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Introducing SHL's
Talent Talks Podcast

Featuring conversations with experts on talent topics

The Ultimate Tool to Influence: Data

13 July 2021

​A new Talent Talks Podcast Series: Trendlines with Erin Crask and Lance Andrews. In this first episode of our series, we’ve invited Derek Hutchinson from Better Up to talk about how HR can use data visualization to tell their story, influence decision making, and grow their impact on the business.

How to Develop a Recruitment Program That Attracts Women to Your Tech Hiring Portfolio

08 June 2021

As diversity programs continue to progress across the workforce, Tech hiring recruiters are under pressure to hire more women into their open tech positions. In this episode, SHL’s Edgar Zapata and Xena’s Megan Gill share a vision and best practices for how to increase female talent into tech teams.

How to Use Data and Insight to Create a Talent Development Strategy

18 May 2021

​HR teams have an incredible amount of data, and now we are learning how to use technology to create insights from that data—or “People Insights”. The question remains, “What do we do with these insights?” In this episode, SHL’s Andrew Geake, and his guest, DSM’s Vinciane Klein discuss how to create a practical application of insights so that the people in your organization can truly develop, reach their potential, and transform your business.

How to Build a Culture of Consistent Innovation by Engaging the Intrepreneurials in Your Team

11 May 2021

Companies that innovate and disrupt their industries seem to be the most successful. Exec teams have been searching for the key to consistent innovation while also keeping business as usual functions running. In this episode, SHL’s Erin Crask speaks with her guest, EPSI’s André Durivage about how to engage the intrepreneurs of your company to build a true culture of innovation.

How to Create a Sense of Belonging in Your Company

4 May 2021

It seems like the whole world has embarked on a journey to create diverse and inclusive workforces and organizations, but what happens when these are achieved? In this episode, SHL’s Andrew Geake talks with FCSC’s Chief People Officer, David Blackburn, about how the journey of Diversity and Inclusion can lead to a sense of Belonging within your organization.

Why Candidate Feedback Matters in the Hiring Process

27 April 2021

Candidate feedback is a big deal – its been the buzz on the HR Tech content circuit for years. We know it can create a better experience for new employees and build stronger brands, and yet there are still countless examples where it is not being practiced. Why? In this episode, Sam Whiteman and Alex Sadler discuss Alex’s 5 month job search experience — drilling down into how recruiting teams can add candidate feedback into their everyday hiring practice.

How to Curb the Uncertainty in Your Tech Hiring Process and Build a Team of Talent with the Right Skills and Fit

20 April 2021

What do banks, Fitbits for cows, and Uber have in common? All of these products and/or industries are looking to expand their digital footprint to stay ahead of the competition and to remain relevant in the market. Finding skilled tech talent is difficult and it is hard to compete with tech giants! In this episode, SHL’s Edgar Zapata and Orange Quarter’s Angus Mackintosh discuss real-world examples of how companies of all sizes are creating successful tech teams with the right skills and fit!

How to Virtually Hire the Best Tech Talent

13 April 2021

Recruitment teams across the world have been gearing up to create virtual hiring processes that find the best tech talent. The 2020 pandemic forced the acceleration of those programs in ways not everyone was ready. In this episode, Lance Andrews, Edgar Zapata, and Philip Diaz discuss examples of how organizations solved for this challenge to quickly design a virtual hiring process without sacrificing the candidate experience or quality of hire.

How Learning Circles Can Boost Ongoing Development, Drive Collaboration, and Reduce Siloes in Your Organization

6 April 2021

Creating culture, remaining transparent, and idea-sharing is extremely difficult in a remote environment, but learning circles provide organizations with the tools to continue engaging employees during and beyond the pandemic. In this episode, Karen McLoughlin and Andrew Geake discuss how organizations can use learning circles to create purpose and connection across teams — boosting their internal culture while employees feel more support.

How to Avoid Tokenism and Increase an Inclusive Culture in Your Organization

30 March 2021

Diversity and inclusion are all the rage right now, but many organizations are struggling to understand how to get it right. In this episode, Sabrina Wijaya, Suraiya Rasheed, and Kristina Iniguez discuss the pitfalls of tokenism and give advice for how to effectively grow a culture of inclusion.

