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Talent Matters Podcast

Talent Matters Podcast

By Wave
Wave attracts talented candidates to recruitment agencies and Wave’s Talent Matters podcasts were born during the height of the pandemic, aimed at helping recruiters survive and thrive during turbulent times.

In series 2 Wave CEO Dave Jenkins speaks to a diverse line-up of recruitment faces. Each episode features a different industry professional talking about their experiences in the recruitment space, sharing their insights and offering advice.
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EP04 | Recruitment post Furlough

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EP204 | Advice for recruitment SMEs, from scaling to the future of recruitment | Dave talks to… Paul Sharpe
In episode 4 of Wave’s new Talent Matters podcast, Wave CEO talks to a man that has experienced it all when it comes to recruitment and now uses that breadth of knowledge and experience to advise SME business owners. Paul Sharpe lends his wisdom on scaling, recruiting recruiters, the importance of investing in self-development as a leader, the growing gig economy, consultative recruitment, and so much more. Having worked in recruitment for 21 years, Paul Sharpe is incredibly passionate about the industry and in particular helping recruitment SMEs flourish and grow. Paul set up Sharper Outcomes earlier in 2022 as a way to support SME recruitment business through coaching sessions, finance reviews, business planning, operational support, and general business advice. Wave attracts talented candidates to recruitment agencies with three products that together form a complete solution for candidate attraction - WaveTrackR (data-powered multi-poster, analytics platform and application management system), WaveMedia (strategic media buying), and Recwebs (professionally designed recruitment websites to showcase your brand).
49:28
July 26, 2022
EP203 | Insights into a B Corp and employee-owned recruitment agency | Dave talks to… Nick Dean of ADLIB
In episode 3 of Wave’s new Talent Matters podcast series, Wave CEO Dave Jenkins talks to someone that has sought a different way to run their recruitment agency, to help ensure they’re using business as a force for good. Dave’s chat with Nick Dean centres on B Corp organisations and how that translates in a B2B recruitment business, the benefits of being employee-owned, and musings on the current state of the market. Nick Dean is Chair at ADLIB Recruitment and Enable, as well as being a B Corp Ambassador. He is passionate about operating recruitment businesses with purpose, that thrive whilst supporting a vision of a supportive, equitable and regenerative economy. Wave attracts talented candidates to recruitment agencies with three products that together form a complete solution for candidate attraction - WaveTrackR (data-powered multi-poster, analytics platform and application management system), WaveMedia (strategic media buying), and Recwebs (professionally designed recruitment websites to showcase your brand).
31:56
July 12, 2022
EP202 | Tips on copywriting for recruiters and recruiter branding | Dave talks to… Mitch Sullivan
In episode 2 of Wave’s new Talent Matters podcast series, Wave CEO Dave Jenkins talks to a familiar voice in recruitment marketing, Mitch Sullivan. Their chat centres around recruiter branding, job ads as a crucial marketing function, the dilemma of speed versus quality that all recruiters face, and the importance of curating your own talent pool. Mitch Sullivan runs a hugely respected training academy, offering courses in copywriting for recruiters, and is the author of the brilliantly acerbic On Recruitment. Wave attracts talented candidates to recruitment agencies with three products that together form a complete solution for candidate attraction - WaveTrackR (data-powered multi-poster, analytics platform and application management system), WaveMedia (strategic media buying), and Recwebs (professionally designed recruitment websites to showcase your brand).
32:57
June 29, 2022
EP201 | Tips to improve recruitment & the importance of recruitment events | Dave talks to... Louise Triance from UK Recruiter
In episode 1 of Wave’s new Talent Matters podcast series, Wave CEO Dave Jenkins talks to a leading authority in the recruitment industry, Louise Triance. Their chat centres around finding a USP as a recruiter, the importance of building a community, the return of in-person events, and the positive feel that the industry has right now. Louise Triance is a recruitment industry connector, owner and founder of UK Recruiter, event specialist, and of course experienced podcast host herself. Wave attracts talented candidates to recruitment agencies with three products that together form a complete solution for candidate attraction - WaveTrackR (data-powered multi-poster, analytics platform and application management system), WaveMedia (strategic media buying), and Recwebs (professionally designed recruitment websites to showcase your brand).
