Recruiting Future with Matt Alder

Recruiting Future with Matt Alder

Innovation and futurology in Recruiting, Recruitment Marketing and HR Technology. Matt Alder interviews thought leaders who are influencing and changing an industry

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October 14, 2021 23 min

Recruiting automation via conversational AI is proving to be an effective way to help solve some of the unique challenges in today's talent markets. But how are employers actually using it, what benefits are they getting, and how do they manage the balance between humans and machines.


My guest this week is Victor Gaines, Senior Vice President, Talent Acquisition at Aveanna Healthcare. Aveanna has been using automation technology...

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Digital transformation is currently one of the fundamental drivers of talent strategy for many organizations. Ensuring your company has the right balance of skills is a complex task involving talent acquisition, L&D, retention, internal mobility and an effective HR and Recruiting tech stack.


So how are employers managing the complexity of all of this while prioritizing the employee experience?


My guest this week is Harm Otten, Ex...

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October 8, 2021 22 min

As our working lives become ever more focused on digital screens and devices, how can employers ensure that they support their employees' mental wellness? Also, with the growth of digital tracking and surveillance in work technology, how can HR step up to defend cultures and long term productivity by ensuring people are treated as humans and not machines. 


My guest this week is Dr Anastasia Dedyukhina, founder of Consciously Dig...

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Keeping employees is as difficult as attracting employees at the moment, and, as ever, it is particularly tough in the tech sector. The relationship between employees and employers is changing, and shared values are a vital part of this.


My guest this week is Michel Visser, VP People Success & Enablement at software company Unit4. Unit4 are taking a holistic values driven approach to recruitment and retention. It is also a strat...

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October 1, 2021 25 min

Talent Acquisition is uniquely challenging at the moment. Impossible talent markets, virtual recruiting, and evolving EVPs are just a small selection of TA leaders' current challenges. At the same time, we are seeing an unprecedented amount of investment and innovation in recruiting technology being driven by AI. So how does everything join up, and how can talent acquisition teams use AI in a strategic way to address the proble...

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September 27, 2021 22 min

Recruiting is a challenge for pretty much everyone at the moment, but how do you continue to recruit effectively in a market with long term skill shortages in a country whose borders have been shut for more than 18 months and where applications rates are down by 75%?


My guest this week is Lorraine Carr, Talent Acquisition Manager at Class, an Australia based FinTech. Lorraine is using a combination of strategies to recruit successfu...

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September 22, 2021 45 min

Over the last couple of years, I've developed an increasing interest in the use of behavioural science in advertising and marketing and its growing relevance in broader business disciplines. I'm absolutely convinced that it offers a route to incredible innovation in talent acquisition and therefore is something we should all be actively investigating.


So what is behavioural science, and what implications does it have for rec...

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September 17, 2021 26 min

The relationship between employees and employers is fundamentally changing. The integration of work and life has never been more in focus. Making work better for employees is no longer a wish list item; it is imperative for competitive advantage. So who is leading the way here, and are we seeing a short term trend or a permanent shift?


To help answer these questions, my guest this week is Scott Behson, a professor of management at F...

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September 16, 2021 24 min

Talent markets continue to be challenging globally, and employers have to think differently to fill the talent gaps within their organisations. So what strategies are working, and what might the future look like?


My guest this week is Heather Moyer. Heather is the President, CEO and Founder of HNM Systems, which provides talent and consulting services to the Telecommunications, Utilities and IT sectors. Heather shares her experience...

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September 10, 2021 26 min

Employee experience, hybrid working, DE&I, workforce fluidity, and workplace technology. These are just a few of the challenges employers face as they shape their talent strategies for these disruptive times.

So how are the leading companies thinking and behaving, and what lessons are there for everyone else to learn.


My guest this week is Tammy Browning, President of KellyOCG. Kelly OCG has recently published their 2021 Global W...

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September 8, 2021 29 min

2021 has seen mindblowing levels of investment in HR and Talent Acquisition technology. Work Tech, as it is now becoming known, is strategically critical to talent acquisition, and it is essential that leaders keep themselves up to date with the market.


To help us all with this, I'm delighted to welcome George LaRocque back to the podcast. George is one of the leading analysts who track talent acquisition technology, and it was ...

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September 1, 2021 26 min

It is an absolute delight to be back after a slightly longer summer podcasting break than I was anticipating. I've nearly finished my book and, most importantly, have put a lot of time into planning the future of RecruitingFuture. The first thing to announce is that there will now be a full transcript of each episode in the show notes to make recruitingfuture.com more accessible and more searchable. The transcripts start from e...

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August 2, 2021 22 min

A quick public service announcement, I'm going to be taking a short podcasting break, and the next episode won't be live until the end of August. I'm in the final stages of finishing my latest book Digital Talent which I'm writing once again in collaboration with Mervyn Dinnen, and I need a couple of weeks to entirely focus on getting the final draft finished and over to the publisher. Obviously, this is an excellen...

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People with disabilities represent 15% of the global population but are often left out of diversity initiatives, programs, surveys, and even basic conversations about workplace inclusion. Recent research from Global Disability inclusion and Mercer on the engagement gap of employees with disabilities shows a difference in some areas of up to 13% lower than non-disabled colleagues.


So with many employers seeking to do better with equi...

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July 23, 2021 30 min

For many employers, the move to virtual recruitment processes was an unplanned one. Eighteen months from the initial shock, though, long-term benefits are emerging, and it is clear that the recruiting process is evolving permanently and irreversibly. It is essential that talent acquisition professionals understand this change and support it with technology that is fit for the new purpose.


This week's guests are Tom Pugh-Jones, P...

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July 20, 2021 18 min

With external talent shortages set to become the long term trend, many employers have to evolve their talent strategies to ensure they have the skills to be competitive.


Reskilling, focused redeployment, and talent marketplaces are vital parts of this, so what is it that employers should be doing to make sure they are set up for the future?


My guest this week is John Morgan, President of Lee Hecht Harrison, global specialists in work...

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One of the topics I get asked to cover frequently is the growth of the corporate executive recruiting function. So with that in mind, I've partnered with ESIX, The Executive Search Information Exchange, to bring you a series of three interviews exploring the key trends and issues in corporate executive recruiting.


In the previous two episodes, we looked at the evolution of corporate executive recruiting and what employers should...

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One of the topics I get asked to cover frequently is the growth of the corporate executive recruiting function. So with that in mind, I've partnered with ESIX, The Executive Search Information Exchange, to bring you a series of three interviews exploring the key trends and issues in corporate executive recruiting.


In episode 363, we talked about the evolution of corporate executive recruiting; in this episode, I want to explore ...

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One of the topics I get asked to cover frequently is the growth of the corporate executive recruiting function. So with that in mind, I've partnered with ESIX, The Executive Search Information Exchange, to bring you a series of three interviews exploring the key trends and issues in corporate executive recruiting.


In the first interview of the series, my guest is Simon Mullins, Chief Facilitator of ESIX. ESIX run a yearly member...

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June 24, 2021 19 min

I'm publishing this episode the week of Women in Engineering Day. Skill shortages in STEM professions continue to be a big problem for many employers, and diversity is also a significant issue. However, research shows that there is a diverse and highly qualified workforce of STEM professionals who are currently struggling to return to work after a career break. So why is this the case, and what should talent acquisition profess...

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