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The Vet Podcast - Paws Claws & Wet Noses - celebrates all creatures great and small and the fantabulous professionals who look after them all. A combination of interviews and helpful advice for veterinary professionals. Everyone at VetStaff believes that all veterinary professionals (vets and vet nurses) deserve to work in an Employer of Choice Vet Clinic where they're respected, valued and are excited about looking forward to going to work on Monday mornings. Show host Julie South tackles s ...
 
Hosted by Chris Russell, online recruiting's mad scientist, the RecTech podcast covers all aspects of recruiting technology and recruitment marketing including interesting new tools & vendors. You'll also hear how recruiters leverage technology to find talent. A great listen for HR tech vendors, HR professionals and recruiters everywhere. CONTACT: chris@rectechmedia.com
 
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The West Block reverses the convention of political talk shows, speaking directly with Canadians in communities across the country and bringing their concerns to Ottawa for answers. The Global journalists behind the West Block not only ask questions, but seek solutions. The end product is a show that doesn’t just follow the agenda, but helps set it.
 
The International Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers' Association (ICoCA) is a multistakeholder initiative whose mission is to raise private industry security standards and promote the responsible provision of private security. During these podcasts ICoCA invites different perspectives on what the future holds for responsible private security that respects human rights and international humanitarian law. Music by www.bensound.com
 
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Finding a job after their military service affects nearly 200,000 veterans every year, and only one in four veterans have a job lined up after leaving the armed forces, according to the Pew Research Center. Navy veteran Robyn J. Grable knows this reality all too well which guided her to founding Veterans ASCEND, an AI-powered talent sourcing platfo…
 
Crystal Ball Gazing Today we do a bit of crystal ball gazing with Dr Paul Unsworth – Companion Animal Locum Veterinarian. This is the first of a multi-part series. We’re talking about some of the changes Dr Paul has seen since he started his career. Gender Equality and Diversity We also talk about gender equality and professional representation whi…
 
Alberta Premier Danielle Smith speaks to 'The West Block' host Mercedes Stephenson about her government's controversial Sovereignty Act. Smith says the proposed legislation is a warning to Ottawa 'to stay in their lane'. Stephenson also speaks to former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko about Russia's war in Ukraine. He says Russian President Vl…
 
Talroo, the recruitment technology company announced the availability of its Publisher Optimization Platform (POP). The new feature empowers community news sites, career sites, blogs, and job sites with the ability to integrate machine learning driven job search services within site experiences, articles, content, job listings and job alerts. https…
 
The old model of running a veterinary business no longer works - it's time for a fresh look and different approach. This is the final episode (of 3) is Dr Jade Hackney’s series about life after veterinary burnout and recovery. At the Christchurch wellness symposium I - Julie South - spent the first day sitting next to a part-time vet - she: worked …
 
Spot Cohost appearance: Chris Russell sat in this week for JAMES WHITELOCK to talk about Rec Tech In The News. Chris and I had the chance to talk about: - Indeed's switch to PPA - Recent mergers and acquisitions (including one from my backyard with CareerBeacon) and new technology. - PivotCX.io as a fantastic platform for texting and candidate comm…
 
Foreign Affairs Minister Melanie Joly has released the long-awaited Indo-Pacific Strategy outlining the government’s priorities for a region it sees as key to Canada’s economic growth. ‘The West Block’ host Mercedes Stephenson speaks with Minister Joly about the government’s economic priorities and its relationship with China. Plus, Stephenson spea…
 
Building on the success of its AI solution in delivering diversity and inclusion in hiring, Sapia.ai today announced a $17 million Series A raise led by Macquarie Capital and Woolworths Group’s W23 venture capital arm. https://hrtechfeed.com/asynchronous-chat-interview-tools-lands-17-million/ To help employers expand their pipelines and unlock the …
 
This is the second in the multi part series where Companion Animal Veterinarian Dr Jade Hackney shares her path to living life to the full as a healthy and loving, long-term life partner and fully engaged veterinarian. Dr Jade talks about: the moment she and her life partner realised they no longer wanted to work fulltime in jobs they didn't enjoy …
 
We're talking all things job postings, salary, and removing bias. 🧐 How to drive your hiring managers toward better intake to remove bias from job posts 💰 How to align compensation with the requirements ✔️ How to define mandatory requirements, so you are not chasing a wish list 𝗔𝗻𝗱 𝗿𝗲𝗺𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿, 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗻𝗼𝘁 𝗵𝗶𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗯𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗻𝗲𝗴𝗼𝘁𝗶𝗮𝘁𝗼𝗿, 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗽𝗮𝘆𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗳𝗼…
 
A cold winter looms over Ukraine as the country attempts to repair key energy infrastructure destroyed by Russian missiles. At the Halifax International Security Forum, ‘The West Block’ host Mercedes Stephenson speaks with Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Olga Stefanishyna about seeking light in literal and metaphorical darkness. Plus, Stephenson si…
 
