The Recruitment Flex with Serge and Shelley
By Serge Boudreau
Serge and Shelley share their expertise and opinions from a collective 40+ years in the recruitment profession. The podcast is all things recruitment - from the latest trends, industry news, technology, helpful tips and interviews with some of the biggest globally recognized names in the recruitment industry
Is This Seat Taken!
Is this seat taken? In true form, Serge has big news and you get to hear it before he even updates his LinkedIn profile! Our Recruiting Insights this week: Retention bonus as an afterthought may have the reverse effect. Keeping your employees happy is a less expensive way of keeping them. What’s a quitting bonus? Maybe we fell for some click bait here; the idea is nothing new but an Arizona CEO grabbed a few headlines by doubling his quit bonus to $5000 when no one took him up on the original $2500. If 16,000 recruiters get hired by March 1 2022 - then we’ve only begun to see the great resignation. Big shout out to James Ellis of the Talent Cast podcast, I’m signing up for his new book reading.
January 14, 2022
The Job Board Geeks
The Job Board Geeks Steven Rothberg and Jeff Dickey-Chasins join Serge and Shelley to give us their lowdown on what will be happening in Recruitment Tech and Job Board world in 2022. We recep what happened in 2021 in the Job Board Space Facebook jobs shutting down everywhere except Canada and US Google for jobs impact since changes in October Advice for TA Practitioners for budget allocation between the big boards and niche sites Check out the guys on their podcast The Job Board Geeks available on all major podcast players.
January 11, 2022
The Recruitment Flex - Recruitment Tech Breakdown with Jeff Dickey-Chassins
Industry heavyweight The job Board Doctor gives us a breakdown of what's happening in the Recruitment Tech and Job board world for 2021.
January 05, 2022
The Recruitment Flex joins HR PODSQUAD
Serge and Shelley join Chris Russell and Joel Cheesman on the HR Podsquad.
January 03, 2022
Crystal Ball Gazing for 2022
Allie Knull, Founder of ResumeFree joins as co-host with Serge and Shelley. Grinch for hire - the only time getting a 1 star rating is the point. When an actor hired as the Grinch trashes the house. What did you think would happen? Top Recruiter award, with no audit or due diligence it feels like a popularity contest. Recruiters creating idiot polls on LinkedIn, the idea is a bit like catfishing to us The tragedy left behind from the tornado in Kentucky, with only one side of the story being reported, we debated if the scented candle business will ever recover. Lastly, our predictions for 2022. Check out the healthy debate.
December 17, 2021
Bunch of Dumb Dolphins
Smaller markets are so underserved yet such a delight to do business with. Serge and Shelley do a road trip to visit a great organization who are sincerely looking to up their game in TA. Such a breath of fresh air! What’s happening in the Talent Acquisition world this episode? Better.com with their CEO blunder makes them a perfect target for TA professionals. Top talent never sticks around to see how this shit show turns out. Time to sign up to poaching.ai Soooo tired of trying to make social media work; join the club. Yet we still find great tips and some back to basics on where it fits into our master plan in TA Work samples. Dont be lame and let your Hiring Manager build some stupid work assignment that takes 8 hours to complete, get with the cool kids who keep the candidate experience in check.
December 10, 2021
West meets East - Tapod joins The Recruitment Flex
TaPod of Australian fame joins The Recruitment Flex for a world view on talent acquisition. With Harvey the office dog riding shotgun, we see the world is smaller than we thought. Craig and Lauren are a fun couple of Aussies who really know their stuff in TA; we take on the hot topics of today and find out the Recruiter shortage is global. Who knew candidate ghosting is a worldwide issue What are the top ATS technologies in Canada and Australia Top job boards Down Under and in the Great White North The Wish List for 2022 in TA
December 07, 2021
Are you happy at Work?
Super Dad to the Rescue, when you’re little ones are sick and mom is under the weather, you do what you gotta for and clean up puke. Benefits beyond tablestake and add and life insurance won’t cut it, what will will recruitment bring to the table that will turn heads Is anyone happy at work, we ponder the choice of asking it anyways The neverending curiosity around money and salaries, does anyone know WTF they’re doing
December 03, 2021
Pornhub on my Mind
Michelle Berg from ElevateHR joins Serge and Shelley.
November 26, 2021
The Future is Here and It's Utopia with Angela Hood
Angela Hood from ThisWayGlobal joins the Recruitment Flex.
November 23, 2021
You're Dead to Me!
Kim Wilkinson joins Serge and Shelley.
November 19, 2021
Who's Really Driving? w/Bas Von de Haterd
Bas Von De Haterd joins The Recruitment Flex.
November 15, 2021
Where's my Money?
Serge and Shelley cover employee referral programs, what culture you should be sharing in 2022 and why describing your work culture as a family might be troublesome.
November 12, 2021
Vaccine Mandates - Rick Mckee
We bring in top employment lawyer Rick Mckee to discuss Vaccine Mandates.
November 09, 2021
The Recruitment Flex -100th Episode!
Serge and Shelley celebrate their 100th Episode.
November 05, 2021
Serge and Shelley discuss the value of One Click Apply.
November 02, 2021
It's the Serge Show
Serge/Shelley/Kim discuss what's going in the recruitment space.
October 29, 2021
Christian Forman - CEO of Appcast
Christian Forman - CEO of Appcast joins us to discuss recruitment trends and the evolution of Appcast.
October 26, 2021
Is Freelance the new way to work?
