Not all superheroes wear capes and Natalie Firth falls slap-bang into that mold.
TaPod had the privilege of spending some time with Nat to learn what it's like to rebuild a Talent Function from the ground up.
When she arrived at Envato, it was a blank canvas and with the support of her 'c-suite' Nat set about reinvigorating and reimagining Envato's Talent Strategy and the results are nothing short of brilliant. So, if Talent - where you live - is tired, check out what Nat's got to say. We're sure you'll find some nuggets of gold!
Thanks to Equidi for your support.
Tapod sits down with Natalie Flynn - Founder of Equidi and winner of the Innovation Lab at the Australian Talent Conference & Paula Croeser - Client Solutions Director at Hays RPO.
Nat blew the audience away with her pitch on Equidi - it really is a game-changer in managing gender pay gap.
Hays have been sponsoring the Innovation Lab for a number of years and it's fantastic to hear Paula's thoughts, not only on Equidi, but also the opportunities provided via Hays' support of past winners. This is a really interesting ep and gives valuable DE&I insights into the growing challenge of pay discrepancies between genders.
It was early on Day 2 of the brilliant ATC in Sydney and (despite a raging hangover) we just had to catch up with Katrina Collier.
We have been itching (metaphorically, not literally) to speak with Katrina forever. Design-Thinking Facilitator... Speaker... Author and bloody Legend - Katrina is renowned for her 'no-holds-barred' attitude and forward-thinking in the TA/Recruitment industry.
In her own words she is on a mission to fix talent acquisition and candidate experience; often exacerbated by hybrid working. Katrina is one of 2 people globally delivering design-thinking workshops specifically for recruitment, helping companies fix the real issues preventing successful hiring. She is also a Mentor, Author of The Robot-Proof Recruiter, leader of The Collective, a global keynote speaker, and co-host of Hear The People.
Katrina is an Ambassador for Hope for Justice charity, and you’ll find her on LinkedIn and on Instagram & Twitter @KatrinaMCollier
There were many highlights of our catch-up but if we could break it down to just 2 words they are 'be curious.' This is your opportunity to shine; you may not get another - so have a listen and get inspired... we did.
Thanks to equidi for your support.
Fresh off their win in the 'Innovation of the Year' category at the ITAs, KPMG today launch their 'Talent Attraction & Recruitment Reimagined (TARR)' initiative.
Last week Tapod was lucky to attend the internal event, where the entire Talent Team was introduced to SmartRecruiters & Scout (the non-binary interactive careers bot). It was a day of real innovation and fun - hosted by Andrea Kirby.
Take a listen as some of the key players explain KPMG's journey through Talent innovation. It's amazing.
Thanks to equidi for your support of Tapod.
Fresh from her triumph as MC for the ATC - Sarah Purches shares her thoughts on what makes a good job ad with us here at TaPod.
When we put it out to our network 'who should we speak to about writing really good job ads?' Sarah's name came up time and time again... and she doesn't disappoint.
So... what does make a good job ad... especially in a candidate-driven environment? How do you cut through the noise and achieve a higher response rate? This is really helpful advice.
Well... you asked and you shall receive! A very controversial Job Ad - specifically advertising for Agency Recruiters came to our (and everyone else's) attention recently. We hunted down the man behind the ad - Michael Edelstein (Probably Australia's Best Accounting Recruiter and Founder at Recruitment Expert) to do a TaPod deep-dive.
Michael is an eloquent and commercially savvy Recruitment Agency Owner who has very clear ideas about what works in the industry. Is he driving extra traffic through controversy? Or has he hit on the 'special-sauce' formula on what makes a great recruitment ad? You be the judge.
We found that the podcast raised a few extra questions... Like, how important is it to filter out candidates at the Job Ad level? And can a job ad have a positive or negative impact on your employer brand?
Buckle in and come along for the journey.
This week on TaPod we speak with the oracle of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Recruitment - Kris Clelland.
Did you know that 56% of businesses in the APAC region have no Talent Strategy at all? And of the ones that do... 76% have zero... that's right zero DE&I recruitment strategies in place. We have to do better and Kris shows us exactly how to do better. From defining & implementing strategy... to the tech that supports it - this is a must-listen episode if you are serious about bringing diversity into your workplace.
Thanks to Flare for your support this month.
On our special episode this month, TaPod speaks with Harry Godber from Flare.
Harry is an amazing individual - he helped establish the Australian Space Agency (yes you heard right) and now he runs strategy at Flare.
Did you know that 75% of employees value benefits and financial advice in the workplace, yet less than 1/3 of employers provide these services?
In an environment where we are all competing for the best talent and more importantly competing to KEEP our best talent don't you think that catering to what 75% of employees want is a good start?
It's a nice short episode and is jam-packed with great advice. Get around it.
This week on TaPod we catch up with the enigmatic Sophie Mexted. Beginning her working life 'Below Deck' on a super-yacht, Sophie has evolved into a 'super' Talent Professional, winning the prestigious ITA Award for Corporate Talent Professional of the Year.
Championing the #YouAreRemarkable program internally at #Youi to designing and delivering innovative recruitment campaigns, Sophie is a breath of fresh air and someone we can all learn a thing or 2 from.
