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The world of Talent Acquisition is in a constant state of change. The smartest companies are constantly evaluating their tools, technologies and marketing strategies to find ways to attract top talent. We go beyond the generalist topics you find on legacy HR-related news sources. Each week we unpack different topics around recruitment - from the impact of COVID on your employer branding efforts, to the hidden costs of cheap job seeker traffic and the candidate experience. Each week we'll div ...
 
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This week we welcome Adam Jackson to the podcast. Adam is a serial entrepreneur (Dr. On Demand, DriverSide.com, MarketSquare.com), startup advisor, and technology investor (Cambrian Asset Management). Adam’s most recent venture, Braintrust, is the first and largest decentralized talent network completely controlled by its users. Topics include: the…
 
This week we welcome Delfina Stabile and Xavi Martinez Salcedo to the podcast. Delfina began her career in Buenos Aires, where she worked as a Recruiting Analyst for Michael Page, before joining Uber—first out of Mexico City, and currently out of San Francisco, where she serves as Talent Attraction Manager. Prior to joining Uber, where he currently…
 
This week we welcome Amit Parmar to the podcast. With more than 16 years of experience in technology and human capital management, Amit spent time at IBM, Deloitte, and Unisys before founding Cliquify, an AI-powered content marketing platform that drives equity in recruitment. Topics include: the fourth industrial revolution, how AI makes the curre…
 
Episode Description This week we welcome Jeffrey Spector to the podcast. Jeffrey spent more than six years at The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, where he served as Chief of Staff to Melinda Gates, before co-founding Karat, a service that helps CTO’s and CHRO’s make technical interviewing a customer-centric experience. Topics include: the surging …
 
This week we welcome Lindsay Witcher to the podcast. As a member of Randstad RiseSmart's global leadership team, Lindsay guides the development of solutions that empower talent leaders to successfully manage mobility within their organizations. We sat down to discuss her recent article, “DeBunking 4 Myths About Reskilling Your Workforce.” Topics in…
 
This week we welcome Ali Hackett to the podcast. After starting her career in the agency world, Ali spent more than 15 years as a talent acquisition and employer brand consultant before co-founding Meet & Engage, an award winning candidate experience technology. We sat down to discuss virtual hiring events in a post-pandemic recruiting landscape. T…
 
This week we welcome Bryan Adams to the podcast. As Founder and CEO of Ph.Creative, a leading employer branding and talent attraction agency, Bryan has spent more than 17 years helping organizations build world-class employer brands. His creative, unconventional and even controversial methodologies have changed the way people think about employer b…
 
This week we welcome Raghav Singh to the podcast. Raghav’s career in talent acquisition spans more than 30 years, including chapters at Taleo (where he served as Product Manager from 2000-2004), UnitedHealthGroup, KornFerry, and Salesforce, where he currently serves as Director of Product leading a team building HR and talent acquisition products. …
 
This week we welcome Scott MacGregor to the podcast. Prior to entering the world of talent acquisition, Scott spent 17 years as Chief Revenue Officer for Flo-Tech, where he saw the company grow from five employees to more than 300. Along the way, his experiences with recruiting systems and processes led him to believe that talent acquisition is fun…
 
This week we welcome Lindsay Pedersen to the podcast. Lindsay spent her early career as a brand manager at Clorox before starting her own brand strategy consulting firm, Ironclad Brand Strategy. Her recent book, “Forging an Ironclad Brand: A Leader’s Guide” provides an accessible overview of what branding is (and isn’t) and offers a multitude of re…
 
This week we welcome Hung Lee to the podcast. With more than 20 years of recruiting experience, Hung is the creator and curator of the wildly popular “Recruiting Brainfood” newsletter and community, and Founder of Workshape.io, a next generation matching service for tech talent. Topics include: the origin and growth of Recruiting Brainfood, the his…
 
This week we welcome Aaron Kraljev to the podcast. Aaron began his career at Wells Fargo, where he served as VP - Marketing Program Manager for the Student Banking Program, before transitioning in 2009 to lead the organization’s employer brand and candidate advocacy program. At the time, the concept of employer branding was still in its infancy, un…
 
This week we welcome Vivek Ravisankar, CEO of HackerRank, to the podcast. Vivek co-founded HackerRank in 2012 with the mission of using skills assessments to match developers with the right jobs. Since then, the company has helped more than 2,000 organizations go beyond résumés and ‘pedigree’ to find talent with proven programming skills. Topics in…
 
This week we welcome Francis Suarez, Mayor of Miami, to the podcast. Mayor Suarez made news in recent months with his Twitter activity promoting Miami as the next Silicon Valley. We sat down to discuss the tweet that went viral, how Miami is capitalizing on this “lightning in a bottle” moment, and the city’s efforts to build a workforce development…
 