October 22, 2021
Steven Rothberg - College Recruiter
Steven Rothberg - CollegeRecruiter.com
October 19, 2021
What Recruiters Want
Guest host Allie Knull
October 15, 2021
Adam Gordon CEO of CanadidateID
October 11, 2021
It's Raining Men
Serge drops that he will be retiring from recruitment to run for city council next election in 2025. Will the things he's said on this podcast hurt him in his political careers?! Both Serge and Shelley have to be censored this week, that won't help. We cover a lot of segments this week that focus on men and their place in the future workforce. Men are opting out of University, what's causing this and what does it mean to the future workforce? Truck drivers, why is it impossible to recruit them? maybe treat them better. Pizza Hut is trying to hire 40,000 service workers in 3 months with no new benefits, wage hike but instead hold a Career Development Event with motivational speakers and bs benefits... just embarrassing!
October 08, 2021
Guest Co-Host Allie Knull
The Recruitment Flex with Allie knull
September 30, 2021
Lori Sylvia - Rally Recruitment Marketing
September 28, 2021
All Roads Lead to Recruitment
Things going on in our industry, it seems every headline and radio commercial has something to do with hiring. RPO what does it stand for? We cant seem to agree on this- Shelley says Project and Serge says Process (Shelley is wrong!) How does a low unemployment rate feel? Its like everyone left the mall and you’re the only person there. Quick and simple things for your employer brand and it doesn't have to be cheesy BIG money in the job board world - we are watching this rollercoaster ride!
August 20, 2021
The Recruitment Flex - Recruiting is Easy
As we high five ourselves on hitting 1000 LinkedIn followers and over 80 weeks of delivering episodes; we hear an encore coming. Talking about recruitment - Cramming in your EVP into a job ad is repelling candidates. - The banking industry continues to throw money at people rather than fix the problem - The quick fix for the shortage of Recruiters is going to implode. https://www.ere.net/the-problem-with-emphasizing-employer-branding-in-job-posts/ https://www.theladders.com/career-advice/wall-street-bumping-up-entry-level-investment-banker-salaries-to-100k-and-bonuses-up-to-200k https://recruitingdaily.com/employers-confront-shortage-of-recruiters-in-midst-of-talent-war/
August 13, 2021
The Recruitment Flex - Scot Sessions CEO TalVista
With so much clutter and noise in the HR Tech space, we wanted to help our listeners cut to the chase. Our top pick for DE&I tools is TalVista. - Where to start on DE&I? What can TA do to move the needle? - Take a listen as Scot explains where the real work gets done and how TA can work with conscious inclusion. - Job ads that speak to everyone - Screening candidates who can do the job - Interview guides created specifically for the job Play along as Scot demonstrates on Shelley of how her brain is wired based on what she sees vs what she is told to do. BSXGnv9IDkZa0ZsWNXyY TalVista.com email@example.com
August 10, 2021
The Recruitment Flex - No Ghosting
Some industries intentionally over hire, knowing that 30% of the people they hired will not show up to start work. While that may be normal for some, candidate ghosting is showing up in places where this was rare. - Use a bit of psychology & try getting micro commitments - some great HR tech can make your life easier - Campus recruitment Canada VS the USA - Is your recruitment process is busted, who are you going to call? Plus do you care more about the Olympics or Bennifer?
August 06, 2021
The Recruitment Flex - Katrina Kibben
Shelley fly's solo this weeks and welcomes a recruitment industry powerhouse! Katrina Kibben, CEO of Three Ears Media We found the cure for Recruiters who have writer's block! Let’s get back to our roots on why we love this industry. Katrina is the pace setter on how to extract the information you need to write compelling honest job advertisements. - Writing to attract Tech talent made easy - Hold up the mirror and see yourself as the ideal candidate - The final answer on why the staffing industry will never pick up their game on writing good quality job ads. - Do take the time to visit Katrina's site and download a practical guide on intake meetings. You can also find some really useful information and a great workbook on writing job ads. https://www.threeearsmedia.com/rewrite.html
August 03, 2021
The Recruitment Flex - Seeing it First Hand
Until you travel to the US its hard to get your head around the dire situation the service industry is dealing with. Serge made his way to Detroit on business this week and shares his experience. - We raise our little Canadian flag and are grateful for being in a country with a unified approach on health care. - TA is the canary in the coal mine. The crushing workload all TA practitioners are feeling is supported by the latest study. Recruiter burnout is real. - Big tech is dialing back their mandate to return to working in person. - Will CareerBuilder be saved or is the dumpster fire still smouldering? Our favourite and not so favourite TA tech firms are in the news this week. Find out who landed $15MM in Series B funding - its good news for TA!
August 01, 2021
The Recruitment Flex - Take your Non-Compete and Shove it
If your company is still leveraging non-compete ask yourself what are you trying to protect? There is alternatives and way better hiring practices you can adopt to limit your risk. We also cover: - Smart Recruiter has now reached Unicorn status, plus couple more of smaller HRTech firms also get paid! - How do you handle the post interview briefing with you hiring managers!
July 23, 2021
The Recruitment Flex - Can Google for Jobs Fix the Candidate Experience
Serge and Shelley square off on Google for Jobs recent changes. Shelley has a strong argument that they need to fix their own s***! The other argument is who else is better suited to be able to fix the candidate experience then Google. - Should you do a culture audit, where do you start? - The future is being a creator, 489,000% increase in creator job posting since 2016
July 16, 2021
The Recruitment Flex - Micole Garatti
This week week we welcome Micole Garatti. Micole is the CEO of SocialMicole.com, Director B2B Marketing at Fairygodboss.com and together we try to solve all the problems in the talent community. - How men can be allies to women in the workforce (and at home!) - The pandemic has proven to be disastrous for women in the workforce, how can we reverse this? - What will the biggest disruptors in the in HR and recruitment Plus we cover the he Most Inclusive HR Influencer List and much more!
