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
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
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/
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.
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
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.
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 .
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.
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..
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!
#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.
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!
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
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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