The Breakthrough Hiring Show: Recruiting and Talent Acquisition Conversations

The Breakthrough Hiring Show: Recruiting and Talent Acquisition Conversations

Welcome to The Breakthrough Hiring Show! We are on a mission to help leaders make hiring a competitive advantage. Join our host, James Mackey, and guests as they discuss various topics, with episodes ranging from high-level thought leadership to the tactical implementation of process and technology. You will learn how to: - Shift your team’s culture to a talent-first organization. - Develop a step-by-step guide to hiring and empowering top talent. - Leverage data, process, and technology to achieve hiring success. Thank you to our sponsor, SecureVision, for making this show possible!


February 27, 2024 42 mins

Join host James Mackey in an insightful conversation with Anton Boner, Co-Founder of Screenloop, as they discuss the creation of a groundbreaking ATS platform. From AI-powered recruitment to optimizing processes for hyper-growth companies, discover the keys to enhancing candidate experience, improving hiring metrics, and tackling biases in job descriptions. 

Gain valuable on talent evaluation, compensation strategies, and ...

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Join us as host James Mackey and his guest Shathiya Rengalwar, People Leader,  unpack the intricacies of tech hiring, discussing the surge in layoffs and the subsequent challenges for hiring teams.

Explore talent acquisition strategies, emphasizing the pivotal role of networking and relationship investments. The episode also sheds light on building diverse and inclusive teams, with practical insights into inclusive hiring ...

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Join host James Mackey and his guest Cassandra Mingus, Director of Talent Acquisition at Signifyd, as she shares her career journey from recruiter to tech leader in a late-stage company. In conversation with James Mackey, they explore lessons learned, the evolution of talent acquisition, and hiring strategies for success.

Discover the importance of structured processes, approval mechanisms, and using tools like Greenhouse ...

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Join host James Mackey and Avi Singer, CEO & Founder at, as they discuss high-volume hiring in healthcare and tech, emphasizing systematic processes and the importance of a clear employee value proposition.
Avi shares insights on online compliance training and adapting learning platforms for the healthcare industry. The episode concludes with cost-effective ways to show appreciation, discussing impactful gest...

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Join host James Mackey as he sits down with Daniel Chait, CEO of Greenhouse, and Jamie Hodari, CEO of Industrious. This episode provides a fresh perspective on tech hiring and recruiting strategies. 

It emphasizes the need for self-awareness, a clear understanding of roles, and positive interpersonal dynamics in building successful teams. Moreover, it sheds light on the challenges of managing in a growth-driven environment...

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The rapidly changing landscape of the tech industry presents a variety of challenges. In the latest episode of The Breakthrough Hiring Show, James Mackey hosted Steven Bartel, Co-founder and CEO of Gem, to discuss these dynamic trends. With a rich background in the tech sector and a keen eye on its future, Steve offered invaluable insights into layoffs, consolidation, and the transformative role of AI in recruitment.


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We're thrilled to be celebrating one of our most popular episodes. This episode really captured the attention of our listeners, and we couldn't be happier to revisit it and share it with new listeners too!

As the first U.S. employee at Talkdesk, Shauna initially helped scale Talkdesk’s Marketing team, infrastructure, and activities from the ground up. In 2016 she was tapped to build Talkdesk’s Talent Acquisition ...

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Join host James Mackey and his guest Laura MacKinnon, Chief People Officer at Clari as they share insights on defining leadership qualities for hiring, aligning strategies with market conditions, and driving cultural change in tech companies. Gain practical tips on setting criteria for executive hires, understanding long-term goals, and integrating acquisitions successfully. Discover the importance of courageous conversations and d...

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Dive into the world of cybersecurity with host James Mackey and his guest Fayyaz Rajpari, Managing Partner at IntelliGuards. Discover the nuances of cybersecurity hiring trends in a recessionary economy, the impact of layoffs, and the evolving job market dynamics. Learn about the demand for cybersecurity solutions and the challenges faced by small businesses, in our latest podcast episode.