July 13, 2021
The Recruitment flex - Gone with the Wind
Serge notices some subtle and not so subtle events happening that will have a ripple effect in the service industry sector. Staking his claim as a capitalist, there is no sympathy for corporate giants who whine about their entire staff quitting. A big assortment of topics today - ”Must be a team player” says every single job posting out there. Isn't everyone? Let's talk more about the use of jargon in our job ads. - “As God is my witness” I will never work for minimum wage again. Could this be at the heart of all the corporate crying over trying to find someone to cook burgers or stock grocery shelves? - It's official, TikTok has a job board. A perfect answer for the 18-29 year job seeker. Or is it? Where is this headed?
July 09, 2021
The Recruitment Flex - Vaccinated?
Will the workplace be forced to shun those who are unvaccinated? How will this affect recruitment? Discuss. - The US court have made a clear and swift ruling on the matter when it comes to mandating vaccination as a pre-hire requirement - Jump off the bandwagon, put some effort into your employment brand statements. - Trouble is brewing when both ZipRecruiter and Indeed are reporting the same warning signs Listen in and join the conversation
July 02, 2021
The Recruitment Flex - Great Recruitment Starts Here
The importance of mastering the job order intake will never be lost on us. Those who rely on a 1-dimensional piece of paper as their mandate to recruit will fail. We cover the idea that sourcing candidates should be a separate function from the transaction work of Recruiters. Full Cycle Recruiting and how it sets up successful careers Great Sourcers share these traits This is AWKWARD - 2 episodes in a row, we bring the hottest controversy on Linked In onto the episode ** Being in HR does NOT qualify you to lead DE&I. Maybe HR is part of the problem?
June 25, 2021
The Recruitment Flex - Stop Being so Soft
Another action packed episode as we unpack what 7 Economists believe is next up for the world of work - post covid. What the F&@! is happening in the labour market? Job postings are up, candidate traffic is down - nobody predicted this was going to happen!! Or did we? Everyone calm down, this is a temporary bottleneck & yes, this too shall pass We set Serge’s hair on fire & Shelley threw gasoline on it with the winey blog article of the most entitled Developer she could find. There is much debate over office chairs, gaining an extra 20 lbs and how Japan gets their workers to stop smoking
June 18, 2021
The Recruitment Flex - Who Owns Employment Brand
Serge has mountains to climb before he has some of his kids graduating from University unlike Shelley as she is 2 down and 1 to go! In this episode we try to figure out if Marketing or Talent Acquisition owns Employment Brand. We also deep dive into these topics: - JobVite 2020 Recruiter Nation Survey - Candidate Dealbreakers https://www.jobvite.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Jobvite-RecruiterNation-Report-Final.pdf - The education system is broken! Will a 4 year degree be always relevant? - Shelley and Serge are everywhere!
June 11, 2021
The Recruitment Flex - Dr. Leeno Karumanchery
If you want to hear the simple truth about DE&I in the workplace - you have come to the right place. Dr. Leeno Karumamchery from Mesh/Diversity breaks it down it down for us. Let's begin with the simple facts of the human brain and neurons. OK, so there is nothing simple about the human brain yet Leeno explains this in a way we grasp. In this episode we hear: - Culture fit’ is a smoke bomb - Elephants look different to everyone - Employee surveys might not be the best way to approach DE&I When you hear; “We have an inclusive culture, but we promote based on merit” Just run away!
June 09, 2021
The Recruitment Flex - Kicking Off the Summer of Love
Kicking off the summer of love, Serge has big plans for his 10 year wedding anniversary! Class act James Ellis as he shares his book, Talent Chooses You with the world as a google doc. Making it an interactive discussion for Employer Branding and Talent Acquisition pros who need to understand how to harness the power of their EB. You can find it here http://employerbrandbook.com/ Big Talk on today’s episode 7 habits of effective recruiters - pick 2 and run with it Are agency recruiters missing out with WFH? Will LinkedIN fade in our lifetime?
June 04, 2021
The Recruitment Flex - Zip 1 Serge 0
The day has finally arrived after months of Serge’s wild predictions that Recruit Holdings would buy up ZipRecruiter, we find out he was dead wrong. - Shelley’s birthday and the best birthday gift EVER! Shocking to hear it involved shopping, eating and 5 types of rum in 1 drink! - Staffing industry trends and who are the top dogs - Women in software engineering - what can we learn from most progressive markets in the world. Bonus material - how dating and recruiting are kinda the same thing. The link to the video is below. https://www.linkedin.com/posts/jobsyncio_dont-be-this-guy-activity-6803386816868208640-CDl9 https://amazinghiring.com/how-hard-is-it-to-hire-a-female-senior-software-engineer-in-europe/?utm_campaign=Recruiting%20Brainfood&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Revue%20newsletter
May 28, 2021
The Recruitment Flex - Is There Such a Thing as a Stupid Question?
Shelley is a bit of jealous of how easy it is to be able to record your young kids now compared to the days she had young kids where the slide carousel was the standard ;). Quite a few disagreement in this episode! - Diversity Statements, should you have one? - Are fortune 500 companies leveraging AI correctly? - Unique or "weird" interview question, should it be a thing? Serge disagree's Chad and Cheese and they're take on TikTok for jobs.
May 21, 2021
The Recruitment Flex - Alex Murphy CEO of JobSync
This week The Recruitment Flex we welcome Alex Murphy CEO of JobSync. We dig into why are Talent Acquisition process so different from company to company plus we dig into, - What is your conversion rate of candidates clicking to apply to your jobs, if it's not 20% or above you probably have an issue. - How can you save more time as a recruiter by automating or replacing time spent with technology - Why is it important for your process to be consistent no matter where the candidate found your job. - Are you taking too long to reach out to your candidates.
