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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

35 Ratings
Average Ratings
32
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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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Innovation and futurology in Recruiting, Recruitment Marketing and HR Technology. Matt Alder interviews thought leaders who are influencing and changing an industry

Rank #1: Ep 162: Talent Insights From LinkedIn

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It's that time of year when everyone is publishing their predictions for 2019. Will AI finally take over? Will Blockchain dominate? Well, the only way to really find out is to wait and see. As my contribution to the end of year prediction frenzy I'm going to dedicate the next two episodes of the show to some key areas I think Talent Acquisition professionals will be focusing on in 2019.

In this episode, I want to look at data and insights. This is a big topic that I will dive into in more details in future shows but, in the meantime, who better to give us a sense of the art of the possible than Eric Owski, Director, Product Management Talent Insights at Linkedin.

In the interview we discuss:

• Why LinkedIn waited so long to launch a Talent Insights product

• Using data to find and recruit in-demand talent

• Using data insights to measure the comparative strength of employer brands

• Use cases for talent insights and the successes forward thinking employer are already achieving.

• Using data to optimise recruitment marketing budgets and set hiring manager expectations

Eric also shares some advice on how Talent Acquisition teams can get started using data strategically, and he also shares some of LinkedIn's future plans for this area.

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Dec 14 2018

19mins

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Rank #2: 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

24mins

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Rank #3: Ep 163: Success With Google For Jobs

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If you listened to the last episode, you will know that I'm ending the year by highlighting two of the areas I believe talent acquisition professionals will be focusing on in 2019. In that episode, we looked at data, in this episode I want to explore SEO.

SEO has always been prominent in digital marketing, but if we're 100% honest, it has never really been a big focus for recruitment marketing. The ongoing rollout of Google For Jobs is, however, going to provide those employers who do decide to have a focus on SEO with a significant competitive advantage.

My guest this week is Venkat Janapareddy, Founder and CEO of Jobiak, an AI-based recruitment marketing platform for Google For Jobs.

In the interview we discuss:

• What is Google For Jobs and which countries currently have access

• Why are job boards currently dominating and what is stopping employers taking full advantage of the system?

• How is Google ranking jobs and what can employers do to improve their ranking?

• What results are we seeing?

• The vital importance of detailed and well-written job copy

• Is Google For Jobs allowing employers to access a broader audience?

Venkat also gives us a summary of his top Google For Jobs tips and his predictions for what is coming in 2019

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Dec 21 2018

18mins

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Rank #4: Ep 171: The Evolution Of Employer Branding

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Long term listeners to the show will know how critically important I feel employer branding is to talent acquisition. Unfortunately though I still see lots of companies treating employer branding as a surface level marketing exercise rather than giving it the strategic depth it requires.

I'm pleased to welcome employer branding consultant Neil Harrison as my guest this week to discuss what employers should be doing to build a compelling brand in 2019. Neil has over a decade of experience running major employer branding projects and has some great insights to share.

In the interview we discuss:

  • How the practice of employer branding has developed in the last ten years
  • The relationship between employer branding and marketing within organisations
  • Why employer brands need to continuously evolve and can't just be a snapshot in time
  • The critical importance of research
  • The danger of creating a non-authentic employer brand

Neil also shares some practical examples of employer branding in action and gives us his view on its future evolution.

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Mar 01 2019

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Rank #5: Ep 166: The Power Of Employee Advocacy

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Employee Advocacy is something I've seen used very effectively to promote employer brands and solve recruiting challenges. Despite its apparent effectiveness, it is still not a technique that is being widely used in Talent Acquisition.

So how do you use Employee Advocacy effectively and how can technology help? To help us find the answers, my guest this week is Andrew Seel, CEO of Qubist. Qubist work with a number of employers on employee advocacy for talent acquisition and Andrew has some great insights to share.

In the interview we discuss:

• What is employee advocacy and what does and employer advocacy platform do?

• What recruitment challenges can employee advocacy solve

• The vital importance of trust, transparency and personal connection

• The importance of senior stakeholder buy-in

• How do you drive consistent participation?

Andrew also talks through the work Qubist have recently done with The John Lewis Partnership and gives his view of what the future looks like for employee advocacy.

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Feb 06 2019

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Rank #6: Ep 127: The Future Of LinkedIn

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t's fair to say that if you work in Talent Acquisition, then Linkedin plays a big part in your working life. Understanding how LinkedIn view the future of both their product and of recruiting in general is something I know most of you will be very interested in.

