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Trendlines: How the Current Labor Market Impacts Hiring

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Trendlines: How the Current Labor Market Impacts Hiring
Current labor market trends have become completely erratic with the demand and supply for talent fluctuating significantly since the beginning of the pandemic. In this episode, Erin and Lance talk with Labor Economist Aaron Sojourner about how organizations can plan their talent strategies amid constant and unstable change.
35:27
September 22, 2021
Reimagining Early Career Programs
​​Graduate programs have historically fed talent into a business for the long term, but the pandemic and digitalization has changed everything! In this episode, SHL's Frederic Magnen and FirstGroup's Paul Siaens discuss the disruptions impacting early career programs and how they can be incredible for both business and young people entering into the workplace.
35:58
September 8, 2021
The CHRO Chat: Creating a Stronger Culture to Retain Your Employees
​​In this episode of The CHRO Chat, Teri chats with Erin Crask about how organizations can build a strategy for culture that promotes trust, engagement, and collaboration. Culture will happen no matter what, so why not intentionally build the culture you want?
29:59
August 17, 2021
The CHRO Chat: Psychological Contracts
The Psychological Contract has become even more important as the world moves into our new normal. This speaks to the relationship dynamic between a company and its employees. People are looking for empathic workplaces that align to their personal values. In this episode, SHL's CHRO, Teri Ellison, and Mo's CEO, Luke Fisher, talk with Watson Stewart from Standard Charter Bank and Ed Airey from William Hill about how employers can create a workplace that engages and motivates employees.
48:30
August 10, 2021
The Great Return: How to Safely Work in an Office During a Pandemic
​There is so much to consider we figure out how to safely return to the office. In this episode of Trendlines, a special Talent Talks series, SHL's Erin Crask and Lance Andrews speak with special guest Matthew Crayne about how employers can build more than just physical safety for employees returning to the office.
33:10
August 3, 2021
The Ultimate Tool to Influence: Data
​A new Talent Talks Podcast Series: Trendlines with Erin Crask and Lance Andrews. In this first episode of our series, we've invited Derek Hutchinson from Better Up to talk about how HR can use data visualization to tell their story, influence decision making, and grow their impact on the business.
34:45
July 13, 2021
How to Develop a Recruitment Program That Attracts Women to Your Tech Hiring Portfolio
As diversity programs continue to progress across the workforce, Tech hiring recruiters are under pressure to hire more women into their open tech positions. In this episode, SHL's Edgar Zapata and Xena's Megan Gill share a vision and best practices for how to increase female talent into tech teams.
33:29
June 8, 2021
How to Use Data and Insight to Create a Talent Development Strategy
​HR teams have an incredible amount of data, and now we are learning how to use technology to create insights from that data—or "People Insights". The question remains, "What do we do with these insights?" In this episode, SHL's Andrew Geake, and his guest, DSM's Vinciane Klein discuss how to create a practical application of insights so that the people in your organization can truly develop, reach their potential, and transform your business.
33:31
May 18, 2021
How to Build a Culture of Consistent Innovation by Engaging the Intrepreneurials in Your Team
Companies that innovate and disrupt their industries seem to be the most successful. Exec teams have been searching for the key to consistent innovation while also keeping business as usual functions running. In this episode, SHL's Erin Crask speaks with her guest, EPSI's André Durivage about how to engage the intrepreneurs of your company to build a true culture of innovation.
33:51
May 11, 2021
How to Create a Sense of Belonging in Your Company
It seems like the whole world has embarked on a journey to create diverse and inclusive workforces and organizations, but what happens when these are achieved? In this episode, SHL's Andrew Geake talks with FCSC's Chief People Officer, David Blackburn, about how the journey of Diversity and Inclusion can lead to a sense of Belonging within your organization.
40:25
May 4, 2021
Why Candidate Feedback Matters in the Hiring Process
Candidate feedback is a big deal - its been the buzz on the HR Tech content circuit for years. We know it can create a better experience for new employees and build stronger brands, and yet there are still countless examples where it is not being practiced. Why? In this episode, Sam Whiteman and Alex Sadler discuss Alex's 5 month job search experience -- drilling down into how recruiting teams can add candidate feedback into their everyday hiring practice.