May 18, 2021
The Recruitment Flex - TikTok for Jobs??
Find out why you should never call Shelley a #GirlBoss. Is TikTok for jobs going to be a thing? Plus some ‘healthy’ banter on the new recruitment metrics. Time to apply Applicant to hire Sourcing channel effectiveness Time to interview Offer Acceptance Also Coinbase tries to solve the gender wage gap.
May 14, 2021
The Recruitment Flex - The Mad Scientist of Online Recruitment Chris Russell
The busiest man in recruitment technology Chris Russell joins us to talk all things recruitment related. - Why rejecting candidates properly is so important and how Rejobify can help. - The future of gig platforms and who is Indeed pissing off now. - How Google for Jobs and Facebook are trying to grab strong market share in the job board world - What's next for Zip Recruiter and Talent.com As always great insights from Chris! www.rejobify.com, hrlancers.com
May 11, 2021
The Recruitment Flex - What's happening at BaseCamp
Should political discourse happen at work? what is considered political? We try to figure what happened at BaseCamp. Shelley buys a new car and we try to solve all the worlds talent challenges. - Are people excited about going back to the office? - What are candidates profile? - We talk about roles in Talent Acquisition that might never heard of https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d291pcxKtK4 https://www.theverge.com/2021/5/4/22419512/basecamp-political-speech-policy-fallout
May 07, 2021
The Recruitment Flex - Terry Baker CEO of PandoLogic
How do you know you’ve hit the big time as a software start up? When the lawyers from Craigslist send you a ‘cease and desist’ letter! Hear the whole story on this week’s episode. Terry talks about the history of Pandologic and how they resisted the swirl of programmatic companies being swallowed up in 2019. Programmatic job advertising explained by the original visionary who invented the space. TRY THIS: Its Tesla Autonomous Driving VS basic cruise control for advertising jobs Having 90% accuracy in predicting where your job posting will attract the right candidates Bonus material: what’s the future of programmatic
May 04, 2021
The Recruitment Flex - What's Zip Recruiter worth?
Serge and Shelley are back after brief hiatus! As always we cover recruitment tips and news on the Recruitment industry. This week we also talk about Shelley shopping for a new car, is it different for a woman buying a car then a man? Topics for the week - How do you recruit in a tight labour market? - Training new recruiters. - Jobvite Acquires JazzHR and NXXThing RPO - Zip Recruiter prepping for IPO
April 30, 2021
The Recruitment Flex - Brad DiPaolo from Candidate Hub
This week we welcome Brad DiPaolo CEO of Candidate Hub. We find out if Brad is the source of many of Serge's emotional scars around HR! We deep dive on Candidate Hub and why nurture marketing to candidates is especially critical in this economy. We also try to figure out all the worlds problem including - Talent pipelines and why they're critical - What is the difference between an ATS CRM and Candidate Hub - Why do hiring managers not held accountable to hire And so much more!
April 20, 2021
The Recruitment Flex - Be Fast or Don't Bother
Do you wait 3 weeks or a month before calling your candidates for roles. Serge and Shelley explain why that's probably a bad idea. Shelley still not impressed by Wedge (She loves Matt BAXTER though!) even after a great performance on the Chad and Cheese firing squad. Topics this week - LinkedIn gets in the re-skilling game. - " Creative Job Titles" and why it's hurting you - Setting expectations with hiring manager
April 16, 2021
The Recruitment Flex - Joe O'Connor From Vizi Recruiter
The question was asked to Joe 6 years ago why most marketing material were visual but not in the recruitment space where we we have been using for the last 80 years text based job description. Joe decided to change that and voila! He created visual job ads. We cover a broad range of topics including - Why Shelley loves Vizi Recruiter - How does a serial entrepreneur who has run a yogourt company, bakery and market research firm gets involved in HRTech - Why visual job ads over text based - The future of Job Boards - Z vs. Zed
April 13, 2021
The Recruitment Flex - Tales From the Road
Tales from the road, Serge and Shelly are sharing their top tips this week. The best advise to win the heart of your top candidate! Old school is back in style. Looking at a new ATS, we have a tip for you. Stop calling your employer brand your EVP, you are confusing everyone! Three cheers for Linked IN.
April 09, 2021
The Recruitment Flex - Adam Chambers from Applichat
The Recruitment Flex is launching a new schedule which this is our first Tuesday episode. Many more updates coming up as well. This week we welcome Adam Chambers President of Applichat! Adam is an impressive person and has created a compelling RPO service targeted at Healthcare around the world. We cover some great topics including - Who is Adam Chambers and why does his mom still does his laundry? - What is Applichat and what problem are they trying to solve? - Facebook Targeted Ads for recruitment. - Influencer marketing for recruitment?? - Where in the world is Adam this week
April 06, 2021
The Recruitment Flex - The Robots Are Taking Over
More great suggestions from 2 people who have lived through the challenges faced by Talent Acquisition practitioners in every type of business. Tangai - the Swedish invention launched in 2018 using a robot that looks like something from I, Robot! How would you feel about being rejected for a role from a robot? You will never out recruit what good retention will do. Gets some practical tips on how TA can support the business Candidates ghosting recruiters? Is this an American thing? Google in the news - they are mandating employees back to the office. Grab your kombucha mug and get on the bus, they are going back to the billion dollar palace!
April 02, 2021
The Recruitment Flex - Shelley Takes Over The World.
Serge and Shelley try to figure out this current recruiting landscape including mass movement of employees happening, should you be transparent of the pay range on your jobs ads? plus Shelley gets nominated for another award and Serge complains about a mancold.