This week we welcome Ashutosh Garg to the podcast. Ashutosh is CEO & Co-founder of Eightfold.ai, the first Talent Intelligence Platform to address the talent gap by harnessing the power of AI and search, and Founder of Bloomreach, a leading vendor for Digital Experience Platforms. Prior to founding these enterprises, Ashutosh managed Search and Per…
 
This week we welcome Alysha M. Campbell to the podcast. With more than a decade of experience as both a recruiter and HR business partner, Alysha is currently Founder and Principal of CultureShift HR, where she helps companies utilize and engage their best talent while creating diverse and purposeful work environments that help businesses grow and …
 
This week we welcome Laurie Ruettimann to the podcast. As the face of the popular “Punk Rock HR” podcast, Laurie will need no introduction for many of our listeners. Laurie began her career working in HR operations and recruiting for such organizations as Monsanto, Alberto-Culver (now Unilever), and Pfizer, before leaving corporate America altogeth…
 
In our final episode of 2020, we are guest-free and share our reflections on Change State’s second year in business, the lessons we learned along the way, and the topics and trends we’ll be watching as we look ahead to the new year. Topics include: Change State’s growth during a pandemic year, the value of founder-created content for organic busine…
 
This week we welcome Kelly Robinson to the podcast. Kelly has founded numerous ventures in the talent acquisition space, including a staffing firm (MECS Communications), a job distribution platform (Broadbean), a marketing content sharing tool (Paiger), and most recently, RedDotMedia, a recruitment marketing agency. Topics include: the future of bu…
 
This week we welcome Elliott Garms to the podcast. Elliott’s career in talent acquisition dates back to childhood, when he helped run his father’s executive search business out of the family basement. Much has changed since these early days of manually inputting paper resumes into a then-new-fangled system called an ATS; Elliott went on to found or…
 
This week we welcome Mahe Bayireddi to the podcast. As a member of Forbes Technology Council, Mahe has co-founded multiple startups, including BHSP Nexus Software Consulting, BijaHealth, SnipSnap, and most recently, Phenom, where he currently leads as Chief Executive Officer. Topics include: why effective leaders must be effective recruiters, Pheno…
 
This week we’re guest-free and discuss the nominees for Recruiting Brief’s MVP award in the category of employer branding as well as Glassdoor’s new “Review Intelligence” offering. Topics include: the impact of COVID on employer brands, the ways in which our predictions in March proved (in)accurate, whether an organization’s pandemic response is a …
 
This week we welcome Richard Carsley to the podcast. Rick has led talent acquisition teams at a number of well-known brands, including Farmers Insurance, Bankers Life and Casualty Company, TSYS, IKEA, and most recently, Freedom Mortgage, where he currently serves as Director of Talent Acquisition. Topics include: the superiority of Wawa pizza subs,…
 
This week we welcome Morgan Llewellyn to the podcast. As a trained data scientist, Morgan shares his wealth of experience from a career spanning multiple industries, with stints at Salesforce, Predictive Partner, and eventually Jobvite, where he currently serves as Chief Data Scientist. Topics include: the history and purview of “data science,” how…
 
This week we welcome Prem Kumar to the podcast. Before co-founding Humanly, an Y Combinator-accelerated startup focused on improving the efficiency of candidate screening, scheduling, and engagement at scale, Prem spent ten tears at Microsoft, where he was responsible for delivery and operations of all software initiatives for the organization’s HR…
 
This week we welcome Lucy Williams to the podcast. Lucy's distinguished career in talent acquisition spans more than twenty years, with stints at such organizations as RP International, IBM, and most recently, Visa, where she led a team as Regional TA Director for Central Europe, Middle East and Africa. Topics include: the similarities and differen…
 
This week we welcome Bas van de Haterd back to the podcast (our first repeat guest!). Bas proudly identifies as a “professional snoop” — a title that captures his more than 15 years of experience as an HR consultant, candidate assessment and experience expert, and frequent conference speaker. Topics include: the problems with using questionnaire-ba…
 
This week we’re guest-free and begin with a recent ERE article about AI and screening bias, before unpacking an article from Bas van de Haterd about the future of digital assessments. Topics include: biases in screening and assessments, the ways in which AI can amplify (or minimize) the biases of the human recruiters who use them, the problem of tr…
 
This week we welcome James Ellis to the podcast. A self-proclaimed employer branding "nerd", James is a leading voice in the world of talent branding, having led EB initiatives at GroupOn and Universum before assuming his latest role at Roku. He's also the author of several books, including "Talent Chooses You" and "The Employer Brand Handbook Volu…
 