Very happy to say that my guest this week is John Jersin, Head of Product for LinkedIn Talent Solutions

In the interview we discuss:

• How LinkedIn has evolved in the last few years

• How technology is helping companies be smarter about who and how they hire

• Using AI to predict talent retention

• The capability of LinkedIn's new Talent Insights product

• The future role of recruiters in the face of advancing technology

• Will LinkedIn finally replace the resume?

Jon also shares LinkedIn plans for the rest of 2018 and gives us his view on the longer term future for talent acquisition.

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May 11 2018

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Rank #7: Ep 218: Better Job Descriptions

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We talk a lot about the poor quality of job postings with many just being a cut and paste version of the internal job description. However, we should also be talking about the poor quality of job descriptions themselves, many of which are put together in haste with little thought round impact and outcome.

To give us a different perspective, my guest this week is Kate Leto, a well-known product management and transformation consultant. As well as sharing her thoughts on job descriptions, Kate also offers insights on how thinking like a product manager could help improve the talent acquisition process.

In the interview, we discuss:

• What is product management and what lessons might it have for talent acquisition

• The importance of recruiting for emotional intelligence

• Person organisational fit

• Using four simple questions to create effective job descriptions

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Oct 21 2019

17mins

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Rank #8: 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 #9: 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 #10: Ep 132: How To Think Differently About Talent Acquisition

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The pace of change in Talent Acquisition is speeding up. It's evident that those employers who can adapt the quickest will be the ones who get the best competitive advantage. But how do you drive fast change in a large corporation, especially one that operates globally?

My guest this week is Mike Brown, Vice President of Talent Acquisition for The Americas at Siemens. Siemens is implementing some new ways of thinking into their Talent Acquisition function which is allowing them to drive innovation, implement agile methodology and roll out a global ATS project in a very different way.

In the interview we discuss -

• The talent challenges that Siemens faces

• Siemens "TA Venture" initiative and how it is fostering collaborative global innovation

• What does Agile mean in Talent Acquisition

• Why Siemens are changing ATS and how they selected a new vendor

Mike also shares his advice to other employers on global ATS implementation and talks about what is next for Talent Acquisition at Siemens.

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Jun 15 2018

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Rank #11: Ep 158: The Impact Of Employer Branding

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Employer Branding continues to be a hugely popular topic for discussion in the talent acquisition industry, probably because so many employers find it difficult to do. So why should companies bother with employer branding, what impact does it actually have and how does it relate to the employee experience?

My guest this week is Toni Thompson, VP People & Talent at The Muse. Toni has some fantastic insights to share into the great work The Muse is doing on its employer brand and how this is directly impacting hiring and retention.

In the interview we discuss:

• The recruiting challenges The Muse faces

• The challenge of keeping an employer brand authentic as things change

• Using wow factors for a positive candidate experience

• What an EVP really is

• The relationship between employer brand and employee experience

• Why some employers find employer branding so difficult

• The measurable impact of employer brand on hiring and retention

Toni also talks about the role of technology and has some great advice to share on how employers can get started on strategic employer branding

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Nov 23 2018

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Rank #12: 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 #13: 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

29mins

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Rank #14: Ep 161: Change Management & Adoption

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The march of the new generation of recruitment technology continues unabated. 2018 has been a record year of investment in the space, and more and more employers are benefiting from the new tools and approaches. However change management, and user adoption are both critical to the success of any software implementation, and it seems slightly strange to me that there isn't more discussion and debate on these topics in our industry.

My guest this week is Lauren Addy, Director of national recruiting at Colonial Life. Colonial Life is a highly entrepreneurial organization with a decentralised model, and this was something that made their recent national ATS roll out particularly challenging. In our interview, Lauren shares some of the thinking and strategies they used round change management and user adoption to ensure it was a success.

In the interview we discuss:

• The particular talent acquisition challenges at Colonial Life and in the insurance industry in general

• How talent acquisition innovates to keep pace in such an entrepreneurial business

• Building a referral culture

• The importance of over communicating

• Designing bespoke user training

• Measuring success

• The importance of choosing the right technology partner

Lauren also shares some of the key lessons she learnt from their ATS roll out and tells us what she is looking forward to in the future

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Dec 06 2018

31mins

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Rank #15: Ep 219: Making Your Employer Brand Stand Out

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Employer branding has been the hot topic for the last several years as companies vie for competitive advantage in tight talent markets. But, despite all the focus, is employer branding actually getting worse and what do companies have to do to get noticed and connect with their talent audiences?