March 26, 2021
The Recruitment Flex - Video Is The Way Feat. Matt Baxter
Coming to us from the tech hot spot of Michigan, Matt Baxter the CEO of Wedge tell us how they are changing 1-way video interviewing. The great debate continues as Shelley continues to endure the lashings from Serge on this topic. It was starting to feel like the deck was stacked against Shelley, but the 1-way video interview industry has a lot of wounds they need to heal before candidates consider this as a better way to interview. Win for Serge - top talent get a custom video welcome from the Hiring Manager, brilliant. Win for Shelley - messed up recruitment process will not be cured with 1-way video interviews; it only gets worse. Win for Matt - rave reviews from 100s of candidates who landed their next role and Wedge was a big part of it. Settle the score - who won this battle?
March 19, 2021
The Recruitment Flex - Resumes Suck with Allie Knull
Resumes Suck We decided to make this International Women’s Week, we invited an incredible entrepreneur, tech startup founder, mom and wife to celebrate her success; and wonder, how does she do it? Digging deep to understand how ResumeFree is going to change how companies hire, Allie has passion to solve the biggest problem the world is facing - social injustice in the hiring process. Hiring people based on how well they write a resume is crap! In this economy? During a pandemic? YUP - she did it MBTI and DiSC are a joke Has Allie found the ideal candidate formula? Will we ever get Boomers to let go of the old ways of hiring or do we have to wait until they all retire? Answers to these life changing questions and more on this weeks episode.
March 12, 2021
The Recruitment Flex - Shelley joins the Chad & Cheese Podcast
When you think of Podcast in this industry you think of the Chad & Cheese Podcast. This week in our special crossover episode Shelley joins Chad to Co-Host Shelley makes us proud on the big stage! - Facebook is getting serious about #jobs - Will COVID dramatically change job board? - Will Facebook & Google smash Indeed.com? - Iceland schools everyone on closing the wage gap - Prop 22 won't save Uber, Lyft, and gig platforms.
March 05, 2021
The Recruitment Flex - The Chad and Cheese Crossover with guest Brian Thompson from RecTxt
The better looking co-host of Chad & Cheese Podcast joins Serge in hosting this crossover Show. Shelley takes some time off from Serge but you can get your fill of Shelley as she makes her grand debut with Chad on this weeks episode. Serge and Joel welcome Canadian recruiting gangster Brian Thompson of RecTxt. There's nothing we don't cover on this week show. - Is Trailer Park Boys the greatest Canadian show of all time? - Is 15$ minimum wage to much to ask? - We cover what a recruiter can expect in the near future, will knowledge workers ever want to go back to the office? who is going to fill those towers? Plus you get to find out what Joel has planned for the summer.
March 05, 2021
The Recruitment Flex - David Bernstein
The Recruitment Flex this week features David Bernstein VP Partnerships and Industry Relations. Solving TA problems we know we have - yet tolerate - that’s what David taught us today. When most of our tech stack is 13 or 14 systems, how to get it all to flow nicely seems to confuse us in TA. David shared his journey from Berkeley Psychology to a little start up, at the time, called PeopleSoft to where he is today. The native apply on Linked In and Indeed has a dark side Where TA practitioners should start automating turned into David breaking up a fight between us Natural evolution and what being in the gig work economy give us - David’s psych degree was showing
February 26, 2021
The Recruitment Flex - HR Tech Series with Jon MacConnell from Buoyancy Works
HR Tech Series Feat NudgeJobs by Buoyancy Anyone out there ever had a WOW experience with an Outplacement firm? Spoiler Alert: This is going to rattle the Outplacement Industry A start up before it is started; we met with Jon MacConnel the founder of Buoyancy.works and NudgeJob The journey of a great idea rooted in behavioral science, Jon comes fresh off the world’s most prestigious Masters program in the world. With deep empathy for the real human journey of looking for a new job, when you are not working. Nudgejobs V1 was launched looking a bit like a Trello Board Deep understanding of the emotional journey of looking for work Keep the job seeking on task and anticipate the lull and discouraging times We challenged the notion of charging the job seek
February 19, 2021
The Recruitment Flex - Hot in Here
Serge and Shelley try to keep warm by tackling a ton of topics this week including Bell Let’s talk, EVP now TVP? Serge was right on WFH changes and outcome based work environment.
February 12, 2021
The Recruitment Flex - HRTech Special with Dan Giurescu from Terra Hub
Special new series where we talk to startups in HRTech space. Dan Giurescu founder of TerraHub Technologies & Blockchain Guru joins the Recruitment Flex and we tried to be easy on him We figured this was a good time to see if we could get our heads around what Blockchain is and what this means for recruitment. Turns out, this technology will be left on HR’s chair! The future for recruitment would look very different if everyone had their resume as a verified document. Dan gives us some real world examples of how Blockchain is being used in lots of industries. We think we get it….. Digital Identity explained…. I think HR needs to understand this to support the business and protect their employer
February 05, 2021
The Recruitment Flex - The Shitshow with Chad Sowash
Chad is the co- founder of the #1 podcast in the HR industry, The Chad and Cheese Show with over 600 episodes in their catalog they are responsible for setting the pace on what’s going on around the world. Shelley & Serge are huge fans so this was a blast to have an exclusive time with him. Chad schools Serge on why programmatic advertising for job ads suck *Bonus material, a recommendation from Chad on which programmatic vendors are doing it well - Jovio, Pandalogic Chad & Serge join forces to convince Shelley the value of 1-way video interviews and Shelley is still not buying it Future predictions on the job board industry for 2021 and will in-person events ever return?