24:57
June 16, 2022
EP07 | Optimising your job ads to stand out
In Episode 7 of our Talent Matters webinar series, Dave Jenkins is joined by guest Daniel Fellows, CVO of Get-Optimal, where they talk about the importance of job ad optimisation in order to reach diverse talent.   // ABOUT DANIEL FELLOWS Daniel founded Get-Optimal in order to rescue the humble job ad and propel it to greatness. With a background in both tech and marketing, working for international organisations, most recently Indeed, Daniel recognised a need for software that analyses and optimises job advert copy for SEO, gender bias and diversity. // ABOUT WAVE We want to help people to attract the right talent using data and marketing experience – we’ll tell it how it is with no fluff or tomfoolery.   We recognise the opportunities in the market but we remain focused on the way to help companies source the talent they need in the fastest, and easiest manner.  Creating a world where talent is never missed.
52:28
November 15, 2020
EP06 | Marketing your way through 2020
In episode 6 of our Talent Matters webinars, Dave Jenkins is joined by guest Richard Williams, Global Head of Marketing at Austin Fraser, where they discuss the importance of marketing your recruitment business to stay ahead of the game. When the pandemic took hold and the world stopped, Richard and his team kept going, doubling down on the marketing activity to maintain growth across Austin Fraser’s international operations.   // ABOUT RICHARD WILLIAMS As Global Head of Marketing for tech recruiters Austin Fraser, Richard is responsible for the marketing function and brand building across the recruitment consultancy’s nine offices in the UK, Germany and the USA.  // ABOUT WAVE We want to help people to attract the right talent using data and marketing experience – we’ll tell it how it is with no fluff or tomfoolery.   We recognise the opportunities in the market but we remain focused on the way to help companies source the talent they need in the fastest, and easiest manner.   Creating a world where talent is never missed.
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October 25, 2020
EP05 | Pivoting your agency to survive and grow through Covid
In the fifth episode in our series of Talent Matters webinars, Dave Jenkins was joined by guest Ashby Jenkins, founder of Ashby Jenkins Recruitment, to talk about the way the team dealt with the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic and how pivoting their agency was crucial to ensure they didn’t just survive but continued to grow. They also discussed the importance of promoting diversity within recruitment in order to help improve equal opportunities across the sector. // ABOUT ASHBY JENKINS Having previously worked as a corporate fundraiser for two charities, Ashby Jenkins has a deep passion for the sector. She moved into recruitment in 2014 and in 2018 founded Ashby Jenkins Recruitment, working exclusively on not-for-profit sector recruitment. The agency specialises in matching all types of fundraisers, innovations specialists and digital marketers with a huge variety of UK-based charity fundraising jobs. // ABOUT WAVE We want to help people to attract the right talent using data and marketing experience – we’ll tell it how it is with no fluff or tomfoolery.   We recognise the opportunities in the market but we remain focused on the way to help companies source the talent they need in the fastest, and easiest manner.   Creating a world where talent is never missed.
39:29
October 18, 2020
EP04 | Recruitment post Furlough
On this episode of our Talent Matters Podcast, Dave Jenkins is joined by Kevin Green to discuss 'Recruitment post Furlough'.
42:42
October 04, 2020
EP03 | Jobs, the Recession and the Rise of Startups
On this episode of our Talent Matters Webinar, Dave Jenkins and Tom Mehmet discuss the official news of the UK recession and why recruitment agency startups are key to restart the economy.
20:22
August 23, 2020
EP02 | Talent Attraction in a Post Covid-19 World
In the second episode of our Talent Matters Webinar, Dave Jenkins and Tom Mehmet talk about the strategies recruiters can implement moving forward.  What we expect to happen with the job boards, how technology plays a role and is this the turning point for recruiters to start moving more into programmatic and performance-based advertising.
54:00
August 02, 2020
EP01 | Job Board Advertising during and post Covid-19
Wave's first Talent Matters Webinar, hosted by Dave Jenkins and Tom Mehmet, talked about the strategies recruiter should be implementing with their job board contracts.  At a massive 83%, job boards still account for the vast majority of posted jobs, proving that they continue to be the favoured platform for recruiters.  With Covid-19 affecting every single aspect of modern daily life and with the recruitment industry almost grinding to a halt, turning your recruitment strategy smarter has become more important than ever.
37:19
July 12, 2020