The CHRO Chat: How Do You Impact the Psychological Contract in Your Organization

23 March 2021

All HR teams struggle to understand the individual nature of a psychological contract and how to truly engage employees at work. In this episode, SHL’s CHRO, Teri Ellison chats with Mo’s CEO, Luke Fisher on why a psychological contract is tough, they share best practices and start to discuss the journey that organizations need to go through to engage and empower their businesses.

Why Personality Matters for Hiring and Developing Talent

16 March 2021

Personality Tests came under the fire this month when HBO released a documentary reviewing their impact on the workforce. In this episode, Andrew Geake and Karen McLoughlin challenge the assumptions of the documentary and discuss how personality tests can be incredibly beneficial for both the candidate and the company.

How Personality Tests Can Increase Diversity and Fairness within Your Hiring Process

9 March 2021

A recent HBO documentary focused on Personality Tests and the power they hold around bias for hiring practices. In this episode, Lance Andrews and Erin Crask discuss how recruiters can use Personality Tests to significantly increase fairness during the hiring process when working with the right tools.

How to Provide Support for Your Employees after a Organization Restructure

2 March 2021

Restructuring often happens during major changes that are caused by transformation or crisis, and the world has experienced a lot of that over the last year. In this episode, Andrew Geake and Karen McLoughlin talk about how to make sure your employees are supported and empowered in the midst of the difficult decisions made during redeployment.

Podcasts Featuring SHL Experts

The CandEs Shop Talk with Sam Whiteman

The CandEs Shop Talk Podcast welcomes Sam Whiteman, Head of Solutions at SHL, providing deep people insights to predict and drive workforce performance — and a proud CandE sponsor. Listen in on how improving candidate experience impacts recruiting and the business bottom line.

People Experience as a Science

We hear a lot about “experience” for candidates and for employees, but did you know there are some research-backed, scientific principles around how experiences are designed that can help us create better ones at work? SHL’s Erin Crask joins Ben Eubank for this HR Tech Talk.

The Early Careers Market for 2021 and Beyond

In a recent interview, IHR’s Natasha Preocanin sat down, virtually, with Jack Walker from SHL and Nicola Lamplough from Experian to discuss the current view of the Early Careers market and how the shift to virtual has impacted employers and graduates alike.

Talent Acquisition Has Changed

Himanshu Aggarwal, Chief Growth Officer at SHL joins the host of “The Recruiting Future Podcast”, Matt Adler, to discuss how the pandemic has changed talent acquisition, the rapid acceleration of adoption of recruiting technology, and how virtual recruiting impacts the quality of hires.

Balancing Candidate Experience and Objective Hiring with AI

Hiring is a balancing act. We want to drive candidates into the funnel, create positive experiences, and bring the best candidates into the organization, but we also need data to help make the right choice. While AI has been challenged for its impact on hiring, new evidence shows that it can help to minimize erroneous decisions. In this conversation, Ben Eubanks talks with Jora Gill from SHL about how assessments can be blended into the hiring process for better, more objective decision-making without sacrificing candidate experience. 

Talent Management in Uncertain Times

How does the current Covid-19 scenario change companies’ approaches to talent management? Organizations around the world are delicately balancing crisis management with weighing up which longer-term strategies and programs to invest in. In this episode of HR Insights – The Podcast Emily Ramji chats to Sarah McLellan, Managing Director for SHL in the UK&I, to understand her perspective on what HR teams can do now to best position themselves for recovery and transformation later. 

The Digital Transformation Of Assessment

Sam Whiteman, Head of Product Strategy at SHL joins the host of “The Recruiting Future Podcast”, Matt Adler, to discuss the changing nature of assessment, covering AI, video interviewing, interactive assessment, and algorithmic bias.

Do Employee Assessments Screen In or Screen Out?

Join HRWins founder, George LaRocque as he looks at the current state and future of assessments with SHL’s CEO, Andy Bradshaw. The two discuss SHL leaving Gartner and becoming independent again, how assessments and their role have changed, predictive analytics, the use of AI in assessments, and more.