January 29, 2021
The Recruitment Flex Feat. Mark Stelzner and Mary Faulkner
The Recruitment Flex Feat Mark Stelzner and Mary Faulkner Shake up recruitment and stop with the bullshit of aspirational EVPs. Its time to get real about who you are. We clearly understood why Mark was in the top 100 HR Tech Influencer for 2020 after this episode! Clearly ahead of their time, Mary & Mark are the pacesetters for how large global organizations are seeing the future of work. What if we dissolved job descriptions? Let go of the age old idea of jobs being permanent Chime in on being paid MORE to work from home
January 22, 2021
The Recruitment Flex - HR’s Evolving Role with Rod Miller
Feat. Rod Miller President & CEO of CPHR Alberta There are so many HR professionals who bravely steered their organization through 2020, we knew the CPHR Alberta served it’s 6,000 members well! Looking back and looking forward was the theme of our conversation with Rod. Fitness and more time to think were the unexpected gifts of being in lockdown Where is the role of HR evolving to in a company Predictions of the future of HR and hopes for the new year Resources and professional development for the ever change expectations of HR Professionals
January 15, 2021
The Recruitment Flex - Betting on You with Laurie Ruettimann
The Recruitment Flex Feat. Laurie Ruettimann - Author of Betting on You Crowned as the original HR Influencer, Laurie joins us for a great conversation and true to her Punk Rock HR style, she leaves it all on the dance floor. The impossible task of pay transparency, it goes deeper than just printing pay bands or advertising how much the job pays on your posting. Reality check on why you complain about work. Are you ready to hear this? HR Tech will never fix what’s wrong with employee engagement We are stoked to read Laurie’s new book, Betting on You - available on Amazon January 13, Serge and I have preordered a copy!
January 08, 2021
The Recruitment Flex - 6 Steps to Hiring the Best with Jeremy Tiffin
Jeremy Tiffin Horizon Recruitment 6 Steps to Hire the Best. Jeremy Tiffin wrote an eBook and we grilled him on a few sections; he was so on point! We talked about the distinction between recruiting and hiring and the most misunderstood talent trend in Fall 2020. Getting into recruitment means a lifelong learning mindset; business acumen is essential The classic triangle - speed, quality & price & the reason staffing agencies will continue to answer a demand in the market Talent pipeline in the staffing industry is essential & how to build it.
December 24, 2020
The Recruitment Flex - Work Shouldn’t Suck with Michelle Berg
Joining us is Michelle Berg to talk about the big 3 of 2020. She shares her journey as an entrepreneur and on being human in HR is a real thing. Will employers make Covid vaccine mandatory The best gifts of WFH Announcing a new web series for HR professionals that will be sure to entertain & inform We all chime in on our favorite DisruptHR YYC speakers. Topping the list is none other than our very own Serge!
December 18, 2020
The Recruitment Flex - Artist or Worker with Elena Valentine and James Ellis
Are you and Artist or Worker? Hear the 2 most inspiring people talk about the power of storytelling in the workplace and how artists will be the only job that will never be automated. Recommended reading in this next round of isolation, The Rise of the Creative Class by Richard Florida There are a few Easter Eggs in this episode from James; listen for the reference to Weezer and Velvet Underground Recruiters are the best corporate storytellers; it's our secret sauce The vibe of TikTok explained. Bonus material: getting fired from Sherwin Williams was the best thing for Tony Piloseno.
December 11, 2020
The Recruitment Flex - What's Happening in HR Tech
We are calling this our rock anthem episode. “I got hurt feelings” (Flight of the Concords) - Serge throws a dagger through the steel armour Shelley has on. Our post event debrief from InnovateWork’s webinar today, we are both took a ‘shot to the heart” (Bon Jovi). Shelley takes another run at trying to persuade Serge to see the “Policy of Truth” (Depeche Mode) on why one-way video interviews are another form of racism. Predictions on what 2021 will bring for TA tech “Dear Future Self (Fall Out Boy). We have some great guests coming up from around the globe. Be sure to stay tuned!
December 04, 2020
The Recruitment Flex - The Future of Work with Gillian Hynes
The future of Work with Gillian Hynes Some great insight into the world of work and how recruitment + talent management will look. In this episode we tossed in some spicy discussion on what will ALWAYS change. What do we mean by never stop learning? Creating great relationships with people outside your department is the future - so stop talking amongst yourselves and get out there Knowledge bomb: salary ranges on your job postings is a D&I move We unpacked alot here and its just a glimpse into the disruptive topic Gillian will share next week at the InnovateWork event on December 3
November 27, 2020
The Recruitment Flex - The Accidental Occupation with Jesse Ryan
The Accidental Occupation Feat. Jesse Ryan - Chief Sales Guy & Founder at High Road Human Capital and host of the Accidental Occupation Podcast Doing the math, we have nearly 60 years of experience on this episode with all 3 of us having staffing firm, corporate recruitment, entrepreneurs, sales and a love for great HR tech. Another vote for great HR tech; Shout out to our friends at Xref! Jesse starts us off with his scary story of entering into recruitment Gangster brain - we get a biology lesson from Jesse Is AI even a real thing in recruitment? Listen to this episode as we play Jedi mind tricks on each other! Also catch him at Innovatework December 3rd https://innovatework.co/rockies-december-3-2020/
November 20, 2020
The Recruitment Flex - Intake Meetings
Serge and Shelley talk about why Intake meetings are so hard to do in Corporate and staffing . Smart Recruiters acquires JobPal.
November 13, 2020
The Recruitment Flex - Does Recruitment Belong in HR
Joining us on the Recruitment Flex this week Paula Breeze, EVP HR & Corporate Affairs AND Susan Shea, Founder of Edge Human Resource Solutions If you could chat with your former (or current) VP of HR, what would you talk about? Who would have the b@!!s to tell them that HR is known to never execute?!? 💣 Watch this fur fly on this episode of The Recruitment Flex 🧗 Climbing the ladder in HR, why start in recruitment? 📣 Find out the top skills required to be successful in recruitment and in HR 🚬🚭 In or out? Take a side, does Recruitment belong in HR 💻 What new grads need to be valuable in their HR career choice. Listen to what’s on the mind of HR Executives as we look into 2021 hear.
