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Innovation and futurology in Recruiting, Recruitment Marketing and HR Technology. Matt Alder interviews thought leaders who are influencing and changing an industry

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Innovation and futurology in Recruiting, Recruitment Marketing and HR Technology. Matt Alder interviews thought leaders who are influencing and changing an industry

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Helpful and inspiring

By tommye w-c - Jul 22 2019
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Great podcast! Each episode has actionable tips and insight. Seriously subscribe! It’s amazing!

Awesome show!

By CJThomas6 - Jul 22 2019
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If you’re in HR this show is a must listen! Love Matt’s topics and the guests he brings on.

iTunes Ratings

41 Ratings
Average Ratings
36
4
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1

Helpful and inspiring

By tommye w-c - Jul 22 2019
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Great podcast! Each episode has actionable tips and insight. Seriously subscribe! It’s amazing!

Awesome show!

By CJThomas6 - Jul 22 2019
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If you’re in HR this show is a must listen! Love Matt’s topics and the guests he brings on.
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The Recruiting Future Podcast Covering Innovation in HR and Recruitment

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Rank #1: Ep 184: Strategic Recruiting

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As we all know recruiting is currently going through a massive period of evolution. Skill shortages, different ways of working and changes in the way we communicate are all contributing to the need for recruiting to be more strategic. But what does an effective recruiting strategy look like in 2019?

My guest this week is Mark Duebel, Global Technical Recruiter at Elastic Search. Elastic is facing some really interesting recruiting challenges which they are addressing in a very strategic way.

In the interview we discuss:

• The unique nature of Elastic's recruiting challenges

• The problems of marketing distributed jobs with no fixed location

• Dealing with a high level of inbound applications in a human way while keeping the bar high

• Elastic's "source code" culture

• Structured recruiting processes

• The role of automation and technology

Mark also talks us through the move from reactive to strategic recruiting and his thoughts on the future direction of talent acquisition at Elastic

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May 07 2019

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Rank #2: Ep 204: Recruiting In A Highly Competitive Market

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Whenever I'm talking to companies about their recruitment challenges, one area that comes up time and time again is recruiting enterprise salespeople, particularly in the tech sector.

My guest this week is someone who can give us a hiring manager's perspective from one of the most competitive locations in the world for this type of talent.

Angie Jongejan is a Director of Sales for SurveyMonkey in San Mateo, California. It was great to hear her share some insights into SurveyMonkey's approach to recruiting and retention in their highly competitive talent market.

In the interview, we discuss:

• SurveyMonkey's three main recruiting challenges

• The importance of providing a fantastic candidate experience

• Ensuring alignment between the recruitment team and hiring managers

• Sourcing jams

• The role of surveys and acting on feedback

Angie also shares her thoughts on what is next for SurveyMonkey.

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Aug 21 2019

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Rank #3: Ep 223: The Future For Recruiters

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This is a podcast about the future of recruiting, and perhaps the one topic we've neglected to cover very often is the future of recruiters.

To redress the balance my guest this week is Amy Schultz, Director of Talent Acquisition at LinkedIn. LinkedIn has recently published a research report titled "The future of recruiting, the 7 ways your role will change" and it's great to be able to get Amy's practitioner perspective on the findings.

In the interview, we discuss:

• What is the current state of the talent market and how is this affecting recruiting as a profession

• How the role of a recruiter going to change

• The three skills that will redefine recruiting

• What recruitment teams should be doing to keep up with rapidly changing business needs

• The essential metrics recruiters should be tracking and why

• The role of technology

Amy also shares her key advice to recruiting professionals on how they can be ready for the future.

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Nov 08 2019

19mins

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Rank #4: Ep 211: How To Be A Great Speaker

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In recent times there has been an explosion in the number of conferences, webinars and indeed podcasts aimed at the talent acquisition audience. The kind of peer to peer learning these platforms are driving is incredibly useful and therefore, extremely popular. However, this only all works if there a steady flow of practitioners who are prepared to step up and share their story and I know this is something that many people find challenging.

