The Recruiting Brainfood Podcast

The Recruiting Brainfood Podcast

The Recruiting Brainfood Podcast: Your weekly 60 minute dose of brilliant conversation about Recruiting & HR


December 7, 2022 60 min

Founders Focus is the show where we get up close and personal with the leaders of the recruitment businesses changing the way we work today


Next up is Christian Payne, CEO of Talentiir


- What is the main idea behind Talentiir?

- What do you think is going to be your biggest learning curve?

- What assumptions have you had to let go, which ones are you now gambling to be true?

- What are the main decisions that need to be made fo...

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The Psychology of Redundancy: Mental Health Tips for Recruiters Affected


Big Tech Winter + Economies close to recession....means redundancies for many members of our community. It's incredible that we are back here again, after the first wave of layoffs in 2019/2020, but here we are. What has been missing from the discourse is the psychological impact of redundancy, especially on the suddenness it has been happening!



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Welcome to Ep34 of Founder's Focus - the show where we get up close and personal with the founder's of recruitment technology businesses - who are the people behind the product? Next up is David Rivel, Co-founder of PathMotion and now Head of Clinch Europe, the online discussion platform which enables candidates to talk directly with existing employees of the organisation. 


- What is the Day in the Life of a Recruitment ...

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True Inclusion: Hiring the Formerly Institutionalised


We talk a a good DEIB game in TA / HR but it's pretty clear that there are certain groups which are always excluded from the conversation of inclusion. When the last time your company hired someone who had been institutionalised? Chances are, never - as gaps in work history is knock out criteria, experience in prison or mental institution considered entirely discounted and...

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Founders Focus is the show where we get up close and personal with the leaders of the businesses changing the way we work today


Next up are Arielle Kilroy, CEO of Dado!


- What is the original story of Dado?

- What was the most important decision you got right in Year 1 of the business?

- How clear was the vision from the beginning - was it always there or did it emerge for contact with the market?

- How do you feel being a woma...

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Must Have Recruitment Automation Hacks for 2023


Ok so this is going to be a fun one. We all know that in recruitment there is never enough time to get your work done - there is always another email to send, another candidate to call, another search to try. Wouldn't it be handy if we were able to get some help in the form of automated programs which can be configured to do the work for you?


That's right folks, the topic ...

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Is Boolean Broken? Latest update from Google


It's been 10 years since the sourcing community really started to separate itself as being distinct from 'recruiter'. In that time, the sub discipline has been a place of investigation, discovery, enhancement and close-to-magical tricks to get outcomes beyond those available to 'normal recruiters'


Nobody has been a more significant populariser of sourcing than Iri...

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Employer Branding in a Recession Economy


As the world looks down into economic slowdown and maybe worse, it behooves us to consider how this impacts many of the recruiting concepts that emerged during more bullish times. Employer Branding was certainly one of those, which arose as a key way in which to beat the competition for the best talent. How does all this change when the market turns bearish?


- How to work with positive m...

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Topics to discuss (and if you're registering now, you are getting a sneak preview of what's coming up on Sunday)


- Open Letter to Elon Musk from Twitter Employees

- Big Tech Winter is Here

- AI vs Gig Economy, who wins the creative war?

- 2022 Gen Z Survey (Cost of Living  + Side Hustle, changing the nature of work)

- Can you train emotional intelligence? Google tried

- Re-shoring might mean re-importing labour violat...

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From Talent Intelligence to Talent Acquisition


Talent Intelligence or TI has been the coolest kid in the recruitment block for a little while now, with elite employers using labour market intelligence to properly plan their hiring strategy. Even more relevant in the era of distributed working, employers now need to reach the global talent pool but do so based on data, rather than gut feel. So far, so good eh? However, how exactly...

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We're back with Brainfood Baked Fresh - 30 minute on air live review of the Recruiting Brainfood newsletter. Get ready to talk about - VC / Angel investor collapse confirmed - Hiring in a Distributed World - Women in Work 2022 Report - Pre-Columbian Meso American Jobs - More candidate fakery in the world of candidate fraud. Join us and come on screen if you have to discuss!

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Hard Truths About Startup: Hiring, Firing & Culture


There has not been a sector so widely lauded and intensively covered by the press that tech startup / tech scale up. We hear a great deal about the extraordinary growth, market leading competition and often cutting edge technical and cultural innovation. But beyond the hype, what really lies underneath the world of startup?


We are going to be talking hard truths about star...

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Welcome to Brainfood Baked Fresh, the Monday call in show where we discuss the contents of Recruiting Brainfood, Issue 314



  - Bellingcats Hackathon Results

- State of AI 2022

- Tech lay offs.....who exactly is being laid off?

- UK Right to Work Checks

- Global Culture Report

- and a Dutch guy who won a court case which might have profound implications for employee surveillance technology....

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Sourcing & Recruiting on Discord


Did you know Recruiting Brainfood has a Discord server? I was planning to use it for doing virtual events but never in the end did any virtual events so it basically has sat lying dormant ever since. And yet Discord has rapidly become one of the main places where interest communities come together to connect, share knowledge, meet each other and generally share community. What should we recrui...

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Blockchain, Web3 & The Future of Work


I'll be at the Future Works conference in Lisbon so fitting that we are going to be using the opportunity to talk about the next age of the Internet and what it means for the world of work. When Satoshi Nakomoto first released his manifesto "Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System" in 2009, it introduced the world to the blockchain and the possibility of a decentralised...

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Back with Baked Fresh, the call in show where we take questions from readers of the Recruiting Brainfood newsletter, Issue 312. We'll be talking about 

- Value of Weak Ties for Career Advancement - Candidate Fraud in Remote Working - Power Law of the Creator Economy - Figures Levelling Framework - Cool list of Resources for Tracking Layoffs And loads more!

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Where Are The Missing Workers?


The 'Labour Market Paradox' is most keenly felt by us - the recruiters who are struggling to make hires, even when key macro indicators - such as number of people economically inactive - should suggest otherwise. How are we to understand the mixed messages we are getting from the commentariat, politicians and our own lived experience?


Good news is, Brainfood Live has got you!


You will le...

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We're back folks, after a three week hiatus!


Going to try and keep to this time but it is apparent with travel, covid and change of regnal eras, that we might not be as consistent as we want to be on this show!


Lets see how we go on this - we're review in the Sunday newsletter, with sneak peak content including: 


  • How Does UpWork, Work?
  • Redundancy as a path to Diversifying the Workforce?
  • Golden Handcuffs or Indentured Se...
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    How to Source Candidates from Slack


    There probably isn't a tech startup anywhere that does not use Slack as its internal communication platform. It's also an amazing place to create intra-company communities, a place where professionals of all disciplines get together and share knowledge. Might these also be places where you can source candidates?


    You will learn:


    - What is Slack and how do you join?

    - Recruiter behavi...

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    Making Sense of the Economy: Resilient Sectors for Recruiting.


    The high profile tech lay offs dominate the headlines but does that tell us the real story of what is going on in the economy? We're looking at the sectors which continue to hire today, as well as those which are destined to grow as the new economic future unfolds.


    You will learn:


    - How do we understand the start up / scale up market today?

    - What sectors cont...

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