19:52
April 27, 2021
How to Curb the Uncertainty in Your Tech Hiring Process and Build a Team of Talent with the Right Skills and Fit
What do banks, Fitbits for cows, and Uber have in common? All of these products and/or industries are looking to expand their digital footprint to stay ahead of the competition and to remain relevant in the market. Finding skilled tech talent is difficult and it is hard to compete with tech giants! In this episode, SHL's Edgar Zapata and Orange Quarter's Angus Mackintosh discuss real-world examples of how companies of all sizes are creating successful tech teams with the right skills and fit!
33:14
April 20, 2021
How to Virtually Hire the Best Tech Talent
Recruitment teams across the world have been gearing up to create virtual hiring processes that find the best tech talent. The 2020 pandemic forced the acceleration of those programs in ways not everyone was ready. In this episode, Lance Andrews, Edgar Zapata, and Philip Diaz discuss examples of how organizations solved for this challenge to quickly design a virtual hiring process without sacrificing the candidate experience or quality of hire.
23:31
April 13, 2021
How Learning Circles Can Boost Ongoing Development, Drive Collaboration, and Reduce Siloes in Your Organization
Creating culture, remaining transparent, and idea-sharing is extremely difficult in a remote environment, but learning circles provide organizations with the tools to continue engaging employees during and beyond the pandemic. In this episode, Karen McLoughlin and Andrew Geake discuss how organizations can use learning circles to create purpose and connection across teams -- boosting their internal culture while employees feel more support.
35:14
April 6, 2021
How to Avoid Tokenism and Increase an Inclusive Culture in Your Organization
Diversity and inclusion are all the rage right now, but many organizations are struggling to understand how to get it right. In this episode, Sabrina Wijaya, Suraiya Rasheed, and Kristina Iniguez discuss the pitfalls of tokenism and give advice for how to effectively grow a culture of inclusion.
32:58
March 30, 2021
The CHRO Chat: How Do You Impact the Psychological Contract in Your Organization
All HR teams struggle to understand the individual nature of a psychological contract and how to truly engage employees at work. In this episode, SHL's CHRO, Teri Ellison chats with Mo's CEO, Luke Fisher on why a psychological contract is tough, they share best practices and start to discuss the journey that organizations need to go through to engage and empower their businesses.
29:01
March 23, 2021
Why Personality Matters for Hiring and Developing Talent
Personality Tests came under the fire this month when HBO released a documentary reviewing their impact on the workforce. In this episode, Andrew Geake and Karen McLoughlin challenge the assumptions of the documentary and discuss how personality tests can be incredibly beneficial for both the candidate and the company.
33:53
March 16, 2021
How Personality Tests Can Increase Diversity and Fairness within Your Hiring Process
A recent HBO documentary focused on Personality Tests and the power they hold around bias for hiring practices. In this episode, Lance Andrews and Erin Crask discuss how recruiters can use Personality Tests to significantly increase fairness during the hiring process when working with the right tools.
27:40
March 9, 2021
How to Provide Support for Your Employees after a Organization Restructure
Restructuring often happens during major changes that are caused by transformation or crisis, and the world has experienced a lot of that over the last year. In this episode, Andrew Geake and Karen McLoughlin talk about how to make sure your employees are supported and empowered in the midst of the difficult decisions made during redeployment.
30:03
March 2, 2021
How Transformational Leaders Impact Employee Engagement
Engaged employees boost the overall success of any business, but it can be challenging to increase engagement levels especially in the face of constant change. In this episode, SHL's Erin Crask and Marla Vega, executive director of EPSI, share how leaders can transform their workforce to be highly engaged within their teams and yield premium results.
30:51
February 23, 2021
How to Create an Incredible Graduate Hiring Experience
Graduate and campus recruiting has evolved as the promise of generation z is realized. Companies around the world are using advanced technology to create a branded and engaging experience, but what is the best approach? In this episode, Erin Crask and Donna Weiss discuss ways in which talent acquisition teams can attract and select the best talent in this digital age!
29:22
February 16, 2021
How to Develop Young Professionals Early in Their Careers
Young professionals starting their careers are often not viewed as ready or fit for leadership, but there are major advantages for preparing young people for leadership early on in their careers. In this episode, Seotlelo Rapolai and Thabiso Moloi discuss their experience growing as leaders in their careers and give advice to companies who are hiring new graduates into their business.