My guests this week are Audra Knight, senior manager of employer branding at Foundation Medicine and Katrina Kibben the founder and CEO of Three Ears Media.

Audra and Katrina are both fantastic speakers who have some brilliant advice to share with anyone who either wants to get started or be better at speaking.

In the interview, we discuss:

• Why a talent acquisition professional would want to get involved with speaking

• How to get started

• How to find speaking opportunities

• How to pitch to speak

• Should speakers be paid?

• How to prepare

• Dealing with nerves

• Most common speaking mistakes

• The importance of preparation

Audra and Katrina also talk about the favourite presentations they have given.

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Sep 24 2019

34mins

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Rank #5: Ep 146: Innovation And Change

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The only constant thing in business today is change and very often just keeping up with that chance can take up all of a recruiting team's time. With innovation being so crucial for competitive talent advantage, how can talent acquisition professionals make sure they are innovating against a background of changing objectives, goals and expectations?

My guest this week is Anastacia Flores, Director of Recruiting for Pipeline Development, Systems and Operations at Pandora. Pandora is a company working in a rapidly changing industry where there is enormous competition for talent.

In the interview we discuss:

What does recruiting look like at Pandora and what are the biggest challenges

How do you keep pace with innovation?

The importance of data integrity and up to date talent pipelines

Metrics and KPIs to evaluate partnerships with hiring managers

Embedding company principles within the recruiting team

The importance of flexibility and partnership in recruitment technology

Anastacia also share what she is excited about for the future and underlines the critical importance of podcasts!

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Sep 14 2018

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Rank #6: Ep 144: Finding Great Talent At Speed And Scale

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The pace of change in business seems to get quicker every day. Disruption is everywhere, and companies are having to be ever more agile and ever more flexible. This means that many Talent Acquisition teams are having to work at an unprecedented pace and deal with challenges that are continually evolving.

My guest this week is Ronan Mooney, Chief of Staff and Head of HR for Web Summit. Web Summit is currently in massive scale-up mode and Ronan has some brilliant insights to share on dealing with hyper growth and rapid change.

In the interview we discuss:

• The recruitment challenges of a scale up business

• Developing a recruiting team which is fit for purpose

• Managing stakeholder's time

• Metrics and monitoring

• The importance of an honest pitch and recruitment process

• How expert recruiters can build credibility in 30 seconds

• Recruiting with no established employer brand.

Ronan also gives us his take on recruiting technology and shares what he is looking forward to the most about attending the Hiring Success conference in Berlin in September.

More details on the Hiring Success Conference

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Aug 31 2018

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Rank #7: Ep 235: A Model Candidate Experience

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It seems like we have been talking about the candidate experience forever, and while some employers have made progress in improving things, there is still a long way to go. One of the issues has always been the lack of a recognised model to explain and then consequently strategically address the candidate experience.

I was therefore delighted to hear that Exaqueo, Career Crossroads and The Talent Board have been working in partnership with several Fortune 500 employers to develop a new employee lifecycle and candidate experience model. To tell us all about this, my guest this week is Susan LaMotte, Founder and CEO of Exaqueo.

In the interview, we discuss:

• Process versus experience

• Phases of the candidate experience

• The unification of candidate experience and employee experience

• Why so few employers are fixing their candidate experience

• Measurement

• Source of influencer versus source of hire

• Talking points and messaging for employee referrals

• Employer Brand

Susan also talks about the role of technology and the importance of the Candidate Experience Awards.

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Dec 23 2019

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Rank #8: Ep 176: Evidence Based Recruiting

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It is fantastic to see the increasing use of data-informed strategies in talent acquisition. However, while the industry is making progress in this area, generally there is still a lot more to be done when it comes to the use of data in recruitment marketing. Most recruitment marketing is not as sophisticated targeted or optimised as it can be, and that's a real problem for employers.