After a decade building under the AngelList umbrella, AngelList Talent the startup job community is officially branching out on its own, under a new name. While you can still access angel.co until March 2023, check out wellfound.com to learn more about what’s ahead for the site. AngelList Venture will continue on as AngelList. https://angel.co/blog…
 
You can take the person out of vetting but can you take vetting out of the person? This series of episodes with Dr Jade Hackney was recorded a few months’ ago but I thought the topic was very relevant – especially for veterinary professionals who may be reconsidering their careers in the veterinary space… especially the clinical veterinary space. F…
 
Amid new allegations of Chinese political interference in Canada reported by Global News, ‘The West Block’ host Mercedes Stephenson speaks with national security expert Akshay Singh, former Canadian ambassador to China David Mulroney, and Global News investigative reporter Sam Cooper about the need for Ottawa to take action against this national se…
 
RecruiterSpot, a directory and marketing platform for recruitment agencies, staffers, and headhunters, opens its doors for agencies to list a featured profile at no cost for a limited period of time. https://hrtechfeed.com/recruiterspot-launches-recruitment-directory-with-automated-job-listing-invites-agencies-to-list-for-free/ WICHITA, Kan. — Work…
 
This is the second of the two part series with Dr Jane Ough – Companion Animal Veterinarian at South Wairarapa Vets – who’s wearing her very new New Zealand Veterinary Association Climate Change Ambassador’s hat. If you haven’t listened to the first part – 105 – I recommend you do that, to give you context for today’s continuation of our chat. We j…
 
Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland speaks to ‘The West Block’ host Mercedes Stephenson about the financial challenges facing Canadians after the release of the Fall Economic Statement. Stephenson speaks to political commentator and ‘The Atlantic’ staff writer David Frum about what’s at stake in the U.S. midterm elections.…
 
A company named Pod today announced the closure of a $2.5M funding round for its AtlasJobs HR-Tech SaaS platform. AtlasJobs, launched in Q2 2022, was developed alongside corporations who are focused on building sustainable talent pathways and serves as a white-label talent engagement and management platform. https://www.jobboardsecrets.com/2022/11/…
 
Today we’re with Dr Jane Ough – Companion Animal Veterinarian at South Wairarapa Vets – who’s wearing her very new New Zealand Veterinary Association Climate Change Ambassador’s hat. This is the second time Dr Jane has been on Paws Claws Wet Noses. You can listen to her previous episodes 87, 88 and 89 – where she introduced the climate change initi…
 
‘The West Block’ host Mercedes Stephenson speaks to emergency room physicians about what they call a “perfect storm” of pressures that have resulted in overcrowded emergency rooms and long wait times at hospitals across the country. Stephenson also speaks to Veterans’ advocates and former Veterans Affairs Minister Erin O’Toole about the challenges …
 
This installment of our roundtable features Joel Lalgee, Lead Recruiter at Hirewell. Joel has amassed over 100,000 LinkedIn followers and has helped increase “foot“ traffic to his employer through his online presence. Joel has found that by staying true to who you are as an individual you can maintain a steady pace of online branding that not just …
 
The second in the two part series where Professor John Munday talks about his world-first RAS research to treat cancer in cats and dogs. After graduating, he worked for 2 years in a mixed animal practice in Whangarei. He then returned to Massey and completed a PhD. After completing his doctorate John then did a 2-year residency in veterinary pathol…
 
What’s the forecast for the global economy and how is Canada poised to weather the economic challenges ahead. ‘The West Block’ host Mercedes Stephenson speaks with Ian Bremmer, president of Eurasia Group. Plus, Stephenson speaks with retired Gen. Rick Hillier, former chief of the defence staff, about the recruitment crisis facing the Canadian milit…
 
In 2023, employers using global jobs site Indeed will pay only when a candidate starts or submits an application, rather than when they click on a job ad, as is currently the case. The migration from a pay-per-click pricing plan to a pay-per-application model has already begun with smaller employers and is expected to be completely rolled out somet…
 
Professor John Munday is a Massey University graduate. After graduating, he worked for 2 years in a mixed animal practice in Whangarei. He then returned to Massey and completed a PhD. After completing his doctorate John then did a 2-year residency in veterinary pathology at Michigan State University before working as an assistant professor at the U…
 
The public inquiry into the federal government’s use of the Emergencies Act during last winter's convoy blockades held its first public hearings. 'The West Block' host Mercedes Stephenson speaks with Robert Fife, Ottawa bureau chief for The Globe and Mail, and freelance investigative journalist Justin Ling on what to expect. Plus, Stephenson speaks…
 
Dandi Technologies, an analytics platform for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the workplace, emerged from stealth today. The company unveiled a first-of-its-kind DEI analytics solution used by people leaders to pinpoint equity gaps in the employee journey and implement data-driven solutions to workforce diversity challenges. The…
 