This week we welcome Ed Pedini to the podcast. Ed has worn numerous hats in the HR space, from practice director at an RPO helping start-ups scale their workforces, to Co-Founder of All2.io, an employee experience solution, to his current role as Director of Customer Success at Seekout, an AI-powered sourcing tool for recruiters. Topics include: ho…
 
This week we welcome Adam Gordon to the podcast. Adam's career in talent acquisition spans more than twenty years, from his early days sourcing accountants as a frontline recruiter, to a stint at PWC as a consultant in the organisation's HR practice, to his current role as Co-Founder and CEO of Candidate.ID. Topics include: the meaning of candidate…
 
This week we discuss Google’s announcement of its plans to disrupt the higher education market by offering skill-focused certifications for as little as $49/month. We also announce our new initiative, EqualOpportunityHires.com, for bringing equal opportunity jobs to underrepresented talent where they already “live” online. Topics include: the funda…
 
This week we welcome Bas van de Haterd to the podcast. Bas proudly identifies as a “professional snoop” — a title that captures his more than 15 years of experience as an HR consultant, candidate assessment and experience expert, and frequent conference speaker. Topics include: the myriad dimensions of candidate experience, how optimized career sit…
 
This week we welcome Jody Ordioni to the podcast. Jody is Chief Brand Officer of Brandemix, founder of Achieve Engagement, and author of The Talent Brand, and award-winning book on structured approaches to brand building. Topics include: the value of viewing consumer and talent brands holistically, the limitations of content-first approaches to tal…
 
This week we welcome Todd Davis to the podcast. Todd’s career spans more than 25 years in talent acquisition, from his current role as a Global Talent Executive at IBM, to leadership roles at Ancestry, Amazon, and WarnerMedia. Topics include: why HR lags behind other departments in analytic prowess, the limitations of focusing recruiting efforts on…
 
This week we share our thoughts on the recent announcement regarding the Glassdoor/Indeed partnership, and discuss the results of a recent poll we conducted regarding LinkedIn’s Workforce Diversity Report. Topics include: what we know about the new Glassdoor/Indeed partnership, the migration of Glassdoor sponsored jobs to Indeed, what is likely to …
 
This week we start the show with a continuation of our ongoing discussion of candidate experience, and end with a deep-dive into our recent blog post, "Diversity and Inclusion Is Not an Employer Brand Strategy." Topics include: how job aggregators negatively impact the candidate experience, why Glassdoor has paused its job board partnership program…
 
This week we welcome John Ambrosino to the podcast. John is Chief Employment Officer at Employing.us, and brings more than fifteen years of HR expertise to the table, ranging from payroll, to candidate experience, to reputation management. Topics include: why the “black hole” of candidate experience remains a persistent challenge, how candidate exp…
 
This week we discuss Gem’s recent “2020 Recruiting Trends Report.” Topics include: the continued dominance of LinkedIn as a sourcing tool, the lack of basic email click and open tracking among recruiting teams, why a majority of TA leaders don’t think they need to understand “marketing” to do their jobs effectively, the connection between employer …
 
This week we welcome Brad Markis to the podcast. Brad is an Instructor of People Analytics at the University of Toronto and a Director at McLean & Company. Topics include: why Fortune 500 organizations struggle to deploy sophisticated HR analytics programs, the importance of using business outcomes to guide your HR analytics strategy, why dashboard…
 
This week we discuss our recent blog post, “Employer Branding for Entry Level Positions: How Your Most Satisfied Employees Should Guide Your Strategy” as well as a recent article by Bas van de Haterd entitled, “Future TA Skill: Ethic Advocates.” Topics include: the special considerations when developing an EVP for high volume recruiting, how Maslow…
 
This week we welcome our first guest to the show, Janine Nicole Dennis, Chief Innovations Officer of Talent Think Innovations. Janine’s career spans more than fifteen years in HR and Talent Acquisition and has taken her through the world of pharmaceuticals, healthcare, staffing and R&D. Her deep industry experience, combined with her upbringing as …
 
This week we discuss our recently published HR Digital Transformation: 2020 Trends deck, with particular focus on how the pandemic is accelerating the pace of change for organizations of all sizes. Topics include: automation of recruitment team activities, gaining better insights on talent analytics, the importance of investing in employer brand, u…
 
This week we discuss why the term ‘recruitment marketing agency’ has such a negative connotation in the talent acquisition world. We share our views of a flawed compensation model, and our own client frustrations that led us to start Change State. Then we unpack Marty's own blog post, 'Candidate Experience and the Hidden Costs of Cheap Job Seeker T…
 
This week we dive into our biggest learnings from our first year of bootstrapping Change State, our recruitment marketing agency. We highlight our focus on writing original content, the use (or overuse) of social media, explain a 'Jar of Awesome' and more. Plus we unpack the article 'COVID-19 and the Great Re-Hiring' shared from VC-Firm Andreessen …
 
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