My guest this week is Theo Smith recruitment manager at The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. NICE is an organisation with research and data at its core and Theo has been doing a great job at bringing an evidence-based approach to their recruitment marketing.

In the interview we discuss:

• NICE's recruiting challenges and how they have changed over the last few years

• Evidence based recruiting and the power of in-depth research

• Reaching out to new communities of talent.

• Simple sources of talent audience data

• A/B testing to increase quality conversions

• The importance of specific language in job titles and keywords

Theo also talks about segmenting candidate journeys and the future of recruiting technology.

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Mar 27 2019

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Rank #9: Ep 188: The Future Of Recruiters

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As automation continues to build at a relentless pace across pretty much every business sector, the debate about the potential robotic future of recruiting is intensifying.

Who better to discuss this topic with than my guest this week, Jim Stroud. Jim has been a frontline corporate recruiter, is a pioneer of sourcing and a prodigious producer of content. He is currently VP Product Evangelist North America at ClickIQ and is a keen researcher into both the future of recruiting and the future of work.

In the interview we discuss:

• What recruiters will be doing in the future and why they will be doing it better than machines

• The importance of personal brand in recruiting

• How global privacy concerns are changing the nature of sourcing

• The critical importance of employer brand

• Why programmatic advertising is the future.

Jim also shares some stories about automation and human augmentation currently being seen in the workplace.

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May 23 2019

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Rank #10: Ep 207: Explaining AI In Recruiting (Part 1)

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The role of AI and machine learning in recruiting technology continues to provoke both debate and confusion. What benefits do these technologies current bring and how much of the current narrative is just marketing spin? What will they make possible in the future, and what are the risks and dangers we need to be aware of right now?

To help answer these questions, in the next two episodes of the show I'll be asking two genuine experts in AI for recruiting to share their knowledge.

First up is Megan Butler, a research analyst in AI for HR. Megan was part of my live panel back in episode 200, so it is brilliant to have the chance to talk to her in more depth.

In the interview, we discuss:

• Is AI in recruiting what it is hyped up to be?

• How to get the benefits and mitigate the risks

• The fine line between analytics and machine learning

• Matching and assessment

• The importance of process

• Bias

Megan also shares her thoughts on the future of AI in recruiting and the importance of taking controlled risks.

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Sep 01 2019

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Rank #11: Ep 147: The Evolution Of Assessment

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I was looking back through the past episodes of the show recently, and I realised that very few of them had been dedicated to the critical evolution of methods and technology in assessment.

To help me put this right my guest this week is Bas Van De Haterd. Bas is an independent consultant and self-declared professional snoop. He has spent the last couple of years doing a deep dive into emerging assessment technologies and has some fantastic insights to share.

In the interview we discuss:

• How a real-life selection problem prompted his research

• The limited predictive value of the CV

• The difference in the speed of evolution and the rate of adoption of assessment technology

• Why traditional assessment methodologies are not scientifically valid

• The four categories of assessment tools

• Examples of companies who have abandoned CVs for a more up to date approach

• Advice to employers on choosing and implementing new methods of assessment

Bas also gives us his view on the future and explains why integration will be crucial.

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Sep 22 2018

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Rank #12: Ep 150: Are We Good Enough?

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150 episodes, another milestone reached! A huge thank you to everyone who has listened, subscribed and supported the show over the last three years; I couldn't have got to this point without you. To celebrate the 150th episode, I wanted to showcase a slightly different format that I have been working on for a while. This week's episode is slightly longer, features a number of interviews and takes a real deep dive into its topic.