30:43
February 9, 2021
How to Build an Agile Workforce Through the Evolution of Talent Management
The concept of talent management is shifting dramatically – remaining competitive as an employer is now about creating opportunities for people to develop new skills and also to build capacity for empathic and authentic interactions between leaders and their teams. This is a huge job and changes occur at every corner. In this episode, Sarah McLellan and Galya Rofeh discuss how leaders and HR professionals can shape the future of their organization by maximizing the potential of their people.
35:53
October 6, 2020
How to Become Truly Diverse and Inclusive in Your Organizational Culture
Organizations around the world are looking for ways to promote a more diverse and inclusive workplace, but many are struggling to build tangible measures of change. In this episode, Suraiya Rasheed and Dr. Jonathan Ashong-Lamptey discuss practical ways for companies to build a truly inclusive workplace.
34:23
September 22, 2020
How to Prepare for the Internet of Careers as an Enterprise Leader
This episode features a round table conversation with Ken Lahti, SHL’s Chief Science and Innovation Officer, Yvette Cameron, Co-Founder and EVP of Velocity Career Labs, Lidiya Nadych-Petrenko, Global Head of Talent Attraction for JTI, Adeline Looi, the Global Head of Talent & Leadership for Nestle, and Tanya Delany, the Head of Global Assessments for Philip Morris International. This team will talk about the impact (anticipated gains, successes, and challenges) that the internet of careers has and will have on hiring and developing talent within large enterprises. They will discuss how this upcoming disruption changes how they create talent strategies, and the opportunity it brings for talent strategy to take a major role in board rooms. 
01:01:49
September 8, 2020
Increasing Diversity in Your Tech Talent
The dilemma of diversity in the tech industry has persisted for a couple of decades, but there are groups of people and organizations who have created real and sustained progress against this issue. In this episode, Emma Payne - Head of Global Talent Acquisition at SHL, and Debbie Forster - CEO of the Tech Talent Charter, discuss how organizations took tangible steps to increase the presence of women in the tech industry, and now are building strategies to increase the diversity of race and ability.
35:33
August 25, 2020
The Unique Value of Humans and Algorithms at Work
Automation through artificial intelligence has major benefits in the human resource industry, but only if we keep the human in HR. In this episode, Ben Eubanks and Ken Lahti discuss how AI has the potential to introduce a new level of creativity and innovation, and how people leaders can gain the most out of the unique values that humans and algorithms offer.
32:11
August 18, 2020
Shifting Your Paradigm: Utilizing Skill and Behavior Assessments to Hire and Promote the Best People
College education and employment history are becoming less and less relevant, as the need for specific skill sets and behaviors take center stage in the world of talent acquisition and talent management. In this episode, Sam Whiteman, Head of Product Strategy for SHL, and Scott Abbott, co-founder of Talevation, PHASE4 Investments, and Straticos discuss the implications of this shift on businesses and individuals, as well as how this approach can be used to meaningfully grow diversity and inclusion.
29:21
July 28, 2020
Being a Leader and Supporting Black Lives Matter
This episode features a conversation between Arthur Rassias, SHL CRO, and Hung Lee, Recruiting Brainfood, about how businesses, people leaders, and recruiters can grow as true anti-racist allies in the midst of the Black Lives Matter movement. Hung and Arthur describe their own journeys of growth as anti-racist allies and will share their experiences of how that has impacted their approach to work. They will share their ideas for how to take action as an ally as well as when to step aside so other voices can be heard.
27:54
July 21, 2020
How to Create an Excellent Candidate Experience Amid a Global Pandemic
Candidate experience plays a large role in the future of the employee's performance as well as in the reputation of the company's brand. In this episode, SHL's Andy Nelesen and the Talent Board's Kevin Grossman discuss how to improve the candidate experience and how COVID has changed the game for an effective recruitment program.
29:59
June 30, 2020
Big Bets in Talent Assessment
Talent Assessments are enjoying a renaissance of success in the world of business due to their effectiveness in helping to predict the fit and future performance of candidates or employees in specific jobs, teams, leadership roles, etc. Just like the rest of the world, the talent assessment world has also seen a fair amount of challenges as we face digital transformation. In this episode, Ken Lahti and Ben Hawkes discuss how Talent Assessments have evolved over time to address the needs of people, business, and digital advances. They also discuss what the future holds for Talent Assessment.