So, get ready to sail into the stormy seas of #Talent with Sophie - we'll bring the life jackets.
Thanks to Flare for your continued support.
In a world where sourcing has become more and more competitive (and bloody difficult), we catch up with Jess Jones - Head of Talent Acquisition ANZ & Global Talent Sourcing Leader at Toll Group this week on TaPod to help us make sense of it all...
Not only is Jess one of the most fun guests we've ever had, but she really (I mean really) knows her stuff. From Talent Communities to Internal Mobility to Sourcing - Jess provides gold nugget after gold nugget of recruitment tips for all levels. Here's an example... 'We haven't got any business recruiting externally if we haven't done it effectively internally first...'
And what about her description of the ITAs? 'It was like a professionally run Bucks !'
What a wordsmith! And what a Leader!
Thanks to Flare for your continued support.
Today on TaPod we catch up with Mick Bradfield - Director of Talent Acquisition - Global Tech, Digital & DNA at Adidas.
From leading Talent Teams in Dubai, New York & Australia, Mick has learned a thing or two about high performance. And when you throw in the Global Sports juggernaut Adidas - it takes it to a whole different level.
We speak DE&I and the challenge of managing global teams across different time zones and Mick takes it all in his stride. He's fun... down to earth... but best of all he has wisdom.
Thanks to Flare for your support.
This week on TaPod we catch up with Toby Marshall from Stable & Wise. Toby is an Ageism Warrior and it's part of the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion conundrum that we ALL need to do better in.
The 4 Myths of Mature Workers are: they have health problems, they are Technophobes, they are too expensive and they are less intelligent and creative than younger workers. It's all bull shit and Toby explains why... We have a laugh but there is a real serious undertone. Please have a listen.
Thanks to Flare for your support.
It's time for the monthly sponsor catch-up, but this one's a little bit different. We sat down with not 1... not 2... but 6 of the APAC Smart Recruiters Team!
We discussed the ITAs, ATSs and basically anything with a 3 letter acronym!
It was fun with a few nuggets thrown in for good measure.
This week on TaPod we sit down with our new best friend Bill Corbett from Stanley Black & Decker. This guy is a superstar! Not only has he recently led a track on Talentpooling & Mobility at the Tru event in Sydney, but he also ran in the Sydney Running Festival whilst juggling duties at Stanley Black & Decker with Parental Leave... and he still found time to speak to us!
We drill down into Bill's thoughts & tips on talentpooling and mobility and at the same time help Lauren deal with her dodgy home renovations.
It's fun & manic - just the way we like it.
Thanks to Smart recruiters for your support.
Laura White has been a great friend to TaPod over the years and her win at the ITAs was one of the most popular of the night. We catch up with her to discuss the changing face of Talent Acquisition and what leadership means in the post-COVID era.
She's very clever... undeniably witty and about to bring her first mini-me into the world. We love her and you will too!
Thanks to Smart Recruiters for your support this month.
This week on TaPod we meet with Hana Zawodny - New Zealand's only Burnout Specialist. With a background in recruitment (and a husband who still recruits), Hana has her finger on the pulse of our industry and the unique challenges and stressful environments we face every single day.
We love Hana... and you will too. She simplifies the emotions behind anxiety & burnout and helps us break it all down into little bite-sized chunks we can chew up and spit out.
PS. we also get to psycho-analyse Lauren and that's always fun!
Thanks to Smart Recruiters for your ongoing support of our podcast.
TaPod has spent the better half of 2 years pursuing the ever-elusive Mitch King and we finally pinned him down. Mitch regularly 'breaks the Linkedin algorithm' with his undeniable brand of humour mixed with gold nuggets of recruitment wisdom.
Mitch is a strong advocate for right place/right time humour in the workplace and also understands the mental health pressures that recruiters face every day.
There aren't many careers where you have 2 sets of often competing clients that you are trying to satisfy day in/day out - and it's hard...
If you don't follow Mitch on LinkedIn we suggest you do - you'll thank us for it!
Thanks so much to Smart Recruiters for your support this month.
Adam Gordan is one smart cookie... and on TaPod this week we get to sit down and talk all things 'Talent Pipelining.'
Did you know that your 'ranked talent pipeline of candidates from last week is no longer relevant and those who weren't relevant last week may be back in vogue this week?'
But how do you know? This is exactly what we look at in this discussion. It's really interesting and will have you look at your candidate data very differently.
Thanks to Noble Agency for all your brilliant support.
On Tapod today we sit down with this month's sponsor Ben Da Costa from Noble Agency to hear more about Recruitment Marketing. Ben is very smart (much smarter than Lauren and Craig) and we learn a heap about how we can use the power of recruitment marketing to drive candidate flow. There's something in it for all of us and your talent function will benefit.
This week on TaPod we are spoilt rotten when Matt Alder - The World's Most Popular TA Podcaster drops by to spend some time with us. With over 450 episodes produced, The Recruiting Future Podcast is a Global Phenomenon and a must-listen in our industry.
Matt shares with us his favourite topics and what he believes are the greatest challenges for TA over the next 2 years.
We learned a lot & you will too.
Thanks to Noble Agency for your fantastic support.