The topic I'm exploring this time around is recruiting capability in collaboration with experienced resourcing leader John Wallace who has previous lead recruiting teams at RBS, Barclays and Tesco Bank. In the episode you will find:

• The reasons why we are asking whether talent acquisition is good enough

• An interview with Simon Rutter, former Global Employer Brand Director at Takeda, about his experiences as a job seeker

• An interview with Fiona Alder, an experienced board level director in the drink industry, about her experience of recruiting as a hiring manager

• An interview with Craig Donaldson, CEO of Metro Bank PLC, about his strategic vision for recruiting as a function

• Mine and John's thoughts on the steps that need to be taken to improve talent acquisition

Download our free mini whitepaper "The Anatomy Of The Resourcing Leader."

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Oct 06 2018

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Rank #13: Ep 175: The Structure Of Digital Transformation

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In my recent interview with Tom Goodwin in Ep 172 of the show, we both agreed that the importance of hiring and developing the right talent for digital transformation is not discussed widely enough. This is a critical topic for me, and I really want to explore it in more detail over the coming weeks.

My guest on this week's show is Dorothee El Khoury from strategic consultancy The Hackett Group. Dorothee is their HR Practice lead and has done a huge amount of work benchmarking the structural changes HR and Recruiting have to go through to deliver the talent and skills required for Digital Transformation.

In the interview we discuss:

• The Hackett's Group's methodology for identifying and monitoring trends

• Why HR is critical to Digital Transformation

• How structures, roles and responsibilities are changing

• The rise of recruitment marketing

• The automation of processes and the future role of humans

• Talent concierges and employer relationship managers

• People analytics

• The rate of adoption of digital technologies by HR and Recruiting

Dorothee also talks about some of the barriers to change and the danger of digital overload.

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Mar 18 2019

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Rank #14: Ep 227: Challenging Recruiting Norms

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Despite an influx of technology over the last 20 years, the fundamentals of recruiting haven't really been disrupted. So how should we be challenging recruiting norms which no longer deliver what employers need and are process and mindset more important than technology?

To help me answer these questions, and more besides, my guest this week is Matt Buckland making a welcome return to the show. Matt is currently Founder and Head Of Talent at Rainmaking Venture Studio and has been experimenting with some new approaches to make hiring fairer and more effective.

In the interview, we discuss:

• The importance of challenging assumptions

• Using data to uncover bias and why bias is a loaded word

• Anonymous testing

• Why process is critical

• Making culture and mindset shifts rather than relying on techniques and technologies

• Matt also talks about the recruiter networking group DBR and shares his thoughts on the future of recruiting.

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Nov 27 2019

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Rank #15: Ep 189: Responding To A Changing Talent Market

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Talent acquisition is difficult. Companies are changing, talent markets are changing, technology is changing, and for many employers, the transactional model of recruiting is no longer delivering.

So what is working and how should talent acquisition professionals be driving change within their business? My guest this week is someone with the insights to answer these questions. Allyn Bailey is talent acquisition transformation manager at Intel, and she has some very interesting experiences to share.

In the interview, we discuss:

• Intel's talent acquisition challenges

• How the talent market is changing and how talent acquisition needs to change

• Why the transactional model of recruiting is broken

• Building relationships for the lifetime of someone's career

• The infinity loop

• The role of technology

• Why talent acquisition is using the wrong metrics

• How to drive change and promote adoption internally

Allyn also talks about designing Intel's candidate experience and their plans for the future.

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May 29 2019

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Rank #16: Ep 195: Supercharged Referral Hiring

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We've covered the topic of referral hiring a few times on the podcast before; however, it is definitely something to keep revisiting as many employers still aren't using referral hiring to its full potential.

My guest this week is Dakota Younger, Founder and CEO of referral based hiring solution Boon. In our conversation, we do a deep dive into what makes referral hiring work, its advantages, disadvantages and enormous future potential.

In the interview, we discuss:

• The techniques Dakota used to achieve 84% of hires via referrals in his recruitment business.

• The advantages of referral hiring

• The reasons why many employers are still missing out in this area.