38:44
June 23, 2020
Training Clients to Use Assessments
Hiring managers and decision-makers in your organization need to follow the same set of standards and competencies to ensure candidates are assessed fairly and without unconscious bias. In this episode, Samia Khan and Simon Raymond discuss how training helps hiring teams use assessments to get the most out of them during the interview process.
13:09
June 3, 2020
The Role and Importance of Women in Leadership
Times have changed and more women have been promoted into leadership roles within organizations, although more progress needs to be made. What is the best way to continue growing opportunities for women? In this episode, SHL’s Emmy Hackett and Ciara Jordan discuss their experiences growing their careers and becoming leaders as women. They discuss the challenges and successes they have seen, as well as how to contribute to the growing success that diversity adds to an organization.
29:59
May 26, 2020
Using Blockchain Technology to Usher in the Internet of Careers
The internet of careers grants ownership of employment data to individuals so they can control their own career data. In this episode, Ken Lahti and special guest Yvette Cameron, Velocity Network Foundation™, discuss the opportunities that exist for people, companies, and our economy when people are given the opportunity to own their future and career through blockchain technology.
28:20
May 19, 2020
How to Find the Best HR Tech Tools on the Market
The marketplace is flooded with HR and work tech-based companies who have designed tools that are seemingly life-changing for large and small businesses alike - but how do you know when to trust and invest in these tools? In this episode, Dr. Ken Lahti and Special Guest Dr. Charles Handler discuss how business leaders can identify which tools on the market are truly beneficial.
33:52
May 12, 2020
The Rise of Assessments: How Assessments Create Value For the Employer and Candidate or Employee
In the blink of an eye - assessments have become a crucial part of talent acquisition and talent management strategies. In this episode, Ken Lahti and Lance Andrews discuss the value and experience that assessments bring to organizations and candidates or employees -- this will become even more important in the post-COVID world as we rebuild jobs and the economy.
11:31
May 5, 2020
Using AI to Recruit Talent for the Tech Industry
It is no secret that recruiting in the Tech industry is incredibly difficult - competitive compensation packages, time to selection, and the need for volume hiring have hiring managers under pressure to find the right people. In this episode, four Chief Technology Officers ranging from SHL, The Economist, The Telegraph, and a consultancy firm discuss the role that Artificial Intelligence plays in helping to hire the right fit talent for your tech team!
37:16
April 28, 2020
Creating a Safe Environment for Employees Post COVID
Part 5 in a special series with Dr. Todd Brodie.  The discussion on re-opening the economy has loomed for many weeks. How soon should an employer consider preparing the office for returning employees – so they feel safe? How do we know when the office is clean, and how can we coach remote employees to stay safe at home? In this final episode of our special series with Dr. Todd Brodie – we interview Cory Chalmers, creator of the TV show Hoarders, to discuss ways in which employers can create a clean and safe office space post COVID-19.
15:20
April 22, 2020
Talent in the Digital Era
Technology has changed incrementally over a few decades, and yet we have reached a tipping point. So much has changed that digital transformation must take place over incremental digital changes within an organization. In order to do this, leaders need talent who are agile and innovative. In this episode, Ken Lahti and Greg Robinson discuss what it takes for organizations to digitally transform using their greatest asset - people!
37:50
April 21, 2020
Preparing for the Return of the Workforce
Part 4 in a special series with Dr. Todd Brodie. It is hard to know what the workplace will look like post-COVID 19, however it has never been more important to prepare your workforce for life after COVID-19. In this episode, Dr. Todd Brodie and Michelle Keefe discuss how employers can prepare their employees for the new normal through ongoing communication, ramp-up time, and handling fears. ----------------- Todd Brodie, PhD., is a Senior Human Resources Business Partner who assists in setting global organizations on the path to success by employing current talent management approaches to attract, retain and develop high-potential talent. He has been recognized as a developer and implementer of strategies that motivate international teams and individuals to meet or exceed financial, operational, growth and customer service objectives in the Insurance, Financial Services, Hospitality, Entertainment, Casino and Professional Services industries. in both Human Resources and in a Front Line capacity.
