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Recruitment Now

Recruitment Now

By Tim Vanderpyl & Luke Gass
Recruitment Now shares ideas and insights into the world of recruiting. The hosts, Luke Gass (CEO of TopRecruiter) and Tim Vanderpyl (Associate Professor at Ambrose University) use their extensive background in recruitment to find and share best practices from world-class recruiters and researchers.
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Victoria Smith - Stress Reduction Strategies for Recruiters
Today on the podcast we are joined by Stress Reduction Coach, Victoria Smith. After contracting shingles twice before the age of thirty, Victoria realized she needed to recalibrate her relationship to stress. Following her own wellness journey, Victoria now supports others to reduce their stress so that they can better enjoy and perform in their daily lives. She is the founder of Stress Less Ladies, a podcaster at Girl Tries Life and runs corporate workshops to help teams become more resilient. Note that we recorded this episode in February 2020, before COVID-19 became a worldwide pandemic. We do not specifically talk about the pandemic in this episode but do believe Victoria's ideas to reduce stress are more pertinent now than we ever envisioned. We hope our listeners find her ideas useful in this stressful time. We start our conversation by discussing how Victoria got into stress reduction work. We then go on to discuss: The stressors inherent in recruiting Internal versus external factors in your environment Quick strategies to take control of your relationship to stress Value-added and value-detracting work The importance of micro moments in your life If you’re enjoying the podcast, please share it with a fellow recruiter. For more information on Luke Gass and Tim Vanderpyl you can find us on LinkedIn.
March 16, 2020
Jeff Hurrell - Recruitment Advertising
Jeff Hurrell is a founding partner of webTactics, a fast-growing recruitment advertising agency in Canada, where he is responsible for sales and development. WebTactics partners with companies to identify and eliminate the gaps in their talent acquisition efforts, streamline their recruitment strategies and implement tactics to achieve hiring objectives. We start this episode learning about Jeff’s early career and his advice for new recruiters. We go on to discuss: How he moved from hating the agency model to creating one that works Strategies to optimize recruitment Smart metrics for recruitment Whatever happened to Monster Taking risks and investing in what matters If you’re enjoying the podcast, please share it with a fellow recruiter. For more information on Luke Gass and Tim Vanderpyl, you can find us on LinkedIn.
March 2, 2020
Gleb Tsipursky - Making Better Decisions and Fewer Mistakes
Gleb Tsipursky is the CEO of a consulting, coaching and training firm called Disaster Avoidance Experts. His mission is protecting recruiters from the dangerous judgement errors known as cognitive bias or that “gut” feeling. His newest bestselling book, which we discuss, is called Never Go With Your Gut: How Pioneering Leaders Make the Best Decisions and Avoid Business Disasters. Dr. Tsipursky will be releasing a new book in 2020 called The Blind Spots Between Us: How to Overcome Unconscious Cognitive Bias and Build Better Relationships. Dr. Tsipursky is a cognitive neuroscientist and behavioural economist and has served for seven years as a professor at the Ohio State University. His thought leadership has been featured in over five hundred articles and interviews across popular media. Dr. Tsipursky completed his PhD in Behavioural Science from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, where he studied the intersection of psychology, behavioral economics, cognitive neuroscience and history in business. We start by discussing the reason Gleb got into researching decision making and go on to talk about: The science that doesn’t support gut decisions The five questions to ask yourself to avoid bias Using the Dunning-Kruger effect to your benefit How to take loss aversion into consideration Resources discussed: Never go With Your Gut by Gleb Tsipursky Disaster Avoidance Experts (Gleb's website) If you’re enjoying the podcast, please share it with a fellow recruiter. For more information on Luke Gass and Tim Vanderpyl, you can find us on LinkedIn.
February 17, 2020
Adam Czarnecki - Productivity Hacks for Recruiters
Adam Czarnecki is an award-winning HR instructor and Director of Corporate Services at a heavy duty truck company in Alberta. He is also a sought-after public speaker and subject matter expert on topics of HR, technology, cannabis in the workplace, trades and the Alberta employment pool. Adam is a past CPHR Alberta board member, and volunteers with post-secondary institutions and various non-profit organizations. He is a popular speaker on employment, corporate readiness and as a resume advisor for other students. Adam holds a Bachelor of Social Sciences from the University of Calgary with a concentration in crime and deviance. We start by discussing managing the intense volume from online applications and go on to talk about: Making use of the Indeed applicant tracking system The value of online questionnaires How to avoid getting your email  blacklisted The effectiveness of chat bots Generational differences in hiring needs Incorporating core skills into recruitment strategy Resources discussed: Follow Adam on LinkedIn If you’re enjoying the podcast, please share it with a fellow recruiter. For more information on Luke Gass and Tim Vanderpyl, you can find us on LinkedIn.