November 06, 2020
The Recruitment Flex - Talking Staffing with Kim Wilkinson
We are calling this episode the Recruiter’s Red Table Talk - if we could only stay on topic… see if you can follow our bouncing ball here. 👰Kim schools us on why women over 35 should be the Bachelorette. ✋Trends in recruitment and hiring for near term 💁Best advice yet for how corporate recruiters should work with agency recruiters 💪Best & worst interview questions. Serge and Shelley are at it again. Someone separate these two before it comes to fists 🙄 Shelley & Serge exercise their right to vote for Kim as Canada’s Top Recruiter
October 30, 2020
The Recruitment Flex - Does your ATS suck?
Enough with the hollow argument about why your ATS sucks, Serge and Shelley get to the heart of the matter. Survey says…. Jobvite & iCIMS are eating Taleo’s lunch. Maybe it’s time to take their toys and go home? Arm wrestle over the difference between the CRM function in Talent Acquisition VS Sales. Shelley had to bow to Serge - maybe he’s right?!? Serge and Shelley talk about the evolution of the ATS Lastly, why gaming the ATS doesnt work.
October 23, 2020
The Recruitment Flex - Will Van Middendorp
What happens when 3 TA pros get together? Magic - that’s what! Will Van Middendorp CEO of Lucritive joins Serge and Shelley in our collective powers together to look around corners for what the next 12-18 month will bring in the staffing industry. Advice to Recruiters who are in job search mode. Will gets real about his win/lose ratio Be the first to hear what’s coming up for the Canadian Premier Recruiters Network. A huge shout out to Will for growing the Canadian Premier Recruiters Networks group - now 700 members strong! We deep dive on Lucritive .
October 16, 2020
The Recruitment Flex - Serge and Shelley's advice on remote hiring.
In this episode Serge and Shelley focus on 3 Topics - Why you should leverage your own database of potential candidates before going external to source or attract - How are you adjusting to video interviewing? (Zoom, Skype etc..) - Virtual onboarding (Tips and Tricks!) As usual Serge and Shelley don't always agree but come up with some helpful tips.
October 09, 2020
The Recruitment Flex with Joel Cheesman
Joel Cheesman the Co-Host of the Chad and Cheese Podcast, Founder of Poach and industry veteran joins Serge and Shelley for a fun conversation. We talk about everything including Canadian Pop Culture, how Joel came up north like an American Viking to poach our Canadian women. We also talk about poach, podcasting, industry news etc..
October 02, 2020
The Recruitment Flex - Bill Banham Editor and Publisher HR Gazette
Bill Banham, HR Gazette, Host of HRChat Podcast, Founder of InnovateWork Ten short years ago, with suitcase in hand, Bill brought his talents across the Atlantic Ocean. Hear his story as Shelley & Serge chat throw a few curve balls at him. We hear how InnovateWork grew and continues in the face of COVID! Find out what are the biggest changes in our industry in the last few years. Will we ever see in-person conferences? Hear the latest in Global HR conferences - all brain-children of our very own Bill Banham Find out what it takes to convert Bill into a Blue Jay’s fan!
September 25, 2020
The Recruitment Flex - Jerome Ternynck CEO of SmartRecruiters and Author of Hiring Success
#FlexFridays is back with another episode of The Recruitment Flex. This week we welcome a true giant of the industry Jerome Ternynck CEO of SmartRecruiters and author of Hiring Success: How Visionary CEOs Compete for the Best Talent. We tackle critical issues in the Talent Acquisitions world such as how do we get Talent Acquisitions leaders and practitioners to choose technology they leverage on a daily basis instead of IT, Finance or HR. Companies with the best talent win. Period! Why the skills gap is not going away and how you can adjust. Why recruiters are more salespeople than HR. Metrics you should be measuring and so much more. We encourage everyone to get the Hiring Success book and gift it to their CEO.
September 18, 2020
The Recruitment Flex - Serge and Shelley present at CPHR Alberta
Serge and Shelley had the pleasure to present at CPHR Alberta on the topic of Elevating Recruitment in HR. Here are some of the key topics we covered - It's Ok to for HR Professionals to admit they dislike recruitment - Why skillset for Recruitment and HR are different - Roles that exist in Recruitment - What you should measure in Recruitment We had lots of fun so hopefully you enjoy!
September 11, 2020
The Recruitment Flex - Special Feature - Getting to Know Serge
GTKY Interview with Serge We work from home, in our basement or off the side of the living room, we have all adapted. This episode gets a little more personal as Shelley gets to show off her interview chops and Serge is in the hot seat. Where did Serge take his inspiration as a young man? Love tech? What’s worth falling in love with. When it comes to leadership, some lessons are learned the hard way. Are we having fun yet? YUP
September 11, 2020
The Recruitment Flex - Helping Recruiters Find Some Work.
We celebrate a milestone in the podcast world This is episode 21! The Flex Friday feature is Serge & Shelley talking about our WFH experience and give advice to Recruiters who are looking for work What's the secret sauce in WFH world Find out why resumes will soon disappear & what is replacing them The number one reason Recruiters will get the offer All this from TRF and a shameless plug for our webinar coming up and none of which we make any money from. But HEY! If we thought we’d get rich we’d have chosen different careers.
