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Talent Acquisition Interviews

RecruitiFi Shortens Time-to-Fill with Crowdsourcing Model


Uber for Jobs:: Brin McCagg, CoFounder and CEO of RecruitiFi Returns to TotalPicture Radio

Published on January 27 2015
Brin McCagg CoFounder and CEO RecruitiFi-TotalPicture Radio interviewBrin McCagg

The other day I met-up with Brin McCagg, the Cofounder and CEO of RecruitiFi, at Café Centro. He was scrolling through his smartphone showing me a constant stream of LinkedIn connection requests from VP's of talent acquisition, CHRO's, HR Managers, Directors, and recruiters. I decided there and then it was time for Brin to return to the podwaves of TotalPicture Radio.

I've been having fun using Skype Video to record some of my interviews, and Brin was receptive to the idea of recording the interview in video. This is Peter Clayton with a HR Technology Channel Podcast AND vodcast on TotalPicture Radio.

The last time Brin was on the show, he was trying to find a decent wifi connection at a motel near the Grand Canyon. Much has changed with the startup, including new office space on 46th Street, and about tripling the RecruitiFi staff over the last seven months, to keep up with the demand for matching vetted, qualified passive candidates with great job opportunities... Real jobs, real companies, hiring now. What a concept!

The unique RecruitiFi model of crowd-sourcing top recruiters and passive candidates has definitely caught on. Speaking about LinkedIn, Brin told me, "I really think we could be the next LinkedIn."

In a recent article in Newsweek, Kevin Maney writes; "A startup called RecruitiFi helps illustrate how technology is facilitating horizontal professionals. The core purpose of RecruitiFi is to create an Uber-ish platform for the recruiting universe... But there is an intriguing by-product to Recruitifi: Anyone can become a recruiter, much as Uber lets anyone become a taxi driver or Airbnb lets anyone become a hotelier."


Best Recruiter Program


In 2008, CleardJobs.Net launched the "Best Recruiter Program" providing the spark for the Candidate Experience Awards

Published on November 24 2014
Kathleen Smith, Chief Marketing Officer of ClearedJobs.net, interviewed by Peter Clayton -TotalPicture Radio Kathleen Smith

When a CFO asks you, "what is the ROI?" what to you tell her?

Over the past few years, The Candidate Experience has been recognized as an integral part of a talent acquisition strategy - and as the economy improves and the demand for talent intensifies, more companies are realizing there's a real cost to the lack of communication with candidates as well as the proverbial black hole created by many corporate ATSs.

More than six years ago, ClearedJobs.Net launched the Best Recruiter program to inspire recruiters to bring their "A" game to Cleared Job Fairs.

This is Peter Clayton, welcome to a special Talent Acquisition Channel podcast on TotalPicture Radio. As many of you know who regularly listen to this podcast, I'm proud to be a member of the Candidate Experience Awards - CandE Council. Now in its fourth year, 150 companies participated in the 2014 award competition, 95,400 candidates responded to the detailed candidate experience survey, and 62 companies became 2014 CandE winners.

Joining me today to discuss the candidate experience and the recruiter's role in elevating what for many job applicants is a nerve-racking and depressing ordeal is Kathleen Smith, Chief Marketing Officer of ClearedJobs.Net, a veteran owned company headquartered in the heart of the defense and intelligence community, Washington, DC. As its name implies, CleardJobs.Net is focused on providing support to cleared facilities employers and security cleared professionals.


Case Study Retained Executive Search


Behind the Scenes: An in-depth look at the how and why of a executive search.

Premiers on October 24 2014
David Perry, Perry-Martel International -TotalPicture Radio interviewDavid Perry

Several weeks ago, my good friend David Perry contacted me and asked me to record an interview with a client he'd conducted a retained executive search for - which I did. and which you'll hear soon. The client, Sheryl Blackburn, does an excellent job of explaining the internal process her organization used in determining to hire a search firm to to fill an important position of General Manager, and the step-by-step process that led to a successful outcome.

Welcome to a talent acquisition channel podcast on TotalPicture Radio this is Peter Clayton reporting.I thought this was a terrific interview, explained much about executive search - the why and the how - so I asked David if I could post it on TotalPicture Radio. After checking with his client, we got the green light.

So David Perry is here who has been a valued contributor to TotalPicture Radio - he is the Managing Director of Perry-Martel International, one of North America's top recruiting and placement firms based in Ottawa, Canada. He is the author of the popular, best selling Guerrilla Marketing for Job Hunters series, as well as Career Guide for the High-Tech Professional.


Why Do Most Job Ads Read the Same?


Employers: Students Can't Tell You Apart! Melissa Murray Bailey, President, Americas, Universum

Published on August 26 2014
Melissa Murray Bailey, President, Americas, Universum  interviewed by Peter Clayton -TotalPicture Radio Melissa Murray Bailey

Employers: Students can't tell you apart!

That's the title of a recent article that caught my attention, written by Melissa Murray Bailey, President, Americas, Universum. Melissa joined Universum in 2012 to lead the business across the US, Canada, Mexico and Brazil.

"Companies that are able to communicate a message that conveys what it would really be like to work there day-to-day are the ones that will stand out and attract the best talent. Unfortunately, this is difficult to do. In fact, more than half of companies surveyed in Universum's Talent Attraction Barometer listed "differentiation" as their top employer branding challenge." Melissa Murray Bailey

Welcome to a Talent Acquisition Channel podcast on TotalPicture Radio, with Peter Clayton reporting.

Universum is the global leader in employer branding strategy. Based on their annual market research of over half a million students and professionals around the world, the company supports employers as a strategic partner to develop and communicate effective employer brands to attract the right talent.


Shannon Smedstad - Branding for Influence, Not Just Mass Appeal


How to Create, Promote and Support Recruiter Buy-In to Embrace Social Media

Published on July 24 2014
Employment Brand Director CEB, TotalPicture Radio interviewShannon Smedstad

Shannon Smedstad, Employment Brand Director, Global Communications Team at CEB, a world leading member-based advisory company, recently presented at the Talent Management Alliance Social and Mobile Recruiting Conference in New York City. Shannon joined CEB in June of this year, after spending 11 years at GEICO, (where she was a great client of our sister media company, JobsinPods.com). CEB is represented in 111 countries; clients include 90% of the DAX 30, 6,000+ Global Enterprises, and 97% of the Fortune 500.

Welcome to a Talent Acquisition Channel podcast on TotalPicture Radio, with Peter Clayton reporting. Shannon Smedstad is a recognized leader in the recruiting community, named a Top 10 Social Recruiter by Glassdoor. She regularly contributes to Blogging4Jobs. GEICO's HR social media efforts ranked #2 out of 315 U.S. companies (Potentialpark 2014).

According to Shannon's LinkedIn profile, "Basically, I've done cool HR stuff with great people." Our interview with Shannon focuses on her new role at CEB and her presentation at #TMASoMo: "Recruiter Buy-in: Include Social into the Existing Recruiter Workload and Train Effectively."

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