February 3, 2020
David Burkus - Take the Stress out of Networking
Take the Stress Out of Networking with David Burkus David Burkus is a best-selling author and a sought after keynote speaker. His newest book, FRIEND OF A FRIEND, offers readers a new perspective on how to grow their networks and build key connections—one based on the science of human behavior, not rote networking advice. He has delivered keynotes to the leaders of Fortune 500 companies and the future leaders of the United States Naval Academy. His TED talk has been viewed over 2 million times and he is a regular contributor to Harvard Business Review. He also just so happens to be a friend of a friend on the Top Recruiter Podcast. We start by discussing how David’s book Friend of a Friend came about and go on to talk about: Getting rich info from dormant contacts How to authentically keep your network warm Seeking out silos in your network Networking vs. networking events The value of shared activities and experiences The illusion of majority Resources Discussed: Friend of a Friend by David Burkus David's website David's How to Hack Networking TED Talk David's YouTube Channel David Burkus on LinkedIn If you’re enjoying the podcast, please share it with a fellow recruiter. For more information on Luke Gass and Tim Vanderpyl, you can find us on LinkedIn.
January 20, 2020
Kristen Dyck - Personal Branding & Marketing for Recruiters
Kristen Dyck joins Tim and Luke to discuss her work as a Personal Branding Specialist and how recruiters can build their own personal brand. Kristen is the founder of AVRO Creative. She was once told, “You do great work but no one knows who you are.” This lit a fire for Kristen. She went on to advance in her organization, work with major brands in Canada and has since started AVRO Creative. As we have learned through other podcast episodes, leveraging your personal brand as a recruiter is critical. Kristen shares great tips on how we can do just that. We start by discussing that light bulb moment for Kristen and go on to talk about: Why it’s critical to build internal relationships In-person credibility and trust building How personal branding relates to corporate trust Creating simple messaging to level up your work Developing a personal brand statement How to successfully manage ‘up’ Resources discussed: Speed of Trust by Stephen M.R. Covey If you are enjoying the podcast, please share it with a fellow recruiter. For more information on Luke Gass and Tim Vanderpyl you can find us on LinkedIn.
January 6, 2020
Sam Rahbar - Training New Recruiters
Sam Rahbar joins Tim and Luke to discuss best practices in training new recruiters. Sam has been working with Technology & Talent across Canada for the past 13 years. He started his career in technology recruitment in Toronto where he connected hundreds of Technology professionals with suitable projects and careers within Fortune 500 organizations across Canada. Sam is currently the Director of Training and Corporate Recruitment  at Eagle Professional Resources where he has specialized in training new recruiters for the past 8 years. He is also an Instructor at George Brown College where he teaches courses in the Instructing Adults Certificate program. He facilitates Delivering Training (Train the Trainer) as well a Trends and technologies in Training courses in the evenings. Sam is also the co-Founder of a Training Consulting startup called Training Brokers, where they provide end-to-end Training solutions and services. We start by discussing how Sam’s first encounter with a recruiter gave him the bug to explore recruiting for himself. We go on to discuss: Ensuring recruiters have core traits How to teach recruiters to strategize their search The push-pull of quality versus quantity Tangible tips to improve your boolean search The biggest mistake recruiters make When to talk about rates Time management tips for recruiters Mentioned in this Episode Irina Shanaeva - Boolean Strings If you are enjoying the podcast, please share it with a fellow recruiter. For more information on Luke Gass and Tim Vanderpyl you can find us on LinkedIn.
December 23, 2019
Jeffrey Fischer - Recruiting Tradespeople in the Oil/Gas Sector
Jeffrey Fischer joins Tim and Luke to discuss the nuances of recruiting people into trades roles, specifically in the oil/gas sector. Jeffrey Fischer is a recruiter at Roevin, where he recruits people into roles in the Oil and Gas industry, for both owner/operator and Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) companies. His interests include recruitment best practices, bridging the academia-industry gap, HR business trends and analytics, and providing students and job seekers with the best possible information to find meaningful employment.  Prior to Jeffrey’s time in HR, he pursued a career as a biochemist, performing research on diverse topics such as protein biochemistry, antibiotic research, synthetic biology, neutraceuticals, plant-made pharmaceuticals, breast cancer, agricultural biotechnology, and phytoremediation. Jeffrey starts off the interview by sharing his story of having a PhD in biomolecular science and then transitioning into recruitment. We go on to discuss: The power of curiosity How tradespeople need to be agile to gain contracts Differences between contract and permanent role recruiting Jeffrey’s preferred applicant tracking system Tips for better use of LinkedIn No BS in your personal branding If you’re enjoying the podcast, please share it with a fellow recruiter. For more information on Luke Gass and Tim Vanderpyl, you can find us on LinkedIn.
