, recruiters, and the Candidate Experience at the executive level will be of great interest to HR leaders, recruiters, hiring managers, senior executives, and candidates.
Luke is is a co-author of a New York Times bestselling book titled The Wallet Allocation Rule, published by Wiley. Luke was recently recruited by David Perry managing partner at Perry Martel International to join AECOM.
And theres more to this story. Youll find an interview with Jordan Sweeny Head of Industrial Accounts and Strategic Sales at AECOM, who was an active member of the leadership team at the company, responsible for this search in the Leadership Channel of TotalPicture. Appropriately titled In Search of a Purple Squirrel. AECOM is a Fortune 500 global professional and technical services firm.
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