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The Recruitment Flex with Serge and Shelley

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
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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
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 6, 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 9, 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 2, 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 4, 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 7, 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 3, 2020
Recruitment Technology
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 6, 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 and all things recruitment.
June 1, 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