December 9, 2019
Jeremy Bonewitz – Finding Construction & Engineering Talent at Stantec
Jeremy Bonewitz joins Tim and Luke to discuss finding construction and engineering talent in a tough market. Jeremy has been recruiting in the construction and engineering industries since 2008. He first started off with a staffing firm and is now the Talent Acquisition Manager for Stantec in North America. We start our conversation with Jeremy by talking about his own career in recruitment, and go on to discuss: Balancing the workload of his various recruiters Moving from a recruiter to a recruitment manager role Prioritizing roles before they’ve even begun a search How Stantec stands out in a competitive market Whether or not employee referral bonuses work Taking marketing into your own hands In house sourcing team vs. outsourced recruitment If you’re enjoying the podcast, please share it with a fellow recruiter. For more information on Luke Gass and Tim Vanderpyl, you can find us on LinkedIn.
November 25, 2019
Dave Fletcher - In-House Sourcing in the Public Sector
Dave Fletcher joins Tim and Luke to discuss in-house sourcing in the public sector. Dave is a Talent Management Consultant with the City of Calgary where he manages the corporate LinkedIn account/brand there. He regularly uses LinkedIn Recruiter and other innovative tools to directly source candidates for all types of roles, making his role unique in the public sector. We start by discussing  Dave's initial interest in the recreation team at the City of Calgary and how he transitioned into HR. We go on to discuss: The pros and cons of bringing recruitment in house When you need to bring in external recruiters The stigma of public sector roles for candidates Taking calculated chances in recruitment Leveraging critical data and the best tools to do so If you’re enjoying the podcast, please share it with a fellow recruiter. For more information on Luke Gass and Tim Vanderpyl, you can find us on LinkedIn.
November 11, 2019
Karen Simpson - Hiring Underrepresented People
Karen Simpson joins Tim and Luke to discuss inclusion strategies and initiatives for hiring underrepresented people into businesses. Karen is a Talent Inclusion Partner specialized in Women in Leadership at a large Canadian bank. She was named Canada's #1 Top Recruiter for 2018.
October 28, 2019
Harrison Boss - Prejudice and Discrimination Towards Newcomers
Harrison Boss joins Tim and Luke to discuss prejudice and discrimination toward newcomers (refugees/immigrants) in workplace contexts, and what recruiters can do about it. Harrison is a PhD student specializing in industrial/organizational psychology at the University of Calgary.
October 14, 2019
Shahzia Noorally – Recruitment Innovation at ATB Financial
Shahzia Noorally joins Tim and Luke to discuss the innovative recruitment practices employed by ATB Financial. Shahzia is the Director of Talent Management at ATB Financial and the host of The Colour Gap Podcast. She is also a published writer, speaker, and blogger on recruitment and talent related topics.
October 7, 2019
Will van Middendorp – Becoming a Talent Thief
Will van Middendorp joins Tim and Luke to discuss headhunting and "stealing" talent. Will is an entrepreneurial Talent Thief with more than 18 years of recruitment expertise in the Netherlands, Germany and Canada. His career path started in staffing with two global industry leaders before expanding into permanent placement and executive search roles.
September 30, 2019
Serge Boudreau – What’s Happening in HR Tech
Serge Boudreau joins Tim and Luke to discuss what is happening in HR tech. Serge has had led sales teams for multi-national job boards like Indeed and Workopolis. He was previously a manager at Kelly Services and is now the Manager of Talent Acquisition for Burnco Rock Products, a North American concrete company.
September 16, 2019
Greg Savage – Personal Branding for Recruiters
Greg Savage joins Tim and Luke to discuss personal branding for recruiters. Greg is the founder of a number of recruiting firms, the author of the blog The Savage Truth and one of LinkedIn’s “Top Voices” of 2018.
September 16, 2019
Introduction to Recruitment Now
The hosts of Recruitment Now, Tim Vanderpyl and Luke Gass, talk about why they are doing this podcast and preview the first season.
September 16, 2019