Dr Megan Alderson, Companion Animal Veterinarian + principal and partner of the Strand Veterinarian in Parnell, Auckland, New Zealand, introduces her new initiative The Vet Thrive Collective. In this episode Dr Megan and Julie talk about the six shields (tenets) that form part of the Vet Thrive Collective wellbeing programme: Breathe Rest Nourish F…
 
Outgoing Alberta Premier Jason Kenney spent 25 years in political life. He speaks to ‘The West Block’ host Mercedes Stephenson about the highs and lows of the job and why he’s concerned about the future of conservatism. Plus, new UCP Leader Danielle Smith speaks to Stephenson about her political comeback and why she’s ready to take on Ottawa as Alb…
 
ERIN, a leading employee referral platform, today announced the closing of a $5 million financing round led by Reformation Partners.“Growth over the last year has been incredible. ERIN is now the employee referral platform for over 1.5 million employees in 100 countries” said Mike Stafiej, CEO. “This round of funding will allow us to keep up with m…
 
Ed Barrientos, CEO, Brazen Virtual hiring events, virtual career fairs, video interviewing, live webinars, live chat, recruiting chatbots, interactive networking events, and so much more. Brazen’s software is the perfect solution for companies, universities, associations, workforce development organizations, and more! Whats new at brazen with the p…
 
Continuing on from episode 100 is part 2 of Dr Francesca Brown's research about what vet clinic clients want. The importance of training front line staff. Regard staff training as an investment, not a cost. A valuable strategy vet clinics can copy from dental clinics to help improve their bottom line. How important (or not) is pet insurance? How th…
 
Jonathan Dale VP of Marketing Kumar Ananth, Exec Director Product Management Good to see you….whats new at Phenom since we met last year? New features: New AI-driven Experiences Provide Enterprises with Deeper Intelligence to Solve Hiring, Development and Retention Challenges ANY INTERESTING CUSTOMER SUCCESS STORIES RECENTLY THAT YOU WANT TO MENTIO…
 
‘The West Block” host Mercedes Stephenson speaks to bestselling author and political activist Bill Browder about Russian President Vladimir Putin’s recent setbacks in Ukraine and the implications for Russians and the West. And, Alberta’s governing UCP prepares to elect a new leader to replace outgoing Premier Jason Kenney. Janet Brown, Principal, J…
 
Calendly, the modern scheduling platform for high-performing teams and individuals, today announced the acquisition of Prelude, a fast-growing recruiting operations platform designed to build an efficient and delightful hiring process. https://hrtechfeed.com/calendly-acquires-prelude-to-modernize-the-recruitment-scheduling-experience/ Workstream, t…
 
I sat down with Nate Barad, VP Product Marketing at the recent HR Technology Conference to hear about his new experience ad what Workhuman is up to. The employee experience seems to be one of the bigger trends this year talk about how WorkHuman helps to create a better experience for employees Can you walk me through the features of your product? A…
 
Dr Francesca Brown is a veterinarian who graduated from Massey University’s class of 1998. Since graduating and gaining experience in clinical practice she moved to education and then leadership in Allied Veterinary Professional education, at both Otago Polytechnic, as the Head of the School of Veterinary Nursing and nationally as the Chair of the …
 
Amy Miller, Owner of Recruiting in Yoga Pants and former recruiter at Google and Microsoft leads our next roundtable to share her process to sit in the driver’s seat to create recruiting opportunities. Amy knew that attracting candidates had to consist of more than just scouring LinkedIn and sending emails with witty subject lines. She took candida…
 
'The West Block' host Mercedes Stephenson speaks to Canadian Ambassador to Ukraine, Larisa Galadza, about Russian President Vladimir Putin's latest efforts to claim territory in Ukraine by holding sham referendums and announcing the mobilization of Russian reservists. One of the lead plaintiffs in a multi-billion dollar class action lawsuit against…
 
The Muse, a values-based job search and career development platform used by 75 million people annually, is proud to announce $8 million in new investment led by MBM Capital, founded and run by managing partners Lauren Bonner and Arun Mittal. The investment is a result of The Muse’s progressive vision to bring together key players in the future-of-w…
 
EVP – Employee Value Proposition – the tacit understanding about how an employer treats its employees What an employer promises its employees goes beyond the legal requirements of being paid for the work done (by the employee) and the health and safety obligations employers have. It’s about whether your clinic allows a blind eye to be turned when s…
 
The season premiere of The West Block looks at Pierre Poilievre's landslide victory in the Conservative Leadership Race and how he intends to shake-up federal politics as Official Opposition Leader. Mercedes Stephenson speaks to Harper-era cabinet ministers James Moore and Poilievre campaign co-chair John Baird. Governor General Mary Simons reflect…
 
Joonko, the only automated sourcing platform focused solely on underrepresented candidates, today announced $25M in Series B funding led by global software investor Insight Partners, with participation from Target Global and existing investors Kapor Capital and Vertex Ventures Israel. https://hrtechfeed.com/diversity-recruiting-platform-raises-25-m…
 
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