September 04, 2020
The Recruitment Flex - Employment Brand with Jason kipps
Jay Kipps, Managing Director at Universum Canada Jay brings the perspective of the candidate experience to the front of the line. In the episode we talked about employer branding – Canadian style! How do the Big 5 corporations in Canada see employer brand? Find out what the survey data tells us about what candidates want. If you have negative employer reviews, how long do you have to correct a misconception?
August 28, 2020
The Recruitment flex - Talent Pipelines with Adam Gordon
Starting in the late 90’s ATS salespeople started talking about talent pipeline; which, was the biggest unfulfilled promise (read: lie) ever perpetrated on recruitment. They were selling pipe-dreams. It wasn’t until the CRM technology started to evolve and someone dared show it to Talent Acquisition Adam created one of the best solutions in Talent Acquisition. Find out how it cleans up the mess we & our ATS left behind. In this episode, we learn the challenge of building a talent pipeline is the same in North America as it is in Europe.
August 21, 2020
Hiring for Diversity with Michael Bach and Zohra Halani
With 2 of Canada’s thought leaders in D&I, we realized you can all relax a little here. In fact, we give you permission to just abandon your D&I program. Joining this episode are Zohra Halani, National Leader, Gender Equality Network of Canada and Micheal Bach, CEO of the Canadian Centre for Diversity & Inclusion.
August 14, 2020
Pulse by HealthJobHub featuring Serge Boudreau
Serge joins Prasanthi on Pulse by HealthJobHub to discuss the importance of Employment Brand.
August 14, 2020
The Recruitment Flex - The Talent Fix with Tim Sackett
The most " HR Famous" person in the industry Tim Sackett joins Serge and Shelley. Tim is the President of HRU Technical and author of one of the best recruiting books "The Talent fix". In this episode we discuss how to build out a recruitment department, how to leverage technology in recruitment and how Talent Acquisition owns retention.
August 07, 2020
“This is how we B-Roll” with Elena Valentine
Elena Valentine CEO of Skill Scout joins Serge and Shelley to discuss the impact that video can have on your recruitment marketing efforts. Elena shares her insights on how companies can share true authentic stories through video.
July 31, 2020
The Recruitment Flex - Latest Industry Insights
This weeks episode features Serge and Shelley. They discuss industry news including is Indeed absorbing the Glassdoor brand, Linkedin and Monster layoffs and so much more. Lots of great insight and banter!
July 24, 2020
Recruitment Flex - Talent Chooses you Part 2
In this part 2 of a conversation we had with Employment Brand Guru James Ellis. We discuss what employment brand will look post Covid, How employers should approach Diversity and Inclusion and who in the org. should own Employer Brand.
July 22, 2020
The Recruitment Flex Welcomes the author of “Talent Chooses You” James Ellis Part 1
James Ellis joins Serge and Shelley and does not disappoint with a humorous and incredibly informative discussion around Employer Brand. We’ve split out this discussion into 2 parts and in this first part we discuss the relationship between consumer marketing and recruitment marketing, also James drops some serious knowledge on how organizations should treat Glassdoor reviews.
July 17, 2020
The Recruitment Flex - Recruitment Metrics with Tracey Smith
Tracey Smith author of several books Including Strategic Workforce Planning and President at Numerical Insights joins Serge and Shelley to discuss Recruitment Metrics and how we can leverage them to make better decisions.
July 10, 2020
Staffing Industry Episode
Kim Wilkinson of Verve Recruitment Group, Katherine Eriksen from Energy Resourcing Group and Ahmed Borhot from Manpower join Serge and Shelley. We cover varying topics including how staffing can brand themselves, leveraging technology and specialization.
July 03, 2020
Bradley Clark from Rectxt and James Lord from XREF join Serge and Shelley to talk all things Recruitment Technology. We cover Automated Reference Checking, Text Recruitment, ATS Marketplace and Programmatic Advertising.
June 26, 2020
Recruitment Leaders Episode
Kelly Plourde Director of People and Culture at FYI Doctors, Renee Rust Manager -Talent Acquisition at CEDA and Susan McGuire Consultant and Coach join us to discuss how companies can improve their recruitment practice. lots of info and good conversation!
June 18, 2020
Serge and Shelley Disagree on Everything.
Serge and Shelley disagree seemingly on everything including pre-recorded videos, interview testing, how many interviews in your hiring process and Serge and Shelley discuss Facebook new wfh plan. Let us know who you think is right on any of these topics!
June 12, 2020
The Recruitment Flex - Job Board Episode
Job board Industry giants The Job Board Doctor Jeff Dickey-Chasins and The Mad Scientist of Online Recruitment Chris Russell join Serge and Shelley to talk about the job board industry. Find out what's happening at Zip Recruiter, Indeed and get the scoop how niche job boards are doing in the wake of Covid-19
June 06, 2020
The Recruitment Flex - Special Guest Hung Lee
Hung Lee Chief Curator at the Recruiting Brainfood and also CEO and Co-Founder of Workshape.IO join Serge and Shelley to talk about recruitingbrainfood.com and all things recruitment.
June 01, 2020
The Recruitment Flex - Employer Brand Episode
Kate Chelovich Director of Sales and marketing at Vizi Recruiter and Kaitlyn Holbein Principal Consultant at the Employment Brand Shop join Shelley and Serge to discuss all things employment brand.
May 29, 2020
The Recruitment Flex - Special Guest Katrina Collier
Author Katrina Collier joins Serge and Shelley to discuss her book Robot Proof Recruiter and all things recruitment.
May 21, 2020
Introducing The Recruitment Flex with Serge and Shelley
In this first episode get to know Serge and Shelley. They talk about what they love and dislike about the recruitment industry.
May 18, 2020
The Recruitment Flex with Serge and Shelley
April 29, 2020