34:50
April 15, 2020
Keeping Displaced Workers Engaged
Part 3 in a special series with Dr. Todd Brodie. An estimated 16 million people filed for unemployment since the United States began dealing with the impacts of COVID-19, and yet many organizations will need to re-engage employees when social distancing guidance becomes less strict. In this episode, Dr. Todd Brodie and Michelle Keefe discuss the impacts of social distancing on employees and how to keep workers (remote or furloughed) engaged at different phases of returning to work. ----------------- Todd Brodie, PhD., is a Senior Human Resources Business Partner who assists in setting global organizations on the path to success by employing current talent management approaches to attract, retain and develop high-potential talent. He has been recognized as a developer and implementer of strategies that motivate international teams and individuals to meet or exceed financial, operational, growth and customer service objectives in the Insurance, Financial Services, Hospitality, Entertainment, Casino and Professional Services industries. in both Human Resources and in a Front Line capacity.
28:54
April 14, 2020
Leadership During Times of Crisis
Part 2 in a special series with Dr. Todd Brodie.  Leading during a time of crisis is difficult, but there are several strategies that leaders can employ to help their organizations and teams maintain well-being and productivity. In this episode, Dr. Todd Brodie and Michelle Keefe discuss behaviors that leaders should ideally demonstrate, acknowledge the difficult decisions leaders have to make, approaches for collaborative leadership, and how leaders can take care of themselves ----------------- Todd Brodie, PhD., is a Senior Human Resources Business Partner who assists in setting global organizations on the path to success by employing current talent management approaches to attract, retain and develop high-potential talent. He has been recognized as a developer and implementer of strategies that motivate international teams and individuals to meet or exceed financial, operational, growth and customer service objectives in the Insurance, Financial Services, Hospitality, Entertainment, Casino and Professional Services industries. in both Human Resources and in a Front Line capacity.
26:30
April 8, 2020
Building a Successful Remote Workforce During COVID-19 and For the Long Run
Part 1 in a special series with Dr. Todd Brodie. Is it possible to have a more connected, successful, and happy workforce while everyone is working from home? In this episode, Dr. Todd Brodie and Michelle Keefe discuss the ways an organization can set their people up for success as their teams adjust to working from home. ----------------- Todd Brodie, PhD., is a Senior Human Resources Business Partner who assists in setting global organizations on the path to success by employing current talent management approaches to attract, retain and develop high-potential talent. He has been recognized as a developer and implementer of strategies that motivate international teams and individuals to meet or exceed financial, operational, growth and customer service objectives in the Insurance, Financial Services, Hospitality, Entertainment, Casino and Professional Services industries. in both Human Resources and in a Front Line capacity.
39:36
April 7, 2020
Outcome Based Thinking
Talent acquisition has become increasingly difficult due to several factors including scarcity of quality talent and the complex nature of most jobs. Assessments have long been an avenue to assist companies to attract, select, and develop their people, yet many HR professionals are asked to provide ROI to business leaders. In this episode, Sarah and Guy discuss how HR teams can lead their talent strategy conversations with outcomes first.
25:60
March 24, 2020
The Truth About AI in Assessments
Artificial Intelligence has traversed a roller coaster of emotion in the workplace tech industry and everyone seems to be talking about it. In this podcast, Ken and Lance talk about why AI is nothing to fear. Instead, it has a lot of promise.
14:24
March 10, 2020
Digitally Transforming Inside and Out
What exactly does it take to digitally transform? In this episode, SHL’s Andy Bradshaw, CEO, and Jora Gill, CDO, discuss their experience with successful digital transformations in an organization.
23:09
February 25, 2020
The Age of Empathy
Candidate experience has become king in the world of talent acquisition and management. In this episode, SHL’s Ken Lahti and Sara Gutierrez discuss our approach to creating an excellent candidate experience by mixing science and technology.
14:56
February 18, 2020
Moving Beyond the Surface of Graduate Recruitment (Part 1)
In a time when top talent is scarce, graduate recruitment is a top priority for many businesses. In this episode, SHL’s Brandon Pleaner provides advice on how to attract and select graduates for your talent pool.
09:01
February 11, 2020
Digitalization is Real and It’s Everywhere
Is the “right” talent fundamentally different today than yesterday?
16:27
July 16, 2019