• The vital importance of process and communication

• The role of rewards and bounties

• The balance between humans and technology in today's referral hiring process

• The negative aspects of referral hiring and how to mitigate them

Dakota also talks about the role of relationships and employer brand as well as sharing his vision for the future of referral hiring.

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Jul 04 2019

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Rank #17: Ep 169: Reinventing Job Advertising

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Next month I will have been working in digital recruitment marketing for 20 years, and yes that does make me feel old! Over those two decades, there has been a tremendous amount of change. Despite this though the simplest unit of recruitment advertising, the job posting, has remained stubbornly the same for most of this time.

However, things are finally changing as new technologies, and media platforms enter the market. To get us up to speed with everything that is going on, my guest this week is Richard Collins from programmatic job advertising platform ClickIQ.

In the interview we discuss:

• Why the shift in this marketing is suddenly accelerating

• What happens when job boards don't deliver

• How are Google and Facebook developing their recruitment advertising offerings

• How to make job advertising work in social media and search engines

• Converting more passive job seekers

• The role of Chatbots

• Which metrics do you optimise against?

Richard also shares the results he is seeing from implementing this approach and gives us his view on the future.

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Feb 22 2019

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Rank #18: Ep 198: Building Recruiter Capability

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With talent acquisition continuously changing and evolving, making sure your recruiters have the right skills is critical for employer hiring success. But what are the skills needed, what should recruiters be doing develop them, and how should their employers be supporting this process?

My guest this week is Rachel Dalboth Strategy and Capability Director for the Forum For In House Recruitment Managers, otherwise known as The Firm. The Firm is a collaborative support community for in house recruiters and has recently done several very interesting research projects around recruiter capability.

In the interview we discuss:

• The FIRM and its work

• The definition of recruiter capability

• The critical skills in house recruiters need in 2019 and how they currently measure up against them.

• When confidence is overconfidence

• Typical areas for development

• How the growth of technology is changing the type of skills which are needed

Rachel also shares what she is seeing the best employers doing to build capability and gives more details on how companies can get involved with The Firm.

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Jul 17 2019

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Rank #19: Ep 194: Recruiting Automation In Action

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As the debates about recruiting automation rumble on, it is easy sometimes to lose sight of the fact that automation isn't actually all about technology.

My guest this week is Brandon Batt, Director Of People Operations at Four Foods Group. Four Food Groups put recruiting automation in place a few years ago using some simple tech tools that anyone can access. Since then they've learnt a lot about the balance between humans and technology, making this a fascinating case study that everyone can learn from

In the interview we discuss:

• The challenges of recruiting in a candidate driven market

• Brandon's DIY approach to reducing friction in the recruiting process

• Building a central recruiting function

• Pairing the human aspect with the technology aspect in recruiting

• Why it is easier to cancel on a robot

Four food's talent experience and employer brand

Brandon also discusses what has surprised him the most during his Four Food's journey and talks about their future plans and challenges.

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Jun 24 2019

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Rank #20: Ep 201: Accessing New Pools Of Talent

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The relentless march of digital transformation means that many employers are having to find ways of reaching out to new pools of talent to attract different types of people into their businesses. No company is immune from this and even established technology companies are having to rethink their talent acquisition strategies.

My guest this week is Andreea Nicolescu Employer Branding and HR Communication Manager and at Temenos. Temenos is a market-leading Fintech business and has developed cutting edge strategies in both talent acquisition and talent management to facilitate digital transformation.

In the interview, we discuss:

• The recruiting challenges at TemenosAccessing New Pools Of Talent

• Attracting digital natives into roles that previously did not exist

• Moving from a transactional to a proactive model of talent acquisition

• Switching to new technologies to support the talent acquisition strategy

• The right candidates not the right number of candidates

• Engaging with new talent pools via targeted advertising

• Getting ROI by engaging, tracking and optimising

• Developing talent via academies and boot camps

Andreea also talks about diversity in the workforce and what is next for Temenos.

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Jul 31 2019

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