My guest this week is Ed Nathanson from Red Pill Talent, Ed has a vast amount of experience in helping build employer brands that stand out from the crowd and has some great practical tips to share.

In the interview, we discuss:

• How employer brand is changing

• Creating something meaning and memorable

• The danger of being vanilla

• Engagement as the ultimate measurement

• Message and marketing

Ed also talks about making brands stand out and share some examples of what great looks like

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Oct 25 2019

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Rank #16: 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 #17: Ep 142: The Real Trends In Recruiting Technology

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These days everyone seems to have a view on recruiting technology. But with the proliferation of new solutions that we are currently seeing, comes an increase in marketing spin and a battle for thought leadership amongst industry commentators which makes it difficult for employers to find the signal in so much noise.

So what is actually going on and what are the real trends that people need to be aware of? Who better to guide us through than someone who is responsible for actually building some of the software itself. Hessam Lavi is both the founder of Jobspotting and the Director of Product for SmartRecruiters.

In the interview we discuss:

• What is happening in recruiting technology in 2018

• The critical talent acquisition issues that technology is attempting to address

• Recruiting automation and the emergence of automated sourcing

• The evolution of recruitment advertising

• The vital importance of data

• The potential for bias in machine learning

Hessam also gives us his take on the future of recruiting technology and explains why recruiters should be optimistic about the evolution of their role.

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Aug 16 2018

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Rank #18: Ep 128: The Future Of Careers Sites

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The corporate careers site has now been with us for 20 years. In that time mobile devices and social media have revolutionised the way we experience the internet, and many employers have significantly changed the way they think about recruitment and employer branding. Despite this careers sites have changed very little in the same period, design trends have indeed moved on but fundamentality the functionality and user experience of the vast majority of careers sites has remained unchanged for two decades.

I've recently researched and published a whitepaper on the future of career sites and wanted to explore the topic further on this week's podcast. With that in mind, it is my absolute pleasure to welcome Ben Gledhill back to the show. Ben is currently Head of Resourcing for Yodel and has a growing reputation as a Talent Acquisition leader who likes to think differently. Ben has been involved in a number of careers site projects and has some great insights to share.

In the interview we discuss:

• The recruitment marketing challenges that Talent Acquisition professionals face

• The essential digital experience similarities between recruiting and e-commerce

• The role of technology and growing importance of Careers Site Platforms

• Producing compelling content and why it doesn't have to cost a fortune

• Getting business buy-in for Careers Site transformation

Ben also shares his vision for the future of corporate Careers Sites.

The Future Of Careers Site Whitepaper

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May 18 2018

19mins

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Rank #19: Ep 185: Talent Attraction and Talent Branding

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Regular listeners to the show will know how much I love strategic recruitment marketing that is based around effective storytelling. To me, it’s the future of talent acquisition and something every employer needs to be doing.

One company who I think does this brilliantly is Indeed, and I’m delighted to have Bryan Chaney their Director of Global Employer Branding as my guest this week. Bryan shares some brilliant insights into Indeed’s strategy and it really is a must listen for anyone working in talent acquisition.

In the interview we discuss:

• The unique recruiting challenges at Indeed

• Employer Branding versus Talent Branding

• Employer Brand strategy.

• Finding, curating and elevating stories that already exist and telling them in different ways.

• Creating an employee-generated content engine and influencer programme

• The relationship between talent acquisition and marketing

• Rebranding from talent acquisition to talent attraction

• Measuring success

• Cultural Add versus cultural fit

Bryan also shares his favourite employee story and talks about what’s next for talent acquisition and employer branding.

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May 11 2019

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Rank #20: Ep 138: The Future Of Job Boards

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Job Boards have been the mainstay of recruitment marketing for nearly 20 years now. In the last few years though there has been an unprecedented disruption in the job board market and with the current global roll out of Google For Jobs this disruption is intensifying.

So what's the future for job boards, what new models are emerging and how should employers be using them? To help answer these questions, my guest this week is Richard Collins, Co-Founder of ClickIQ. Richard is an extremely knowledgeable commentator on the job board industry, and I know you'll enjoy listening to his insights.

• In the interview we discuss:

• The current state of the job board market

• The shift to pay per click

• Reduction of advertising risk via real-time data

• The advantages of using technology to automate job board planning and buying

• The likely future of job boards

Richard also shares his advice on what employers should be doing to get the most value out of their job board strategies.

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Jul 20 2018

26mins

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