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Are you ready to challenge the way you think about hiring? Join us for a compelling episode as host James Mackey and his guest Amit Yoran, Chairman and CEO at Tenable, share the keys to hiring exceptional talent, emphasizing the transformative power of intellectual curiosity and self-awareness. Discover how these traits can reshape your team and organization, and gain practical insights on detecting them during interviews. 

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In this episode, host James Mackey discusses talent acquisition, leadership, and company culture with industry expert Tim Betry, VP of  People & Places at GoPro. They dive into the connection between hiring and building an inclusive culture, while also discussing the challenges of adapting to the post-pandemic workplace. Discover how personal experiences and recruiting practices intersect to shape leadership, culture, and adapt...

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In this episode we wanted to put together for our listeners some of the best of our innovations in talent and culture chats. 

Shauna Geraghty, SVP & Global Head of People & Talent at Talkdesk, will share invaluable insights on optimizing the quality of hire. Debbie Shotwell, CPO at Stack Overflow, will delve into the secrets of developing a strong and vibrant company culture. Gianna Driver, CHRO at Exabeam, will c...

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Join host James Mackey and his guest, Andrew Blevins - Head of Talent Acquisition at Cyberhaven, for an insightful discussion on talent acquisition strategies in today's volatile job market. Gain valuable insights into hiring plans, budgeting, and agency support during uncertain times, and learn how to tackle talent acquisition challenges as your organization scales.

Additionally, find out why data hygiene is a cruci...

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Join host James Mackey as he speaks with Jennifer Christie, the Chief People Officer at DocuSign. Together, they will delve into the topic of leadership transitions and the changing landscape of HR in the tech industry.

Gain insights into the impact of CEO transitions, the role of AI in HR, and what the future of work looks like. Discover new perspectives on communication, culture, and talent strategy in the tech world.

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Ever wondered how hiring strategies vary for different stages of a company? Get ready to decode the ins and outs of hiring in startups and scale-ups with host James Mackey and guest Kaitlyn Knopp, Founder & CEO of Pequity. 

Learn about the importance of hiring slowly, evaluating candidates, minimizing risk in hiring decisions, aligning on compensation, and fostering open and honest conversations in the hiring process.


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Dive into the world of executive hiring and growth strategies within the tech industry with host James Mackey and his guest Jimmy Kim, Founder & CEO at Sendlane. 

This conversation explores the crucial aspects of attracting, evaluating, and securing top talent. They discuss culture fit, balancing excitement and realism, and the intricate process of hiring key leadership roles. Gain valuable insights into sales techniqu...

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Join us for an engaging conversation with host James Mackey and Christian Sutherland-Wong, CEO at Glassdoor, as they explore career growth, workplace transparency, and the evolving world of workplace conversations. 

Discover Glassdoor's mission to promote transparency in the workplace, leveling the playing field for job seekers and employees. Explore the pivotal role of leadership, transparency, and employee feedback ...

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Join host James Mackey as he explores top-notch leadership hiring strategies for startups with guest Steve Coulson, Founder & CEO at Kitt. They discuss the challenges of early-stage hiring and effective team management. Discover insights on CEOs' hiring tactics, promoting internal talent, talent attraction, improving hiring processes, and maintaining a strong company culture during growth. 

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Join host James Mackey and his guest, Parker Barrile, Partner at Norwest Venture Partners as they explore career progression, market dynamics, and the trials and triumphs of building thriving tech companies. 

Learn how market conditions and tech developments impact the HR landscape and gain a deeper understanding of the challenges faced by founders and investors. They open up about surviving economic downturns and the resi...

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Come and join our open discussion with James Mackey, the host, and Tom Gerrity, the VP of People at RECUR. Learn how to effectively handle market downturns, cash burn challenges, and difficult decisions such as layoffs and shutdowns. They will also provide valuable insights on optimizing operations and leading teams through downturns, offering inspiration to executives, employees, and companies alike. 

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